Waiheke Island, Waiheke Island

16 hours ago

Auckland Museum translates online war records into te reo Māori

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An online military database has been translated into te reo to honour Māori servicemen and women.

Auckland War Memorial Museum has introduced the changes to the user interfaces of its online cenotaph and collections in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week.… View more
Hi neighbours,

An online military database has been translated into te reo to honour Māori servicemen and women.

Auckland War Memorial Museum has introduced the changes to the user interfaces of its online cenotaph and collections in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week.

The initiative was funded by a $15,000 grant from InternetNZ, a lobby group that aims to support digital inclusion.

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5 hours ago

Adrenalin Forest Auckland is Now Open!!

Adrenalin Forest Auckland

2020 has been a challenge for Adrenalin Forest Auckland, after a long winter we are ecstatic to be reopened, and give Aucklander’s something to talk about this summer!!

Adrenalin Forest Auckland is now OFFICIALLY the highest & hardest of all Adrenalin Forest locations. Level 6 will take … View more
2020 has been a challenge for Adrenalin Forest Auckland, after a long winter we are ecstatic to be reopened, and give Aucklander’s something to talk about this summer!!

Adrenalin Forest Auckland is now OFFICIALLY the highest & hardest of all Adrenalin Forest locations. Level 6 will take you up to 33 metres high, and has flying foxes up to 100 metres long!

Our Auckland course features over 100 fun filled challenges across seven levels. Each level is harder than the last, with obstacles starting at 1.5 metres above the ground that are suitable for a wide range of fitness levels, and ages.
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OUR MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIREMENT IS 140CM FOR ALL LEVELS.
Find out more

1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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1 day ago

Announcement from property owner of 20 Regia Close, Half Moon Bay, Auckland

Qiubo (David) from Half Moon Bay

As 100% sole property owner since mid 2006 of 20 Regia Close, Half Moon Bay, Auckland, in recent a few years, mainly during each Xmas & New Year period, I alone spent a lot of time to 100% independently maintain, innovate the outside of my property (not the inside of my property, as its inside … View moreAs 100% sole property owner since mid 2006 of 20 Regia Close, Half Moon Bay, Auckland, in recent a few years, mainly during each Xmas & New Year period, I alone spent a lot of time to 100% independently maintain, innovate the outside of my property (not the inside of my property, as its inside has already been done by myself alone a few years ago). This is for increasing the value of the long term investment of my property (plus the property value increasing opportunities 1) after the completion of the new Panmure basin bridge currently under construction 2) when the sea level increases to a certain level, there is a good sea view from the upstairs windows of my property) and my own living standard, not for sale.

(the ebikes and trailer etc transportation facilities I independently designed and constructed is for my own use also, and for the use of my future new flatmates who're interested with renting them for a weekly fee. I often bring back plenty of fresh vegetables grown in my father's garden and occasionally purchase a lot of pork, fishes, chicken etc meat produces and store them in my freezer. I eat them all by myself alone, and have never shared them with my flatmates. this is my policy so to keep certain distance with my flatmates to avoid to Inadvertently disclosing my "trade secret" to them when in closed social contact with them)

If anyone is looking for the opportunity to purchase a property, please go elsewhere, don't waste your time in my place, as I have never intended to sell my property at all.

Apart from independently working on my own ICT Tech business and products (I have been always 100% independently developed my own ICT business and products & systems since I found my ICT Tech business many years ago) at this place (never hired anyone for my business and don't want to involve with anyone else business either), I have been operating a small property renting business here also and so I'm looking for suitable flatmates meeting my criteria.

My property and its facilities have been maintained in very good condition (I have been almost always independently repaired the issues of the household facilities, e.g. washing machine, hot water gas cylinder, HRV system, other electric appliances, plumbing systems, telecom systems, freeview TV reception and provision system and computer networking system etc, except of that many years ago when I was busy at the full-time work as an ICT professional, I paid professional plumbers for some plumbing issues and paid professional electricians for some electrical issues in my place. none of my flatmates/tenants, neighbors have ever helped me with these issues, and I don't need any help from them on these issues, as this is my "trade secret" policy plus I have a lot of experiences on these areas, more confident, healthier, and can do the jobs better than anyone of them), as renting property, its condition is above the average.

Just to clear things of in Neighborly, in case that some of you are misled by the rumors.

3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

20 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Brand new, never used TRACEBoard Interactive Whiteboard - Model TS-4080L

Qiubo (David) from Half Moon Bay

1) Physical Specifications

Interactive Whiteboard - 166cm W×126cm H×3.5cmD 82'' diagonal (208cm)
Writing surface - 159cm W×119cm H 78.1'' diagonal (198cm)
Packing Size - 178cm W×138cm H×9.5cmD
Board Weight - 21kgs (the wall-mount included)
Gross Weight - 27KGS - All … View more
1) Physical Specifications

Interactive Whiteboard - 166cm W×126cm H×3.5cmD 82'' diagonal (208cm)
Writing surface - 159cm W×119cm H 78.1'' diagonal (198cm)
Packing Size - 178cm W×138cm H×9.5cmD
Board Weight - 21kgs (the wall-mount included)
Gross Weight - 27KGS - All dimensions +/-2mm. All weights+/-

2) Standard Features

Software - TRACETool & TRACEBook. Compatible with Windows XP,Vista 7,8 – Linux – Mac OS 10.x
Shortcut Key - 6 physical keys on the board
Screen Surface - The hard-coated polyester surface is tear proof, resistance from sun light and fluorescent lamps and compatible with dry & wet erase markers and is easily cleaned with cleanser.
Resolution - 12600*12600
Active distance to board - 0cm
Processing speed - 480 Frame /s
Tracking speed - 10m/s
Digitizing technology - Touch Sensitive
Computer connection - USB
Cable - 10M
Power Requirements - Power is obtained from the computer directly through the USB cable Power consumption is less than 1 watt

3) Software Features

Digital curtain - Digital magnifier
Action video recorder
Advanced Object Control
Direct access to web browser
Video Capture
Clipart library with easy search function
Embedded Flash Playing & Creating
Compatible with video conferencing with other Classrooms
Sound Part Selection
Layer support
Import and export to office application
Optical shape recognition

Price: $3,100

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1 day ago

Looking for good condition post year 2000 vehicle - Qiubo (David) Su

Qiubo (David) from Half Moon Bay

Looking for post year 2000 vehicle, manual, payload 500+kg, front-wheel drive, 4 cylinders, tow bar and roof rail. Easy to pass WOF, engine, cooling, transmission, braking and clutch systems, internal & external etc. are all in good condition.

1 day ago

Nissan Prairie Joy 1995 M11 as EV conversion donor vehicle or as parts - Qiubo (David) Su

Qiubo (David) from Half Moon Bay

Nissan Prairie Joy 1995 M11 engine overheats due to cooling system severe problems occurred at mid July 2020 (the radiator cracks and leaks, can't hold any coolant or water. there might be some rust/residue built up inside the cooling system to make the circulation very poor. The water pump … View moreNissan Prairie Joy 1995 M11 engine overheats due to cooling system severe problems occurred at mid July 2020 (the radiator cracks and leaks, can't hold any coolant or water. there might be some rust/residue built up inside the cooling system to make the circulation very poor. The water pump might have problems also, making it difficult to circulate the coolant through the cooling system. The coolant temperature sensor might be damaged also, leading the cooling fans to stop working.The engine has been working well before and no oil leaking issue).

At the moment, the engine starts well, but after driving for 15+ minutes, the engine starts to overheat.

Purchased this vehicle in Jan 2012, but hardly used it, as having been working from home, and parking it most of the time at the garage. Mainly used it for shopping, visiting family members nearby. Passing WOF easily most of the time before, the latest WOF and Rego were both expired at early of 2020 (can check the details here www.carjam.co.nz...), and didn't update them due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1) The vehicle body/frame/structure, transmission, clutch, braking, power steering and internal & external etc. conditions are quite good for its age. If looking for a donor vehicle for an Electric Vehicle conversion, this is a quite good option to consider if it meets your EV conversion design criteria.

Or

2) Sold as separate parts piece by piece.

Price: $900

1 day ago

Good quality, very long range per charge, DIY self-customized-integrated-assembled, 27.5" electric bike, $2199

Qiubo (David) from Half Moon Bay

No license & No WOF required, Legal ($35/week rental for one ebike)

Motor - 250W, Max speed 35 km/h on motor (manually pedal together can increase the speed), twist or thumb throttle in handlebar (with battery indicator and switch)

Headlight, Red taillight, Horn Alarm, Anti-theft security… View more
No license & No WOF required, Legal ($35/week rental for one ebike)

Motor - 250W, Max speed 35 km/h on motor (manually pedal together can increase the speed), twist or thumb throttle in handlebar (with battery indicator and switch)

Headlight, Red taillight, Horn Alarm, Anti-theft security alarm, Odometer (speed, distance, clock), Mirror

Battery - 24V 23AH Lithium battery pack, Max range 60-80km depending on terrain, weather & load, Charging Time 6-8 Hours, BMS (Battery Management System)

Charger - 29.4, 2A

Bike - Foldable basket, Rear carrier, Double-leg kick stand, 6 speed, Wheel 27.5”, Steel, Max load 100kg

Warranty - Motor, controller and other electrical accessories 1 year; Bike 1 year; Battery pack 2 years

Price: $2,199

1 day ago

Looking for good condition 2000L to 4000L storm-water tank - Qiubo (David) Su

Qiubo (David) from Half Moon Bay

Looking for good condition 2000L to 4000L storm-water tank for fruit trees and vegetables garden irrigation system project

1 day ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Enquire now

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1 day ago

What's On: Auckland Youth Orchestra Concert: Flamboyance

Bryan from Orakei

Conducted by Antun Poljanich, presents: Bernstein: Candide Overture. Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No.2 (soloist: Kiara Kong). Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 .
Auckland Youth Orchestra Concert: Flamboyance
  • Auckland Town Hall
11 days ago

Sky Tower to fly white flags for mental health

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Three white flags will fly from the very top of the Sky Tower this week, to raise awareness about mental health in the construction industry.

SkyCity spokesperson Arron Money said the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide in the commercial sector in New Zealand.

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Three white flags will fly from the very top of the Sky Tower this week, to raise awareness about mental health in the construction industry.

SkyCity spokesperson Arron Money said the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide in the commercial sector in New Zealand.

“Flying the flags from the top of the Sky Tower is our way of acknowledging the problem and empowering the industry to do something about it. The flags are a visual reminder for workers to stop and have the courage to ask a mate if they are alright,” he said.

Fly the Flag is a campaign created by Mates in Construction - an organisation established to combat the high rate of suicide among construction workers in New Zealand.

As a mark of respect for the families who have lost loved ones to suicide, the Sky Tower will also be lit as large ribbon with colours of orange and gold on September 10 to support World Suicide Prevention Day.

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11 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with Domino’s new ‘tip your driver’ feature?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Domino’s is under fire after adding a tipping feature to its online ordering system, with critics saying the pizza chain should “pay staff properly” instead of relying on customer generosity.

But Domino's says the system helps keep its workers safe and there is no obligation to tip.
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Domino’s is under fire after adding a tipping feature to its online ordering system, with critics saying the pizza chain should “pay staff properly” instead of relying on customer generosity.

But Domino's says the system helps keep its workers safe and there is no obligation to tip.

The new feature gives customers the option to pay a fixed amount or choose their own tip for their “delivery expert” before completing payment.

The move has been met with outrage on social media where some have said Domino’s should “pay staff properly instead”.

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Do you agree with Domino’s new ‘tip your driver’ feature?
  • 11.9% Yes
    11.9% Complete
  • 88.1% No
    88.1% Complete
1117 votes
1 day ago

Chef Des Harris joins NZSFW

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

We are delighted to welcome Chef Des Harris as culinary tutor to work alongside Chef Finn Gybel.
Des started his career in the kitchen of Wellington’s Logan Brown Restaurant with Al Brown and Steve Logan and moved to Auckland as executive chef of Clooney in 2006. In more recent years, Des has … View more
We are delighted to welcome Chef Des Harris as culinary tutor to work alongside Chef Finn Gybel.
Des started his career in the kitchen of Wellington’s Logan Brown Restaurant with Al Brown and Steve Logan and moved to Auckland as executive chef of Clooney in 2006. In more recent years, Des has been executive chef at the Hunting Lodge.

Here is Des with our diploma chefs and his first menu of Beef carpaccio with lemon thyme, black garlic mayo, pickled shallots, brown butter croutons

Goats cheese cappelletti with asparagus, Parmesan & brown butter

Sous Vide Lamb shoulder with Pumpkin molasses, Medjool date, puffed wheat & black olive

Chocolate sabayon tart with white chocolate yoghurt

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