68 days ago

Meditation: two enlightening evenings, Mt Eden - international guest speaker

Durba from Avondale

Don’t miss these two evenings! Popular teacher Dr. Harashita Sunaoshi from Kyoto, Japan is here in on her first NZ visit to share with you her knowledge, her own love of meditation and her decades of personal experience in this structured 2-part course.

Her Auckland visit offers a most special opportunity to learn from an inspirational speaker, one who has taught meditation globally for over a decade. Dr Harashita learnt meditation from the late Indian spiritual master Sri Chinmoy, and her free courses combine a wealth of practical exercises with many personal insights and experiences.

A avid marathoner, lecturer, longtime meditation practitioner and traveller, she has the gift of making meditation accessible and simple, while highlighting the deeper understanding that through meditation we are responding to a deeper, spiritual awakening in our lives.
Admission is free throughout.

When: Tues 13 Feb and Thurs15 Feb; 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Mt Eden

All welcome, free admission!!
Kindly register so we can accommodate everyone, call/text to Jogyata: 0221 887 432.

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18 hours ago

Cost of living: How to get $110 off your electricity bill through Power Credits Scheme

Brian from Mount Roskill

Some Kiwis can expect their power bill to rise this month for the third year in a row as the low-user charge is phased out – but there's a payment available for people who are struggling.
It's the third year in a row that low-power users are facing increasing fixed costs as the low-power users scheme is phased out.
To help the industry set up the $5 million Power Credits Scheme which means eligible households can access credit during the transition.
The phase out which began in 2022 will see fixed costs for low users rise every april for five years.
The scheme means households who are supplied by Contact, Meridian, Mercury, Genesis, Nova, Wise, Globug, Powershop, Frank or Toast Electric can access a $110 payment if they’re in hardship. So far $1.4 million has been paid out.
The scheme is run by the Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand. Chief executive Bridget Abernethy told Consumer NZ households showing signs of energy hardship can get the payment. But Abernethy said each power company will have its own criteria for what energy hardship looks like.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said removing the "low Fixed Charge Tariff regulations is essential for creating a fairer playing field for all New Zealand households".
However, the MBIE website acknowledged the phase-out could be challenging for some households.
"While all households are expected to benefit in the long term from the regulations being removed, some households may face higher power bills," the website said.
The credit can help households adjust, it added.
The decision to remove the low user charge was made by the then Labour Government in 2021 who called it "poorly targeted".
Then Energy Minister Megan Woods said it would mean three in five households could benefit from lower power bills.

1 day ago

Get painting with Resene plant-based paints!


Plant-based paints are made just like normal paint but everything in the tin comes from plants and minerals.

Plus they’re Eco Choice approved with low odour and easy water clean-up, so you can paint or stain your place with ease.

Available from Resene ColorShops.
Find out more

1 day ago

Foundation Dog Agility Course

Rosemarie Baker from Akarana Dog Training Club

Are you looking to learn new skills within a dog sport? Agility training can strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend while keeping both of you active and engaged.
We are taking registrations for the next 8 week Foundation Agility course starting 2 May 2024.

This is a great time to begin your journey in agility before our winter break.
Please contact: bookingsakaranadtc@gmail.com to enrol now, spaces are limited.