Avondale, Auckland

16 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

4 hours ago

Summer Rugby Family Festival

Blues

Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying… View more
Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying GA adult ticket $20.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to children’s charities; I Have a Dream Charitable Trust and KidsCan. Secure your tickets today – available now from ticketmaster.co.nz.
Book Now

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1 day ago

We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked … View more
Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in your community paper.
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8 hours ago

Upgrade your kitchen with a makeover

Kev from Benchtop Installers Auckland

Hi Neighbours

We are getting busy with our new kitchen makeovers!

If you just want to freshen up you existing kitchen with new doors and hardware or even update your benchtop, get in touch!

We will come to you and work on your quote as soon as possible!

Thank you for the ongoing support and we … View more
Hi Neighbours

We are getting busy with our new kitchen makeovers!

If you just want to freshen up you existing kitchen with new doors and hardware or even update your benchtop, get in touch!

We will come to you and work on your quote as soon as possible!

Thank you for the ongoing support and we looking forward to working with you soon.

BIA the botox to a tired kitchen!

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20 hours ago

Developers’ Rights

Jay from New Lynn

Has anyone noticed that developers now have the right to do whatever they want on a development site? Resource consents for intensive, multi unit sites are not only non notified but now have virtually zero conditions.This allows council to absolve themselves of all responsibility for any adverse … View moreHas anyone noticed that developers now have the right to do whatever they want on a development site? Resource consents for intensive, multi unit sites are not only non notified but now have virtually zero conditions.This allows council to absolve themselves of all responsibility for any adverse effects on neighbouring properties, such as damage to health from dust, damage to neighbours’ tree roots, damage to neighbours’ houses from construction and effects on privacy and quality of life. These consents are no longer processed by council officers but by private companies who could well have links to developers. Neighbours have in many cases lived there for over 20 years and without their rates payments, councillors and council monitoring officers would be out of a job.

3 days ago

If cutting emissions is the big goal - why put up PT fares ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland is this year getting serious about reducing carbon emissions. Transport is the city's biggest single emitter. So how does it make sense to hike public transport fares? Read the story below:

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12 hours ago

Room available for rent in New Windsor

Edel from New Windsor

Room for rent in New Windsor 4 bed house
Rent is $220 includes, water, wifi and power
Total Move in costs 1x weeks rent in advance and 1x bond $440
Close to Hwy 20 and tunnel
Avail to move in now
Ph 021 043 8497 Del

13 hours ago

Don’t miss your collection day

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections… View more
Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections will return to normal on 15 February 2021.

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16 hours ago

Seafood Paella & Gourmet fish pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Fish week continues for our Cookery, Level 3 students as they prepare Paella a classic Spanish dish infused with saffron, mussels, monkfish & squid. A Gourmet fish pie with gurnard, hapuka and salmon in a rich and creamy velouté.

17 hours ago
1 day ago

BREAKING NEWS!!! Two new Auckland community cases-----check out the locations visited by them.

Brian from New Lynn

The Auckland locations visited by two new Covid-19 community cases have been revealed by the Ministry of Health. The list of North Auckland locations includes a range of supermarkets, a petrol station, a pharmacy and a retail store. The list covers a period from January 17, two days after the cases… View moreThe Auckland locations visited by two new Covid-19 community cases have been revealed by the Ministry of Health. The list of North Auckland locations includes a range of supermarkets, a petrol station, a pharmacy and a retail store. The list covers a period from January 17, two days after the cases completed quarantine, to January 26. The pair were in managed isolation at Auckland's Pullman Hotel at the same time as the recent Northland case and after "urgent testing" this evening, they are now being treated as confirmed. Director general of health Ashley Bloomfield said in a statement this evening that while the cases can't be ruled out that as historical infections, test results so far indicate the two people may have contracted Covid-19 towards the end of their stay in managed isolation, after returning two negative tests each during their stay. "Genome sequencing results, which are expected tomorrow, and serology results expected the following day, will help develop the picture further." But Bloomfield said that out of an "abundance of caution" the Ministry is now responding as if these are confirmed current infections. Bloomfield said there is no evidence so far that suggests community transmission — "but we need the right people to isolate and get tested". "We understand that many will be anxious, but it's important to remember we are carrying out these measures as a precaution." Bloomfield asked anyone who has visited the below locations during the time period, or was in Auckland with symptoms, to isolate and call Healthline to arrange a test and remain isolated until they receive their result.
The full list is:
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• BBQ King Albany - Jan 17, 11am-2pm
• Pak n Save Silverdale - Jan 17, 2pm-2.30pm
• BBQ King Albany - Jan 17, 5pm-9pm
• Pak n Save Silverdale - Jan 18, midday-12.30pm
• BBQ King - Albany Jan 18, 12.30pm-3pm
• Caltex Ōrewa - Jan 18, 1pm-1.30pm
• BBQ King Albany - Jan 18, 5pm-9pm
• Hickeys Pharmacy Ōrewa - Jan 23, 12.30pm-1.30pm
• Farmers Albany -Jan 24, midday-1pm
• Tai Ping Supermarket Albany - Jan 24, midday-1pm
• New World Ōrewa - Jan 25, 1pm-2pm
• Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote - Jan 26, 12.30pm-1pm
Meanwhile, Bloomfield said a number of steps have already been put in place at the Pullman hotel.
These include:
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• deep clean of commonly used areas and
• tighter restrictions on movement of returnees including no arrivals or departures
• increasing hotel ventilation
• requesting returnees who've recently left, to not fly, to stay home and have an additional test within 48 hours
• restricting staff from working at other sites
• tighter restrictions on movement of returnees including no arrivals or departures from the facility.
And a number of walk-in/drive-thru community testing centres will be open in Auckland — some with extended hours, Bloomfield said.
These include:
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• Northcote Community Testing Centre
• Balmoral Community Testing Centre
• Whānau House, Waipareira Trust Henderson
• Health New Lynn
• The Whānau Ora Community Clinic
• Ōtara Community Testing Centre
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18 hours ago

What's On: West Auckland Men's REBUS Club

Jewel from Hobsonville

Meets 2nd Friday of the month. All welcome. Interesting guest speakers. Morning tea provided. Phone: Laurie 820-2234 for more information.
West Auckland Men's REBUS Club
  • New Lynn Friendship Hall
19 hours ago

Two Auckland Covid-19 cases confirmed, locations of interest released

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now… View more
UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now in managed isolation after testing positive on Wednesday night.

Anyone who was present at the locations below are asked to isolate and get a test as soon as possible.

Locations of interest:

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 11 am - 2 pm.

- Pak n Save Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 17 January, 2 pm - 2.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Pak'nSave Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 18 January, 12 noon - 12.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 12.30 pm - 3 pm.

- Caltex Orewa, 70 Grand Drive, Orewa. 18 January, 1 pm - 1.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Hickeys Pharmacy, 16 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 23 January, 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm.

- Farmers at Westfield Albany, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- Tai Ping Supermarket Albany, 92 Rosedale Road, Rosedale. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- New World Orewa, 11 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 25 January, 1 pm - 2 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline).

- Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote, 2 Kilham Avenue, Northcote. 26 January, 12.30 pm - 1 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline).

For more information please see the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 Health advice page.

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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1 day ago

Book list makes summer reading a breeze

The Team from Auckland Council

Summer’s not summer without sand between the pages of a good book, or sunscreen blurring the screen on your phone or ebook reader.

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021.

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1 day ago

Sausage Roll Maker

Vicki from Blockhouse Bay

Only been used a handful of times, hence not really a necessity taking up my limited cupboard space. Pickup Blockhouse Bay

Price: $20

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1 day ago

Looking for beginners garden tools

Sridevi from Mount Albert

Hello neighbours,

I have started growing some veggies and plants in my small backyard garden. I’m looking for some beginner gardener tools for free or affordable. Any small or medium sized tools would help If you have any lying around that you don’t need anymore or surplus for requirements … View more
Hello neighbours,

I have started growing some veggies and plants in my small backyard garden. I’m looking for some beginner gardener tools for free or affordable. Any small or medium sized tools would help If you have any lying around that you don’t need anymore or surplus for requirements please let me know.

Thanks in advance😊

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