Wade Heads, Whangaparaoa

19 hours 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.

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37 minutes ago

Free Community Talk: Smart Aging - A Beginners Guide to Maturity

Ruth Goodenough from Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian Church

Free Community Talk Invitation
We have had an overwhelming response from the community who have loved the free community talks on a variety of subjects.

You are invited and most welcome to join us this coming Tuesday for a cuppa and a chat with Dr Peter Hall and Michelle Youngs. Bring a … View more
Free Community Talk Invitation
We have had an overwhelming response from the community who have loved the free community talks on a variety of subjects.

You are invited and most welcome to join us this coming Tuesday for a cuppa and a chat with Dr Peter Hall and Michelle Youngs. Bring a friend.


Smart Aging - A Beginner’s Guide to Maturity
Dealing with the stuff that affects body and soul to live life to the full!
By Dr Peter Hall & Michelle Youngs
All welcome
Tuesday, 29 October 10am – 11.30am
Cost: free (but Koha appreciated)
Refreshments served
Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian Church
107 Centreway Road
Orewa

Enquiries: Church Office 09 426 4502 or Gaynor 027 274 2435

Peter Hall has been a local GP on the Coast since 1987 and works at Family Doctors. He says he is aging with his patients and trying to age with patience and positivity!

Michelle Youngs is a Lecturer/Educator in Counselling and is a local Counsellor on the coast and enjoys engaging with people of all ages. Helping people walk through life as they face challenges such as depression, anxiety giving them skills to cope with the unexpected.
Next Month’s Community talk:
Wed 27th November: Coping with Grief at holiday time

1 hour ago

WATCH: SkyCity convention centre fire's 20-hour burn on film

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, have you seen smoke streaming out of the SkyCity convention centre?

Dramatic footage from multiple vantage points of the Auckland fire's unrelenting burn.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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5 hours ago

SkyCity fire update - traffic, road closures and bus disruptions

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising … View more
The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:

TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre," says Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage.
"If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so. More updates here.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Auckland Transport says detours are affecting the NX2 22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, 248X, 82, 802, 923, 75, 18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, 209, 105, 106, 110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, 134 InnerLink and OuterLink bus services. There are also changes to bus stops.

-The SkyCity carpark was expected to open this morning and customers whose cars were stuck in the carpark on Tuesday night wouldn't be charged for the extra day.

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1 day 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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18 hours ago

Free office Chairs

Clive from Orewa

I have 6 office chairs to give away. some of the wheels may need replacing otherwise the chairs are in fair condition.

Free

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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19 hours 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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21 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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1 day ago

car being towed and ticketed from park and rides

Martin from Stanmore Bay

I was walking through albany park and ride and have witnessed a new low from Auckland council . I watched as the tow trucks roam the parking lot like vultures waiting for their next victim while the parking wardens ticket cars that havnt been parked quite right spot and having them towed. How about… View moreI was walking through albany park and ride and have witnessed a new low from Auckland council . I watched as the tow trucks roam the parking lot like vultures waiting for their next victim while the parking wardens ticket cars that havnt been parked quite right spot and having them towed. How about Auckland transport and Auckland council use that energy to actually help and solve the parking problem anstead of fighting everyone and making it difficult to use public transport. Its out of control. They don't want people to park along the road next to paddocks and started charging 1 dollar an hour which on a full working day equates to about $50 per week plus the bus ticket. Earlier this year you also put up the price to use the bus. Does Auckland d council actually want people to use public transport. I really have my doubts they do. Instead of fighting how about male it easy. Lower public transport prices. You will still make money as more people use it. Build multistory parking so people can. Use the bus without having the extra stress of some silly fine for trying to do the right things. Right across the road from albamy station. Is a great big empty paddock build a multistory there. Do the right thing for a change, get you head out of the sand and actually make using public transport easier for people instead of fighting your taxpayers who are trying to do the right thing.

1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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

Art Print of NZ Kauri and Native Forest

Shelley from Okura

Hi, I’m Shelley Cruickshank. This is a professionally produced Art Print, from my original painting of Kauri, Rewa Rewa, Nikau, Fern and Koru, Puriri, Clematis flowers, plus Kereru (wood pigeon), and Fantail. Size 40cm high and proportionate length. Available on canvas (stretched over a wooden … View moreHi, I’m Shelley Cruickshank. This is a professionally produced Art Print, from my original painting of Kauri, Rewa Rewa, Nikau, Fern and Koru, Puriri, Clematis flowers, plus Kereru (wood pigeon), and Fantail. Size 40cm high and proportionate length. Available on canvas (stretched over a wooden box frame, ready to hang): $250, or on unframed medium weight lustre paper $150. Both prices include courier / postage if you are further afield, but can be reduced if are you are able to pick up from Okura or if I can deliver to you locally.

Price: $250

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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?
  • 10.9% Yes - I'll be buying fireworks
    10.9% Complete
  • 64.1% No - I think fireworks should be banned
    64.1% Complete
  • 25% Yes - But I'm not planning on buying fireworks
    25% Complete
2446 votes
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