Morningside, Auckland

6 days ago

What's On: APO Friends Meet The Artist

Bryce from Auckland Central

Music from the Karakia duo, Dominic (cello) and Anna (violin) Lee followed by an interview with Gale Mahood, APO Director of Artistic Planning. The morning concludes with a light lunch.
APO Friends Meet The Artist
  • Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre
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6 days ago

Star Wars characters at Mt. Roskill. Countdown

Stuart from Sandringham

Outpost 42 are collecting for Child Cancer Foundation. Come get a free photo with the troops and make a donation while you are here!

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11 days ago

Volunteers Sought To Back Next Generation of Guide Dogs

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Calling all puppy lovers.

Blind Low Vision New Zealand wants you.

The organisation is appealing for volunteers to collect donations for the Red Puppy Appeal.

Funds raised on March 26 and March 27 will be used to train and care for the next generation of guide dogs.

About 100 puppies are bred … View more
Calling all puppy lovers.

Blind Low Vision New Zealand wants you.

The organisation is appealing for volunteers to collect donations for the Red Puppy Appeal.

Funds raised on March 26 and March 27 will be used to train and care for the next generation of guide dogs.

About 100 puppies are bred and trained each year.

It takes nearly two years and more than $50,000 to raise and teach just one guide dog.

Blind Low Vision NZ is calling for 2000 volunteers to join the pack.

The goal is to raise $300,000 this year.

Register online at redpuppy.org.nz or call 0800 787 743 (0800 PUPPIES) to volunteer.

7 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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7 days ago

WIN tickets to Auckland Arts Festival 2021

Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) 2021 kicks off in a fortnight, offering a jampacked programme for you and your whānau to enjoy.

Happening between 4 and 21 March, AAF 2021 features a 100% Aotearoa selection of more than 70 multi-art shows and events at theatres, galleries … View more
Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) 2021 kicks off in a fortnight, offering a jampacked programme for you and your whānau to enjoy.

Happening between 4 and 21 March, AAF 2021 features a 100% Aotearoa selection of more than 70 multi-art shows and events at theatres, galleries and unique indoor and outdoor venues across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Paying homage to the overarching 2021 theme of Aroha, shows on offer include everything from dance to theatre, live music to comedy, visual and digital art, talks and debate, community participation projects and more.

Among those tipped to be crowd pleasers this year are Che-Fu and the Krates at Auckland Town Hall for the 20-year anniversary of their album Navigator.

The APO will perform the soundtrack to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial while the film screens at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre at Aotea Centre and Michael Hurst will appear in a version of Jack and the Beanstalk playing the role of Jack's mum.

10 double passes to giveaway, simply LIKE or THANK this post to be in the draw to WIN a great experience of the Auckland Art Festival/ Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki performances. T&Cs apply.
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7 days ago

One Voice Choir seeking new members ...

Crispin from Point Chevalier

One Voice Choir is currently open to new members, so if you love to sing and are free on a Thursday evening between 7:30 and 9:30 consider joining us ... More details are available on our website: www.onevoicechoir.org.nz...

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7 days ago

What's On: Meditate in Mount Eden

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Mount Eden
  • Mount Eden Village Hall
7 days ago

Auckland man earns long service award

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined … View more
Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined the probation service after gaining his law degree at Auckland University.

The probation service "seemed a good place to start and much more exciting than being a lawyer," he said.

"(I) stayed because I still have some of the idealism left and the criminal justice system is still an exciting place to work in."

In 1971 the Probation Service, as it was known, was a division of the Department of Justice.

This changed with the establishment of the Department of Corrections in 1996.

In Auckland, there was a main office in High St with reporting centres in the suburbs, Cooke said.

"I looked after Henderson and you were at the reporting centres at night on your own.

"In addition, probation officers collected fines and reparation as part of a special condition of probation, and a cash box with a float of money accompanied us."

Cooke was the sole charge district probation officer at Kaikohe.

He recalls travelling on his own to do home visits for most of the rural caseload.

Cooke has seen many changes over the years.

People under probation orders were now much more difficult to manage and more unpredictable, he said.

Before the 2002 Sentencing Act, there was a national Parole Board for those sentenced over 7 years Imprisonment and a District Prisons Board for each prison deciding release for those serving under 7 year sentences, Cooke said.

"They also decided on back end Home Detention before Home Detention became a separate sentence. "

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7 days ago

10-year Budget 2021-2031 webinar events

The Team from Auckland Council

If you would like the opportunity to ask questions about the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 with your councillor and local board, we have a range of webinars available 👇
akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

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9 days ago

Vodaphone Smart A9. Has SIM. Hardly used. $10.00

Claudia from Mount Eden

My sister used this when she was over from the US about 18 months ago. All complete and in box. Does all basic things including internet and Bluetooth so should be able to download Covid Tracer. Good for older people as fairly small and light. Exactly the same as this at Harvey Norman:
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My sister used this when she was over from the US about 18 months ago. All complete and in box. Does all basic things including internet and Bluetooth so should be able to download Covid Tracer. Good for older people as fairly small and light. Exactly the same as this at Harvey Norman:
www.harveynorman.co.nz....

7 days ago

Covid-19: A year since New Zealand's first reported case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

It's been one year today since New Zealand's first reported case of Covid-19.

A person in their 60s flew from Iran via Bali and touched down in Aotearoa on February 26, 2020.

Two days later, that person's test came back positive for Covid-19.

Later, a historical … View more
Hi neighbours,

It's been one year today since New Zealand's first reported case of Covid-19.

A person in their 60s flew from Iran via Bali and touched down in Aotearoa on February 26, 2020.

Two days later, that person's test came back positive for Covid-19.

Later, a historical case emerged – a visitor to the Waikato who became ill with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 on or about February 21.

The past year has been incredible, turbulent and unprecedented.

How do you think New Zealand has done with its response to the pandemic?

What do you think we have done well as a nation to combat Covid-19?

What could we have done better to ward off the virus?

What have you learned from the pandemic?

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

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9 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

7 days ago

GREY LYNN CAR BOOT SALE - SUNDAY 28th FEB

Don from Westmere

GREY LYNN CAR BOOT SALE - SUNDAY 28th FEB
Back to Francis St..
8.30am -11.30am - set up after 6.30am.

OK Social distant maintained where possible thxs.. sanitizer on site .

Buy /Sell /exchange .. All re-cycled goods -generally no food produce /farmers market option around crn.

Note:: Gazebos … View more
GREY LYNN CAR BOOT SALE - SUNDAY 28th FEB
Back to Francis St..
8.30am -11.30am - set up after 6.30am.

OK Social distant maintained where possible thxs.. sanitizer on site .

Buy /Sell /exchange .. All re-cycled goods -generally no food produce /farmers market option around crn.

Note:: Gazebos should be no more than 2.5 metres wide (3 metres too big.Unless u have a double site.)
Bring a shower cover over winter mths.

SELLER Pack up time is 11.30 am this mth.
SELLERS SET Up Between 6.30am-8am
Re Booking, once carpark is full with paid on line bookers,
then 1st serve basis for balance after 8am.

Boot Sales on the last Sunday of Month except Dec
During our busy season, stock is offloaded, cars park in street so u can get full use of space. However if its a winters day, cars maybe left TBA on day as vendors arrive. Occasionally will allow some open deck vehicles on back wall or vans that use interior room to sell from.Tba.

Please no cars leaving carpark before 11.00am due to people walking around.
RSC Club Toilets open approx11.00am/ meanwhile Council Facility available nearby in francis street.

Coffee nearby shops/farmers market .

Normal Bookings via Grey Lynn 2030 site or find via RSC Site: or take a punt in morning show up in winter mths only.

Bookings Suzanne Kendrick
027 360 4564

Negotiable

8 days ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online … View more
When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
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