Ellerslie, Auckland

1 day 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?

1 day ago

Are you struggling to find a rental or buy a home in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is … View more
Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is willing to talk please drop me a message: ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Reporter
stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19: Kmart and vape store among new locations of interest linked to new case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the closure of his shop on Wednesday for deep cleaning, followed by his mandatory self-isolation, would be tough for his small business.

Three new community cases of Covid-19 in south Auckland were announced on Tuesday.

The first was a student at Papatoetoe High School, which the Ministry of Health announced earlier in the day. Two other cases – the student’s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant – were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Kmart in Botany, in east Auckland, and Dark Vapes are among the places of interest visited by one of the cases, with further locations expected to be released on Wednesday.

Kmart Botany

The teenager reported as a new case on Tuesday night works at Kmart Botany.

They were at work on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, between 3.30pm and 10.30pm.

The store was closed on Tuesday night, and a thorough sanitisation of the store was being carried out, a Kmart spokesperson said.

Thirty-one Kmart staff have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating, the ministry said.

Any members of the public who visited Kmart Botany at the times the student was working is considered a casual plus contact, and must self-isolate at home immediately.

Casual plus contacts are those who would have been considered casual contacts, but have been upgraded due to the risk of the more transmissible strains of the virus.

“If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,” the ministry said.

Dark Vapes

One of the two high school students announced as new cases on Tuesday also twice visited Dark Vapes in East Tamaki, on Friday and Saturday.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said the store would be closed on Wednesday for deep cleaning, and he would isolate at home for 14-days, as per Ministry of Health advice.

“It's going to be tough for the business.”

He said the store would be able to reopen after cleaning as another staff member was available to help run it.

The owner did not know the identity of the case who visited.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said she was not sure which of the cases visited the store.

The visits to the vape store took place on Friday, February 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm, and also Saturday, February 20, between 7pm and 8.30pm.

People who visited the store during these times are considered to be casual-plus contacts.

More locations are expected to be released by the ministry on its website.

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5 days ago

A lost cat?

Sara from Remuera

UPDATE - He escaped from his one day new home which the owner thought he is their lost cat, but actually he isn’t! Hope he can meet better person. 😞 😞


This cat has been visiting my house (Abbotts way) for the last week during nighttime, he eats our cat’s food and sleeps inside. He is … View more
UPDATE - He escaped from his one day new home which the owner thought he is their lost cat, but actually he isn’t! Hope he can meet better person. 😞 😞


This cat has been visiting my house (Abbotts way) for the last week during nighttime, he eats our cat’s food and sleeps inside. He is very friendly to people which makes me think he has a home but he’s lost.

We took him to the vet but he hasn’t a microchip. If you know this cat please let me know x thanks 🙏🙏

19 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Coastal Erosion

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the … View more
Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the impacts this will have on communities the Auckland region.

Sea level rise is notoriously difficult for scientists to follow and this has meant coastal erosion rates have been difficult to predict.

New Zealand's sea levels have risen an average 1.67mm per year since 1989, but the Ministry of Environment says this will accelerate if little action is taken on climate change.

What do you think should be done about it? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community newspaper.

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20 hours ago

Digital 3d designer required to do a design

Francoise from Mount Wellington

I am looking for someone to assist with designing a 3d version of a Motor bike build . They need to be able to draw up a 3d version of what i am wanting to have made . Parts will be made out of metal , tank , seat . rear guards , front guards

Please text me 021 1936 300

Regards

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1 day ago

Have you seen this statue?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A Mt Wellington widow is devastated after thieves stole this memorial dedicated to her late husband.

The 50cm koru sculpture was swiped from her garden last week.

Officers have appealed to the public for help.

"We understand it can have a devastating impact, especially when sentimental … View more
A Mt Wellington widow is devastated after thieves stole this memorial dedicated to her late husband.

The 50cm koru sculpture was swiped from her garden last week.

Officers have appealed to the public for help.

"We understand it can have a devastating impact, especially when sentimental items or things which mean a lot to you and your loved ones are stolen," police said.

"We want to help return it (the statue) to her and her family."

If you have any information call 105 quoting file number 210216/2164 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1 day ago

Clear your calendars for RTB21!

The Team from Round the Bays

Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to … View more
Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to register and round up the crew for an awesome run/jog/walk along Auckland's beautiful coastline!

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1 day ago

Sole and crayfish quenelles

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Sole and crayfish quenelles with Sauce Nantua prepared by our Diploma Level 5 Cookery chefs This is  a complex classic dish with savoury umami flavours and creative presentation by the students.

3 days ago

Poll: Do you support making Matariki a public holiday?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The Matariki cluster will send Aotearoa a new public holiday next year.

The actual date of Matariki will move but is expected to always fall on a Friday or Monday.

The first day off will be Friday June 24 in 2022.

Government advice suggests the new Matariki public holiday will cost businesses … View more
The Matariki cluster will send Aotearoa a new public holiday next year.

The actual date of Matariki will move but is expected to always fall on a Friday or Monday.

The first day off will be Friday June 24 in 2022.

Government advice suggests the new Matariki public holiday will cost businesses between $377 - $448 million.

But that advice does not include any potential economic benefits from the new public holiday, set to be introduced from next year.

The estimated cost has come under fire from ACT leader David Seymour who said the public holiday amounted to a tax on business.

Seymour suggested that the Government get rid of another public holiday to make way for Matariki.

Photo: STEPHEN CHADWICK

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you support making Matariki a public holiday?
  • 59% Yes
    59% Complete
  • 36.9% No
    36.9% Complete
  • 4.1% Unsure
    4.1% Complete
812 votes
1 day ago

Round The Bays Steaming Ahead Sunday

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi East Auckland neighbours,

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run is back on this Sunday following Auckland's drop to alert level 1.

Now in its 49th year, Round the Bays is one of the biggest events to be held in New Zealand this summer.

More than 25,000 people will take part in the… View more
Hi East Auckland neighbours,

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run is back on this Sunday following Auckland's drop to alert level 1.

Now in its 49th year, Round the Bays is one of the biggest events to be held in New Zealand this summer.

More than 25,000 people will take part in the event that attracts participants of all ages and fitness levels ranging from professional runners to people aged in their eighties.

The event kicks off at 9.15 am in Quay St and takes in beaches along Tamaki Drive including Okahu Bay and Mission Bay.

It finishes at St Heliers.

Are you planning to take part?

If so, how are you going to play it?

Will you be a walker talker, a serious runner or dusting off the roller skates?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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1 day ago

4 tier ladder shelf

Aleksandra from Stonefields

SOLD
White shelf in good condition
No longer needed

Pick up from Stonefields

Price: $20

1 day ago

Stress changes our metabolism, research shows

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

People talk a lot about eating well as a key part of being healthy. But research has shown that stress not only causes people to eat unhealthily but also can cancel out the benefits of eating a healthier diet because of changes to metabolism.

So stress really matters, says Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, … View more
People talk a lot about eating well as a key part of being healthy. But research has shown that stress not only causes people to eat unhealthily but also can cancel out the benefits of eating a healthier diet because of changes to metabolism.

So stress really matters, says Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, lead study author (pictured). Clinical trials showed that stress affects our biological response to a meal containing healthy fats, with an increased inflammatory response in a stressed state, according to her research from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is proven to lower stress levels. Have a look at my website below to find out about the courses I teach

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2 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Uplands Kindergarten Annual Church Service

We wish to extend an invitation to our alumni to join us at our annual church service on Sunday 7 March at 10am. The service is family focused and everyone is welcome. The children will be singing some of their favourite songs.
Somervell Church, … View more
Uplands Kindergarten Annual Church Service

We wish to extend an invitation to our alumni to join us at our annual church service on Sunday 7 March at 10am. The service is family focused and everyone is welcome. The children will be singing some of their favourite songs.
Somervell Church, Sunday 7 March, 10am
Light refreshments will be served in the hall at the conclusion of the service and we have facepainters coming for all the children to enjoy.
Look forward to seeing you there.
RSVP: info@uplandskindergarten.org.nz by 5 March to give us an indication of numbers for catering and activity purposes please.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

The stock you have waited for has arrived!

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We have a huge range of bedroom, living, dining and lounge … View more
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