300 days ago

New Year Honours: New Zealand's top scientist Dr Juliet Gerrard becomes a dame

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

Asked how she feels about being made a dame, Dr Juliet Gerrard​ is somewhat lost for words, an unfamiliar position for the woman whose job is distilling the most up-to-date scientific information for those making the decisions that will shape our future.

Gerrard, currently Jacinda Ardern’s chief science advisor, has been named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit​ in the New Year Honours.

While she hasn’t really processed what it means on a personal level, it hasn’t stopped the Freemans Bay resident from sharing the news with her 75-year-old mum in the United Kingdom, who got a kick out of getting the good news on her birthday.

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More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

Are You Ok ?

Corriena from Remuera

Goodmorning !
Just checking in to see how each of you have been doing this week ?
Please know you are not alone . Please know that there are people around you who care.

PLEASE KNOW I AM HERE FOR YOU
If you're struggling and need to chat send me a message through Neighbourly or contact me direct on 02108074719

Kia kaha !

Corriena ~ Local Community Chaplain

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6 days ago

Explore Auckland’s street art by bike to win $1000 worth in prizes

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An exciting way to stay active during the Covid-19 lockdown, explore Auckland and win prizes has arrived in the form of the Street Art Bike Challenge.

To participate people simple need to snap a photo of themselves, their bike, a piece of street art, and share the photo with the hashtag #streetartbikechallenge.

The event will run throughout October and aims to encourage people to cycle around the city and stay active throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.

It is being hosted by EcoMatters Bike Hubs, who have compiled a map of over 200 street art pieces around Auckland to get people started.

Over $1000 worth in prizes are up for grabs. Will you be participating in the Street Art Bike Challenge?

Share your photos below!

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12 hours ago

A Frame Wooden Picnic Table Wanted

Annette from Greenlane

Hi Neighbours,

Does anyone have one of those wooden picnic tables that has the bench seats and table connected like an A Frame design at a reasonable cost please? Prefer good sturdy condition just requires cosmetics ie: sanding, staining or painting. 🦩