50 days ago

Covid-19: Concern over number of positive cases on North Shore

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Kia ora neighbours. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is urging North Shore residents to get a Covid-19 test if they are unwell, as concern grows over cases in the area.

“If you are on the North Shore and experiencing any symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please do go and get a test."

She added Auckland’s cases were not confined to one part of the region.

“They are across 124 suburbs,” she said, adding that this should pay as a reminder that the Covid-19 restrictions “matter for everyone”.

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More messages from your neighbours
7 hours ago

Enhance your Outdoor Space!

Rugs Direct - North Shore

Colored and styled rugs for every room in the house! Why not for the outdoor spaces? Our collection of designed rugs from indoor to outdoor is what you are looking for. As weather changes and moves from winter to summer many of us like to enjoy summer mornings and evening hangouts sitting on the porch, deck or backyard. Adding a fashionable element seems difficult but it is not! From laidback to urban cool, add a splash just like an indoor area rug that can enhance the outlook of outdoor space as it has a character and style which can be added to even a smallest space.

When talking about outdoor space many of us just think about welcome mats, nothing more than that instead of outdoor rugs as we wonder will a rug be able to withstand the element of nature? So, the answer is Yes! Outdoor rugs are often designed and made up of material that is suitable and durable to bear the moisture and other elements. Let's learn more about the outdoor rug which will help you to add another aspect to your outdoor space.

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8 hours ago

New Nordic Cuisine

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

New Nordic Cuisine had redefined the food culture of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
Our own Chef Finn is from Denmark and spent his formative years working in Michelin star rated restaurants including working as Sous Chef for legendary Noma chef, Rene Redzepi.

This menu is inspired by Chef Finn’s Nordic heritage.
"We work with local high quality ingredients to combine good taste in food with contemporary culinary techniques,” says Chef Finn.

Here are some photos of the dishes our Diploma students prepared and served.
1. Tartare of Trevalli on Rye bread with pickled beetroot, sorrel and brown butter siphon.
2. Salmon served with a compote of tomatoes, oil of chervil and crispy onion rings.
3. Pigeon Bay Lamb rump, sous vide with buttermilk foam & beef jus.
4. Salad of raw cabbage, kale with mushroom and pickled red onion dressing
5. Terrine of pork served with Granny Smith apple puree & leek, mustard vinaigrette & tarragon.
6. Guests seated with Franck

17 hours ago

Dairy Flat resident claims water run-off from new roundabout is washing away his land

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

A Dairy Flat man claims part of his land is being washed away by water run-off from a new roundabout.

Peter Brydon, who lives on four aces of land adjacent to the roundabout at the intersection of Dairy Flat Hwy and Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, says he has watched his land slowly erode and scar ever since Auckland Transport installed a $10m roundabout.

“We’ve been living here for 20-something years, and we haven’t had any issue until they started doing the work.”

However, Auckland Transport says it is a private property issue and the underlying issues were not caused by the project.

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