Browns Bay, Auckland

14 hours ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the new cycleway being trialled in Auckland's CBD?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Cyclists will have additional spots to lock up their bikes with new facilities installed as part of a cycleway trial.

Project WAVE is a $1 million cycleway trial in the Viaduct Harbour to connect the Quay and Nelson Street cycleways that could have over a thousand daily users.

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Cyclists will have additional spots to lock up their bikes with new facilities installed as part of a cycleway trial.

Project WAVE is a $1 million cycleway trial in the Viaduct Harbour to connect the Quay and Nelson Street cycleways that could have over a thousand daily users.

Auckland Transport (AT) confirmed two new bike parking facilities able to accommodate 16 bikes have been installed as part of the trial, taking the total number of bike parks along the cycleway to 56.

The project is opposed by a group of residents and business owners.

The two new bike parking facilities are located on Customs Street West between Market Place and Lower Hobson Street. One is located near the Tepid Baths, and one is near O’Hagan’s bar.

The area now has enough space for around 56 bikes, as there were already existing facilities to accommodate 40 bikes before Project WAVE was implemented.

AT spokeswoman Natalie Polley said there are also numerous new bike parking facilities on Quay Street and in the new square as part of the Downtown project.

"That doesn’t even take into account bike parking at the ferry terminal, the AT Downtown Carpark and at many other locations on the Viaduct,” she said.
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Are you in favour of the new cycleway being trialled in Auckland's CBD?
  • 33.5% Yes
    33.5% Complete
  • 58.4% No
    58.4% Complete
  • 8.1% Undecided- it's too complex
    8.1% Complete
358 votes
1 day ago

Clean and empty all recycling items

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do with your recycling before you place it in your recycling bin. All items to be recycled need to be clean and empty. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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4 days ago

Firewood

Nency from Torbay - Long Bay

Anyone have any fire wood??

12 hours ago

Benefits of taking breaks

NumberWorks'nWords East Coast Bays

As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking … View more
As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus!

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10 days ago

1st Auckland Cavell Guide Unit Set to Celebrate Centenary

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is… View more
Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is gearing up to commemorate its centenary.

A social afternoon is planned for July 3, kicking off at 2pm with historic guiding activities such as knot tying and making arm slings.

Guests will be treated to afternoon tea and a birthday cake before photographs are taken of the girls.

The day will end with a singalong around the campfire.

The next day, a church parade will march through St Andrews Church, Epsom, where the unit has been meeting since 1921.

Parishioners are invited to a morning tea after the procession.

The unit, initially known as the St Andrew's Peace Scout Group, is believed to be the first guide company which has kept going since it was launched.

It all started when eighteen-year-old Mona Burgin wrote to the Dominion chief scout Colonel Cosgrove, a New Zealand Boer War veteran, asking about Girl Peace Scouts.

He arranged to meet her in Queen St, Auckland and wrote she would recognize him by the red flower in his buttonhole.

Soon after the meeting Burgin formed the troop on July 6.

Girl Peace Scouts wore khaki uniforms and the St Andrews troop wore a red open-ended tie.

In 1923, the Dominion Council became affiliated with the original Girls Guides Association in London.

*Former unit members can email cavellgirlguidesnz@gmail.com for details of the centenary.

14 hours ago

Motutapu Island placed under rāhui over prolonged stoat invasion

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

A rāhui has been placed over Auckland’s Motutapu Island while authorities work to capture two elusive stoats.

The rāhui (ban) means access to the island in the Hauraki Gulf will be restricted and the campground closed for the next 30 days while the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the iwi … View more
A rāhui has been placed over Auckland’s Motutapu Island while authorities work to capture two elusive stoats.

The rāhui (ban) means access to the island in the Hauraki Gulf will be restricted and the campground closed for the next 30 days while the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the iwi Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki works to trap the stoats.

Ferry services to Rangitoto Island are unaffected by the rāhui.

Motutapu Island has now had four stoat outbreaks in one year. Stoats pose a significant risk to threatened native birds and lizards.

“We are asking people to take note of iwi rāhui and not to visit Motutapu while our first priority is catching the remaining stoats,” DOC incursion response advisor Claire Warren said.

Click 'read more' for our full report (video first published in July 2020).

15 hours ago

Malicious email impersonating NZ Post circulating

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any… View more
New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any individual has received these emails, NZ Post has advised to delete it immediately.

In a statement sent to Neighbourly, NZ Post confirmed that it had taken 24 websites offline in relation to the scam.

For more information on the scam, please see the NZ Post's Cyber Security Alerts page.

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16 hours ago

What's On: U3A Birkenhead General Meeting

David from Chatswood

General business, mini speaker, tea/coffee, followed by main speaker – Laurie Wesley on Islam - A Personal View (Laurie worked in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population)
U3A Birkenhead General Meeting
  • Birkenhead Bowling Club
1 day ago

Browns Bay boardwalk renewal

Victoria from Torbay - Long Bay

The first phase of the boardwalk renewal in Browns Bay has commenced. There will be some noticeable disruptions while the demolition and rebuild is undertaken.

Once completed, there will be no more trip hazards or rotting boards to contend with! Yay!!

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1 day ago

Get Out More and explore this Autumn!

Explore Central North Island

Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give … View more
Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give you the ideas – you just choose when and where, and pack the car. Time to get planning!
Find out more

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1 day ago

What's On: Keyboard and Music Club

Warren from Mount Eden

You are welcome to our June Club night to hear a selection of members playing, along with guest artists Paul McIsaac and Lloyd Thumbaloo. $5.00 entry. Phone Warren 029 9277365
Keyboard and Music Club
  • Takapuna Bowling Club
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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Takapuna

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist ideas to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org............ $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Takapuna
  • Takapuna Methodist Church
1 day ago

Bookathon to boost reading launched next month

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Blind Low Vision NZ is launching a bookathon to inspire children to get reading.

The Great Kiwi Bookathon is being rolled out in June to promote reading and to raise funds for people suffering from vision loss.

Registrations are now open for parents to sign up their children- and themselves- to … View more
Blind Low Vision NZ is launching a bookathon to inspire children to get reading.

The Great Kiwi Bookathon is being rolled out in June to promote reading and to raise funds for people suffering from vision loss.

Registrations are now open for parents to sign up their children- and themselves- to read as many books as they can.

Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship to raise funds for Blind Low Vision NZ.

Go to bookathon.co.nz to register online.

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7 days ago

How to recycle broken glass

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do when recycling broken glass. Large chunks are ok, as long as they are from grocery packaging. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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1 day ago

What's On: MIlford Crystal Visions Holistic Market

Michelle from Beach Haven

*Nurturing Body, Mind & Spirit* Auckland Weekly Holistic Event. Milford - Sat 22nd May 10–4 & Sun 23rd May 10-3. Healers, Readers, Crystals, Jewellery, Candles, Product & More. Details www.crystalvisions.co.nz
MIlford Crystal Visions Holistic Market
  • Milford Senior Citizens Club Hall
6 days ago

Covid-19: North Shore Sky Bus service yet to resume post-pandemic

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Tēnā koutou. The Sky Bus North Harbour Express, north Aucklanders’ only direct link to the airport, is yet to resume more than a year after the service was suspended due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The 55-minute service, which stops outside Albany Westfield and the Smales Farm and … View more
Tēnā koutou. The Sky Bus North Harbour Express, north Aucklanders’ only direct link to the airport, is yet to resume more than a year after the service was suspended due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The 55-minute service, which stops outside Albany Westfield and the Smales Farm and Akoranga bus stations along the Northern Busway, cost $25 and $46 for adult one-way and return tickets respectively, with discounted fares for seniors and families.

North Auckland residents have still been able to get to the airport on public transport, via the NX1 to Britomart, train to Papatoetoe Station and the Airport Link bus to the airport.

However, the trip requires two transfers and takes about an hour and 50 minutes from Albany for $7.20 and two hours from the Hibiscus Coast Bus Station for $8.28 – double the time it would take on the Sky Bus service.

Alternatively, north Aucklanders can take the NX1 into the city – $6.12 from the Hibiscus Coast and $4.86 from Albany – and catch the Sky Bus Auckland City Express, taking between an hour and five minutes and an hour and a half.

A Sky Bus spokesman said it is keen to bring the service back, however it would need to see a "significant lift" in patronage for its Auckland City Express. The service resumed in July, however patronage is down 80 per cent compared to pre-Covid.

Click 'read more' for the full story.

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