Greenlane, Auckland

19 hours 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?

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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 isnโ€™t! Hope he can meet better person. ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ž


This cat has been visiting my house (Abbotts way) for the last week during nighttime, he eats our catโ€™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 isnโ€™t! Hope he can meet better person. ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ž


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

We took him to the vet but he hasnโ€™t a microchip. If you know this cat please let me know x thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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 โ€“ the studentโ€™s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant โ€“ 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.

โ€œIf 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,โ€ 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.

โ€œIt's going to be tough for the business.โ€

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.

16 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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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 Mฤori, 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 Mฤori, 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

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!

Havenโ€™t entered yet? Donโ€™t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZโ€™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!

Havenโ€™t entered yet? Donโ€™t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZโ€™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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3 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
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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 ย 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?
  • 58.9% Yes
    58.9% Complete
  • 37.1% No
    37.1% Complete
  • 4.1% Unsure
    4.1% Complete
807 votes
1 day ago

Car air condition

Melanie from Epsom

Looking for recommendations for a good car mechanic to have look at my car AC not working .

Thank you in advance ๐Ÿ™

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.

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1 day 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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1 day ago

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2 days ago

The stock you have waited for has arrived!

Furniture Now

We created Furniture Now to offer a different experience for furniture shopping - where you can order the latest on-trend furniture today, and have it in your home tomorrow without having to wait weeks and months for it to be delivered.

We have a huge range of bedroom, living, dining and lounge … View more
We created Furniture Now to offer a different experience for furniture shopping - where you can order the latest on-trend furniture today, and have it in your home tomorrow without having to wait weeks and months for it to be delivered.

We have a huge range of bedroom, living, dining and lounge furniture which is stylish, comfortable and affordable, so youโ€™ll always find something that suits your tastes and expresses your individuality.
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14 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Auckland Council Recovery Budget consultation

Cathy McIntosh from Maungakiekie-Tฤmaki Local Board

Councillor Josephine Bartley is calling on you to help shape the Recovery Budget. She will be advocating on continued investment in transport as well as keeping our libraries and community centres open.
What else do you believe should be a priority?
More below or provide feedback at … View more
Councillor Josephine Bartley is calling on you to help shape the Recovery Budget. She will be advocating on continued investment in transport as well as keeping our libraries and community centres open.
What else do you believe should be a priority?
More below or provide feedback at www.akhaveyoursay.nz...

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