Cockle Bay, Auckland

Minimalist Design in Apartment Living

Minimalist Design in Apartment Living

Ryman’s Charles Upham Village resident Di gives her design tips on how she’s turned her space into a beautiful home.

16 days ago

ADOPTION OPEN DAY AT SPCA THIS SATURDAY, 25% OFF ADOPTION FEES 13-28 APRIL

The Team from SPCA Auckland - Centres & Op Shops

Why adopt from SPCA? Because all our animals come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, health checked, and prepared for their life as a pet by our staff and foster families.

With expert advice, 3 months free pet insurance, and Purina discount vouchers included, our adoptions are not only … View more
Why adopt from SPCA? Because all our animals come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, health checked, and prepared for their life as a pet by our staff and foster families.

With expert advice, 3 months free pet insurance, and Purina discount vouchers included, our adoptions are not only affordable but also provide everything your new friend needs to thrive. And between 13-28 April only, our adoption fees are 25% off!

Visit one of our Centres on our National Adoption Open Day on Saturday, 13 April, or apply online to arrange a private meet-and-greet. Help us Clear the Shelters these school holidays!

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10 days ago

Free Undersea Virtual Reality sessions

Michelle from Highland Park

Have you booked a virtual reality session at Highland Park Library yet? Only on Monday 15 April from 10.00am!

Spaces still available, 4 sessions to choose from. Booking via Eventbrite. www.eventbrite.co.nz...

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10 days ago

Books about raising boys

Magda from Howick

I have 3 books about raising great boys
Very helpful for parents and single mums
$15 each or $40 for all of them

Price: $15

10 days ago

Live Day TODAY!! Sunday 14 April 10am-4pm

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Experience an old-fashioned Village Fête. Play fair games and win prizes! Make butter, attend a Victorian school lesson, see the coal range fired-up and the blacksmith at work!

🐝 The village beekeeper Talk & beeswax candle making at 1pm
🍦 Mister Gelato
🪓 The Solo Blacksmith
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Experience an old-fashioned Village Fête. Play fair games and win prizes! Make butter, attend a Victorian school lesson, see the coal range fired-up and the blacksmith at work!

🐝 The village beekeeper Talk & beeswax candle making at 1pm
🍦 Mister Gelato
🪓 The Solo Blacksmith
🧈 Make your own butter
📖 Meet the bookbinders
🥁 Morris dancers and City of Manukau Pipes & Drums
🌿 East Auckland Eco Day as part of EcoFest

AND MORE!! Bring the family and make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family pass $46, child under 5, members & annual pass holders - free entry
Howick Historical Village, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga

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11 days ago

65" PANASONIC SMART TV RAFFLE

Roger Robinson from Bucklands Beach Lions Club

Dear Lions Club Supporter,
The Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Yachting Academy has approached our Lions Club to help raise funds to assist with purchase of 10 Elliott 7 yachts from the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. These yachts will be used to train our young sailors. Our Lions Club has met at the BBYC for… View more
Dear Lions Club Supporter,
The Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Yachting Academy has approached our Lions Club to help raise funds to assist with purchase of 10 Elliott 7 yachts from the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. These yachts will be used to train our young sailors. Our Lions Club has met at the BBYC for over 30 years so it is in fact our home! We have agreed to assist and have given them a Grant of $2000 already. In addition we have been generously donated a big 65" TV by Panasonic New Zealand Ltd as a raffle prize. We are now in the process of selling tickets in this raffle. These are priced at $10 each and are limited to 300 tickets Details of the raffle are shown below. If you are able to help by purchasing a ticket, this would be very much appreciated. The raffle will be drawn as soon as all tickets are sold.

Payment for the tickets can be made into our Bank Account shown below and tickets requested by email to me.

Thank you for your support.

Kind regards

Roger Robinson
Lions Club of Bucklands Beach
027 245 4966

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11 days ago

Rock and pop on East FM, Saturday, high noon...

Phil from Farm Cove

Two completely different music acts who have in common they’re on the brink of new horizons – powerful rockers Black Smoke Trigger, and the flourishing Raging Flowers - feature on tomorrow’s She’ll Be Right on Saturdays Show with PJ Taylor, midday to 4pm (NZ time, April 13) on East FM.

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Two completely different music acts who have in common they’re on the brink of new horizons – powerful rockers Black Smoke Trigger, and the flourishing Raging Flowers - feature on tomorrow’s She’ll Be Right on Saturdays Show with PJ Taylor, midday to 4pm (NZ time, April 13) on East FM.

There’ll also be new singles by Fin Rah Zel, and Karra Rhodes, and we’re overdue to play a few songs from In Green, the debut solo EP by drummer Taylor Griffin and a band of Kiwi legends.

We’ll be talking live at 2pm with Charlie Wallace of Black Smoke Trigger following the release of “an undeniably anthemic rock radio banger”, new single K.M.T.L.

Blackout Music NZ says “the Hawke’s Bay four-piece heavy-rock outfit continue to ride the high of their driving rock, anchored by the distinctive guitar work of Wallace and the commanding vocals of Baldrick, combined with their pummelling rhythm section, bassist Dan Fulton and drummer Josh Te Maro.

“Fast becoming known for not only churning out certified 10/10 arena ready rock bangers, Black Smoke Trigger are also quickly garnering a reputation for creating arresting and often death-defying music videos.”

K.M.T.L follows the success of earlier singles, Proof Of Life, Perfect Torture, and The Way Down, the video which saw the band perform at night, atop the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower, with Wallace jumping off the edge, shredding a guitar solo whilst plummeting 630-feet and has now clocked up more than 1.3 million views on YouTube.

“The release sees Black Smoke Trigger continue to deliver on their promise of high-energy rock music that’s both entertaining and deeply relatable,” Blackout Music says.

Black Smoke Trigger are supporting Filter on the Australian and NZ legs of their Algorithm World Tour, and hit the road supporting Bruce Dickinson The Mandrake Project in the UK, France, and Holland this May. www.blacksmoketrigger.com....

Their debut, full length album Horizons is released later this year.

It’s an exciting time for Raging Flowers, aka Amy Wang, as she’s just released her debut four-song self-titled EP, and she’s joining us live in the East FM studio at 12.30pm to tell us all about it.

Chinese-Kiwi singer-songwriter-producer of Pakuranga, Raging Flowers’ main instrument is electric guitar.
Her website, www.ragingflowers.com... says: ‘She makes groovy genre-blending music that can be classified as jazzy self-help indie pop.’

‘Raging Flowers has had an unusual start to her music career. Although she's been a long-time music learner, she pursued a career in tech. She became a star programmer in various software fields including music, blockchain and AI. She even built and launched her own music-learning software, MusoPipe, while working part-time as a software engineer and training hard as a professional Muay Thai kick-boxing athlete.
‘Eventually, she got burnt out and had to stop to care for her body and mind. She leaned into creativity, got in touch with her feelings, got therapy, and finally came out the other side feeling recharged and wholesome.’

East FM is East Auckland’s fair-dinkum community-powered public service radio station, on 88.1FM and 107.1FM on local frequencies, nationally and globally at www.eastfm.nz... and on app iHeart Radio.

She’ll Be Right - it’s all about the vibe; it’s all about the groove. Providing a platform for NZ music and performing artists to exhibit their talents since ages ago. Ka pai. – PJ

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12 days ago

One day to go until our SPCA Adoption Open Day Saturday, 13 April

The Team from SPCA Auckland - Centres & Op Shops

Ready to welcome a new furry friend into your family these school holidays?

We are reducing our adoption fees to make it easier than ever to find your perfect companion, just in time for winter. From 13-28 April, our fees are 25% off.

Visit us on our National Adoption Open Day on Saturday, 13… View more
Ready to welcome a new furry friend into your family these school holidays?

We are reducing our adoption fees to make it easier than ever to find your perfect companion, just in time for winter. From 13-28 April, our fees are 25% off.

Visit us on our National Adoption Open Day on Saturday, 13 April, or apply online for a private meet-and-greet.

With over 1,000 animals patiently waiting for adoption across the country you are sure to find your perfect match.

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12 days ago

Howick Floral Art Club

Susan from Half Moon Bay

Want to try a new hobby? Why not try floral art?
We meet the fourth Monday of the month at Howick Bowling Club 1pm to 3pm . Next meeting is the 22 April 2024 All welcome
Ring Sue 0210617495 if you would like more details

12 days ago

Make your own plant support

The Team from Resene ColorShop Botany Downs

Create this stylish plant support using a few garden stakes and Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain. Find out how to create your own with these easy instructions.

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12 days ago

Spinning records for 24 hours on East FM

Phil from Farm Cove

At East FM, we love music and tracks recorded and pressed on vinyl records. So much so, that we're joining Vinylthon, a worldwide event on April 20-21, when radio stations around the world broadcast the playing of music on vinyl, for 24 massive record-spinning hours! Midday to midday.
The … View more
At East FM, we love music and tracks recorded and pressed on vinyl records. So much so, that we're joining Vinylthon, a worldwide event on April 20-21, when radio stations around the world broadcast the playing of music on vinyl, for 24 massive record-spinning hours! Midday to midday.
The schedule of DJs is confirmed and they're all carefully organising what to play on the two turntables we'll be alternating between, just like in the olden days.
We understand we're one of only two radio stations in New Zealand participating in Vinylthon. A big thank-you to our Matt "Beagle" Everitt for his leadership on this project.

East FM is East Auckland’s fair-dinkum community-powered public service radio station, on 88.1FM and 107.1FM on local frequencies, nationally and globally at www.eastfm.nz... and on app iHeart Radio. - PJ

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13 days ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Howick

Kowhai from Birkdale

This FREE composting workshop offers an introduction to composting with the three most common composting systems; Bokashi buckets, traditional cold compost bins, and worm farms. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-howick-9/
Composting Workshop Howick
  • Highland Park Community House
13 days ago

Kiwis are finding best deals possible

The Team from NZ Compare

Discover how Kiwis are ditching the 'lazy loyalty tax' and saving money with this tool! Learn more in Stuff's article about finding better deals and paying less.

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13 days ago

What's On: East Auckland Table Tennis Club

Shane from Epsom

Table tennis club meets every Tuesday night at 7.15p.m. All welcome. $12 per player per night. For more information contact Ebi ph. (021) 083 09994.
East Auckland Table Tennis Club
  • Pakuranga Community Hall
13 days ago

Scammers posing as Police officers

The Team from New Zealand Police

Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a … View more
Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a particular department, tell you that you have been a victim of fraud or scam, and begin to try and obtain further financial information from you. This is a scam.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton, from Auckland City’s Financial Crime Unit, says there have been at least a dozen reports made to Police, and these scam calls are largely being made to landlines. “While Police do not have accurate numbers of how many of these scam calls have been received, it is important that the public are aware,” he says. “Police will make some enquiries into these calls, but our experience has shown that often phone-based scammers will be operating from overseas. “We appreciate the vigilance of those who have contact Police so far, as this will help us to make others in the community aware.”

Unfortunately, scams can take many different forms and target victims on different platforms, Detective Senior Sergeant Bolton says. “Scammers are opportunistic and thrive off your trust and good-will. If you receive a call of this nature, do not hand over any personal details.”
New Zealand Police will never contact people seeking their banking details, card numbers, pin numbers or passwords. There are instances where legitimate Police officers will contact you as part of their duties. Police ask that the public remain vigilant.

𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿:
➡️Police will never ask for details about your bank cards, pin numbers or passwords over the phone.
➡️Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, or is too good to be true, it probably is.
➡️If you are uncertain, ask for the officer’s details. Hang up, contact 105 and request the officer to contact you.
➡️Police aren’t in the business of offering prize money.

If you are in the unfortunate position of being a victim of a scam, please report the matter to Police.
Take the chance to upskill yourself on scam awareness, check for further information on the NetSafe website.

𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗺:
Police are also aware of an email scam that has re-emerged, that claims to be authorities from Police and other justice sector partners. This scam has been subject of previous advisories. We continue to advise people to be extremely cautious when receiving unsolicited emails. Do not reply an the email of this nature under any circumstances.

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13 days ago

The Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival

waiuku from Auckland Central

Sunday 14th April- 10am till 2pm in Waiuku town centre. The Waiuku Business & Development Association are really excited, along with local enthusiast club Rusty Studs, to bring the 2024 Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival, our very own event, home-made in Waiuku, which has such a great … View moreSunday 14th April- 10am till 2pm in Waiuku town centre. The Waiuku Business & Development Association are really excited, along with local enthusiast club Rusty Studs, to bring the 2024 Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival, our very own event, home-made in Waiuku, which has such a great following after it first revved up our town centre 12 years ago.This iconic event is a car enthusiast’s dream, but has something for everyone. From Vintage cars to Hot-rods to Tractors, and everything in between.

This year brings new attractions and some favourites including the infamous fire breathing Jet Car, a different kind of fire power from the Quad 50, a Pistol display, lots of booms and bangs, dreamy classics on wheels, live music, dancing, drummers and even some action in the sky with a variety of aircraft including chopper joy rides! Wander the outdoor markets full of crafts, gifts and delicious treats or relax with a coffee or a cold beer at one of our cafes or bars. For the kids; visit the carnival, take a train ride, have your face painted, chat to the Police or Fire fighters, and of course eat candy-floss! Glenbrook Vintage Rail will be running their normal Sunday trips between Glenbrook and Waiuku, arriving at Victoria Ave station by the Cosmopolitan Club. For more info and train fares visit

Don't miss this awesome family day out in Waiuku. $5 Entry and Gold coin for Kids, with all proceeds supporting the continuation of this community event. No Dogs, Alcohol, Bikes or Scooters allowed into the event for safety reasons. Parking available at Waiuku Business Park off Kitchener Rd and in surrounding streets. Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club in Victoria Ave has parking for $5. Road closures from 7am to approx. 4pm; Queen St from King St up to Victoria Ave, Kitchener Rd from Queen St to King St, Bowen St one way section only. The event goes ahead rain or shine.

We would like to thank our 2024 event sponsors for their support; The Franklin Local Board, NZ Steel, GoGraphics and Cutting Edge Detail.
Find out more

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