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1 day ago

school short pants size 14

Mary from Auckland Central

good condition as my son grow up. suit Auckland grammar school student.
$25 can pick around Greenlane,new market,Remuera.prefer weekend or after 6pm weekdays

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2 days ago

Covid-19 Update: One new case linked to Auckland community cluster, a worker at KFC Botany

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Here's a vital Covid-19 update: A person who works at KFC in Botany Downs is the latest community case of Covid-19 in Auckland.

Kendall Hutt:

The community case, announced today, is a household contact of the cases announced on Tuesday.

Three new community cases were … View more
Hi neighbours,

Here's a vital Covid-19 update: A person who works at KFC in Botany Downs is the latest community case of Covid-19 in Auckland.

Kendall Hutt:

The community case, announced today, is a household contact of the cases announced on Tuesday.

Three new community cases were announced on Tuesday, connected to a south Auckland family who had previously tested positive for the virus.

The Ministry of Health said the new case, Case L, works at KFC in Botany Downs, which is now considered a new location of interest.

They last worked there between Monday, February 22 at 3.30pm and 12.30am on Tuesday, February 23.

The ministry said 11 KFC staff who worked at the same time as the case were considered close plus contacts.

They should get a test on Saturday and are required to isolate for 14 days, along with their household contacts.

People who entered the store, on Ti Rakau Dr, between 3.30pm on Monday and 12.30am on Tuesday are considered close contacts and should isolate at home until March 8.

The ministry said these people should also get tested on Saturday and then again at day 12.

People who went through the drive-through between 3.30pm on Monday and 12.30pm on Tuesday are considered casual plus contacts and should isolate at home until a negative day five test comes back.

These people should also get a test on Saturday and remain isolated until they get their test results back.

All contacts should call Healthline, the ministry said.

Two new locations of interest connected to one of the cases were released by the ministry on Thursday night.

Both on Great South Rd in Papatoetoe, the two new locations are Choice Food Bar and Li’l Abners Takeaway.

Viyush Grover, manager at Choice Food Bar, said the shop would be undergoing a deep clean “for sure”.

The owner of Li’l Abners said three workers were self-isolating, but it was otherwise open for business.

On Thursday it was also revealed a private house viewing was held at the home of cases I, J and K, on Saturday, February 20, before they tested positive.

The viewing lasted half an hour, and was attended by three people.

Kmart Botany and Dark Vapes in East Tāmaki have previously been announced as locations of interest, with one of the cases working at Kmart.

Customers at Kmart – at least 1236 people – and those at Dark Vapes had been reclassified as close contacts, while staff at both stores were now regarded as ‘close plus’ contacts.

The new cases sparked the reclosure of Papatoetoe High School, requiring all students and staff be retested, and forcing all households connected to the school into a lockdown of sorts.

As of Thursday morning, 1100 students and staff had been tested.

1 day ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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1 day ago

WIN tickets to Auckland Arts Festival 2021

Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) 2021 kicks off in a fortnight, offering a jampacked programme for you and your whānau to enjoy.

Happening between 4 and 21 March, AAF 2021 features a 100% Aotearoa selection of more than 70 multi-art shows and events at theatres, galleries … View more
Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) 2021 kicks off in a fortnight, offering a jampacked programme for you and your whānau to enjoy.

Happening between 4 and 21 March, AAF 2021 features a 100% Aotearoa selection of more than 70 multi-art shows and events at theatres, galleries and unique indoor and outdoor venues across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Paying homage to the overarching 2021 theme of Aroha, shows on offer include everything from dance to theatre, live music to comedy, visual and digital art, talks and debate, community participation projects and more.

Among those tipped to be crowd pleasers this year are Che-Fu and the Krates at Auckland Town Hall for the 20-year anniversary of their album Navigator.

The APO will perform the soundtrack to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial while the film screens at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre at Aotea Centre and Michael Hurst will appear in a version of Jack and the Beanstalk playing the role of Jack's mum.

10 double passes to giveaway, simply LIKE or THANK this post to be in the draw to WIN a great experience of the Auckland Art Festival/ Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki performances. T&Cs apply.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Let us plan your next kitchen

Kev from Benchtop Installers Auckland

Hi Neighbours

Please get in touch to discuss your new kitchen, kitchen makeover, kitchen removal or just to get a kitchen design

Contact us by clicking the link today!

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2 days ago

What's On: Meditate in Mount Eden

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Mount Eden
  • Mount Eden Village Hall
2 days ago

Auckland man earns long service award

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined … View more
Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined the probation service after gaining his law degree at Auckland University.

The probation service "seemed a good place to start and much more exciting than being a lawyer," he said.

"(I) stayed because I still have some of the idealism left and the criminal justice system is still an exciting place to work in."

In 1971 the Probation Service, as it was known, was a division of the Department of Justice.

This changed with the establishment of the Department of Corrections in 1996.

In Auckland, there was a main office in High St with reporting centres in the suburbs, Cooke said.

"I looked after Henderson and you were at the reporting centres at night on your own.

"In addition, probation officers collected fines and reparation as part of a special condition of probation, and a cash box with a float of money accompanied us."

Cooke was the sole charge district probation officer at Kaikohe.

He recalls travelling on his own to do home visits for most of the rural caseload.

Cooke has seen many changes over the years.

People under probation orders were now much more difficult to manage and more unpredictable, he said.

Before the 2002 Sentencing Act, there was a national Parole Board for those sentenced over 7 years Imprisonment and a District Prisons Board for each prison deciding release for those serving under 7 year sentences, Cooke said.

"They also decided on back end Home Detention before Home Detention became a separate sentence. "

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2 days ago

10-year Budget 2021-2031 webinar events

The Team from Auckland Council

If you would like the opportunity to ask questions about the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 with your councillor and local board, we have a range of webinars available 👇
akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

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4 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

3 days ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online … View more
When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
Find out more

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6 days ago

What's On: Writers Group

Ian from Mount Albert

I am looking to start a small writers group, up to 6 people, to chat about our writing processes. Timing to suit. Interested? - Contact Ian at writersgroup@xtra.co.nz
Writers Group
  • A central Auckland cafe
3 days ago

Gazpacho by our Level 3 cooks

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Gazpacho is the classic chilled soup of Spain. It combines ripe tomatoes with cucumber, red and green capsicum, Sherry vinegar and a pinch of chilli. Perfect for a hot, sunny day. Prepared by our Level 3 Foundation chefs.

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4 days ago

Join the St Patrick's Festival fun on Queen St

Cathy O'Sullivan from St Patrick's Festival

Bring the family to the Hugh Green Group St Patrick's Parade, Saturday March 13 from midday on Queen Street.

Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional Irish music and dance, Irish bands and lots more family-friendly entertainment.

Come join in the craic - help us turn the city a little … View more
Bring the family to the Hugh Green Group St Patrick's Parade, Saturday March 13 from midday on Queen Street.

Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional Irish music and dance, Irish bands and lots more family-friendly entertainment.

Come join in the craic - help us turn the city a little green!

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4 days ago

Lost i pad mini With blue case

Wafa from Auckland Central

In grafton area
Dropped accidentally

4 days ago

Wintergarden complex to be made safer

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Seismic strengthening at Auckland Council’s Domain Wintergarden complex will improve the buildings’ safety but will affect what’s available for viewing.

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