Morningside, Auckland

24 days ago

Valentine's Day Collection available now

Sophie from Celebration Box

Order for Valentine's Day now - select your delivery date at the checkout. We ship nationally, plus have Auckland Same Day Delivery, which will be available 14th February. If you're nearby you can pick up from one of our Auckland warehouses. Shop now www.celebrationbox.co.nz...

30 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
Find out more

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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
25 days ago

Enjoy summer at Auckland Botanic Gardens

The Team from Auckland Council

Garden inspiration, music, an exhibition and heaps of fun for everyone. Bring a picnic, spend the day!

24 days ago

Super Bowl this Monday 8th of Feb

Sang from Mount Eden

Live on our screen, we have great food and drinks specials with sweepstakes & best-dressed supporter prize. Complimentary nibbles on arrival while like how it's celebrated in USA.
Kick OFF 12:30 PM bookings essential as we have limited spaces avaliable.
Ph 092185554
or … View more
Live on our screen, we have great food and drinks specials with sweepstakes & best-dressed supporter prize. Complimentary nibbles on arrival while like how it's celebrated in USA.
Kick OFF 12:30 PM bookings essential as we have limited spaces avaliable.
Ph 092185554
or info@edenbistro.co.nz

24 days ago

Sri's Tempeh (Organic) at New World Milford

Sri from Sri's Foods Ltd (Cuisines of Indonesia)

Hello Vegans / Vegetarians and Flexitarians🙋🏽‍♀‍🌱🍽🥗
Sri's Tempeh available now in the frozen aisles
at New World Milford🎉
Get your plant-based goodness today and get creating in the kitchen!
141 Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland 0620

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32 days ago

HOUSING INTENSIFICATION

Kathy from Sandringham

Hello Neighbours!

You are probably all noticing the housing intensification that is beginning to take place, with houses being torn down and multi story buildings taking their place – sometimes changing the entire character of long standing residential neighbourhoods. No one can deny that … View more
Hello Neighbours!

You are probably all noticing the housing intensification that is beginning to take place, with houses being torn down and multi story buildings taking their place – sometimes changing the entire character of long standing residential neighbourhoods. No one can deny that Auckland needs more housing, but a more thoughtful approach to development could improve HOW housing intensification takes place by focusing on development of scale on the main arterial routes for transportation, business, infrastructure AND affordable multi story housing before randomly beginning to dismantle quiet residential neighbourhoods.

It is a fact that in 2016 the Auckland Unitary Plan established building zones throughout Auckland for the regulation of urban development. For example, in my street most of Huntingtree Ave and Vancouver St are zoned as “Mixed Housing Urban”. This allows 3 story townhouses and low rise apartments to be built – with no consent from neighbours - on subdivisions of 300 square meters. Interestingly, many of the major 4 lane arterial routes are not zoned for any greater housing intensification than are nearby quiet residential areas.

You can find the map showing what your zones are at unitaryplanmaps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

Click the + sigh to enlarge the map and scroll for the area you want to explore. (The more you zoom in, the more street names you can see)

On the left click on legend and click the little cone symbol across form unitary plan zones to see what each colour represents

To see what you can do in each zone, go to
www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz... consents/Pages/what-can-do-zone.aspx

In August of 2020, the government issued a new National Policy Statement on Urban Development (www.mfe.govt.nz...) that reasserted the need for greater intensification in urban areas, especially on major arterial routes where infrastructure is best located. I believe that a National Policy directive trumps (excuse the pun) local council. With a push for greater focus on housing intensification and associated infrastructure on main arterial routes, this might be an opportunity to collectively urge Council to reassess current zoning regulations that allow for three story, two story and even single story housing zones along some of our main arterial routes while three story buildings, that tower over existing single story homes, are starting to pop up randomly in quiet residential streets.

With the number of commuters who park in residential streets close to main transportation routes, many of those streets are already reduced to a single lane for cars to pass through, and parking for locals is restricted. Housing intensification in those streets would only increase that problem. (Note: Residential parking permits are generally something that local residents have to pay for)

From : Recommendations and decisions report on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Statement on Urban Development:

An NPS has two main effects:
• local authorities must amend their regional policy statements (RPSs), and regional and district plans, to give effect to the NPS

•decision-makers on plans, policy statements, resource consents and other matters must consider the NPS as part of their process.

“The aim is to encourage more effective growth, particularly close to frequent public transport, and walking and cycling facilities. It is also intended to help local authorities make decisions that work for all communities, offering choices for diverse groups and listening to a wider range of voices in the urban planning system”.

I am reaching out for your ideas about what we can do collectively to improve the way intensification is taking place on our streets, in our community, and in other Auckland communities. And I am reaching out for your support in seeking a solution from Council. What other streets might be facing the same problem? Do you know anyone who could be helpful in seeking a solution from Council?

Would you be willing to sign a petition asking Council to amend the Unitary Plan to accommodate a sequence of development that focuses on increasing housing intensification on main arterial routes before encroaching on residential streets?

Let’s get a discussion going!

Kathy Torpie, Sandringham

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24 days ago

Free firewood

Terry from Mount Eden

A bit green as the tree got trimmed down yesterday.

Free

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24 days ago

Mammoth mural unveiled at Auckland Viaduct

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A massive mural stretching 150 metres long and eight metres high is spanning the whole western wall of the New Zealand Maritime Museum in Auckland.

Napier artist Cinzah Merkens has created the artwork decking the museum on Hobson Wharf in the Viaduct.

The renowned contemporary artist said that … View more
A massive mural stretching 150 metres long and eight metres high is spanning the whole western wall of the New Zealand Maritime Museum in Auckland.

Napier artist Cinzah Merkens has created the artwork decking the museum on Hobson Wharf in the Viaduct.

The renowned contemporary artist said that while all his murals are personally significant, some, like this one, take on a special quality.

"It was a pleasure to be able to exemplify the Maritime Museum’s increasing focus on ocean health and sustainability by making the predominant design element of the mural the natural environment of the Hauraki Gulf and the Waitematā.”

A life-sized humpback whale and giant octopus, hammerhead and mako sharks, kahawai, and snapper swim amongst sea grasses and other ocean habitats.

Matariki and other celestial navigation markers fill the night sky, with Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto presiding in the background.

The flowing waves representing ancestors' journeys to Aotearoa are enhanced by depictions of the waka hourua Haunui and the brigantine Breeze, vessels berthed in the Maritime Museum marina.

To see time lapse footage of the mural, go here:
www.dropbox.com...

24 days ago

MPI cocktail onion product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd has recalled a batch of its branded cocktail onions due to the possible presence of glass fragments.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has stated that there has been no reports of associated injury.

What you need to know:

- The product was sold at the following … View more
Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd has recalled a batch of its branded cocktail onions due to the possible presence of glass fragments.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has stated that there has been no reports of associated injury.

What you need to know:

- The product was sold at the following stores in Northland:
New World Kerikeri
New World Onerahi
Four Square Mangawhai

- The product was sold at the following stores in Auckland:
New World Albany
New World Browns Bay
New World Devonport
New World Green Bay
New World Hobsonville
New World Kumeu
New World Milford
New World Mt Roskill
New World New Lynn
New World Papakura
New World Pukekohe
New World Southmall
New World Waiuku
New World Warkworth
New World Whangaparaoa
Pak’n Save Albany
Pak’n Save Sylvia Park

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Those with further questions are encouraged to contact Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd on 0800 33 56 24.

For more information about the recall, head through to the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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25 days ago

Getting tennis balls out of high gutter

Kuljit from Grey Lynn

Anyone know anyone who can get tennis balls out of our gutter? Happy to pay.

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25 days ago

Part-time work wanted

Amanda from Point Chevalier

Hi
I am a 19 year old boy who has recently started at a culinary college.
I am enthusiastically looking for part-time work. I am available all day on Monday’s and the weekends. I can also work Tues-Fri evenings.
I am open to anything, but my passion is food and cooking. I am barista … View more
Hi
I am a 19 year old boy who has recently started at a culinary college.
I am enthusiastically looking for part-time work. I am available all day on Monday’s and the weekends. I can also work Tues-Fri evenings.
I am open to anything, but my passion is food and cooking. I am barista trained and have recently worked in a food truck.
Please if you need help or some one for a one off job, give me a call.
02108240100
Thanks
Martin

26 days ago

WiFi Issues? Contact The WiFi Experts Today!

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26 days ago

Do you enjoy singing?

Marion from Westmere

Do you like being part of a friendly, social bunch? Can you read music or sing in tune? (preferably both!) Would you like to improve your sight-reading or singing skills? Pitt St Methodist Choir in central Auckland invites you to join us. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 6.15-8pm and sing on Sundays… View moreDo you like being part of a friendly, social bunch? Can you read music or sing in tune? (preferably both!) Would you like to improve your sight-reading or singing skills? Pitt St Methodist Choir in central Auckland invites you to join us. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 6.15-8pm and sing on Sundays 9.45am warm-up for 10.30am service (finishes around 11.30am). You don't have to be religious to join the choir. The church is liberal and open-minded. Come along and try us out sometime! Give the director a call or an email for more info - Robert 021 0635 862 or inverted_mordent@hotmail.com You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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26 days ago

Mother and daughter duo open new exhibition in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A mother and daughter duo who specialise in tapa art will exhibit their work in Auckland next month.

Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme'a Burrows are presenting a collection of tapa created after the Covid-19 lockdown which portrays navigating a changed world in the middle of a pandemic.

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A mother and daughter duo who specialise in tapa art will exhibit their work in Auckland next month.

Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme'a Burrows are presenting a collection of tapa created after the Covid-19 lockdown which portrays navigating a changed world in the middle of a pandemic.

Their four-day exhibition, Voyagers: The Niu World, opens on February 20 at the Tautai Gallery in Karangahape Road, Auckland.

Their works depict faces wearing tapa-patterned masks, families together in lockdown, three 1.8-metre-wide paintings of navigation and journey and two larger ngatu.

“The waves have never been bigger or more threatening, the storms have never been so savage, the fires have never been so close and hot," said Burrows.

"We are expressing this in the medium we were brought up in, tapa painting, which has been passed down from generation to generation by those people who made the original voyages and their ancestors before them.

" This exhibition is dedicated to all us voyagers who are navigating the ‘Niu World.’”

31 days 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.

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