Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa

13 days ago

Manly Hallooween Tears

Anita from Matakatia - Tindalls Beach

Stuff rates Manly as the top place for Family Friendly Halloween Fun...
My son and I are new to this area, 1 year now. We love the area and people are lovely. In fact havn't met any rude people so far... until now.

We have had 4 fun and safe past Halloweens, enjoying dressing up, silly scary … View more
Stuff rates Manly as the top place for Family Friendly Halloween Fun...
My son and I are new to this area, 1 year now. We love the area and people are lovely. In fact havn't met any rude people so far... until now.

We have had 4 fun and safe past Halloweens, enjoying dressing up, silly scary fun, friends and family time in our previous area. (west auckland)

We were both surprised by the number of people that attend Manly but maybe that's normal. That's ok, we are patient and respectful. I know I have taught my son well. We lined up and waited at each house. Very thankful for the treat and making our way along the VERY busy even chaotic street.
6 houses in, my son was scolded and pushed aside by another Mother telling him hes pushed in from the side. He ran to me crying. It took me a moment to get out of him what happened... I admit I left him to deal with that line alone as hes 11 and I'm trying to get him a little more independent and confident. He had waited from out on the road to the front of the house and was almost there.

I felt angry, but mostly upset and sad for him. I know he may have jostled like all kids do in a line but no way had he pushed in from the side. I settled him into the start of the line as the supervising parent not letting him go free range grabbing at what he wants.
I had to stand up for him and had a polite and quiet word pointing out he did not deserve to be spoken to like that and all the children should be able to have a turn (not just her precious little angels who never do anything wrong!)-not said
Anyway after getting the same aggressive response I obviously left it. No point but I had to show my son you can stand up for yourself with assertiveness.

Have I just ran into the wrong person or is this what neighbors do to each other and their children and that getting mine is more important than sharing out to all.
I'm just so disappointed. I needed to rant a bit.

12 days ago

Garage Sale: Sat 9 November 8.30 - 2pm Orewa Presbyterian Church

Ruth from Orewa

An extravaganza of new, recycled, second hand, vintage, treasures and odds & ends WANTED to sell and buy to raise money for our Vanuatu Mission and Op Shop on the 9th Nov.
All welcome
Contact Val Dymock 021 133 6545
Furniture can be arranged to be collected
Invite Friends and Family

Free

12 days ago

Garage Sale: Sat 9 November 8.30 - 2pm Orewa Presbyterian Church

Ruth from Orewa

An extravaganza of new, recycled, second hand, vintage, treasures and odds & ends WANTED to sell and buy to raise money for our Vanuatu Mission and Op Shop on the 9th Nov.
All welcome
Contact Val Dymock 021 133 6545
Furniture can be arranged to be collected
Invite Friends and Family

Negotiable

12 days ago

Garage Sale: Sat 9 November 8.30 - 2pm Orewa Presbyterian Church

Ruth from Orewa

An extravaganza of new, recycled, second hand, vintage, treasures and odds & ends WANTED to sell and buy to raise money for our Vanuatu Mission and Op Shop on the 9th Nov.
All welcome
Contact Val Dymock 021 133 6545
Furniture can be arranged to be collected
Invite Friends and Family

Negotiable

12 days ago

Garage Sale: Sat 9 November 8.30 - 2pm Orewa Presbyterian Church

Ruth from Orewa

An extravaganza of new, recycled, second hand, vintage, treasures and odds & ends WANTED to sell and buy to raise money for our Vanuatu Mission and Op Shop on the 9th Nov.
All welcome
Contact Val Dymock 021 133 6545
Furniture can be arranged to be collected
Invite Friends and Family

12 days ago

It's all fun and games!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Silverdale

Keep the kids happy and create this fun cube style games table from a MDF storage box and a few Resene testpots.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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12 days ago

From the wrong crowd to all right on the night

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Life was tough for Dontae Marino. But now he has been handed an award by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and is a role model for youngsters.

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12 days ago

Stay ahead...

NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale

Schools might slow down in Term 4, but at NumberWorks'nWords we keep the learning going right to the end. It's a great chance to catch up, get ahead or prepare for end of year exams.

NumberWorks'nWords is now enrolling for Term 4.

Book your free evaluation and trial lesson today!

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Schools might slow down in Term 4, but at NumberWorks'nWords we keep the learning going right to the end. It's a great chance to catch up, get ahead or prepare for end of year exams.

NumberWorks'nWords is now enrolling for Term 4.

Book your free evaluation and trial lesson today!

Visit numberworksnwords.com... for more information.

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12 days ago

What's On: Great Upcycle Auction fundraiser

Kim from Orewa

Come on and support Estuary Arts Centres annual appeal to raise much needed funds to run the arts centre. Tickets available and door sales
Great Upcycle Auction fundraiser
  • Estuary Arts Centre
12 days ago

What's On: The Great Upcycling Art Challenge

Kim from Orewa

You are invited to view the unique range of transformed artworks from jewellery to furniture from discarded or thrown out everyday Featuring "Designer Junkies" guest artist Rupert Herring.
The Great Upcycling Art Challenge
  • Estuary Arts Centre
12 days ago

Get your tickets for the Upcycle Auction

Kim from Orewa

Get your tickets for a fun night out with live music, canapes and a live auction. Unique upcycled pieces with proceeds going to support the great work that Estuary Arts Centre does in the community.
tickets range from $10 to $40 email manager@estuaryarts.org for tickets.

12 days ago

The Great Upcycle Challenge

Kim from Orewa

View the range of transformed home-ware, furniture, jewellery, fashion and artworks from discarded or thrown out everyday objects. Guest artist Rupert Herring will have work on display. Rupert was a design star on the NZ season one “Designer Junkies”.

Participating artists include:
Jo Dixey, … View more
View the range of transformed home-ware, furniture, jewellery, fashion and artworks from discarded or thrown out everyday objects. Guest artist Rupert Herring will have work on display. Rupert was a design star on the NZ season one “Designer Junkies”.

Participating artists include:
Jo Dixey, Andrew Derbyshire, Clair Jones, Angela Gallagher, Coreen Berry, Ian Fewtrell, Claire Jenson, Rosa Gaete, Cathy Berglund, Adrienne Cole-Ewen, Ken Flashman, Jill Bryce, Robyn Tubb, Frances Hanson, John Hanson, Pam Naylor, Helen Flashman and more .....

Ticket prices for the live auction can be purchased directly from the Centre which is located 214b Hibiscus Coast Highway:

Single $25
Double $40
Estuary Arts Centre Volunteers and Members $15
​Child $10

12 days ago

“Ko te kotahitanga te whakaaro / Expressions of Unity”

Kim from Orewa

Now showing in Gallery Two and Three until 17 November 2019

​The Baha’i community of Rodney is joining millions of people from around the world in commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Bab, one of the twin co-founding Prophets of the Baha'i Faith. As an independent world… View more
Now showing in Gallery Two and Three until 17 November 2019

​The Baha’i community of Rodney is joining millions of people from around the world in commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Bab, one of the twin co-founding Prophets of the Baha'i Faith. As an independent world religion, the Baha'i Faith holds preeminent the principles of the oneness of God, the oneness of religion and the oneness of humankind.

This open art exhibition in Rodney is one of the many diverse global celebrations of this historic occasion. The theme for this exhibition, reflecting a belief in oneness, is:
“Ko te kotahitanga te whakaaro / Expressions of Unity”

12 days ago

Italian inspired plaster panel artworks

Kim from Orewa

Now showing at Estuary Arts Centre.
​Arte Mani Studio will exhibit a range of their Italian decorative plaster panel artworks and furniture this Spring in what will be their inaugural New Zealand exhibition. Entitled ‘Venetian Lights’ and running from 21 October – 17 November 2019 at the … View more
Now showing at Estuary Arts Centre.
​Arte Mani Studio will exhibit a range of their Italian decorative plaster panel artworks and furniture this Spring in what will be their inaugural New Zealand exhibition. Entitled ‘Venetian Lights’ and running from 21 October – 17 November 2019 at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast, the Arte Mani exhibition is free to all. It hopes to attract lovers of contemporary art and interior design from far and wide.
Specialising in bespoke interior surface finishes and polished Italian plaster, Arte Mani Studio is run by Italian husband and wife team Marco Baldisser and Nicoletta Benella. Both are natives of Italy’s northeast Veneto region, the birthplace of Italian decorative plaster finishing or Stucco Veneziano - a centuries old technique as relevant to interior architecture and design today as it was in the Renaissance or Roman times.
Marco is a master artisan with over 15 years experience in the art of decorative polished plaster. Nicoletta is a freelance designer and illustrator with a career background in interior design and fashion.
Using the versatile, naturally derived medium of Italian plaster Marco has created texture, colour and tactile contemporary pieces of interior design.
“Nicoletta and I both harbour a genuine passion for Italian plaster,” says Marco.
“Everytime I handle it, I am surprised with yet another way to express the beauty and individualism of this incredible medium.”
Marco and Nicoletta work collaboratively for Arte Mani Studio clients on projects big and small. From private bespoke interiors, to commercial and hospitality projects, their thoughtfully crafted artworks are designed and created with a specific space in mind. Arte Mani Studio have an available collection to purchase but are also delighted to work on commission pieces.

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