Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa

1 hour ago

Speed limit cuts become reality on nearly 700 roads

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Transport has brought in most of the 700 speed limits cuts it had proposed in rural and city and town centres. A new survey shows strong public support for the safety move. Do you back it ? Read the article below.

(Please type NFP if your comment is not for print)

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6 hours ago

Speed limit reductions decided today

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Speed reductions on around 700 Auckland roads will be decided this afternoon.

Some of the dangerous roads considered for the reductions include Dairy Flat Highway, Whitford Rd, Hobson St and Karangahape Rd.

People are divided on whether reductions should be enforced. What are your thoughts?

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1 day ago

Turbot and oyster with broad beans and hollandaise

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Prepared by our Level 5 Diploma cookery students, this programme focuses on ingredients and the understanding of advanced cookery techniques and building an in-depth knowledge of how products are transformed by cooking processes.

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41 minutes ago

Recipe: Turbot with Oyster & Hollandaise with Broad beans & peas (Foam of Pods)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
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Serves 4

Ingredients
350 g Turbot - Filet no skin or bones
4 Oysters - out of shell roughly chopped
1 Shallot - brunoises
1 Chives - finely cut
1 tsp Mayonnaise
Pinch Lemon Zest

Hollandaise
2 Egg yolks
100 g Butter - clarified
1 tbsp Vinegar
Pinch Salt
Broad beans
Peas
Pea feathers

Foam
2 Shallots
100 ml White Wine
600 ml Chicken Stock
150 gr Peas
Bean pods
125 gr Butter per 500 ml liquid.

Process
Filling - Fish
Mix oyster, shallot, chives, mayo and zest. Put into pipping bag. Portion the fish into 90 gm pieces, preferably triangles. Cut a pocket into the pieces and fill with the oyster mix.

Hollandaise
Wisp a sabayon in a bain-marie with yolk, vinegar and salt. Add butter little by little while whipping. Season at the end.

Beans
Break the beans out of the pods by pushing it through the shell. Blanch the beans for 10 seconds and squeeze the inner bean out of the skin.

Foam
Sautee shallot in a large based pot. Deglaze with the wine, then add stock. Bring it to boil and add the peas and bean pods. Cook for 2 mins and strain. Spread the green stuff on the tray and cool it down. When cold, blend it all. Strain and season. Add 125 g butter per 500 ml.

At Service
Bake the fish at 80 degrees for 16 minutes.
Add the beans and peas to the hollandaise with a bit of fine cut chives.
Spoon the hollandaise in the base on a large serving bowl.
Put the fish on top and garnish with pea feathers.

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3 hours ago

Dolphins in Matakatia bay

Sam Neighbourly Lead from Matakatia - Tindalls Beach

Video: imgur.com...

Edit: Another better video with them jumping: imgur.com...

Large pod swimming and jumping since morning. I believe they also have their young. It's been happening around once a week or two around Matakatia / Gulf Harbour. Enjoy the ferry ride for those traveling ^_^

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7 hours ago

Last days to enter! Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year… View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.

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17 hours ago

Floors for Living Spring Catalogue

Choices Flooring

Choices Flooring’s Floors for Living Spring Catalogue is out NOW!

With inspirational flooring ideas and advice to help you make the right choice, and a range of savings on carpet, timber, laminate, luxury vinyl, and window furnishings, you’re sure to find the floor you’ve been searching … View more
Choices Flooring’s Floors for Living Spring Catalogue is out NOW!

With inspirational flooring ideas and advice to help you make the right choice, and a range of savings on carpet, timber, laminate, luxury vinyl, and window furnishings, you’re sure to find the floor you’ve been searching for.

The Choices Flooring Spring Catalogue is 16 pages full of hints, tips and ideas to inspire you.

And there is a chance to win $5,000 CASH.

Visit Choices Flooring East Tamaki to get your FREE copy, 3/107 Harris Road, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Find out more

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17 hours ago

Happy Labour Day from Baycrest Village

Baycrest Village

Hi neighbours,

Baycrest Village is the most popular place to live! It's sunny, spacious, has private indoor/outdoor living, generous storage, and garages with internal access. The weekly service fees are low.

Baycrest Village is a registered Charitable Trust with a friendly atmosphere.View more
Hi neighbours,

Baycrest Village is the most popular place to live! It's sunny, spacious, has private indoor/outdoor living, generous storage, and garages with internal access. The weekly service fees are low.

Baycrest Village is a registered Charitable Trust with a friendly atmosphere. We're a supportive community with Christian values. From all of us at the village, we'd like to wish our community a safe and happy Labour Day holiday!

Baycrest Village is proud to support Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
Stay Safe in the Surf this Summer.

For further information about Baycrest Village please email dianne@baycrestvillage.co.nz or phone on (09) 424 2719.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Public transport: How does Auckland compare to other cities?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found. Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? … View moreHi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found. Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? How does it compare to other cities you've visited? What should be done to improve it?

5 days ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be … View moreHi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be done about child obesity? Read the full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you support a sugar tax?
  • 36.5% Yes
    36.5% Complete
  • 21.2% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    21.2% Complete
  • 41.2% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    41.2% Complete
  • 1.2% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    1.2% Complete
85 votes
1 day ago

Poll: Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Guy Fawkes is coming up on November 5, with fireworks going on sale next weekend.

Are you looking forward to fireworks displays? Will you be buying your own to let off?

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Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?
  • 10.5% Yes - I'll be buying fireworks
    10.5% Complete
  • 64.8% No - I think fireworks should be banned
    64.8% Complete
  • 24.8% Yes - But I'm not planning on buying fireworks
    24.8% Complete
2160 votes
1 day ago

Huge fan day for GBRL Lions Tour and Oceania Cup

Helen Shaw from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

Come and see the best Rugby League Players in the world!
The Kiwis, GBRL Lions, Toa Samoa, Fiji Bati, Australia and Tonga Invitational XIII will be there for fans to meet and greet.

Get down to Mangere East RL Club with family and kids for signatures, selfies, giveaways and more.

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1 day ago

House for sale - 96 Grovenor Drive, Orewa

Hong & Dave from Orewa

A home to be proud of – Orewa
You will be the envy of all your friends when living in this immaculate home. You will enjoy beautiful sea views, generous open plan living and entertaining, and a wonderful flow to multiple discreet outdoor entertainment areas with beautiful low maintenance grounds… View more
A home to be proud of – Orewa
You will be the envy of all your friends when living in this immaculate home. You will enjoy beautiful sea views, generous open plan living and entertaining, and a wonderful flow to multiple discreet outdoor entertainment areas with beautiful low maintenance grounds and gardens to relax in and entertain your friends.
The first floor offers you the luxury of a spacious master suite, with full ensuite and walk in robe, three additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and separate w/c, very generous lounge, kitchen, and dining and two heat pumps to ensure your comfort all year round.
Ground floor offers you a further two bedrooms of generous proportions, large lounge/living area, and another full bathroom, perfectly situated for the home and income, b&b, or work from home, the opportunities here are plentiful.
Add to this a large garage/ workshop, dual extra big storage sheds, ample parking, plenty of room for your boat or motor home, ensures this home is truly comfortable and accommodating for all.
There is no work to do here, the entire property has been well loved and meticulously cared for, just move in and enjoy.
View any time by appointment or come along to our open homes each Sunday 11:30am - 12 pm.
Real estate agent enquiries welcome.

Price: $1,400,000

1 day ago

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