Avondale, Auckland

4 hours ago

Neighbours at war?

Andrew Clark from Warren Adolph Homes est 1990

Not on this reno. It's rare to receive a glowing letter from a client's neighbour. Brett praised our team's conduct and considerate behaviour on next door's challenging Mt Eden building project. So if you're planning to renovate or build, message us or phone Andrew 021 546 … View moreNot on this reno. It's rare to receive a glowing letter from a client's neighbour. Brett praised our team's conduct and considerate behaviour on next door's challenging Mt Eden building project. So if you're planning to renovate or build, message us or phone Andrew 021 546 043 for a free no-obligation chat - we're obviously the Neighbourly builders neighbours love! Read more......

3 days ago

RAMADHAN KAREEM

Brian from New Lynn

Greetings to all our MUSLIM brothers and sisters on Neighbourly.
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1 day ago

'Embarrassing' - Air NZ weighs its passengers

Brian from New Lynn

Passengers on Air New Zealand flights were today asked to submit to having more than their luggage weighed before take-off. Travellers were told that they needed to have themselves weighed as well. Broadcaster Hilary Barry shared her own experience, tweeting that the experience was "not … View morePassengers on Air New Zealand flights were today asked to submit to having more than their luggage weighed before take-off. Travellers were told that they needed to have themselves weighed as well. Broadcaster Hilary Barry shared her own experience, tweeting that the experience was "not ideal". Air New Zealand Chief Operational Integrity Officer Captain David Morgan told that it was a regulatory requirement. "A customer and crew weight survey is completed every five years to meet regulatory requirements," he said. "In order to fly safely and efficiently, we need to calculate the weight, balance and fuel requirements of each and every flight ahead of take-off. To do this, we need to know the average weight of our passengers, crew and cabin baggage. "All data is collected anonymously and results cannot be seen by the data collection team or other customers. Although participating is not compulsory, we do really appreciate our customers helping out." Kiwis took to social media to share their views on Air New Zealand's weigh day, with a number sharing mixed views. "Funny. That is approximately how often I weigh myself," one joked. Another added: "It genuinely wouldn't be embarrassing at all if society wasn't so fatphobic." A third said: "Happens in the UK as well. In the UK no one sees the person's weight. It is to keep up with the full weight of a plane to ensure that safety is maintained. "Can't see an issue. Makes me feel comfortable that safety issues are maintained. Well done Air NZ." It's not the first time this has happened around the world. In 2016, Hawaiian Airlines requested passengers step on the scales prior to boarding as part of a wider survey so staff could assess where they're best seated in the aircraft. The policy emerged publicly after two American Samoan businessmen complained to the US Transportation Department that Hawaiin Airlines had forced them to take to the scales prior to their flight from American Samoa to Honolulu. The airline insisted the process was necessary because the Boeing 767 aircraft it used on that particular journey required an even distribution of weight. Scandinavian airline Finnair has been weighing passengers since 2017, stating that it's purely for research purposes. Uzbekistan Airways also require passengers to step on the scales, in an effort to "ensure flight safety".
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8 hours ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter - April edition out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through … View more
The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through fitness.

There’s also some advice on why Daylight Saving might be making you groggy and what you can do about it.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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3 days ago

Auckland light rail project

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

The Government has announced plans to get Auckland's light rail project back on track.

Transport Minister Michael Wood has revealed plans to set up a new working group to create a business case for the project.

It will have six months to provide the Government with … View more
Hi neighbours,

The Government has announced plans to get Auckland's light rail project back on track.

Transport Minister Michael Wood has revealed plans to set up a new working group to create a business case for the project.

It will have six months to provide the Government with information on a preferred route, along with costs and funding options for the rapid transit system from Auckland's CBD to the Auckland International Airport.

The working group will comprise representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Maori, Wood said.

Which route would you prefer for the light rail project?

What do you think of the delays in getting the project back on track?

How will the rapid transit system to the airport benefit you?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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19 hours ago

Sustainable shopping for every whānau

The Warehouse

A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now … View more
A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now we’re at 8,000 and counting – and with 5,000 of them available for just $20 or less, sustainable is more affordable than ever.
Find out more

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8 days ago

Handy Tips

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our top 4 tips for keeping safe in this rough weather.

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6 days ago

Waitemata Scottish Country Dancing

Katrina and shane from Glen Eden

If you are interested in joining a group - Waitemata Scottish Country dancing are looking for new members. We meet every Tuesday at the Kelston Community Hall at 6.45 (beginners) Its lots of fun and is great way of meeting new people and getting fit (plus great for the brain also) at the same … View moreIf you are interested in joining a group - Waitemata Scottish Country dancing are looking for new members. We meet every Tuesday at the Kelston Community Hall at 6.45 (beginners) Its lots of fun and is great way of meeting new people and getting fit (plus great for the brain also) at the same time. No partner required.

1 day ago

Condolence Books for Prince Philip in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

People can pay tribute to the late Prince Philip in a series of condolence books launched by Auckland Council.

They can write messages of aroha​ to the Royal Family in tomes displayed at Auckland’s Town Hall from Tuesday and council service centres from Wednesday.

Condolence books will sit at… View more
People can pay tribute to the late Prince Philip in a series of condolence books launched by Auckland Council.

They can write messages of aroha​ to the Royal Family in tomes displayed at Auckland’s Town Hall from Tuesday and council service centres from Wednesday.

Condolence books will sit at centres in Graham St, central Auckland, 4 Osterley Way, Manukau, 9 The Strand, Takapuna, 6 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson, 24 Wellesley St, central Auckland, 35 Coles Crescent, Papakua, 50 Centreway Rd, Orewa, and 296 Main Rd, Huapai.

Members of the public’s tributes will be collected at the end of business on April 23.

The council said flags were flown at half-mast on council buildings on Tuesday to honour the Duke of Edinburgh, who died at Windsor Castle, aged 99.

The banners will also fly at half-mast on Saturdayto mark the funeral of the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

The funeral is set to take place at Windsor Castle. Only 30 people will be able to attend under the current coronavirus restrictions in England, but the slimmed-down service is scheduled to be broadcast live on television.

MPs from across Parliament have paid tribute to Philip, who died on Friday, New Zealand time.

Led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, party leaders spoke of the Duke’s life spent serving the monarchy and the Commonwealth.

Ardern also expressed concern for the Queen, who had lost her husband of 73 years.

“No matter what your role, no matter what your responsibility, grief spares no one,” she said.

What are your memories of Prince Philip?

2 days ago

Standing on the side of the road (GENUINE HARDSHIP)

Julie from Glen Eden

You may have seen me around West Auckland standing on the side of the road holding a sign reading
*GENUINE HARDSHIP.*
*NEED YOUR HELP*

I am pleased to share my gratitude for people's kindness and generosity and to address false accusation from a few consumed with negativity as they struggle… View more
You may have seen me around West Auckland standing on the side of the road holding a sign reading
*GENUINE HARDSHIP.*
*NEED YOUR HELP*

I am pleased to share my gratitude for people's kindness and generosity and to address false accusation from a few consumed with negativity as they struggle with my action.

From early on, I realised I am touching the most beautiful hearts in the country and after crying all the way home from receiving a $200 food voucher & $100 cash. I informed my children that if they lose faith in people, the human race is doomed.

I had to weigh things to determine if I was worthy. On the one hand I am imperfect while on the other hand I barely survived predator behaviour from business people suffering from the roughly 2018 recession and have worked hard to heal-repair. my family so we can contribute well in society.

GENUINE HARDSHIP
1. POISONED AT WORK., Infection 5cms from heart & given literally days to live.
Exploited to decrease expense by $6,000 - & $7,000. (machines should have been used)
2. TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF WHEN APPLYING FOR VEHICLE WARRENT OF FITNESS.
Exploited to increase income by $4,000-$5,000.(WINZ wouldn't help)
3. COVID 19 LOCKDOWN CAUSED FAMILY CRISIS
I cannot expose my family online
4. PAST 3 MONTHS IN-&-OUT OF HOSPITAL
I spend roughly 2-3 days in hospital and 1-2 days out attending appointments with psychiatrist, psychologist & other professionals.

Time spent on the side of the road is between these 2 things.

I also listened to EVERY PERSON"S advice & followed directives (I stayed away from cultural groups - not interested in one being better than another).
I also could NOT get help from WINZ.

I believe some people will judge kindly and some will judge harshly. Either way, its important to me that kind and generous people are not hurt by my actions.

I still need help. Have another proceedure this week that I really hope works. It costs a lot to go in-&-out of hospital and family runs out of food

I also hoped to buy another vehicle as public transport doesn't fit family crisis (can explain in person)

Love you all xx STAY BEAUTIFUL

CONTINUED....
I've been gifted with unforgettable experiences through people's kindness & generosity that seems to have no limits.
I'd love to share some of these.

For example, strangers, being a couple with young children, provided 3 weeks respite care for the family dog who requires much attention.

They also cared about me as if we went strangers. It was incredible

BTW, you are welcome to contact me (big smile) on 027 597 8706

1 day ago

Google’s 200 Ranking Factors

Murtuza Tashrifwala from Websites And Beyond [NZ] Ltd.

Why does Google rank some websites on top of others? There are 200 ranking signals which we follow to get your website loved by Google.

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2 days ago

Lawn mowing and cleaning

Yaki from Avondale

Hi all we’ve just moved to Avondale! Now looking for an honest and efficient lawn mower (even better if can do weed removal and trim bushes occasionally) and a cleaner. Verifiable reviews/ references preferred thank you!

1 day ago

The winners are...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora neighbours,

Just a quick update from us - the Neighbourly team have cleared out the prize drawer and we've got five $100 Prezzy® Cards to give away. Check out if you're one of the winners below and if you recognise any of your neighbours, be sure to let them know!

- Kirsten… View more
Kia ora neighbours,

Just a quick update from us - the Neighbourly team have cleared out the prize drawer and we've got five $100 Prezzy® Cards to give away. Check out if you're one of the winners below and if you recognise any of your neighbours, be sure to let them know!

- Kirsten Williams from Strowan
- Hameed Mohammed from Royal Oak
- Helen Garwood from Kimbolton
- Alannah Schlaadt from Rangiora
- Tamati Read from Tāupo

Claim your prize by getting in touch with us at helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz and your share of $500 will be coming your way.

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2 days ago

Buy or lend the road code book

Liora from Waterview

Hi.. I am looking for the road code book 2019/20... urgently please...

3 days ago

Freshen your curtains from stains and lingering odours

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

Mildew and mould spores have long been recognised as a serious health hazard. Protect your family’s health and have your curtains cleaned the experts at Textile Curtain Cleaning.

We know how to remove unsightly stains, mildew and mould spores that leave your curtains and blinds looking less … View more
Mildew and mould spores have long been recognised as a serious health hazard. Protect your family’s health and have your curtains cleaned the experts at Textile Curtain Cleaning.

We know how to remove unsightly stains, mildew and mould spores that leave your curtains and blinds looking less than their best. Because your window furnishings are valuable, and must be carefully maintained, you can trust our experienced team to professionally clean your curtains, drapes and blinds.

We are specialists in mildew and stain removal from curtains and blinds (Roman & Austrian blinds included).

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm, for your convenience.
Temporary curtains available at no charge!
Call us on 09 473 5350.
Find out more

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