Castor Bay, Auckland

12 hours ago

Million-dollar dumps: Boating club struggles to maintain heritage clubhouse due to 1923 law

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

In its heyday, the Takapuna Boating Club’s (TBC) Bayswater clubhouse was used for all sorts of social gatherings, including regattas, dances, ratepayer polling, card game nights, school reunions, wrestling and boxing tournaments.

But since the TBC shifted to Hurstmere Rd inTakapuna around the … View more
In its heyday, the Takapuna Boating Club’s (TBC) Bayswater clubhouse was used for all sorts of social gatherings, including regattas, dances, ratepayer polling, card game nights, school reunions, wrestling and boxing tournaments.

But since the TBC shifted to Hurstmere Rd inTakapuna around the late 1960s, and again to its current clubhouse on The Strand around 1990, the three-storey Bayswater clubhouse has fallen out of use and become what the club’s vice commodore James Jordan described as “a bit of an eyesore”.

Despite its rugged appearance and the need for some repairs to the decking, the building is structurally sound, and the TBC has ambitious plans to restore the building to its former glory.

However, the Auckland Harbour Board and Takapuna Borough Council Empowering Act 1923 limits what the building can be used for.

It is hoped a change of wording in the Act would allow the rest of the building to be used by tenants offering other activities to help provide the club with a small income to help cover the building’s expenses and future maintenance, while improving the public‘s use of the area.

Click 'read more' for my full report.

1 day ago

Runaway cat, help please

Yi from Hillcrest

Hi dear neighbors, please let me know if you see our cat Ben. We just adopted him from another family last Sunday and kept him home since. He’s doing very well and getting more confident. He’s supposed to get desexed and chipped next week, so no chip with him yet, no name tag as well. He’s … View moreHi dear neighbors, please let me know if you see our cat Ben. We just adopted him from another family last Sunday and kept him home since. He’s doing very well and getting more confident. He’s supposed to get desexed and chipped next week, so no chip with him yet, no name tag as well. He’s not very familiar with his name yet. But he’s super friendly to people, may come towards you for pat. I forgot to close the door this morning 22/04 10:05 when I took my laundry basket outside, just one second, he saw the opportunity and ran across the street. We live at 12 Hillcrest Avenue, call me 0275290258 if you see him. And if you could keep him and I will fetch him anytime. Thank you so much! My son’s devastated.

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4 hours ago

What's On: North Shore Aglow

Marilyn from Hauraki

Public meeting for women with motivational speaker Aimee Walker, a young mum, retreat leader, writer & ex-pastor. Inspiration & encouragement for 2021. All welcome. Thursday
North Shore Aglow
  • Takapuna Cricket Club
11 hours ago

What's On: North Shore Music Club Night

Warren from Mount Eden

Come to our Club for an evening of piano and keyboard music. Club members perform the first half followed by our guest Darren Smith from Music Works. Phone Warren 0299277365
North Shore Music Club Night
  • Takapuna Bowling Club
20 hours ago

Every Signature Counts

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Reducing the number of shops able to sell tobacco is part of the Government’s world-leading draft Smokefree plan.

Show your support by signing our petition here.
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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Takapuna

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques 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

👉 2-bed brick & tile unit for sale

Gabrielle Elborough from Sell with Gabrielle

2-bed brick & tile unit for sale in the prime location of Mairangi Bay
Open Home Saturday & Sunday 2:15 to 3:00pm
* very well presented
* modern kitchen and bathroom
* peek of the sea
* walk to the beach
* close to Mairangi Bay village, eateries, shops and beach
* for sale by Auction on 6 … View more
2-bed brick & tile unit for sale in the prime location of Mairangi Bay
Open Home Saturday & Sunday 2:15 to 3:00pm
* very well presented
* modern kitchen and bathroom
* peek of the sea
* walk to the beach
* close to Mairangi Bay village, eateries, shops and beach
* for sale by Auction on 6 May 2021 (unless sold prior)

Link to property description and video: www.barfoot.co.nz...
6/1 Hythe Terrace, Mairangi Bay

Negotiable

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9 days ago

Missing Dog

Maureen from Forrest Hill

Rocky is a Maltese/Lapso very friendly 11yo missing in CastorBay on this Wednesday afternoon. He was probably frightened by thunder and appears to have managed to escape from a back deck up a right of way on Beach Rd/Esplanade just up from Castor Bay Beach. Rocky is familiar with the area but is a … View moreRocky is a Maltese/Lapso very friendly 11yo missing in CastorBay on this Wednesday afternoon. He was probably frightened by thunder and appears to have managed to escape from a back deck up a right of way on Beach Rd/Esplanade just up from Castor Bay Beach. Rocky is familiar with the area but is a visitor. Please note phone number on his tag is incorrect and he is microchipped. Please phone distraught owner on 021454580 or 0211838358 if no reply.

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3 days ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up … View more
Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

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1 day ago

Loacl West Auckland & North shore builder recommendations

Deana from Sunnynook

Hi Neighbours, I have a small job in West Habour removing & replacing a couple of weatherboards that has to be done next week on short notice can anyone recommend a builder.

4 days ago

Ever noticed the empty buses ? What's the answer ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If buses are running near empty, maybe the traditional way of providing public transport needs a rethink. Read the story below on the empty buses of Hobsonville Point. What's the answer ?

1 day ago

Window & door security - Exceed we fix windows & doors

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More & more customers taking their home security to the next level with the superior strength, versatility and architectural styling of Crimsafe security doors

Looking to secure your home?

Exceed's experts can assist you in determining the level of security your windows & doors may … View more
More & more customers taking their home security to the next level with the superior strength, versatility and architectural styling of Crimsafe security doors

Looking to secure your home?

Exceed's experts can assist you in determining the level of security your windows & doors may require and advise on what products will best suit your needs.

Call us on 0800 25 25 00 or visit: www.exceed.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Pilates at Murrays Bay - Outram Hall. Adults classes and Mums & Bubs

Ellie from Murrays Bay

Come and join a fantastic community class and learn all the benefits that Pilates has to offer!
I run classes every Tuesday evening for Adults at 6pm, this is a 1 hour class and is just $15 drop in. Concessions are also available, with most of my regulars opting for these!
On a Thursday morning at … View more
Come and join a fantastic community class and learn all the benefits that Pilates has to offer!
I run classes every Tuesday evening for Adults at 6pm, this is a 1 hour class and is just $15 drop in. Concessions are also available, with most of my regulars opting for these!
On a Thursday morning at 10.45am there is a lovely group of Mums & Bubs who gather to not only exercise but also to have fun with their babies and get to now other like minded Mums in the community. This is a one hour class and runs as a 5 week consecutive course for $100.
Straight after this class there is a 45 minute mat express lunch class at midday for adults. So many options!
Ellie has been teaching for 8 years, is fully qualified in mat, advanced reformer, pre & post natal and holds a First Aid Level 2 cert so you are in safe hands!
Get in touch for more info and I hope to see you on the mat soon.
T: 021 333 530
E: elliepilates@gmail.com
W: elliepilates.co.nz

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1 day ago

Local Anzac Day Parades and Services

The Team from Auckland Council

Remember our servicemen and servicewomen past and present this Anzac Day, Sunday 25 April.

Auckland Council, in partnership with the Auckland RSA and local communities, offers more than 80 parades and services across Tāmaki Makaurau. Attend one near you with friends and family.

Go to … View more
Remember our servicemen and servicewomen past and present this Anzac Day, Sunday 25 April.

Auckland Council, in partnership with the Auckland RSA and local communities, offers more than 80 parades and services across Tāmaki Makaurau. Attend one near you with friends and family.

Go to ourauckland.nz/anzacday for a full list of services, parking, road closures and ways to commemorate at home.

COVID-19 precautions: please remember to use the NZ COVID Tracer app, stay at home if you are unwell and wear a mask on public transport. Anzac Day services will only proceed at Alert Level 1.
Learn more

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14 days ago

Wee Jobs Useful Information

The Team from Wee Jobs

Did you know how much you can save by replacing just one 75 watt incandescent lightbulb with a 11 watt LED lightbulb? Check out our post below!

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2 days ago

Mediterranean Lunch

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

One of our most popular projects for our Level 4 Advanced Cookery students is to design a three-course menu, costed to a budget and then prepared for a friend to savour.

The three-course menu includes a fish dish, involving the filleting of a fish, freshly made ribbon pasta and dessert - all with… View more
One of our most popular projects for our Level 4 Advanced Cookery students is to design a three-course menu, costed to a budget and then prepared for a friend to savour.

The three-course menu includes a fish dish, involving the filleting of a fish, freshly made ribbon pasta and dessert - all with a Mediterranean theme. Take a look at this week's impressive efforts enjoyed by the Advanced students. They then serve the meal for their own guest and also get to sit down and eat with them.

Here are some photos of the creative dishes prepared for the Mediterranean Luncheon.

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