69 days ago

New Year Honours: North Shore's Dame Anne Salmond awarded New Zealand's highest royal honour

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

How does one sum up a distinguished career upon being awarded New Zealand's highest royal honour?

“It’s always been this huge adventure,” Dame Anne Salmond says of her career as an anthropologist, environmentalist and multi award-winning author, unable to settle on a particular highlight.

Salmond's work has been recognised with a multitude of awards and honours.

Despite this, Salmond, a resident of Stanley Point, said she was stunned and overwhelmed to receive a letter telling her she had been named a Member of the Order of New Zealand for services to New Zealand in the 2021 New Year Honours.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Bee pooh

Kenneth from Northcote Point

Maybe some of you watched the Seven Sharp program about bees "pooing" on someones windows? in Whangaparoea....is this what the world has come to? Did you know that bees are absolutely essential to pollination and keeping us alive? But some people just don't care except about there dirty windows....here's an idea....spray something on your glass to make it easier to clean....don't blame the bees OR the beekeepers.....we are all so self absorbed with our LITTLE worlds that we don't look at the big picture...dirty windows...beautiful bees...HONEY!!!!

9 hours ago

Campbells Bay School pōhutukawa trees saved from the chop after local outcry

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours. A grove of pōhutukawa trees that were to be axed to make way for new classrooms have been saved from the chop following local outcry.

The Ministry of Education planned to fell the trees – five pōhutukawa and one Norfolk pine – at Campbells Bay School in Auckland early this year.

The plans prompted parents and local residents to launch a petition calling for the trees to be saved, and instead design a building which preserves them.

But this month, the Ministry of Education has shared new plans for the classroom block.

It will be set back an additional 4.5 metres from the school’s fence on Aberdeen Rd, meaning the six trees will remain, with some limited root reduction and canopy trimming.

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2 hours ago

Diversi-tea and coffee group

laura from Auckland North Newcomers Network

Join our lovely group of locals and newcomers for a morning of sharing, conversing and learning at our local Community House.
We often host a guest speaker or share a recipe!
This group runs during School Terms only. All info on poster!

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