Grafton, Auckland

12 hours ago

Poll: Are you planning to open your door to trick-or-treaters this Saturday night?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

As Halloween edges closer, some Auckland streets are going all out to decorate their homes and stock up on sugary treats.

Others will be banning trick-or-treaters this Saturday night in post-pandemic New Zealand.

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Are you planning to open your door to trick-or-treaters this Saturday night?
  • 24.6% Yes
    24.6% Complete
  • 75.4% No
    75.4% Complete
358 votes
1 day ago

Could you be "The Namer" and find Auckland's new brand?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Officially the short-list has been drawn up for a new name for the merged council agencies ATEED and RFA. But here's the criteria - see if you can do better. What would you call it? Read the story below:

14 hours ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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1 day ago

Poll: Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy … View more
It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.

Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.

"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.

"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."

The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.

Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.

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Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?
  • 6.9% Yes
    6.9% Complete
  • 93.1% No
    93.1% Complete
533 votes
20 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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9 hours ago

Riddle me this!

NumberWorks'nWords Remuera

What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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10 hours ago

Volunteers

John Sammut from Disabled Citizens Society

Hi we have a little thrift shop on Dominion Road and we are looking for honest reliable people to volunteer and look after the shop during the week.
We are at 421 Dominion Road Mt Eden.
ph. 021 323 459

6 hours ago

What's On: Black Grace presents 3 Dances

Nicolette from Auckland Central

Beautifully poetic with unrelenting physical power, Black Grace presents 3 Dances, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director, Neil Ieremia. Door sales only, special price $25; tickets available 1 hour before show
Black Grace presents 3 Dances
  • Te Oro
9 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The … View moreKia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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9 hours ago

Accountant or Virtual Finance Team?

Giles from GECA Chartered Accountants

Using a Virtual Finance Team instead of just an Accountant, does not just save time but money too!
We know it sounds great. Doesn’t it? Yes, Virtual accounting allows you to focus on your core strategic tasks and simplify your work process. Moreover, the cost of the in-house team is way higher … View more
Using a Virtual Finance Team instead of just an Accountant, does not just save time but money too!
We know it sounds great. Doesn’t it? Yes, Virtual accounting allows you to focus on your core strategic tasks and simplify your work process. Moreover, the cost of the in-house team is way higher than having a virtual team. You, therefore, are likely to save a bunch of money.

What the video where Giles explain how the GECA Virtual Finance Team can help your business.

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10 hours ago

FREE $50 Hello Fresh voucher

Paul from Ponsonby

Use this code to get $50 off your next meal box: HS-J2B9P4MDT

Enter the code on this page: www.hellofresh.co.nz...





Enjoy.

Free

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11 hours ago

Books from our Backyard

Jamie Sands from Books from our Backyard

Come meet Kiwi authors and buy local at this brand new book fair!

More than 40 authors with over 150 different books. Mystery, romance, historical, Maori, kids’ books, young adult, non-fiction and more. Auckland, Sunday 15th November, 9am to 3pm. FREE entry, FREE parking.

If you're an … View more
Come meet Kiwi authors and buy local at this brand new book fair!

More than 40 authors with over 150 different books. Mystery, romance, historical, Maori, kids’ books, young adult, non-fiction and more. Auckland, Sunday 15th November, 9am to 3pm. FREE entry, FREE parking.

If you're an author interested in participating please get in touch as we have some spare tables still.

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14 hours ago

Popular baby product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and … View more
Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork have been recalled as they pose a choking hazard for babies. It has been found that these can break into small pieces.

The product has been sold at Mummum, Global Baby, Hatch Boutique, J Ballantynes, Mighty Ape, Smith and Caugheys and The Nile from October 2019 to October 2020

If you have one of these forks/spoons and the date stamp is marked 2019 or earlier (or no date stamp is shown), the company advises to stop using the product and contact Bloom and Grow NZ to organise for a gift voucher to the same value.

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5 days ago

Kayaker plucked from Manukau Harbour

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to … View more
Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.

They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.

Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.

The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.

Auckland City District Police

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16 hours ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint garden market featuring specialty produce, handmade goods, artisan food stalls, boutique plants and a pop-up tearoom. With live music, dreamcatcher workshop and kids activities! FREE ENTRY. 10am-2pm.
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
1 day ago

Halloween Party with Live Music

Sang from Eden Bistro

Saturday the 31st of October at 7:00pm
Live music is back!
It will be a Halloween dress-up party!
Dan and his friends will make sure you enjoy the best music at Eden Bistro.

We are looking forward to seeing how creative you will be
with your Halloween dress up.

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