Kingsland, Auckland

13 hours ago

Two decades of Diwali: Auckland festival plans return after Covid-19 setback

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours,

The sights, sounds and tastes of India will return to the city centre 20 years on from when the festival began.

Will you be attending Diwali this October?

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2 hours ago

Mud is the new snow!

Rotorua

Mud angel vs Snow angel? Skip the slopes and find your next adventure in Rotorua.

Whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered – from geothermal wonders to natural hot pools and world-class mountain biking.

For an unforgettable winter escape, book your next holiday with us in Rotorua.
Book now

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5 hours ago

Nanny needed after school Mt Eden

Jane from Mount Eden

Hi, our family is looking for an after school nanny 2.45-6pm Monday to Thursday urgently. We have two children, 7 (girl) and 5 (boy) who are good natured and friendly. You will need a license but we provide a car for you to use to transport the kids to various activities. Willing to pay a good rate… View moreHi, our family is looking for an after school nanny 2.45-6pm Monday to Thursday urgently. We have two children, 7 (girl) and 5 (boy) who are good natured and friendly. You will need a license but we provide a car for you to use to transport the kids to various activities. Willing to pay a good rate for the right person. Help required from Monday the 9th of August. Hours can be flexible if needed.

6 days ago

Who should foot the $250k bill for Auckland's damaged trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland Transport wants KiwiRail to stump up with the cost of repairing 19 trains, after a fallen stack of old rails, damaged the electric units. Who's at fault ? Read the story below:

6 days ago

Poll: Light Rail Consultation - any questions?

Programme Coordinator from SPiCE (Sandringham Project in Community Empowerment)

We are wondering if any of you have questions, or would be interested in attending a meeting about the proposed Light Rail project? Community engagement ends at the end of August, and then the Light Rail Establishment Unit will be making a recommendation to the Minister on both the mode (modern … View moreWe are wondering if any of you have questions, or would be interested in attending a meeting about the proposed Light Rail project? Community engagement ends at the end of August, and then the Light Rail Establishment Unit will be making a recommendation to the Minister on both the mode (modern tram at street level, or light rail below or above ground) and the route (Sandringham Road or Dominion Road).

It will impact those of us living in the area quite a bit. We are wondering if there is a need to host a meeting about this with the experts so your questions can be answered. What do you think?

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Light Rail Consultation - any questions?
  • 27.8% Host a town hall style meeting on the Light Rail Project with the light rail tea
    27.8% Complete
  • 66.7% Read about the Light Rail project online and fill in an online survey
    66.7% Complete
  • 5.6% Attend a local market to ask questions of the Light Rail team
    5.6% Complete
18 votes
15 hours ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

15 hours ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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15 hours ago

What's On: Free Preschoolers Multisports programme

Lisa from Ponsonby

We have added another class on Monday mornings! If you would like to register for this free programme please email us info@ponsonbycommunity.org.nz REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL
Free Preschoolers Multisports programme
  • Freemans Bay Community Hall
16 hours ago

Large Desk and Return - FREE

Steve from Mount Albert

Large desk and return - FREE.

This large desk and return is now surplus to requirements at our office.

Measurements as follows:
Desk 2m x 1m
Return 1m x 600cm

The legs can be screwed off for easy transportation (however you will need a power tool for this as I am pretty sure they are screwed… View more
Large desk and return - FREE.

This large desk and return is now surplus to requirements at our office.

Measurements as follows:
Desk 2m x 1m
Return 1m x 600cm

The legs can be screwed off for easy transportation (however you will need a power tool for this as I am pretty sure they are screwed on tight).

Please see photos.

The desk and return do have light damage but this could be easily tidied up if required.

Must be picked up from our offices in Parnell by COB Friday 13 August between 8am and 5pm.

Please TEXT me on 021 232 8801 with any questions / queries.

Free

1 day ago

Apprenticeship opportunities in Auckland.

Competenz

Hey Auckland! We are back with more apprenticeship opportunities listed on our online job board!

Do you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity? Find out more at the links below.

Light Fabrication - Furniture
Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice
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Hey Auckland! We are back with more apprenticeship opportunities listed on our online job board!

Do you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity? Find out more at the links below.

Light Fabrication - Furniture
Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice
Apprenticeship Fabrication - Steel Construction

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1 day ago

Queen bed set for sale $75 (ONO)

Neeta from Mount Albert

Queen bed with mattress
Well used bed with solid wooden frame. In good condition.
Upgrading, hence selling this bed.
From a clean, smoke-free and pet-free home.
Available now.
Price for the set = $75 (ONO)
Description
Type: wooden-slat style… View more
Queen bed with mattress
Well used bed with solid wooden frame. In good condition.
Upgrading, hence selling this bed.
From a clean, smoke-free and pet-free home.
Available now.
Price for the set = $75 (ONO)
Description
Type: wooden-slat style
Size: queen
Dimensions (mattress)
Length- 200cms
Height- 20cms
Width- 153cms
Includes: bed frame, mattress
Condition: used, comfortable, strong and lot of life still left.
Status: Dismantled-easy to assemble, photos attached
Pickup: Mt Albert, New North Road, near Pak n Save

Price: $75

1 day ago

Free stuff and yard sale now

Jackie from Grey Lynn

Yard sales now at 52A Sackville St Grey Lynn now till 1:30pm 1 August. If you like something, you tell me how much

Price: $1

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1 day ago

What's On: Auckland Miniatures Club

Clare from Greenlane

The Auckland Miniatures Club meets the 3rd Sunday each month, 12.30pm-5pm, Leicester Hall, Ellerslie. We make miniature buildings and accessories in mainly 1:12 scale. New members welcome. Contact Clare 5204261
Auckland Miniatures Club
  • Leicester Hall
2 days ago

Improve your digital literacy today!

The Team from Digital Boost

Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, … View more
Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, feedback and reporting
- Future technologies

Plus, pick up tips and tricks from our interviews with other small business owners across the nation.

The future is digital and we want your business to be part of it.
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2 days ago

Kowhai Intermediate School Enrolments

Kowhai Intermediate School

IN ZONE
You have automatic right of enrolment at Kōwhai if you live in our zone. Please visit our website: www.Kowhai.nz to see a list of the streets in the Kōwhai zone.

Entry to our Rumaki unit, Samoan bilingual class and French bilingual class is by application.
Please telephone Sweet … View more
IN ZONE
You have automatic right of enrolment at Kōwhai if you live in our zone. Please visit our website: www.Kowhai.nz to see a list of the streets in the Kōwhai zone.

Entry to our Rumaki unit, Samoan bilingual class and French bilingual class is by application.
Please telephone Sweet Bromwich on 846-7534 or email enrol@kowhai.school.nz should you require more information.

OUT OF ZONE (FOR 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR)
Each year the school will analyse the projected in-zone enrolment figures and decide how many places we can offer to students who live outside our zone. If we receive more applications than we have places, we will conduct a ballot to select these students.

All out of zone applications must be received before the deadline, Wednesday 1 September. There are Ministry of Education rules and guidelines about how this process is run - you can read more about them at the Ministry’s website https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/schooling-in-nz/enrolment-schemes-zoning. Our Māori, Samoan and French language classes qualify as 'special programmes' under these guidelines.

If your child is accepted via the ballot please let us know as soon as possible if you will take up the offer. We start planning for staffing and resources well before 2022 so we require firm numbers on our 2022 roll.

Kōwhai Open Mornings

WEDNESDAY 4TH AUGUST & THURSDAY 5TH AUGUST 2021
We have two days where we invite our local contributing schools to come to Kōwhai so that their students can see what they can expect to experience if they enrol at Kōwhai. Small groups visit each area of the school where there will be a short presentation around one aspect of our programme or school life.

Parents are welcome to attend with their child. Our Kōwhai Parent Information Evening will take place on Thursday 12 August - 7 pm to 8 pm. Parents are invited to attend this event where our leadership team will present information about all aspects of our school.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact enrol@kowhai.school.nz if you need more information.
Find out more

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3 days ago

What's On: Railway Enthusiasts' Society Museum Open

Richard from Mount Eden

Interested in railways? Come along and visit our museum and clubrooms. Open Thursdays 11am. Browse our collection of artefacts and printed material. Join us for a shared lunch.
Railway Enthusiasts' Society Museum Open
  • Railway Enthusiasts' Society (Inc)
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