70 days ago

Pōhutukawa tree vandalised with saw at Waiake Beach Reserve

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

A large pōhutukawa has had one of its branches chopped off by “vandals” two days after Auckland Council asked for feedback on the tree's future.

Auckland Council and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board started consultation on a branch of a large pōhutukawa tree at the Waiake Beach Reserve in Beach Rd on Monday.

The branch in question hangs low over a boardwalk which leads under Beach Rd, leaving 1.4 metres for people to walk under.

By Wednesday, vandals had taken matters into their own hands and lobbed off the branch with a saw, leaving the remains in the estuary below. However, the remainder of the branch still impedes the boardwalk.

“The illegal incident is incredibly disappointing and is being investigated by the council,” head of area operations and community facilities Julie Pickering said.

Anyone with information on the vandalism should contact Auckland Council on 09 301 01 01.

More messages from your neighbours
2 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

17 hours ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:

1 day ago

Poll: Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

A leading coronavirus expert is urging the Government to make scanning mandatory at such potential "super-spreader" venues as bars and nightclubs.

The pleas follow figures revealing daily use of the Covid Tracer app has plummeted to a fifth of its peak.

Last Monday, a total of 515,759 scans were recorded nationwide, down from the high of 2.5 million on September 4.

Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker said the next six months would be a “very dangerous” time for the country with a high risk of an outbreak while waiting for the vaccine roll-out in April.

Read more here:



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

Do you think scanning should be compulsory at bars and nightclubs?
  • 87.1% Yes
    87.1% Complete
  • 10.4% No
    10.4% Complete
  • 2.6% Undecided- it's too complex
    2.6% Complete
705 votes