Henderson, Auckland

13 days ago

Vaccinations

David from Glen Eden

People protesting against vaccinations could do well to study the history of them. Since mid 18th century several dozen major diseases have been successfully treated and some eliminated. Vaccinations are extremely successful and serious problems are very rare. Mild unwanted effects, if any, very … View morePeople protesting against vaccinations could do well to study the history of them. Since mid 18th century several dozen major diseases have been successfully treated and some eliminated. Vaccinations are extremely successful and serious problems are very rare. Mild unwanted effects, if any, very quickly disappear. The recent measles outbreak is an example of what can happen when vaccinations fall behind or are refused. Yes, dozens of dead children! Refusing to be vaccinated without a very valid reason seems to me quite selfish and refusal does not warrant support.

10 days ago

Sick of hiding your smile?

Dyverse Dentures

Hi neighbours,

Dyverse Denture clinic that specializes in replacing missing teeth. We also custom make high-impact sports mouth guards.

Dyverse Dentures offer great value and optimum benefits for your money. We are a small and friendly group of dental health providers consisting of one … View more
Hi neighbours,

Dyverse Denture clinic that specializes in replacing missing teeth. We also custom make high-impact sports mouth guards.

Dyverse Dentures offer great value and optimum benefits for your money. We are a small and friendly group of dental health providers consisting of one clinician and two technicians.

Our dedication, expertise and experience make our standard of treatment incomparable. At Dyverse Dentures, we have our own registered laboratory on-site and we can take care of all your denture requirements.

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10 days 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.

11 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.

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Do you support making Matariki a public holiday?
  • 59.5% Yes
    59.5% Complete
  • 36.4% No
    36.4% Complete
  • 4.1% Unsure
    4.1% Complete
849 votes
11 days ago

What is the alternative then?

David from Glen Eden

I see these statistics for covid-19. 111M Cases, 62.9 M Recovered and 2.47M Deaths. It will all ready be out of date!! In the USA covid has killed more people than their world war efforts. World wide many of the deaths are of front line qualified workers including nurses and doctors, and many … View moreI see these statistics for covid-19. 111M Cases, 62.9 M Recovered and 2.47M Deaths. It will all ready be out of date!! In the USA covid has killed more people than their world war efforts. World wide many of the deaths are of front line qualified workers including nurses and doctors, and many more elderly more vulnerable people. Some who have 'recovered' are left with major health problems even though no longer infectious.
The world cannot operate for ever without people interacting, living together, travelling and sharing work spaces. It is not realistic to live in space suits to protect ourselves from this disease.
What I would like to know is what the 'anti vaxers' intend to do to stop covid-19. Why is it they refuse to accept that the historical success of vaccinations has kept dozens of diseases at bay and even eradicated some. What is their alternative?
I believe the qualified people who have worked so hard to protect us from this 'nasty' deserve all the support possible from everyone. This is especially so here in NZ. And without a vaccine it is hard to predict any pleasant outcome. It may be noted too that without intravenous antibiotics millions of us would not be alive today and there are dozens of antibiotic varieties.
We have to go to war with the best weapons available and right now that weapon is a vaccine. Some wars need rifles as best weapons, more is the pity, but even they misfire on rare occasions.

11 days ago

Kauri dieback: More tracks in Waitākere Ranges to reopen

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Two tracks in an Auckland regional park have reopened three years after a rahui was placed on the forest to thwart the spread of kauri dieback.

On Sunday the Omanawanui and Puriri Ridge tracks in the Waitakere Ranges opened to the public again.

Forested areas in West Auckland’s Waitākere … View more
Two tracks in an Auckland regional park have reopened three years after a rahui was placed on the forest to thwart the spread of kauri dieback.

On Sunday the Omanawanui and Puriri Ridge tracks in the Waitakere Ranges opened to the public again.

Forested areas in West Auckland’s Waitākere Ranges and Hunua Ranges were closed off in 2018 to protect the trees from kauri dieback disease and prevent further spread.

This meant pedestrians could not access more than 100 tracks in Waitākere and more than 10 high-risk tracks in Hunua.

It is a “significant milestone” in the reopening of the Te Ara Tahura/Hillary Trail, Auckland Council said.

It will pave the way for people to hike from Karamatura Valley in Huia through to Anawhata, near Piha.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff said he was pleased to see the tracks reopen.

“Aucklanders and visitors love the Waitākere Ranges and West Auckland walking tracks,” Goff said.

“The tracks were closed to protect our iconic native kauri trees from dieback disease.”

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11 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
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We have a huge range of bedroom, living, dining and lounge furniture which is stylish, comfortable and affordable, so you’ll always find something that suits your tastes and expresses your individuality.
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23 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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19 days ago

Auckland to move to Alert Level 1 tonight

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
February 22
3.13pm

Jacinda Ardern has announced that Auckland will move to Alert Level 1 tonight at 11.59pm.
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UPDATE
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UPDATE
February 22
3.13pm

Jacinda Ardern has announced that Auckland will move to Alert Level 1 tonight at 11.59pm.
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UPDATE
February 17
4.48pm

Auckland will be out of lockdown at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- Auckland will drop down to Alert Level 2 at midnight tonight with the rest of the country moving to Alert Level 1.
- These restrictions will be reviewed February 22.
- There has been an additional 1 case confirmed, with the positive case a member of the same household bubble.
- New locations of interest have been loaded on the Ministry of Health website.
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UPDATE
February 16
1.08pm

There are no new community cases Ashley Bloomfield confirmed in a 1pm update today. There are no new cases in MIQ facilities.
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UPDATE
February 15
4.20pm

Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- The Prime Minister says there's a variety of scenarios on how the virus got into the community. To date, health officials are still attempting to establish the source of the outbreak.
- 42 people have been identified as close contacts.
- The first batch of Pfizer vaccines - 60,000 doses - arrived this morning on a Singapore Airlines flight.
- Vaccines will be offered to border and MIQ workers from this Saturday.
- This will be the largest vaccine programme in New Zealand's history, Jacinda Ardern says.
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UPDATE
February 15
1.34pm

The Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation. There are no new community cases.
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UPDATE
February 15
8.14am

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the first two February cases are the highly infectious UK strain. There is no link to any MIQ infections.
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For the third time since the onset of the pandemic, Auckland is in lockdown.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation at 7.00pm Sunday, saying from 11.59pm tonight, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 until at least 11.59pm Wednesday night.

The rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2.

Here's what you need to know:
- Stay home, in your bubbles if you are in Auckland. Gatherings with others outside this bubble are prohibited.
- A border will be established around Auckland, similar to the demarcations before.
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Aucklanders are asked to wear facial coverings when accessing essential services.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- The full list of rules under Alert Level 3 can be found here.
- Here's the full list of locations of interest where the cases visited.

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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11 days ago

With better grades comes higher self-esteem.

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Tutoring helps increase your child’s motivation and attitude so he or she is able to reach his or her full academic potential. Get in touch with your local centre to learn more.

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22 days ago

Win or lose, is this Auckland's last America's Cup?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The changing world has reached the America's cup with Team New Zealand doing the once unthinkable - seeking interest in any further defence being hosted overseas. What do you think? Read the story below:

12 days ago

Covid-19: The Air Force worker stuck in the cycle of managed isolation

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Royal New Zealand Air Force squadron leader Marcus Hogan is second in charge of the No 5 Squadron which flies P-3K2 Orions.

The 41-year-old pilot was deployed to Japan in December to patrol international waters in North Asia to detect vessels of interest and illicit ship to ship transfers.

The … View more
Royal New Zealand Air Force squadron leader Marcus Hogan is second in charge of the No 5 Squadron which flies P-3K2 Orions.

The 41-year-old pilot was deployed to Japan in December to patrol international waters in North Asia to detect vessels of interest and illicit ship to ship transfers.

The mission backed implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea.

Hogan said he isolated for 14 days on arrival in Japan, operated under “level four lockdown” conditions for another four weeks, then returned home to another 14 days in managed isolation.

“You start going a bit stir crazy, then you stack up a couple of sets of isolation on that, and you start getting a bit twitchy,” the Whenuapai resident said.

Hogan packed his travel guitar, computer and books to keep busy.

He said some team members struggled with the long confinement “but we helped each other out, got some memes and some Viber groups going”.

The degree of discomfort from nose swabs depended on the skills and the speed of the person administering the test, he said.

During one “horrid” examination, a health worker was proceeding so slowly that Hogan started sneezing.

“Oh my word, it was uncomfortable. I was crying for about 10 minutes.”

The former airline pilot said before the pandemic, cabin crew and Orion personnel would typically spend their rest time abroad at the pool, going for a walk or doing something fun together.

“Now you talk to people on the aircraft, hop off and go to your own room and that’s the end of it.

“It definitely has taken a lot of that enjoyable social aspect out of it.”

Read about other air crew facing perpetual managed isolation here:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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12 days ago

Stay & Dine package – Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland’s new Stay & Dine package has been designed to help take the thinking out of your stay.

Indulge in an evening of luxury and culinary mastery as you enjoy harbour views at every angle. Located on Princes Wharf, 300 metres out to sea, Hilton Auckland is a luxury hotel unlike … View more
Hilton Auckland’s new Stay & Dine package has been designed to help take the thinking out of your stay.

Indulge in an evening of luxury and culinary mastery as you enjoy harbour views at every angle. Located on Princes Wharf, 300 metres out to sea, Hilton Auckland is a luxury hotel unlike any other hotel in the city. Inspired by the nautical environment and designed to reflect the image of magnificent visiting cruise liners, Hilton Auckland offers the best views over the Waitemata Harbour and is in walking distance to the vibrant Viaduct, Wynyard Quarter and the new world-class Commercial Bay shopping precinct.

Served with spectacular harbour views, the hotels FISH Restaurant offers a luxury dining experience featuring warm timber tones and an outdoor deck with a fireplace for alfresco dining. FISH offers a creative menu with a focus on sustainable, fresh and local ingredients and serves only the freshest seafood available, showcasing the best of what New Zealand’s oceans have to offer.

Hilton Auckland’s new Stay & Dine package is designed for two and includes one night in a Deluxe Harbour View room, a four course dinner in FISH Restaurant with matched New Zealand wines, buffet breakfast, valet parking and WIFI. Experience a gastronomy of flavours, set to panoramic background of Waitemata harbour.

The Stay & Dine menu is a curation of FISH Restaurant’s most popular seasonal dishes. Choose from options like shucked oysters or salt and pepper squid to start, handmade burrata or tiger prawns for entre, market fish or lamb rump for your main, and finish with a beautiful dessert of poached rhubarb, banana custard, shortbread, raspberry and apple gel. Each chosen dish is perfectly paired with a beautiful New Zealand wine from regions like Hawke’s Bay, Central Otago and Marlborough.

Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the best of what Auckland has to offer. Experience Luxury 5-star accommodation in the heart of Auckland City.

Stay & Dine package for 2 people from just $599.00.

*Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability
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19 days ago

Covid-19: Where to get tested for coronavirus in wake of new cases in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Coronavirus testing in Auckland is being ramped up following confirmation of three new cases in the community, with people warned to be patient in case of delays.

The cases – a mother, father and daughter – were confirmed on Sunday and, along with another household contact, are being moved to … View more
Coronavirus testing in Auckland is being ramped up following confirmation of three new cases in the community, with people warned to be patient in case of delays.

The cases – a mother, father and daughter – were confirmed on Sunday and, along with another household contact, are being moved to the Jet Park quarantine facility.

The source of the infection is under investigation, but could be linked to the border as the mother works at LSG Sky Chefs laundry and catering company, which provides services for airlines.

Health officials are anticipating “high demand” at Covid-19 testing sites and warned delays were possible: “our request is to please be patient”.

As a result of the latest infections, a testing centre will be set up at Papatoetoe School for students, staff and parents to attend.

Read more here:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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15 days ago

Do you know anyone over their 80 who is still working?

Tori Tokalau Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, we're looking to talk to anyone older than 70 or 80 who are still working, either in part time or full time employment. Give me a bell if you know someone (027 200 5142 or torika.tokalau@stuff.co.nz). Thanks!

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