Bayview, Auckland

2 hours ago

Need Some Good Reads During Lockdown?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi North Shore neighbours,

Wanting to curl up with a good book during alert level 3?

Check out the NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 shortlist which boasts titles from well-known authors and new writers.

The winner in each category will be announced on March 18 and each winner receives $500.

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Hi North Shore neighbours,

Wanting to curl up with a good book during alert level 3?

Check out the NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 shortlist which boasts titles from well-known authors and new writers.

The winner in each category will be announced on March 18 and each winner receives $500.

NZ Booklovers director Karen McMillan said the annual awards received 71 entries and the quality was extremely high.

"The judges were excited to see the variety of books that our talented New Zealand authors have produced,’ she said.

"Our fiction award celebrates the best in storytelling, a book that is wellwritten but where the story is key."

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2021:

Addressed to Greta by Fiona Sussman, Ephemera by Tina Shaw, For Reasons of Their Own by Chris Stuart, I Wish, I Wish by Zirk van den Berg, The Silence of Snow by Eileen Merriman, Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino, Victory Park by Rachel Kerr, While the Fantail Lives by Alan Titchall.

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2021:

Aroha by Dr Hinemoa Elder, Landmarks by Owen Marshall, Grahame Sydney and Brian Turner, Shared Kitchen by Julie and Ilaria Biuso, Surf Dreams by Derek Morrison, Two Raw Sisters by Rosa and Margo Flanagan, Wild Kinship by Monique Hemmingson.

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Book 2021:

Hare & Ruru by Laura Shallcrass, The Hug Blanket by Chris Gurney, illustrated by Lael Chisholm, I am the Universe by Vasanti Unka, The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi by Clare Scott, illustrated by Amy Haarhoff, Sharing with Wolf by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson, Tatty Catty by Susannah Whaley, illustrated by Hayley Elliott-Kernot.

20 minutes ago

Don't Book airbnb while covid19 is still around.

Kevin from Unsworth Heights

We booked a trip to CH-CH through airbnb to commence on 1st March. Only to find we couldn't go because of Auckland going into Level 3. Jetstar gave us an immediate voucher. Our "Host" at airbnb in Ch-Ch, refunded the CLEANING fee only. Are they one of the "5 million" … View moreWe booked a trip to CH-CH through airbnb to commence on 1st March. Only to find we couldn't go because of Auckland going into Level 3. Jetstar gave us an immediate voucher. Our "Host" at airbnb in Ch-Ch, refunded the CLEANING fee only. Are they one of the "5 million" don't think so. Then we find out airbnb have a policy that they will not give refunds, following their policy if you book after 1st March 2020.
Best bet save your money and don't book through airbnb. (Friends booked through Booking.com and got a refund immediately).

1 day ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid case had contact with infected family during lockdown, PM says

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.

* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.

* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L

* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.

* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.

* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.

* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:

www.stuff.co.nz...

* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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4 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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13 days ago

NZ Covid Tracer at Countdown Highbury Birkenhead -

John from Beach Haven

My Covid Tracer app works everywhere except on the scanner units above . Its a Samsung smart phone and does not work on the above , anyone have a similar problem ?

14 hours ago

Escape the city, head to Ruapehu

Visit Ruapehu

Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the … View more
Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the Sky Waka, NZ’s most unique gondola experience
- Cycle the Ohakune Old Coach Road
- Paddle down the Whanganui River
- Explore the Bridge to Nowhere
- Take a ride with Forgotten World Adventures ...and much more!

There's still plenty of awesome deals available in Ruapehu, so book now!
Find out more

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17 hours ago
2 days ago

Gutterkitties Adoption

Mae from Unsworth Heights

Alien is only just 1 year old and full of energy! He needs a home that is able to play with him lots! Not allowed outside unsupervised as he has weak back legs and is not very smart so he could get into danger easily. He is a perky sociable boy once he loves you, but he is shy to start out. With … View moreAlien is only just 1 year old and full of energy! He needs a home that is able to play with him lots! Not allowed outside unsupervised as he has weak back legs and is not very smart so he could get into danger easily. He is a perky sociable boy once he loves you, but he is shy to start out. With consistent love and care and lots of his favourite food he'll be won over for sure. Would be ideal without dogs and small children as he is quick to defend when startled. Other cats in the household should be open to lots of playtime as he enjoys wrestling and chasing possible cat friends.

Please contact me at 0212308277 to ask about a visit with him!

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1 day ago

What's On: CAP Money Budgeting Course

Trish from Hillcrest

Budget Spend Save. FREE fun, interactive course guides in how to manage money well. Great for any income or life stage. 3 Thursday mornings. Register Trish 0284139400 trish.allison@capnz.org. Info: www.capnz.org
CAP Money Budgeting Course
  • Northcote Baptist Church
1 day ago

WE ARE OPEN!

Casey from Pets in the City - Wairau Park

Our Wairau Park and Mt Wellington locations will be open and operating under strict Level 3 protocol.
If you have any questions regarding these protocols please feel free to get in touch with our friendly reception staff via email or phone - we are here to help. www.petsinthecity.co.nz....
The … View more
Our Wairau Park and Mt Wellington locations will be open and operating under strict Level 3 protocol.
If you have any questions regarding these protocols please feel free to get in touch with our friendly reception staff via email or phone - we are here to help. www.petsinthecity.co.nz....
The safety of our customers, staff, and community, as always, is our highest priority. Stay safe everyone and see you soon 🙂

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1 day ago

Remote Cooking for Level 3 cookery

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

With some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the … View moreWith some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the supermarket (we are reimbursing them for this cost).

A MacBook camera does a reasonable job recording and live-streaming and the laptop does not seem to mind the heat of the oven when Chef Finn opens to door to check if the Rhubarb tart is ready.
Today is Crème caramel, Rhubarb custard tart with Raspberry Coulis.

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1 day ago

Aluminium blind

Enrico from Albany

New aluminium venetian blind. White. $100

Price: $100

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1 day ago

Girl bike for sale

Enrico from Albany

Medium size girl bike for sale. Brand Repco. $90 ono

Price: $90

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1 day ago

TV

Enrico from Albany

Panasonic plasma tv. good condition comes with remote and built in freeview. $100 ono.

Price: $100

1 day ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint outdoor market in the heritage garden. Featuring produce, crafts, food, plants and flowers with live music, kids activities and a pop-up tearoom! Free entry. 10am-2pm
Alberton Market Day!
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1 day ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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