Morningside, 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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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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11 days ago

Auckland moves to alert level 1

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

From midnight tonight, Auckland will join the rest of the country in alert level 1.

At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.

One new case of Covid-19 in the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

From midnight tonight, Auckland will join the rest of the country in alert level 1.

At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.

One new case of Covid-19 in the community has been announced.

The new case is linked to the existing community cases and is already in quarantine, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.

There are six new cases in managed isolation, four of which are historical.

What were your predictions for Auckland's alert level decision?

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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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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:

11 days ago

Strengthening work planned for Auckland Domain's Wintergarden

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The Wintergarden in Auckland Domain is set to undergo seismic strengthening.

Both glasshouses will have steel ties installed internally with new laminated glass and stronger code compliant aluminium glazing bars placed on the roofs.

Expected to take 18 months, the work will boost post tension … View more
The Wintergarden in Auckland Domain is set to undergo seismic strengthening.

Both glasshouses will have steel ties installed internally with new laminated glass and stronger code compliant aluminium glazing bars placed on the roofs.

Expected to take 18 months, the work will boost post tension strengthening work of the Tropical House chimney stack in 2003.

Auckland Domain Committee chair and Auckland councillor Desley Simpson said only one glasshouse would be worked on at a time so Aucklanders could still take in the beauty of the exotic plants.

“It is great to be able to not just allow Aucklanders to enjoy the Wintergardens as they were first intended, but also to make improvements, so that they will cope better with the challenges of seismic and climate change risks.

"It is about being faithful to the heritage of the buildings and finding sympathetic solutions to deal with these risks.”

The renovations will see the timber joinery repaired and repainted.

They include installing larger gutters and additional rainwater pipes as well as changing the roofs' opaque glass to the original design of clear glass.

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11 days ago

Trampoline

Ben from Grey Lynn

Trampoline in good condition for sale at $120 o.n.o because kids have outgrown it. Can view at 1 Chamberlain Street, Grey Lynn, or message me on 021 2671913. Hope the attached photos appear.

Price: $120

11 days ago

Dedicated to my daughter who left home to start University

Andrea from Morningside

Gold Dust

I held for a moment in time
A sprinkle of gold dust in my hand
Pure in form and heart
A little piece of me, soon to journey this land

Time has passed quickly… View more
Gold Dust

I held for a moment in time
A sprinkle of gold dust in my hand
Pure in form and heart
A little piece of me, soon to journey this land

Time has passed quickly
Her gold dust has started to spread
And lately, not that long ago
She started plans to leave the nest

I held for a moment in time
A sprinkle of gold dust in my hand
And now as I blow it gently off
I give credit to my parents, because now I understand.

To all the parents who have had a young man or woman leave home to start their Uni journey xx

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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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13 days ago

What's On: Ladies Probus

Norma from Blockhouse Bay

Visitors welcome - Friendship, Speakers, Morning Tea, and Outings. Hall Meetings every 2nd Friday Monthly 10am - 12pm. Detailed information Phone Ann 8178545, Norma 6266267.
Ladies Probus
  • Blockhouse Bay Community Hall
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