Herne Bay, Auckland

16 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

3 hours ago

Summer Rugby Family Festival

Blues

Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying… View more
Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying GA adult ticket $20.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to children’s charities; I Have a Dream Charitable Trust and KidsCan. Secure your tickets today – available now from ticketmaster.co.nz.
Book Now

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1 day ago

Ponsonby road demolition

Raewyn from Ponsonby

Late 1800s house being demolished as I write this . What? I thought there was an historical overlay on this area.. council ???

7 hours ago

Upgrade your kitchen with a makeover

Kev from Benchtop Installers Auckland

Hi Neighbours

We are getting busy with our new kitchen makeovers!

If you just want to freshen up you existing kitchen with new doors and hardware or even update your benchtop, get in touch!

We will come to you and work on your quote as soon as possible!

Thank you for the ongoing support and we … View more
Hi Neighbours

We are getting busy with our new kitchen makeovers!

If you just want to freshen up you existing kitchen with new doors and hardware or even update your benchtop, get in touch!

We will come to you and work on your quote as soon as possible!

Thank you for the ongoing support and we looking forward to working with you soon.

BIA the botox to a tired kitchen!

3 days ago

If cutting emissions is the big goal - why put up PT fares ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland is this year getting serious about reducing carbon emissions. Transport is the city's biggest single emitter. So how does it make sense to hike public transport fares? Read the story below:

12 hours ago

Don’t miss your collection day

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections… View more
Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections will return to normal on 15 February 2021.

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15 hours ago

Seafood Paella & Gourmet fish pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Fish week continues for our Cookery, Level 3 students as they prepare Paella a classic Spanish dish infused with saffron, mussels, monkfish & squid. A Gourmet fish pie with gurnard, hapuka and salmon in a rich and creamy velouté.

16 hours ago

What's On: APO Friends Meet The Artist

Bryce from Auckland Central

Tom Hamill, Graham Bell and Miriam McCombe from APO Connecting and will perform a programme of music and talk about their music and experiences. Morning ends with a light lunch.
APO Friends Meet The Artist
  • Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre
18 hours ago

Two Auckland Covid-19 cases confirmed, locations of interest released

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now… View more
UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now in managed isolation after testing positive on Wednesday night.

Anyone who was present at the locations below are asked to isolate and get a test as soon as possible.

Locations of interest:

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 11 am - 2 pm.

- Pak n Save Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 17 January, 2 pm - 2.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Pak'nSave Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 18 January, 12 noon - 12.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 12.30 pm - 3 pm.

- Caltex Orewa, 70 Grand Drive, Orewa. 18 January, 1 pm - 1.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Hickeys Pharmacy, 16 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 23 January, 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm.

- Farmers at Westfield Albany, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- Tai Ping Supermarket Albany, 92 Rosedale Road, Rosedale. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- New World Orewa, 11 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 25 January, 1 pm - 2 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline).

- Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote, 2 Kilham Avenue, Northcote. 26 January, 12.30 pm - 1 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline).

For more information please see the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 Health advice page.

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

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1 day ago

Book list makes summer reading a breeze

The Team from Auckland Council

Summer’s not summer without sand between the pages of a good book, or sunscreen blurring the screen on your phone or ebook reader.

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021.

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1 day ago

What's On: Painting for Women (Beginners)

Auckland from Grey Lynn

Learn basic painting skills with acrylic including mixing skills & brush skills. $60-$120 sliding scale + materials. Saturdays, 10am-12pm, 6 weeks. Contact: info@womenz.org.nz http://awc.org.nz/classes-support-groups-activities/#workshop-134
Painting for Women (Beginners)
  • Auckland Women's Centre
9 days ago

Water quality improvements across Auckland

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Work to improve water quality is underway across the region. Read More to find out what’s being done.

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1 day ago

"The Artists Way" - Discover and Recover Your Creativity

Mik Smellie from Aaiotanga Community Space

This world renowned course by Julia Cameron has been proven again and again to inspire and release creative potential. More information in the "READ MORE" link below...an opportunity to refresh yourself.
A six session programme on Sunday afternoons 2:30 - 4:30 pm, February 21st - March … View more
This world renowned course by Julia Cameron has been proven again and again to inspire and release creative potential. More information in the "READ MORE" link below...an opportunity to refresh yourself.
A six session programme on Sunday afternoons 2:30 - 4:30 pm, February 21st - March 28th.
Register to secure your place.
Cost: $240 for six sessions
Aaiotanga Community Space
2F / 22 Emily Place, Auckland City Centre

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1 day ago

Auckland woman pays tribute to late mum by running 12 half marathons

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A Mt Albert woman has pledged to run one half marathon a month this year to pay tribute to her late mum and to back breast cancer.

Thirty-eight-year-old Nadine France is tackling the daunting challenge to commemorate mum Laural who died in 2019 after a 10-year battle with breast cancer.

The … View more
A Mt Albert woman has pledged to run one half marathon a month this year to pay tribute to her late mum and to back breast cancer.

Thirty-eight-year-old Nadine France is tackling the daunting challenge to commemorate mum Laural who died in 2019 after a 10-year battle with breast cancer.

The runner of 15 years also wants to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to boost funds for research and raise awareness of the disease.

“Mum would be absolutely shocked by this challenge, but I think she’d also be proud because she was someone who gave a lot and cared about women prioritising their health,” France said.

She said the gruelling runs would be part of her healing process and a way to channel her grief into doing something positive.

"When mum was in her final days people were so kind so it's important for me to give back in some way."

France tackled the eighth Continent Half Marathon at Auckland Domain earlier this month.

With 11 races to go, she said she is looking forward to moving out of her comfort zone and at the same time seeing more of the country.

Go to givealittle.co.nz... for more information.

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1 day ago

Auckland Anniversary Weekend

The Team from Auckland Council

Make the most of the long weekend with events taking place across Tāmaki Makaurau. Find out what's on for Auckland Anniversary: bit.ly...

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