Morningside, Auckland

34 days ago

Pt Chevalier Sunday Market 21 March 21

Tania from Point Chevalier

Acrylic paintings. Oil paintings, handmade crafts and more.

THIS SUNDAY MORNING FROM 10am
By Nicks Coffee Garage
340 Point Chevalier Road
Point Chevalier

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38 days ago

Calling all painters

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether … View more
Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether it's how to choose the right type of paint to cover a stain, how to go about planning a mural, or how long you really need to spend on sanding down that woodwork, they're happy to help.

Send us your question at homed@stuff.co.nz or leave it in the comments and we'll put the best questions to the Resene team (please note: we may not be able to answer every single question). The answers will be published in an article on Stuff ahead of the long weekend.

If you don't want us to use your comment or name on Stuff, please mention that in your post.

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38 days ago

Is Auckland's climate action talk, still just talk?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland's list of big transport projects has been updated, but does not look like a carbon emission crusher? Is the talk about climate action still just that? Read the story below:

34 days ago

Pain Free Pressure Treatment (by Student Practitioner)

Alicja from Point Chevalier

Gentle, safe and effective. I've had great results ranging from less pain, improved movement range and better balance to reduced anxiety and increased energy. I work with adults, children and pets. Sessions last up to and hour and are available in my Westmere studio (Tue to Thu) or as mobile … View moreGentle, safe and effective. I've had great results ranging from less pain, improved movement range and better balance to reduced anxiety and increased energy. I work with adults, children and pets. Sessions last up to and hour and are available in my Westmere studio (Tue to Thu) or as mobile service.

Price: $30

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34 days ago

Suede Couches X2

Janai from Sandringham

Selling our two suede couches as no longer required.

Both are technically 2.5 seaters but easily fit 3 people no problem.

As per pics they’re in pretty good and reasonable condition. Few marks and stains here and there but nothing too obvious or damaging.

From smoke and pet free home :)

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Selling our two suede couches as no longer required.

Both are technically 2.5 seaters but easily fit 3 people no problem.

As per pics they’re in pretty good and reasonable condition. Few marks and stains here and there but nothing too obvious or damaging.

From smoke and pet free home :)

Would prefer to sell both together but could consider selling separately.

Cushions can be included if you want them also.

Dimensions:

H - 65cm
L - 196cm
W - 85cm

Pick up is from Sandringham (near St Lukes mall)

Price: $600

34 days ago

*BRAND NEW* Carrington Bracelet

Janai from Sandringham

**BRAND NEW - NEVER WORN**

The Carrington Bracelet is high polished gold, set with dazzling crystals. Add this bracelet to your favorite golden arm stack for some extra sparkle. 2.5” Diameter with adjustable pull. Will make a perfect gift for someone special :)

Pick up is in Sandringham (near … View more
**BRAND NEW - NEVER WORN**

The Carrington Bracelet is high polished gold, set with dazzling crystals. Add this bracelet to your favorite golden arm stack for some extra sparkle. 2.5” Diameter with adjustable pull. Will make a perfect gift for someone special :)

Pick up is in Sandringham (near St Lukes mall). Can also courier for extra :)

Price: $150

35 days ago

Would you like to win gardening gear and plant nursery vouchers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide… View more
Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide Bearded Irises. Plus go in the draw to win handspreaders from GARDENA and $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here.

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35 days ago

Covid 19: O'Connell Street Bistro in Auckland CBD to close

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A struggling restaurant in central Auckland has become the latest casualty of the fallout from Covid-19.

The popular O’Connell Street Bistro is closing its doors on April 16, ending a 24-year history.

Owners Chris Upton and Amanda Mason said the insecurity caused by Covid-19 and their inability… View more
A struggling restaurant in central Auckland has become the latest casualty of the fallout from Covid-19.

The popular O’Connell Street Bistro is closing its doors on April 16, ending a 24-year history.

Owners Chris Upton and Amanda Mason said the insecurity caused by Covid-19 and their inability to successfully renegotiate their lease are behind the difficult decision to close.

Unlike many in the hospitality industry they have had to continue paying fixed costs during successive Covid-19 levels, the couple said.

“With the continuing lock downs and the challenges of operating at level 2 in the first two months of 2021, and with no clear respite ahead, it is unsustainable to continue,” Upton said.

The renowned bistro, which corners Shortland St and O’Connell St, won one Hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards in 2019 and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the past 17 years.

The restaurant has weathered many storms including the power crisis in February 1998 when the eatery was forced to shut down just four months after opening.

Next came a restaurant fire on January 26, 2016, which led to a seven-month closure.

Despite this setback, the couple said they kept their team fully employed and focussed on charity work and restaurant pop-ups.

But the restaurant will now close after a final dinner service on April 16.

Upton said the couple was not retiring and might look at another venture in future years.

“While the Bistro has been our life’s work for close to a quarter of a century, we have never thought of it as simply ours.

“It belongs to every one of our fabulous patrons who have supported us and enjoyed our hospitality.

“We have enjoyed one hell of a wonderful ride and our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our guests who have made the Bistro part of their life.”

Upton said the couple had been privileged to work alongside fantastic chefs, managers, sommeliers, waiters and kitchen hands, who had contributed hugely to the bistro’s success.

“We feel great sadness knowing we are at the end of an era, but we also feel joy and satisfaction knowing that together we all created an amazing and special place.”

Renowned NZ chef Al Brown of Auckland eateries Depot and Fed Deli said he was “just gutted” to hear of “the fall of an amazing restaurant.”

“They’re an iconic restaurant, been part of Auckland city for so long, and we’ve never heard a bad word said about them, and I’ve gone there a number of times, and it’s always been an incredible restaurant experience.

“I just feel for them big time. There’s a real sense of community in the restaurant business in Auckland and a lot of people struggling out there including ourselves at depot and feds.

“It’s very sad to hear that they’re closing but there are going to be more casualties.”

BABICHE MARTENS/STUFF

Mark Southon, Chris Upton, Jack Makin in the O'Connell St Bistro when it reopened after a fire in 2016

Hi Aucklanders,

What are your memories of this iconic restaurant?

Feel free to share your bistro experiences here:

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

36 days ago

We Say/You Say: Am Cup Highlights

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

What a show it's been! What's been your favourite moment of the 36th America's Cup? (Aside from taking out the cup of course!)

After a nail-biting final race yesterday afternoon, Emirates Team NZ have won the Auld Mug.

Team New Zealand completed a 7-3 victory … View more
Hi Auckland,

What a show it's been! What's been your favourite moment of the 36th America's Cup? (Aside from taking out the cup of course!)

After a nail-biting final race yesterday afternoon, Emirates Team NZ have won the Auld Mug.

Team New Zealand completed a 7-3 victory over Italy's Luna Rossa on Waitematā Harbour on Wednesday with a 46-second win to lift the Auld Mug for a fourth time.

Share your highlights below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your community paper.

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35 days ago

Indoor pot plant holder

The Team from Resene ColorShop Mt Eden

Make your own indoor planter and paint it in your favourite bold Resene colour to bring a bit of nature indoors to enjoy year round.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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35 days ago

Do your curtains & blinds need a professional clean?

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

Textile Cleaning is a one-stop-shop for all curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

We offer full take-down and rehang service and can provide replacement curtains while your drapes are being cleaned.

Help is just a phone call away.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, … View more
Textile Cleaning is a one-stop-shop for all curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

We offer full take-down and rehang service and can provide replacement curtains while your drapes are being cleaned.

Help is just a phone call away.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes and blinds across Auckland for over 25 years, Textile Cleaning is highly recommended!
Find out more

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35 days ago

Bed set plus base

Daniel from Morningside

$50
Comes with the mattress, a bamboo mattress topper and the nice bed base.
Can have some sheets and duvet covers too if you want as we are upgrading

Negotiable

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35 days ago

Rattan Cane Stand - Wicker

Mihir from Mount Albert

In very good condition and looks classy due to its design.

Length - 116 cm
Width - 27.5 cm
Depth - 17 cm

Pick up St Lukes

Price: $50

37 days ago

SPiCE Floral Carpet Festival NEW DATE Saturday 20 March from 2 - 4 pm in Sandringham Reserve!

Programme Coordinator from SPiCE (Sandringham Project in Community Empowerment)

Just a reminder our Floral Carpet Festival is back for its 5th year bigger and better than ever THIS SATURDAY. Join us as we use thousands of marigolds to create a stunning carpet of flowers in a beautiful rangoli pattern in the middle of Sandringham Village. Take part in helping us set out the … View moreJust a reminder our Floral Carpet Festival is back for its 5th year bigger and better than ever THIS SATURDAY. Join us as we use thousands of marigolds to create a stunning carpet of flowers in a beautiful rangoli pattern in the middle of Sandringham Village. Take part in helping us set out the flowers, enjoy learning a traditional Indian dance, or get a henna tattoo. This is a FREE FAMILY EVENT - all ages and people welcome to come and get involved!

RAIN DATE: Sunday 21 March, 2 pm to 4 pm See Less

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