Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa

8 days ago

Poll: Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

People rent out baches, rooms in their houses, their garages and car parking spaces, so surely hiring out swimming pools is the next logical step.

A new app lets people hire their private pools by the hour, but it hasn't come to New Zealand - yet.

To read more, click here.

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Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?
  • 28.6% Yes please!
    28.6% Complete
  • 71.4% No, that's weird.
    71.4% Complete
1537 votes
8 days ago

Recipe: Classic Omelette

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Omelettes are essentially a version of scrambled eggs but they have been left to rest and coagulate so that the pan side is firm. Some people prefer firm omelettes, others like to have the egg a little runny so that it retains that soft, silky consistency also known as baveuse.

Ingredients
3 … View more
Omelettes are essentially a version of scrambled eggs but they have been left to rest and coagulate so that the pan side is firm. Some people prefer firm omelettes, others like to have the egg a little runny so that it retains that soft, silky consistency also known as baveuse.

Ingredients
3 Eggs
1 pinch Salt
½ tsp Butter, or a splash of good quality olive oil


Directions
1. In a bowl whisk the eggs. Add salt.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan (non-stick is easier) until it is just beginning to brown and has a nutty smell. Let it run around the pan so that it is well coated.
3. Pour in the egg mix. With your rubber spatula, constantly lift and scoop around the edges and cut through the middle of the egg mixture to cook evenly.
4. If you are adding a filling to the omelette, it should be done at this point.
5. Roll or fold the omelette by folding one half on the other, or fold one third on the middle third and then roll on the remaining third.

Prior to folding, you can add a filling to lift the flavour of the omelette.
Classic combinations include:
Saute mushrooms
Blanched spinach (with cream)
Diced ham
A combination of finely chopped herbs such as chives, chervil, parsley, tarragon

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8 days ago

Shoes

Arlene from Red Beach

Hey, we have a pair of barely worn converse and a pair of vans, also hardly worn. The vans are a UK size 4, and the Converse are size 5, both womens. $50 for both shoes, or $30 each. Thank you!

Price: $50

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8 days ago

Car Rental Company in Gulf Harbour

Greg from Gulf Harbour

Do you know there is a car rental company in Gulf Harbour now phone Pete 0274 777 413 or Bobby 021 378 905
Gulf Harbour and Coast Car Rentals Limited

8 days ago

What's On: Volunteer with Auckland Photography Festival

Auckland Festival of from Parnell

Be part of Auckland Festival of Photography 2020, we are currently seeking volunteer registrations! We are flexible and interested to hear about your skills and interests. Find out more: www.photographyfestival.org.nz/taking_part
Volunteer with Auckland Photography Festival
  • Auckland Festival of Photography
8 days ago

Have you had a plant stolen?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nzView more
Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nz with your name, your neighbourhood and a quick recap of what was taken and how it happened.

We'd love to hear from you!

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8 days ago

What's On: Harmony Circle, Warkworth

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Join us for an 'Eat, Meet & Greet' 5pm - 6.30pm. Bring a plate and smile! All welcome. For details Ph: 027 239 9182 or email warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com
Harmony Circle, Warkworth
  • Warkworth Community Hall
8 days ago

What's On: Harmony Circle, Warkworth

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

A meeting of like-minded people who are interested in healing the mind, body & soul. $5 Door Contribution (non-profit group). For details Ph: 027 239 9182 or email warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com
Harmony Circle, Warkworth
  • Warkworth Community Hall
8 days ago

What's On: Harmony Circle, Warkworth

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

A meeting of like-minded people who are interested in healing the mind, body & soul. $5 Door Contribution (non-profit group). For details Ph: 027 239 9182 or email warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com
Harmony Circle, Warkworth
  • Warkworth Community Hall
8 days ago

What's On: Matakana Hall Market

Lynda from Manly

See a wide range of interesting collectibles and vintage items. Designer clothing Locally made beautiful art and crafts. Always something unique at this community event enquiries welcome. ph 0272522194.
Matakana Hall Market
  • Matakana Hall
8 days ago

Auckland can build rockets - so why can't it afford Santa?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Love him or hate him, downtown Auckland's (and briefly Manukau's) 5-storey Santa appears doomed because of cost, after nearly 60 years. Should he be saved, and by whom? Read the story below:

(Please type NFP if your comments are not for print)

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8 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 80.6% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    80.6% Complete
  • 14% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    14% Complete
  • 5.3% I don’t have an opinion
    5.3% Complete
1347 votes
8 days ago

After Armistice: dealing with the effects of war

The Team from Auckland Museum

As we commemorate the 101st Armistice Day, it's timely that we reflect on the aftermath of the First World War; not only the massive scale of loss, but also the ongoing suffering experienced by those who returned from the first industrialised war.

Arriving in back in Wellington, Colonel Evans… View more
As we commemorate the 101st Armistice Day, it's timely that we reflect on the aftermath of the First World War; not only the massive scale of loss, but also the ongoing suffering experienced by those who returned from the first industrialised war.

Arriving in back in Wellington, Colonel Evans pointedly reminded the soldiers of those left behind: “Remember,” he said, “When you go ashore you are not heroes. The heroes lie in France”. Having lost their comrades in the thousands, the soldiers hardly needed to be reminded of their 'luck' in making it through. Yet for those who survived, the physical and mental toll of the war was immense and for many unspeakable. Each service person confronted the psychological and emotional impact of a war unprecedented in its violence in their own personal way.

One soldier who suffered through his war service was Private Ivor Norman (Norm) Fleet 31249. A bushman who enlisted in Taumarunui, Fleet fought with the Wellington Infantry Regiment and received gunshot wounds to both legs during a clean-up operation at Bellevue Spur on 22 October 1917. His right leg was later amputated and he eventually returned to New Zealand where simply carried on with his life, marrying Elsie Petley in 1928, building his own house and forging a long and productive career. Norm rarely spoke of the war and relatives only recall seeing him in tears as his nephews left for the Second World War; a small clue to the pain that returned servicemen held inside. Like Norm, millions suffered silently in the aftermath. Today we honour their service and acknowledge the immeasurable suffering that came from it.

Lest we forget.

Find out more about Armistice Day and the Museum's collections here. www.aucklandmuseum.com...

8 days ago

Unprovoked assault in Browns Bay - Can you help Police?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A woman in her 20s was assaulted and left with moderate injuries while jogging on Auckland's North Shore around 4:30pm on Friday afternoon.

The perpetrator was described as around 25-years-old, 1.8 metres tall, overweight and Māori. He was wearing a dark T-shirt, trousers or jeans and a … View more
A woman in her 20s was assaulted and left with moderate injuries while jogging on Auckland's North Shore around 4:30pm on Friday afternoon.

The perpetrator was described as around 25-years-old, 1.8 metres tall, overweight and Māori. He was wearing a dark T-shirt, trousers or jeans and a black and grey cap with a sticker on the peak. He fled on foot and was last seen on Beechwood Rd heading towards Browns Bay Rd.

Police encourage anyone out exercising alone to remain aware of their surroundings and to inform Police of anything suspicious. If you have any information on this incident, please call 105 or 0800 555 111.

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