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3 days ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

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1 day ago

tadpoles needing a home

Annette from Bombay

We have tadpoles needing a duck free pond

1 day ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

4 hours ago

Alert Level 2

Pukekohe Toyota

Hey everyone and thank you so much for bearing with us this past week as our Team saw to your sales and service needs at Alert Level 3. I know the restrictions posed challenges for those trying to take delivery of new vehicles, get cars serviced and purchase parts and tyres. Thank you for your … View moreHey everyone and thank you so much for bearing with us this past week as our Team saw to your sales and service needs at Alert Level 3. I know the restrictions posed challenges for those trying to take delivery of new vehicles, get cars serviced and purchase parts and tyres. Thank you for your patience.
We are now back at Alert Level 2 and the best place to go to find out exactly what that means for customers is at our website below.
We look forward to welcoming you back into our Stores and onto our car yards.
Please remember to scan in, our QR codes are posted around our stores - Botany Toyota, Botany Bridgestone, Manukau Toyota, Papakura Toyota, Bridgestone Takanini and Pukekohe Toyota..

Keep safe everyone and thank you again.

Darren Smart
CEO, Manukau Toyota Group

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1 day ago

Lovely Pukekohe Man!

Anna from Pukekohe

The most wonderful thing happened late arvo today.I was shopping with my two children at Countdown South.My daughter had used my eftpos card earlier today and didn't put it back in my wallet after using. After realizing that it wasn't there, (at the counter) I started to dial my husbands… View moreThe most wonderful thing happened late arvo today.I was shopping with my two children at Countdown South.My daughter had used my eftpos card earlier today and didn't put it back in my wallet after using. After realizing that it wasn't there, (at the counter) I started to dial my husbands phone to come and pay immediately, but out the blue a tall man swooped over us and pay waved my groceries for me. Thank you good man...I shall pass on the goodness that you showed us today.

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11 hours ago

amazing wooden sewing cabinet

Kevin from Clarks Beach - Waiau Pa

well crafted double sewing cabinet
beautiful wood,alovely piece for stately home
thread holders,bench doors with supports,sliding machine bases
ph/txt 02114841739

Price: $500

5 days ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due… View more
Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.

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1 day ago

volvo s80tle car 4 sale

Kevin from Clarks Beach - Waiau Pa

2003 volvo really sharp in burgundy with grey leather
all factory extras-alloys,full electrics,climate a/c,turbo 2l,electric seats,steering wheel controls,in board phone,towbar,woodgrain trim,
supreme luxury and a great drive
new wof,reg
only 4950 ono

Price: $4,950

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1 day ago

indesit freestanding stove/oven

Kevin from Clarks Beach - Waiau Pa

new indesit stove-uk
10 year guarantee
4 hob ceramic top
grille plus oven
600x600x900high
fan oven,timer
energy rating cards,guarantee booklets
rrp= 1699 this model-available mitre 10,harvey norman etc… View more
new indesit stove-uk
10 year guarantee
4 hob ceramic top
grille plus oven
600x600x900high
fan oven,timer
energy rating cards,guarantee booklets
rrp= 1699 this model-available mitre 10,harvey norman etc
2 other models in stock
from 999 new
ph/txt 0211484739

Price: $999

5 days ago

Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate … View more
Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka​ says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.

"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.

"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."

Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.

“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.

“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."

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With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
  • 17.7% Yes
    17.7% Complete
  • 31.1% No
    31.1% Complete
  • 51.2% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.
    51.2% Complete
888 votes
2 days ago

What you need to know: Earthquakes and tsunami warnings

The Team from Auckland Council

Advice for the Auckland region:

EVACUATION | Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected on Great Barrier Island. Local response plans have been activated and residents have been evacuated to higher ground.


STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS | Rest of Auckland… View more
Advice for the Auckland region:

EVACUATION | Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected on Great Barrier Island. Local response plans have been activated and residents have been evacuated to higher ground.


STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS | Rest of Auckland

Strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges near the shore are expected in the following areas. This means a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities.

West Coast of Auckland

Manukau Harbour

East Coast of Auckland

Waiheke Island

Waitemata Harbour.

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1 day ago

Happy Saturday All

Bradley from Waiuku

One more day to go on Level 3

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1 day ago

Full Heat Pump Service/Clean - $99.00 (incl GST)

Kat from Grade A Electrical Ltd

Full heat pump service/clean at $99.00 including GST.

Below is the performance checklist that our Technicians follow when cleaning/servicing a heat pump/air conditioner;

- Check operating temperature
- Remove fine dust from behind the filter screen
- Remove oils and stain build up from inside … View more
Full heat pump service/clean at $99.00 including GST.

Below is the performance checklist that our Technicians follow when cleaning/servicing a heat pump/air conditioner;

- Check operating temperature
- Remove fine dust from behind the filter screen
- Remove oils and stain build up from inside radiator
- Sanitize inside radiator
- Internal drain is flushed
- Fan blades cleaned
- Clean condensers
- Check for any refrigerant leaks
- Clean intake screens
- Apply cleaning solutions to fins and coil
- Clean and check fan blades
- Reassemble, test and check noise levels

At the end of every service/clean we will leave you with a full servicing report, a label on every unit serviced with the service date and due date for next service.

The standard cost for servicing a heat pump unit is between $145.00 - $175.00 incl GST, our special price is $99.00 incl GST per unit.

If you are interested in the offer or have any questions contact Kat or Leanne on 0275927380.

Price: $99

1 day ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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2 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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