Whitford, Whitford

6 hours ago

Free family events at the Viaduct this weekend!

The Team from Auckland Museum

This Labour Weekend, the Museum is coming to you at the Viaduct Harbour! As part of Tuia 250 commemorations, we’re offering a range of amazing, hands-on free experiences sure to delight the whole family, from Friday until Monday.

Ata Hira Museum on the Move: Voyage to Aotearoa, our pop-up … View more
This Labour Weekend, the Museum is coming to you at the Viaduct Harbour! As part of Tuia 250 commemorations, we’re offering a range of amazing, hands-on free experiences sure to delight the whole family, from Friday until Monday.

Ata Hira Museum on the Move: Voyage to Aotearoa, our pop-up museum, is a fun, interactive exhibition for kids that explores Tupaia’s life in Tahiti, on board the Endeavour and in his arrival to Aotearoa. Find out more here: www.aucklandmuseum.com...

We’ll also have Native Edible Gardens – Children’s Art Interactive, where kids can cut out their own edible/medicinal native flora from the selection of templates, puzzle them together, colour them in and add them to our Native Forest. There will be guest speakers at various times, offering talks plant taste tests. Find out more here: www.aucklandmuseum.com...

The Viaduct Harbour will be abuzz as the Tuia 250 waka flotilla arrives, with concerts, kai and plenty more happening. If you’re in Tāmaki Makaurau this weekend, make sure to come and check it out!

Many thanks to our Tahitian Community and Iwi partners for their contribution, participation and support of Ata Hira: Voyage to Aotearoa:

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust
Ngati Hei
Ngā Uri o Tahuhunui o Rangi
Ngāti Oneone
Te Aitanga a Hauiti
Ngare Raumati
Te Ātiawa

We would like to acknowledge the on-going support of our Taumata-a-Iwi - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Paoa and Waikato-Tainui.

1 day ago

Tuia Mātauranga Roadshow in Auckland - free for children

The Team from Ministry of Education

Bring your kids to our Tuia Mātauranga interactive roadshow and take part in fun activities to learn more about our voyaging heritage and history.

It will be open on 26-28 October, 10 am to 4pm at Te Wero Island at Auckland Viaduct, near the Maritime Museum.

17 hours ago

Learn te reo Māori!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities in Auckland. The learning has helped my … View more
Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities in Auckland. The learning has helped my work to bridge gaps between Māori and others in our multicultural communities. When I look back, I feel really proud. It’s a great feeling when I speak te reo Māori. It’s a privilege.”

Share in Parminder’s experience and enquire now for 2020. These programmes are tuition fee free!
Find out more

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20 hours ago

Vegetarian Food Festival@Waihi

Yen Kee from Flat Bush

Check this out! Annual vegetarian festival is back by popular demand! Last year we had close to 3000 people who joined us and this year we are expecting it to be even bigger! So come and join us for a fun-filled day in the beautiful town of Waihi where you'll get to enjoy delicious vegetarian … View moreCheck this out! Annual vegetarian festival is back by popular demand! Last year we had close to 3000 people who joined us and this year we are expecting it to be even bigger! So come and join us for a fun-filled day in the beautiful town of Waihi where you'll get to enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisines, live music, and stunning artworks on display.

Admission is free, so spread the word and invite your family and friends because we’d love to have you there! Dogs on leash are very welcome.


For any enquiries, please email us at waihivegetarian@gmail.com or follow www.facebook.com...

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1 day ago

What's On: Public Weed Disposal Bins

Lorelle from Sunnyhills

Free disposal bins for moth plant and rhamnus weeds - bins available 25/10/19 to 3/11/19 - WEED SWAP on 2/11/19 9am to 1pm swap weeds for a free native plant
Public Weed Disposal Bins
  • Lloyd Elsmore Park
1 day 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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1 day 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

Lifestyle block with stunning views - Whitford

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Perfectly positioned between Whitford and Clevedon, this private & gated estate features the incredible views.

Set well back off the road, this section has a half acre usable land and a reasonable flat level building site.

Here you can build more than your dream home, you can create your … View more
Perfectly positioned between Whitford and Clevedon, this private & gated estate features the incredible views.

Set well back off the road, this section has a half acre usable land and a reasonable flat level building site.

Here you can build more than your dream home, you can create your dream lifestyle. This beautiful lifestyle section has been specifically designed to give a sense of security and community, whilst still maintaining privacy and views.

It offers a rare and limited opportunity to enjoy incredible views, and an incredible lifestyle. It also enjoys the seclusion and shelter of native trees, a forest area and walking track.

It offers you a great opportunity to secure a piece of paradise in the prestigious Whitford area.

For sale by Expressions of interest, buyers around $700,000 should inspect.

Contact David Hilliam on 021 925996 for further details.

Feel free to contact the agent for a viewing.

Meet the agent on the hill at the end of Ara Kotinga Road, Whitford.


2 days 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

Drive to work? Park with Parkable.

Parkable

Hey Auckland,

Parkable is an app that eases the morning stress by allowing you to find, reserve and pay for parking via your phone. Simply download the Parkable app and use the map to find a park near your destination.

● Commute with confidence by reserving a park 30 minutes in advance
●… View more
Hey Auckland,

Parkable is an app that eases the morning stress by allowing you to find, reserve and pay for parking via your phone. Simply download the Parkable app and use the map to find a park near your destination.

● Commute with confidence by reserving a park 30 minutes in advance
● Choose from thousands of parking spots
● Park to suit your budget and only pay for the time you use

As a member of Neighbourly, get your first parking session free by using the promo code NEIGHBOUR.
Download the app

1 day ago

Indulge in the ultimate beauty experience

Allure Beauty

Our new beauty store in Botany Mall will provide treatments, such as threading, waxing, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, henna, ball makeup and range of facials.

Allure means the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.

We pride ourselves on … View more
Our new beauty store in Botany Mall will provide treatments, such as threading, waxing, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, henna, ball makeup and range of facials.

Allure means the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.

We pride ourselves on empowering women by providing top-class treatments in a luxurious and welcoming environment.

Our main focus is keeping everything at a reasonable price, while also maintaining the quality.

You can be sure you’re getting the best beauty care as well, with Allure Beauty using quality products suitable for all treatment and qualified beauty technicians.

Allure Beauty is also dedicated to maintaining excellent customer service and adhere to strict hygiene policy. We are flexible, efficient and have a great reputation for helping our customers look as beautiful as ever.

So what are you waiting for, just pop in for a great treat.

We welcome walk-ins or to make an appointment phone 09 2650910 or visit Allure Beauty Salon opposite Stevens in Garden lane at Botany town Centre or find out more on our website
Visit us

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1 day ago

BMW for Sale

Sabi from Flat Bush

Price - 3,000
Year - 2002
Kms - 145000
WOF - 1 yr
Rego - 6 months
Exterior colour - Green
Interior - Leather
Doors - 4… View more
Price - 3,000
Year - 2002
Kms - 145000
WOF - 1 yr
Rego - 6 months
Exterior colour - Green
Interior - Leather
Doors - 4
Seats - 5
Body style - Sedan
If interested, contact- 021 1231 725

Price: $3,000

2 days 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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2 days 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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