Castor Bay, Auckland

46 days ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

29 days ago

ALL YOU NEED TO PAINT IS A FEW TOOLS, A LITTLE INSTRUCTION, AND A VISION IN YOUR MIND.

Deana from Sunnynook

Great deal for home owners, get 2 full interior or exterior house painting quotes from two painting companies and we will take a further 10% off the lowest quoted price.
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29 days ago

Have you planted anything to screen out neighbours?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We all need and value privacy in our homes and gardens, and fast-growing, non-invasive clumping bamboo is proving to be a popular option. What have you got in your garden for that purpose?

29 days ago

Homework Hacks

NumberWorks'nWords Takapuna

Homework can often be difficult but creating a good routine and healthy study habits can make the process more effective and efficient.

Have you or your child implemented the following?
- create a distraction free environment
- schedule homework time
- give praise and rewards
- connect with … View more
Homework can often be difficult but creating a good routine and healthy study habits can make the process more effective and efficient.

Have you or your child implemented the following?
- create a distraction free environment
- schedule homework time
- give praise and rewards
- connect with teachers
- get additional support if needed

Follow the link to find out more:

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29 days ago

Do you live near an abandoned or derelict property?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

New Zealand is in a housing crisis. Around the country, the demand for property continues to outstrip supply, driving record median prices even higher. In Auckland - where an average house price of over $1m has seen it ranked the fourth least-affordable city in the world - some properties sit empty… View moreNew Zealand is in a housing crisis. Around the country, the demand for property continues to outstrip supply, driving record median prices even higher. In Auckland - where an average house price of over $1m has seen it ranked the fourth least-affordable city in the world - some properties sit empty and unmaintained.

Last week I reported on some of Auckland's mysterious million dollar dumps, and I'm sure there are plenty more out there. If you live near an empty, derelict property and are curious about it, I'd love to hear from you - flick me an email at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

29 days ago

Book a beautiful little getaway

Waipā Home of Champions

Waipā is only a short drive away!

Exquisitely crafted food and wine, boutique shopping and exhilarating bike rides along the waterfront are all waiting for you.

Stay a night or two and explore what the region has to offer.
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29 days ago

Resident-friendly terms that stack up!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly … View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want. They not only stack up in the retirement industry, they lead the way. *Some conditions apply.
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37 days ago

War letters- "Letters to home"

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

In commemoration of Anzac Day, Stuff is looking for letters sent from loved ones during times of war.

We know these letters will have been passed down and may be very significant to your family.

These letters will remain with you- we will just take a copy, which will be … View more
Hi Neighbours,

In commemoration of Anzac Day, Stuff is looking for letters sent from loved ones during times of war.

We know these letters will have been passed down and may be very significant to your family.

These letters will remain with you- we will just take a copy, which will be published as part of our Anzac Day coverage.

If you have any letters you would like to share, please email caryn.wilkinson@stuff.co.nz

Please put "War Letters to Home" in the subject line.

30 days ago

Freedom Furniture - Pewter Wardrobe Unit

Sacha from Takapuna

Freedom Furniture - Free Standing Wardrobe Unit - Pewter - Sturdy Metal
On wheels with 3 shelves. Storage space on top and bottom as well.
Great for storage & ideal for a studio or apartment with limited wardrobe space.

Comes with all nuts & bolts & hooks to hang gear.

Primo … View more
Freedom Furniture - Free Standing Wardrobe Unit - Pewter - Sturdy Metal
On wheels with 3 shelves. Storage space on top and bottom as well.
Great for storage & ideal for a studio or apartment with limited wardrobe space.

Comes with all nuts & bolts & hooks to hang gear.

Primo condition.

Message or contact me on 0275666226 if you are interested or have any questions.

Price: $250

30 days ago

Neighbour's Day: The Great Plant Swap

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

The annual Neighbour's Day Aotearoa is running this week until March 30.

Held to encourage people to get their neighbours better, this year's theme is The Great Plant Swap.

The first 200 people to register their events will receive a packet of seeds donated by Kings … View more
Hi neighbours,

The annual Neighbour's Day Aotearoa is running this week until March 30.

Held to encourage people to get their neighbours better, this year's theme is The Great Plant Swap.

The first 200 people to register their events will receive a packet of seeds donated by Kings Seeds.

Neighbours have held barbecues, community movie nights and beach clean-ups in previous years to mark Neighbour's Day Aotearoa.

You can join one or several events by clicking the red buttons on the website below.

Go to www.neighboursday.org.nz... for information.

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30 days ago

Experts in covered outdoor living areas

Shades Direct

At shades direct we use 80 x 50 3mm construction grade aluminium, 316 stainless steel fixing and polycarbonate roofing.

We pride ourselves on being best in class at an affordable price.

We don’t compromise quality. We are NZ made. Trustworthy, reliable service 18 years in the business and … View more
At shades direct we use 80 x 50 3mm construction grade aluminium, 316 stainless steel fixing and polycarbonate roofing.

We pride ourselves on being best in class at an affordable price.

We don’t compromise quality. We are NZ made. Trustworthy, reliable service 18 years in the business and 6,000 happy customers.

Contact us 0800SHADES or visit our website.
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32 days ago

FREE

Jackie from Glenfield

Two sets of draws my mother is downsizing and needs them gone call 0212092544

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31 days ago

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32 days ago

Neighbours' Day Aotearoa

The Team from Takapuna Methodist Church

Bring the family and get to know your neighbours. Lots of activities for children and youth at 38 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Saturday 20 March 2021, 11am - 2pm.

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32 days ago

Hurt black cat, might be hiding in your garden?

Tania from Castor Bay

Hello, we think our cat got hit by a car this morning (20/3) on Eastcliffe Rd. When we approached him he ran away on three legs and we cant find him. If you spot him in your garden can you please call Tania on 027 428 0739. Thanks

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