Castor Bay, Auckland

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5 days ago

What's On: Happy Me, Happy Others Seminar

Mike from Epsom

Easy steps to improve relationships. Learn practical tools for happy you in any situation. 7pm to 8pm. For bookings contact Mike 0274465357. Cost $5.
Happy Me, Happy Others Seminar
  • Milford Senior Citizens Hall
6 days ago

Graphic & Website Design

Alireza from Envision Creative Ltd

Envision Creative is a full services graphic & web design agency in Auckland. We can work on a particular project for your business.
Contact us:
0210543532
Email us:
info@envisioncreative.co.nz

6 days ago

Faces of Cairo exhibition

Ilan from Castor Bay

Faces of Cairo (ilanwittenberg.com...) takes you on a tour of the land and its people, the streets, the markets, the African desert, and the path of history.
Cairo is chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating, and beautiful. From above, the distorted roar of the muezzins' call to prayer, … View more
Faces of Cairo (ilanwittenberg.com...) takes you on a tour of the land and its people, the streets, the markets, the African desert, and the path of history.
Cairo is chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating, and beautiful. From above, the distorted roar of the muezzins' call to prayer, echoes-out from duelling minarets. Below, car horns bellow tuneless symphonies amid avenues of faded Nineteenth-century grandeur, while donkey carts rattle down dusty lanes, lined with colossal monuments. Cairo’s constant buzz is a product of its 30 million inhabitants, simultaneously stretching its infrastructure, crushing it under their collective weight. The smog is heavy, and car-toots are overwhelming, but its energy is stimulating and exhilarating!
In January 2020, I was privileged to visit the ancient city to tell the story of its people. What stood-out to me the most was how friendly people were. I first shook their hands warmly and then asked in Arabic: “Mumken Sura? Can I take your photo?” I gave people my full attention and most were delighted to have their portrait taken, especially once they learned that I come from New Zealand. I then showed them the image on the back of my camera which made them feel honoured and respected.

I consider it a real privilege to be able to share these glimpses into their lives. I wanted to visit Cairo for a long time and was delighted when the opportunity came. I always admired the long and rich history of Egypt and found the experience of modern-day Cairo to be incredible in its own right. The whole city buzzes with all kinds of different people. Despite the daily grind and the economic hardship, they all share a wonderful faith in a better future.

This is a documentary collection. Most of the photos had little or no retouching. I asked people to look straight into my camera, so these are not candid photos. The strength of this series is in giving viewers a rare opportunity to connect with the common Egyptian people in their natural environment. This diverse group of individuals serves as a timely reminder that, despite our many cultural differences, we can unite through the power of photography.

The work is a celebration of our shared values: hard work, the importance of family and caring for each other as a community. I hope that through this portfolio viewers learn more about the Egyptian people. In sharing this series, I encourage viewers to show empathy: to accept others and to recognise the value of cultural diversity. We would all experience an enhanced sense of humanity if we took the time to appreciate interactions which allow us to discover the world beyond our familiar boundaries. We are all wonderfully unique, yet, at the same time, we are remarkably similar.

I present these photographs in timeless monochrome, to ensure consistency and flow amidst the chaos and clutter of the busy environment. My aim is to create an authentic portfolio of diverse individuals in a foreign land. My goal is to tell their stories using a clear narrative style and enduring quality. The photos are crisp and sharp, to allow the details to inspire your imagination and to evoke emotions. I hope that you will experience the special atmosphere and connect with the people.

Where: Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

Opening Event: Wednesday 5-May, 5-9pm

Artist Talk: Saturday 15 May, 11am

Portraiture Workshop: Saturday 15 May, 1pm

May 5 - June 3, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

6 days ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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6 days ago

Opal Ring 💍

Mel from Forrest Hill

A beautiful Opal ring that's absolutely stunning!!A size 7 to fit!!rrp is $185 but willing to let it go at a very gd price!!Engagement ring perhaps for the love of ur life??pm me or txt me on 02040999339 2day & get it before its gone!!

Price: $80

7 days ago

Free Composting Workshops

The Team from Auckland Council

Traditional Bins | Bokashi | Worm Farms
New to composting? Learn how simple it is to start composting at home, and how to access a $40 discount on a system that suits your needs. Through composting, you can reduce organic waste sent to landfill and provide food for your soil!

Compost Collective… View more
Traditional Bins | Bokashi | Worm Farms
New to composting? Learn how simple it is to start composting at home, and how to access a $40 discount on a system that suits your needs. Through composting, you can reduce organic waste sent to landfill and provide food for your soil!

Compost Collective workshops are held Auckland-wide. To find one near you and book your place visit compostcollective.org.nz/workshops.

There's lots to dig about composting.
Learn more

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7 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - don't forget!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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9 days ago

Milford Reserve Nets Upgrade

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The old toilet and changing room block at Milford Reserve is earmarked for a facelift.

Work is expected to start in mid-April to replace the longstanding brick building with a modern building.

The $1.2 million project will see eight new toilets, two showers, a double external shower, two changing… View more
The old toilet and changing room block at Milford Reserve is earmarked for a facelift.

Work is expected to start in mid-April to replace the longstanding brick building with a modern building.

The $1.2 million project will see eight new toilets, two showers, a double external shower, two changing rooms, a drinking station and a new seating area.

The building will have a beach-themed exterior in response to community feedback.

The old brick building had served users well but had reached the end of its life, said Devonport Takapuna Local Board chair Aidan Bennett.

“In 2018 we sought feedback from the community on what they would like to see here so I am sure everyone is excited to see it get underway.”

The areas will be fenced off during construction and four portaloos will be installed in the reserve for public use.

Construction is expected to take about three months, pending weather conditions.

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8 days ago

Buying Vintage Watches

Callum Neighbourly Lead from Milford

Looking to buy vintage men's wristwatches for a fair price.
Cheers.

8 days ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund … View more
Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

What are you waiting for! Sign up today.
Find out more

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8 days ago

GARAGE SALE

Andy from Sunnynook

GARAGE SALE
13 SEQUOIA PL, SUNNYNOOK
TIME: 8.00 - 12.00
DATE: 17 & 24 APRIL,2021
SALE: PLANTS, CLOTHES, etc

Negotiable

8 days ago

GARAGE SALE

Andy from Sunnynook

GARAGE SALE
13 SEQUOIA PL, SUNNYNOOK
TIME: 8.00 - 12.00
SALE: PLANTS, CLOTHES, etc

Negotiable

8 days ago

GARAGE SALE

Andy from Sunnynook

GARAGE SALE
13 SEQUOIA PL, SUNNYNOOK
TIME: 8.00 - 12.00 morning
SALE: PLANTS, CLOTHES, etc

8 days ago

Knitting yarn or crochet

Mel from Forrest Hill

These balls of yarn r no use as I dont need them!!if interested just pm me or txt me on 02040999339 2day!!they wont last long!!winter is coming!!

Price: $30

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8 days ago

What's On: Nth shore Genealogy

John from Glenfield

Genealogy programs, visitors welcome, $5.00 door fee includes coffee & tea. further information contact John 4444175
Nth shore Genealogy
  • Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall
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