Eden Terrace, Auckland

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7 days ago

What's On: Meditate in Mount Eden

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Mount Eden
  • Mount Eden Village Hall
7 days ago

Auckland man earns long service award

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined … View more
Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined the probation service after gaining his law degree at Auckland University.

The probation service "seemed a good place to start and much more exciting than being a lawyer," he said.

"(I) stayed because I still have some of the idealism left and the criminal justice system is still an exciting place to work in."

In 1971 the Probation Service, as it was known, was a division of the Department of Justice.

This changed with the establishment of the Department of Corrections in 1996.

In Auckland, there was a main office in High St with reporting centres in the suburbs, Cooke said.

"I looked after Henderson and you were at the reporting centres at night on your own.

"In addition, probation officers collected fines and reparation as part of a special condition of probation, and a cash box with a float of money accompanied us."

Cooke was the sole charge district probation officer at Kaikohe.

He recalls travelling on his own to do home visits for most of the rural caseload.

Cooke has seen many changes over the years.

People under probation orders were now much more difficult to manage and more unpredictable, he said.

Before the 2002 Sentencing Act, there was a national Parole Board for those sentenced over 7 years Imprisonment and a District Prisons Board for each prison deciding release for those serving under 7 year sentences, Cooke said.

"They also decided on back end Home Detention before Home Detention became a separate sentence. "

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7 days ago

10-year Budget 2021-2031 webinar events

The Team from Auckland Council

If you would like the opportunity to ask questions about the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 with your councillor and local board, we have a range of webinars available 👇
akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

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8 days ago

Vodaphone Smart A9. Has SIM. Hardly used. $10.00

Claudia from Mount Eden

My sister used this when she was over from the US about 18 months ago. All complete and in box. Does all basic things including internet and Bluetooth so should be able to download Covid Tracer. Good for older people as fairly small and light. Exactly the same as this at Harvey Norman:
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My sister used this when she was over from the US about 18 months ago. All complete and in box. Does all basic things including internet and Bluetooth so should be able to download Covid Tracer. Good for older people as fairly small and light. Exactly the same as this at Harvey Norman:
www.harveynorman.co.nz....

9 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

7 days ago

Neighbourly Lead Eden Terrace

Gary Neighbourly Lead from Eden Terrace

Hi Everyone. My name is Gary and I am one of the local leads in Eden Terrace. I get a list of new members and send them a welcome message. It is great to see how much the local network has grown and how many messages and notices have been added to the boards.
We have much to be happy about … View more
Hi Everyone. My name is Gary and I am one of the local leads in Eden Terrace. I get a list of new members and send them a welcome message. It is great to see how much the local network has grown and how many messages and notices have been added to the boards.
We have much to be happy about living in Eden Terrace.
Our building was put through a watertight/leaky building process a few years back. Through that process the builders took all the gardens at the front of the building away on Fleet Street. The Council planted some ground cover. However much of this dried due to drought and no maintenance. I have slowly been replanting the area with another man, Davin also planting the front of his unit. I really want to have the bottom end of the street planted for the rains this winter. If you are walking down Fleet Street take a look. If you have any plants (natives?) I am very happy to receive them.

You can post so many things on the site here and I encourage you to make the most of Neighbourly. It is an excellent way of building community, buying and selling and getting word out about local issues. So many dogs and cats have been located here for happy owners.
Go well and have a great weekend.

8 days ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online … View more
When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
Find out more

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11 days ago

What's On: Writers Group

Ian from Mount Albert

I am looking to start a small writers group, up to 6 people, to chat about our writing processes. Timing to suit. Interested? - Contact Ian at writersgroup@xtra.co.nz
Writers Group
  • A central Auckland cafe
8 days ago

Gazpacho by our Level 3 cooks

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Gazpacho is the classic chilled soup of Spain. It combines ripe tomatoes with cucumber, red and green capsicum, Sherry vinegar and a pinch of chilli. Perfect for a hot, sunny day. Prepared by our Level 3 Foundation chefs.

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8 days ago

Almost new Baby Stroller

Bruce and Raewyn from Sandringham

This baby stroller has hardly been use. Has been sitting in our shed for 8 years.

Price: $20

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8 days ago

Grey Lynn Farmers Market Sunday 28th Feb

Sri from Sri's Foods Ltd (Cuisines of Indonesia)

Hello Foodies,🙋‍♀‍
Come check me out on Sunday the 28th of Feb at the Grey Lynn’s Farmers Market, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. I will be selling Tempeh there every Sunday. Come get your authentic Tempeh fix – lovingly made by me the Indonesian way. For those still do not know what … View more
Hello Foodies,🙋‍♀‍
Come check me out on Sunday the 28th of Feb at the Grey Lynn’s Farmers Market, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. I will be selling Tempeh there every Sunday. Come get your authentic Tempeh fix – lovingly made by me the Indonesian way. For those still do not know what Tempeh is, I will be doing tasting and making one of the Indonesian favourites called Tempeh Medoan (thinly sliced deep fried in crispy batter). Tempeh Mendoan originates from the city of Purwokerto in Central Java, Indonesia. Most people consider tempeh as a snack and is one of the more popular Indonesian street foods, for good reason. Looking forward to seeing you all. Take care and stay safe🙏🙌

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8 days ago

Round metal drum

Terry from Mount Eden

Anyone knows where I can get a hold of one or two metal drums (like the 110 litre drum).

9 days ago

Woman awarded $10k compensation in first divorce ruling to put value on housework

Andrea from Morningside

A divorce court in China has ordered a man to pay his wife more than $10,000 as compensation for the housework she did during their five-year marriage, in what is believed to be a landmark legal first.
In the ruling, which effectively puts a monetary value on housework, the court ordered … View more
A divorce court in China has ordered a man to pay his wife more than $10,000 as compensation for the housework she did during their five-year marriage, in what is believed to be a landmark legal first.
In the ruling, which effectively puts a monetary value on housework, the court ordered Wang's husband, identified as Chen, to pay 50,000 yuan for neglecting his share of the domestic duties.
Such a judgment was made possible through a new civil code, which came into effect at the beginning of the year. The new provisions allow for a spouse who shoulders more responsibility in caring for children or elderly relatives, or carrying out unpaid housework, to request compensation from their partner in the event of a divorce. Both parties should negotiate the amount between them but, if they fail to agree, a court can decide for them. Interested? Read more here...
www.nzherald.co.nz...

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9 days ago

Join the St Patrick's Festival fun on Queen St

Cathy O'Sullivan from St Patrick's Festival

Bring the family to the Hugh Green Group St Patrick's Parade, Saturday March 13 from midday on Queen Street.

Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional Irish music and dance, Irish bands and lots more family-friendly entertainment.

Come join in the craic - help us turn the city a little … View more
Bring the family to the Hugh Green Group St Patrick's Parade, Saturday March 13 from midday on Queen Street.

Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional Irish music and dance, Irish bands and lots more family-friendly entertainment.

Come join in the craic - help us turn the city a little green!

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