Mount Albert, Auckland

10 days ago

Have you got a family-favourite recipe for carrots?

Jo McCarroll Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We're looking for delicious carrot recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's April issue. Send your family's favourite ways to eat this easy-to-grow vege crop to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by February 25, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the April issue of NZ Gardener.

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10 days ago

Murray Halberg Village Presents: Frankie Stevens

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

Tuesday 5 March, 10am

Join us at an exclusive Ryman event featuring the legendary Frankie Stevens.

One of Aotearoa's most renowned performers, Frankie has worked with greats like Olivia Newton-John, and now it’s your chance to experience his captivating stories and timeless melodies.
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Tuesday 5 March, 10am

Join us at an exclusive Ryman event featuring the legendary Frankie Stevens.

One of Aotearoa's most renowned performers, Frankie has worked with greats like Olivia Newton-John, and now it’s your chance to experience his captivating stories and timeless melodies.

The entertainment will be followed by complimentary refreshments, so don't miss this opportunity to attend the event and learn more about our village.

RSVP is essential. We look forward to seeing you there!

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10 days ago

$15,000 to welcome you home...

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

It could be our wonderful staff. Our vibrant communities. Our amazing amenities. Or just the peace of mind that our guaranteed fixed base weekly fee* brings. There are so many reasons to choose the Ryman lifestyle. We’d love to add one more reason to your list - $15,000 back for a limited time*.
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It could be our wonderful staff. Our vibrant communities. Our amazing amenities. Or just the peace of mind that our guaranteed fixed base weekly fee* brings. There are so many reasons to choose the Ryman lifestyle. We’d love to add one more reason to your list - $15,000 back for a limited time*.

If you sign up to one of our new home offers, you’ll get a $15,000 credit on settlement*.

There’s truly never been a better time to choose Ryman.

*Terms and conditions apply.
Explore our villages now

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10 days ago

Congratulations to...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The winners of the $100 garden centre vouchers are:

Melody Tuki from Birkdale

Tracey Hewson from Palmerston North

Nigel Rodwell from Mount Pleasant

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The winners of the $100 garden centre vouchers are:

Melody Tuki from Birkdale

Tracey Hewson from Palmerston North

Nigel Rodwell from Mount Pleasant

Miriama Metuatai from Dunedin

Get in touch with our Helpdesk team before the 27th of February to claim your prize by heading here.

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11 days ago

Hyperpigmentation Soap – All Natural Skin Lightening Treatment HandMade in New Zealand

Tsahallah from Beauty Fields

More info: beautyfields.co.nz...
A cream is also available

This soap treats pigmentation. It can be used for skin lightening, skin bleaching, or as a skin whitening treatment. This soap is gentler and safer than other bleach soaps for skin such as Kojic soap and the like. All Natural, handmade … View more
More info: beautyfields.co.nz...
A cream is also available

This soap treats pigmentation. It can be used for skin lightening, skin bleaching, or as a skin whitening treatment. This soap is gentler and safer than other bleach soaps for skin such as Kojic soap and the like. All Natural, handmade in NZ. For body and face – Normal to oily skin.

Treat your skin with the best that nature offers to ensure a radiant clear complexion and brighter-looking skin. Enriched with natural skin-lightening herbs this soap is one of a kind.


Calendula – Ancient Egyptians used Calendula to rejuvenate their skin. Bathing in calendula infusion was thought to give one a healthy glow.

Parsley – Rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants/ Vitamin C is clinically proven to reduce skin pigmentation.

Directions: Use daily as a regular soap for the face and body. Leave it on for a minute or two before rinsing. Apply moisturizer if needed.
Size: 90gr/3.3Oz. All Vegan.
Not tested on animals.

Price: $25

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11 days ago

How well do you know your neighbours?

Brian from Mount Roskill

Some people refuse contact with neighbours even when they live in adjacent houses / apartments.
Do you know your neighbours? I don’t. I have been living in the same apartment for three years, but haven’t exchanged a word with my neighbours. Wonder why?
Let me explain. I’m kind of an … View more
Some people refuse contact with neighbours even when they live in adjacent houses / apartments.
Do you know your neighbours? I don’t. I have been living in the same apartment for three years, but haven’t exchanged a word with my neighbours. Wonder why?
Let me explain. I’m kind of an antisocial. Don’t make friends easily, and don’t talk to strangers. An antiseptic smile is the best I can manage. Prefers to keep to myself and stick to the same circle of friends and relatives. Well, you can call me an introvert. That would explain my lack of interaction with neighbours.
My wife’s exactly the opposite. Yet, she has failed to strike up a conversation with the occupants of the flat across the corridor. The doors face each other. At times, we open the doors simultaneously, and the elderly lady behaves as if we don’t exist. So do the two young adults. We hardly get to see the other neighbours.
How young children make a difference
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Maybe they want to be left alone. I understand that. Yet, it feels strange. Weird, actually!
Humans, they say, are social animals. Our lives are interlinked and interdependent in some way, especially when we share a building. The blank stares and the radio silence in the elevators baffle me. Isn’t this a community? I ask myself.
I lived in another apartment for 20 years, and the experience was totally different. We had plenty of friends in the building and the neighbouring blocks. Some of those friendships exist even today, even after they have moved to other countries.
Much of the indifference may be due to big-city syndrome. People are so busy with their lives that they don’t have time for socialising.-
What’s the difference? One reason was our children. They were young and had plenty of friends. I remember a time when the doors of three neighbouring flats, including ours, were never locked as children kept moving from one house to another to continue their games. That was when my daughter was a toddler. At least 25 children in the neighbourhood would attend my son’s birthdays.
The children’s parents became our friends, and we called on each other for festive occasions and pujas. Sweets used to be sent and received during Diwali. Help used to be sought and given. Seems like another era.
Even after we moved, my wife maintained friendships in our old neighbourhood. She frequently travels there to attend birthdays, pujas, picnics, and other community activities. I often tease her, saying that her social skills haven’t worked in the new neighbourhood. She shrugs it off, saying it takes two people to strike a friendship.
Much of the indifference may be due to big-city syndrome. People are so busy with their lives that they don’t have time for socialising. When you get home from work late, visiting the neighbours is the last thing on tired minds.
What about weekends and holidays? Plans would have been made weeks ahead, and grocery shopping and prayers at a temple or a church are a weekend phenomenon. In homes where husbands and wives work, Saturdays and Sundays can turn into marathon cooking sessions to cover the week. All that doesn’t leave much time for neighbours and friends.
In many cases, it’s down to privacy. People value their privacy, which is why they keep to themselves. Imagine if your neighbours are nosy parkers. They could make lives miserable with incessant questions and the insatiable curiosity to know everything that happens in the neighbourhood.
None of us would want that. Right? Then why am I complaining?
You don’t have to take the biblical phrase “Love Thy Neighbour” literally. A little bit of social contact between neighbours wouldn’t hurt. And you don’t have to be friends with all the neighbours. A hello, a good morning, a smile, or a nod would suffice.
Do I do that? Yes, I do. Especially when I’m riding the elevator. It feels good when others return the gesture. A smile is the best. So keep smiling.
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12 days ago

Marist College Blazer size 12, yellow senior s/s shirt and long navy skirt

Carolyn from Mount Albert

For sale on trade me. Listed by me today. Contact me through that advert if interested. Shirt is 10-12 measures 20 inches /52 cms across the front from armpit to armpit. Skirt is the long winter weight, lined. Skirt measures 70-80cms (Has some small elasticated easing and a second button), about … View moreFor sale on trade me. Listed by me today. Contact me through that advert if interested. Shirt is 10-12 measures 20 inches /52 cms across the front from armpit to armpit. Skirt is the long winter weight, lined. Skirt measures 70-80cms (Has some small elasticated easing and a second button), about 28-30 inches. Blazer is size 12 and hardly worn.

Negotiable

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12 days ago

Queen size mattress.

Aaron from Point Chevalier

Free queen size mattress available for pickup.Always been used with a mattress cover.

Free

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12 days ago

Plants for sale.

Aaron from Point Chevalier

Hi neighbours, I have a few clivia, cycads, ficus tuffi, haemanthus bulbs and other random plants for sale. PM me if you would like to come and have a look to see if there is anything of interest to you.

Negotiable

12 days ago

Poll: What power issues have you faced?

The Team from NZ Compare

Hey neighbours! How has your power been treating you lately? Any sparks or stumbles in the past year?
Share the woes and let's brighten each other's day!

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What power issues have you faced?
  • 13% Power Outages
    13% Complete
  • 73.2% High Bills
    73.2% Complete
  • 3% Billing Errors
    3% Complete
  • 4.3% Voltage Fluctuations
    4.3% Complete
  • 6.5% Poor Customer Service
    6.5% Complete
369 votes
13 days ago

Here are some of the actions taken so far by the NEW government.

Brian from Mount Roskill

• Started reducing public sector expenditure
• Refocused the Reserve Bank on reducing inflation
• Written legislation to repeal the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax on 30 June
• Required primary and intermediate schools to teach an hour each of reading, writing and maths every day
• Banned … View more
• Started reducing public sector expenditure
• Refocused the Reserve Bank on reducing inflation
• Written legislation to repeal the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax on 30 June
• Required primary and intermediate schools to teach an hour each of reading, writing and maths every day
• Banned phones in classrooms from next term
• Stopped work on the Jobs Tax and the costly Auckland Light Rail project
• Began work to get our transport agencies building new roads
• Repealed the Ute Tax
• Stopped blanket speed limit reductions
• Reintroduced 90-day trials and cancelled fair pay agreements
• Repealed Three Waters
• Abolished Labour’s prisoner reduction target
• Improved security for health workers by putting security guards in more emergency departments.

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17 days ago

Introduction to the Art of Sitting Meditation

Admin from Nyima Tashi Kagyu Buddhist Centre

Saturday 24th February, 10am - 11am, free of charge. All welcome
Meditation is a way of learning to be with the dynamic vitality of the mind. We can train our mind to be with whatever thoughts and feelings arise without being overwhelmed by them. But how do we do that??
Please bring along any … View more
Saturday 24th February, 10am - 11am, free of charge. All welcome
Meditation is a way of learning to be with the dynamic vitality of the mind. We can train our mind to be with whatever thoughts and feelings arise without being overwhelmed by them. But how do we do that??
Please bring along any questions, hesitations, and doubts!
Venue: Nyima Tashi Buddhist Centre, 717 New North Rd, Mt Albert
For more information or to register email nyimatashi.nz@gmail.com or click the link below "Read More."

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14 days ago

Spanish For Beginners 2024

Programme Co-ordinator from Sandringham Community Centre

Hola ! Welcome to our Spanish For Beginners Class in 2024 with Sandringham Community Centre. Pablo is back again and ready to teach you all the basics of learning the Spanish language. come along- we will see you next Thursday !!

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13 days ago

Tupu Niue Playgroup

Programme Co-ordinator from Sandringham Community Centre

New Playgroup at Sandringham CC - Tupu Niue Playgroup on M, W, F from 1pm-3pm for children 0-5 years. $2 per child. New bi-lingual playgroup learning Niue -English language with parent lead tutor Pepe. Please contact her at pepeilasa.siligi@gmail.com or 021 032 4726. All welcome !

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13 days ago

What's On: Central Table Tennis Club

Shane from Epsom

Table tennis club meets every Monday night from 7-10pm. All welcome. $14 per player per night. For more information contact Ebi ph. (021) 083 09994.
Central Table Tennis Club
  • Auckland Table Tennis Stadium
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