Hillsborough, Auckland

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.

Photo: STEPHEN CHADWICK

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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
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10 days ago

Charming Vintage Victorian double bed frame

Emma from Mount Eden

This is a lovely original vintage Victorian double sized bed frame. Very classical and elegant in any room.
Good condition (see photos).

Inside base runner dimensions are double bed size:
Length 203cm
Width 155cm

It is now dismantled so easy to transport. Pick up in Mount Eden or we could … View more
This is a lovely original vintage Victorian double sized bed frame. Very classical and elegant in any room.
Good condition (see photos).

Inside base runner dimensions are double bed size:
Length 203cm
Width 155cm

It is now dismantled so easy to transport. Pick up in Mount Eden or we could deliver in Auckland central area for a small fee.

PM me on 021 0855 0656 only if you are interested in buying. Thanks :)

Price: $125

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10 days ago

Single Bed Solid Oak frames with slats

Emma from Mount Eden

These lovely old (1950’s) matching pair of solid oak bed frames are delightful. Great as children’s beds or use in smaller rooms as single guest beds. Potential to paint and make more modern or keep in original style. Excellent condition and they are made from solid wood and with heavy steel … View moreThese lovely old (1950’s) matching pair of solid oak bed frames are delightful. Great as children’s beds or use in smaller rooms as single guest beds. Potential to paint and make more modern or keep in original style. Excellent condition and they are made from solid wood and with heavy steel runners.
We had them for our kids and now they’re grown up, so no need anymore. We made the slats ourselves from old decking wood (these would originally have had wire sprung bases attached to the steel runners) and the slats worked well. All that’s needed is a mattress on the top. (We have 1 very old mattress available, which if you want you can have for free).

Prefer to sell as pair for $100 but would consider selling separately for $65 each.

Approx. Dimensions (inside)
910 mm Width
1900 mm Length

Pick up in Mount Eden. They are dismantled now, so easy to transport in a car.
PM me on 021 0855 0656 only if interested in buying. Cheers :)

Price: $100

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10 days ago

Single bed frame with slats (with FREE mattress if wanted)

Emma from Mount Eden

Solid and sturdy oak single bed frame with head and end, now painted a fun purple. We used this for our children and it was a great bed for many years. Have an old mattress for FREE that goes on it if wanted.

Dimensions are:
Width Inside 91cm/94cm outside
Length Inside 190cm /201cm outside

Pick… View more
Solid and sturdy oak single bed frame with head and end, now painted a fun purple. We used this for our children and it was a great bed for many years. Have an old mattress for FREE that goes on it if wanted.

Dimensions are:
Width Inside 91cm/94cm outside
Length Inside 190cm /201cm outside

Pick up in Mount Eden. PM me on 021 0855 0656 only if interested in buying.
Bed is dismantled now, so easy to fit into any car. (if you take the mattress then imagine you will need slightly bigger car or transport solution).

Price: $65

11 days ago

E-Waste| Phone phones

John Sammut from Disabled Citizens Society

At DCS we've been getting enquiries on recycling phones (even the old flip ones), in particular secure destruction seeing they hold a lot of sensitive information including bank details and personal images. If you're concerned about this, we're here to help, for $5 per device we will… View moreAt DCS we've been getting enquiries on recycling phones (even the old flip ones), in particular secure destruction seeing they hold a lot of sensitive information including bank details and personal images. If you're concerned about this, we're here to help, for $5 per device we will shred your phone and provide a Certificate of Destruction, at DCS we're got you sorted.

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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
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 you’ll always find something that suits your tastes and expresses your individuality.
Shop now

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17 days ago

New BEGINNERS LINE DANCING STARTING.Now that we are out of lock down this class will go ahead.

Annette from Mount Roskill

Epsom Methodist Church. 12 Pah Rd.
Green Woods Cnr. Epsom
Tuesday 23rd February. 1pm-2pm
Lots of fun. Great exercise. Meet and make new friends. Come on your own or bring a friend.

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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13 days ago

Handyman

Raam from Mount Roskill

Looking for a good Handyman in Mount Roskill area.

11 days ago

Auckland Council Recovery Budget consultation

Cathy McIntosh from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki 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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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.

The Team from NumberWorks'nWords Royal Oak

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

What crack?

Dovetail Restorations Ltd

Kava bowl back to nick ☺️

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12 days ago

What's On: Metro Cat Show

David from Onehunga

Metro Cat Club will hold its 48th annual show on Saturday 13 March 10 am - 3pm. $4 adults, $2 children under 16.
Metro Cat Show
  • Onehunga Community House
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