Henderson, Auckland

24 days ago

We Say, You Say: Island Festival

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

What do you think about the newly announced festival on Motutapu?

Island Time on Motutapu is a festival to be held over the last weekend in February and is set to feature a smorgasbord of food and drink vendors and music artists.

Festival-goers will be treated to a day long … View more
Hi Auckland,

What do you think about the newly announced festival on Motutapu?

Island Time on Motutapu is a festival to be held over the last weekend in February and is set to feature a smorgasbord of food and drink vendors and music artists.

Festival-goers will be treated to a day long festival on either February 27 or 28 on the island. Tickets range from between $65 to $85, with a portion of ticket sales going towards to wildlife conservation.

Billy Brown, the deputy chairman of Ngāi Tai Ki Tamaki, said that it is an excellent opportunity to showcase the culture of the island and for them to educate visitors about volunteer opportunities on Motutapu.
“In the end, we want a calendar of events on the island, covering sports, arts, food – all of it," he said.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used by Stuff.

To find out more about the festival click here.

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23 days ago

Charity urges people to buy mixed breed dogs to curb pedigree puppy thefts

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Animal rights group SAFE is appealing to dog lovers to buy mixed breeds from shelters to deter pedigree puppy thefts.

The plea follows an apparent spike in valuable purebred dogs being stolen around the country.

Chief executive officer Debra Ashton said SAFE had seen a rise in the number of … View more
Animal rights group SAFE is appealing to dog lovers to buy mixed breeds from shelters to deter pedigree puppy thefts.

The plea follows an apparent spike in valuable purebred dogs being stolen around the country.

Chief executive officer Debra Ashton said SAFE had seen a rise in the number of stolen pedigree pooches reported on social media.

“It's cruelty in the highest degree both for the animals and for the families that are having their dogs stolen.

“This is completely unacceptable and the community together needs to fight against it.”

Ashton recommends people go to animal charities which are “screaming out” for good loving homes instead of buying expensive pedigrees from “puppy mills”.

This could help to “nip the theft business in the bud” by reducing demand, she said.

Ashton urged people to be aware of animals being stolen for dog fighting to speak out, and to question new pet owners about where they got their pedigrees.

The price of puppies is believed to be skyrocketing due to more demand after the Covid-19 lockdown.

“I’ve heard figures of around $4000 to $8000 which is phenomenal for purchasing a dog,” Ashton said.

Cavoodle puppies – a hybrid of a cavalier king charles spaniel and a poodle – are selling on Trade Me for $6000, golden retriever puppies for $4000 and Dobermans for $3000 a pup.

Trade Me has seen 28,000 searches for puppies in the last week - a 34 per cent jump on the same time last year.

Would you prefer to buy a pedigree pooch or a mixed breed puppy?

Why?

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

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25 days ago

Poll: Which photograph takes the cake?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these… View more
Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these down to six brilliantly captured photographs in the running to win a Canon EOS camera.

You can hear more about these finalist entries on our blog, but judging is simple:
Cast your vote in the poll below before 3pm, February 11.

Which photograph takes the cake?
  • 42.5% Finalist 1: Ken Hansen (The beach)
    42.5% Complete
  • 11.8% Finalist 2: Tiana Golder (Mana Wāhine)
    11.8% Complete
  • 12.4% Finalist 3: Tom Mazey (Vintage cars)
    12.4% Complete
  • 7% Finalist 4: Vivian Gehrmann (On the farm)
    7% Complete
  • 16.6% Finalist 5: Stephane Dussau (Maori Battallion)
    16.6% Complete
  • 9.8% Finalist 6: Kate Henry (Kids playing)
    9.8% Complete
1332 votes
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22 days ago
22 days ago

English can be confusing!

NumberWorks'nWords Henderson

Brought/bought, often confused. How do you remember which to use?

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23 days ago

Bins out by 7am

The Team from Auckland Council

Please ensure that your rubbish bin or bag, and recycling bin are placed out on the kerbside by 7am.

Check your collection details here.

Together we can protect our land and waste nothing.
Learn more

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24 days ago

Oasis Sun® Healthy NZ Sunscreens

The Team from Round the Bays

Running Round the Bays this summer? Stay protected with Oasis Sun® sunscreens - made right here in New Zealand for the harsh UV conditions we live with. No wonder our sunscreens have been trusted by kiwis for over 10 years. So protect your assets with Oasis Sun® this summer!

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23 days ago

Wetland Open Day - only once a year - with market and guided walks

Annalily from Swanson

INVITATION: Join us at Matuku Link - this Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday 13th February, 111 Bethells Road

Matuku Link joins World Wetland Day, with a host of activities on Saturday 13rd of February from 10 am to 3 pm. Market, stalls, food, coffee, walks, talks… the opportunity to see the … View more
INVITATION: Join us at Matuku Link - this Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday 13th February, 111 Bethells Road

Matuku Link joins World Wetland Day, with a host of activities on Saturday 13rd of February from 10 am to 3 pm. Market, stalls, food, coffee, walks, talks… the opportunity to see the changes since we bought the property in 2016 and have spend over ten thousand volunteer hours improving the place. All free and all welcome.

Try to find one of our wandering Pateke (brown teal) or spot a secretive banded rail or even our namesake Matuku (bittern), or join one of our guided tours on bugs, birds, eels or flora & fauna.

All day market with gifts, food, art, crafts, information and entertainment from Forest & Bird Waitakere, Birds New Zealand, The Entomological Society, Whitebait Connection, Kauri Rescue, Auckland Council Biodiversity, Auckland Zoo, PestFreeWaitakereRangesAlliance (PFWRA), Sustinnoworkx sustainable produces, Serenity— candles & soaps, Christine Rose Ceramics, Mama Soto— liniments & infusions, Sue Beesley’s Honey, Bethells Beanz coffee, home baking, BBQ— vegan and meat.

We’d love you to join us on this special day. 111 Bethells Road, Te Henga, West Auckland

See you there! Annalily & team
www.matukulink.org.nz...

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24 days ago

Auckland’s newest Samoan bilingual preschool

Aukilani Kids Trust

Avondale welcomes Auckland’s newest Samoan bilingual preschool. Aukilani Kids is a premium community childcare centre at 96 Lansford Crescent.

With places limited to just 45 children, it is a small and nurturing centre that will fill up fast.

Aukilani Kids is different to most childcare … View more
Avondale welcomes Auckland’s newest Samoan bilingual preschool. Aukilani Kids is a premium community childcare centre at 96 Lansford Crescent.

With places limited to just 45 children, it is a small and nurturing centre that will fill up fast.

Aukilani Kids is different to most childcare centres because it operates more like a traditional kindergarten, specialising in children over two years old with an educational programme focused on preparing children for school. As well as offering a bilingual Samoan experience the centre also has a faith-based programme.

Private and secure, Aukilani Kids has an outdoor area full of mature trees and equipment aimed to inspire and challenge pre-schoolers. With so many leafy places to explore it feels more like a park than a childcare playground. One of the many highlights of Aukilani Kids is the huge car park which guarantees drop off and pick up is never stressful.

Aukilani Kids is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Get in touch and secure your child’s place.

Contact us through, Email: admin@aukilanikids.com or Call us on 09-280 3893.
Find out more

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24 days ago

Online shopping university survey

Irene from Glen Eden

Hi everyone!
My name is Irene and I am a Master of Public Health student. Currently I am looking for participants and would appreciate if you had the time to participate in my survey.

My survey online anonymous survey is about online shopping habits during COVID-19. I am seeking opinions on online… View more
Hi everyone!
My name is Irene and I am a Master of Public Health student. Currently I am looking for participants and would appreciate if you had the time to participate in my survey.

My survey online anonymous survey is about online shopping habits during COVID-19. I am seeking opinions on online shopping whether it be good or bad. You can also test yourself to see if your online shopping is potentially problematic. So if you are an avid online shopper or someone who has tried to reduce your online shopping I would like to hear from you!

There is also a chance for you to go into the draw for one of five $100 shopping vouchers

www.auckland.ac.nz...

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25 days ago

Landscaping maintenance

Christine from Waiatarua

We are needing workers for straight forward property work, clearing, trimming, weeding.

We also need a tiler and a local retired builder to do some small jobs.

Christi 0275101188.

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24 days ago

House for Sale

Michelle from West Harbour

We're selling our awesome house. We've loved living here. The house is beautifully cool in summer and warm in winter. There were 21 children living on this street when our kids were growing up. All grown up and moved on now, but we have the best memories of all sorts of crazy adventures … View moreWe're selling our awesome house. We've loved living here. The house is beautifully cool in summer and warm in winter. There were 21 children living on this street when our kids were growing up. All grown up and moved on now, but we have the best memories of all sorts of crazy adventures with neighbours that have become lifelong friends. We wish this for the next family that lives in this home. Have a look at our listing on trademe.

www.trademe.co.nz...

Negotiable

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24 days ago

Rounding dinning table

Michele from Te Atatu South

Table with good condition with four chairs. Must pick-up.
Not include the plant vase.

Price: $70

24 days ago

Bookcase Desk

Michele from Te Atatu South

Good condition desk with two fixed shelves and one stationary drawer.
It has some maks in the drawer as shown in the photo.
Buyer must pick-up from Te Atatu Sth.

Price: $70

24 days ago

Coffee table (SOLD)

Michele from Te Atatu South

Good used condition. Must pick-up in Te Atatu Sth.

SOLD

Price: $25

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