43 days ago

Need Some Good Reads During Lockdown?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi North Shore neighbours,

Wanting to curl up with a good book during alert level 3?

Check out the NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 shortlist which boasts titles from well-known authors and new writers.

The winner in each category will be announced on March 18 and each winner receives $500.

NZ Booklovers director Karen McMillan said the annual awards received 71 entries and the quality was extremely high.

"The judges were excited to see the variety of books that our talented New Zealand authors have produced,’ she said.

"Our fiction award celebrates the best in storytelling, a book that is wellwritten but where the story is key."

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2021:

Addressed to Greta by Fiona Sussman, Ephemera by Tina Shaw, For Reasons of Their Own by Chris Stuart, I Wish, I Wish by Zirk van den Berg, The Silence of Snow by Eileen Merriman, Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino, Victory Park by Rachel Kerr, While the Fantail Lives by Alan Titchall.

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2021:

Aroha by Dr Hinemoa Elder, Landmarks by Owen Marshall, Grahame Sydney and Brian Turner, Shared Kitchen by Julie and Ilaria Biuso, Surf Dreams by Derek Morrison, Two Raw Sisters by Rosa and Margo Flanagan, Wild Kinship by Monique Hemmingson.

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Book 2021:

Hare & Ruru by Laura Shallcrass, The Hug Blanket by Chris Gurney, illustrated by Lael Chisholm, I am the Universe by Vasanti Unka, The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi by Clare Scott, illustrated by Amy Haarhoff, Sharing with Wolf by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson, Tatty Catty by Susannah Whaley, illustrated by Hayley Elliott-Kernot.

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4 hours ago

Are you living with foot pain?

Corrective Foot Solutions

Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

Fix the problem so you can enjoy being active again.

Fortunately, at Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle hands-on technique to effectively treat and fix foot problems without the need for surgery, orthotics or pain killers.

We use foot mobilisation therapy to correct the underlying causes of your foot pain by working on the misalignments in the foot, as well as strengthening the weakened muscles around the joints for long term relief.

We’ve decided to run a SPECIAL OFFER for foot pain sufferers.
“Foot Pain Assessment” for only $30 (Worth $85).
Offer valid 14/04/2020 - 14/05/2021.

Address - Level 3, 272 Parnell Road, Parnell.
Call us on - 09 212 9250.
Find out more

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7 hours ago

Pikler Set in circulation

Yi Kang from Northcote Toy Library

Hi dear families, our lovely Pikler set is now in circulation!
It includes a triangle, a cube and a ramp. Very versatile! Our members are loving it!
Come to visit us to see all other equally cool toys! We're open during the school holiday!
You can also purchase a membership voucher for your family member or friend! It's the best gift for a new mum or mum-to-be!
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18 days ago

Onewa Rd T3 lane to get 68 new cameras to catch drivers breaking rules

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Onewa Rd's controversial transit lane is set to get 68 cameras to better enforce the rules and combat abuse against Auckland Transport staff.

The 2.3 kilometre road has 17 transit zones – nine towards the city and eight towards Birkenhead - which can only be used by cars with three or more passengers between 6.30am and 9am, and 4pm-6pm, Monday to Friday.

The current enforcement method involves Auckland Transport staff standing on the side of the road with a camera, however a spokesman said that put them at risk of being abused by angry motorists.

The new cameras will allow for more consistent monitoring of the lanes, the spokesman added.

Each of the 17 transit zones will have one remote monitoring unit, each containing four cameras.

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