Mount Eden, Auckland

2 days ago

What's On: NZ Young@Heart Chorus

Vee from Mount Roskill

A friendly, social group of over 70s songsters meet every Monday at 10.30am at Orakei Baptist Church, 96 Kupe Street. New members are welcome. Phone Marg Couper 027 4588777.
NZ Young@Heart Chorus
  • 96 Kupe Street
2 days ago

Go key-less with Exceed & Yale Digital Locks...

Philip from Exceed we fix windows & doors

Check out this very happy customer with his new Yale Digital Lock installed by Exceed.

Thinking of going key-less too?
Our Exceed technicians can help you find the right digital lock option for your home or rental property needs.

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Check out this very happy customer with his new Yale Digital Lock installed by Exceed.

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3 days ago

Poll: Who would you vote for as New Zealander of the year?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The New Zealander of the the Year finalists are Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Farid Ahmed and Ranjna Patel.

The awards honour extraordinary Kiwis who inspire, give hope and lead.

Wiles is a microbiologist and science communicator from Auckland.

When Covid-19 first hit New Zealand, Dr Siouxsie Wiles rose … View more
The New Zealander of the the Year finalists are Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Farid Ahmed and Ranjna Patel.

The awards honour extraordinary Kiwis who inspire, give hope and lead.

Wiles is a microbiologist and science communicator from Auckland.

When Covid-19 first hit New Zealand, Dr Siouxsie Wiles rose to the challenge, said Miriama Kamo, Te Koruru – patron of the awards.

"... she's stood tall to speak to hundreds of millions globally," Kamo said.

"Her work helped us all to see beyond the fear and complexity of the pandemic, to understand not only what was happening, but also how we could, and can continue to, collectively respond."

Ahmed is the Muslim community leader who became an icon of forgiveness following the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch.

After losing his wife in the attacks, Ahmed demonstratred how faith and love could
provide a pathway to navigate deep grief.

Awarded an international peace prize for his ongoing work, he published Husna's Story in March last year, donating all royalties to St John Ambulance.

The third finalist, Ranjna Patel, is the Tamaki Health director and a domestic violence social entrepreneur.

When Patel was asked to offer guidance around family violence in in the south Asian community, she identified a crucial missing step in family violence intervention – engaging offenders in their own rehabilitation.

In 2014, she established the first Gandhi Nivas home for perpetrators in Otahuhu, providing innovative early intervention and prevention services for Kiwi men.

A study undertaken by Massey University looked at men five years before entering Gandhi Nivas and after, and found 60% of men did not re-offend.

The annual Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards are in their 12th year.

The six winners will be announced in Auckland on March 31.

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Who would you vote for as New Zealander of the year?
  • 65.3% Dr Siouxsie Wiles
    65.3% Complete
  • 17.9% Ranjna Patel
    17.9% Complete
  • 16.8% Farid Ahmed
    16.8% Complete
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5 days ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid case had contact with infected family during lockdown, PM says

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.

* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.

* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L

* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.

* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.

* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.

* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:

www.stuff.co.nz...

* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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4 days ago

Covid-19: Why are people being stopped on the way in to Auckland? Hours-long delays into the night

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland reporters:

People should be able to freely enter Auckland under alert level 3 lockdown, instead of waiting up to six hours just to get home, ACT leader David Seymour says.

Some people have had to be rescued from the long queues in the heat by ambulance, Seymour said. People have been … View more
Auckland reporters:

People should be able to freely enter Auckland under alert level 3 lockdown, instead of waiting up to six hours just to get home, ACT leader David Seymour says.

Some people have had to be rescued from the long queues in the heat by ambulance, Seymour said. People have been toileting on the side of the road.

Police checkpoints returned to the borders when the region plunged back to level 3 at 6am on Sunday as authorities try to trace the origin of infection for the latest community case.

Seymour said it does not make sense to have restrictions for people coming from a lower-risk area and entering Auckland.

“If the Government believes there’s a risk of people outside of Auckland bringing Covid into Auckland, then they would have to put the rest of the country into a higher alert level.”

Seymour said he had been contacted by numerous people on Sunday complaining about the wait and the distress it caused, with some waiting up to six hours, 45 minutes.

There should be strict control of people leaving Auckland, but there was no need to have the same control on people entering, especially after Aucklanders had been away for a busy weekend, he said.

“Covid is bad and we need to maintain eradication but kids and elderly people stuck in hot cars can lead to serious problems too.”

Aucklander Fernanda Leone said it took her five-and-a-half hours to go through the check point at State Highway 1 at Mercer, after leaving Hamilton at midday on Sunday.

The trip usually take 90 minutes and, before she left, Google Maps said the trip would take two hours, 20 minutes.

“There are lots of cars with people with kids and animals in it, and I’m pretty sure – just like us – they didn’t know it would take this long so didn't come prepared.”

Leone had been in Hamilton for the Six60 concert and is travelling to her home in West Auckland.

Another Aucklander said she was in Hastings for the Good Vibes Summer Festival.

After 90 minutes at a standstill, she was unsure how much longer it will be until she reached the checkpoint.

“We're watching people going to the toilet on the side of the road. It’s really hot and people have kids and animals – they look really bothered.”

At Auckland's northern border, the wait is about two hours heading into Auckland, with no queue into Northland.

Were you stuck in traffic queues driving back to Auckland?

If so, how long did you have to queue?

How long did your trip back home take you?

What was it like being stuck in your car?

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7 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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3 days ago

Web design, Android and iOS Applications

Abdol from TV Signal Solutions Ltd.

We are proud to announce to our community;

We have organised a new IT team to work on designing website, android and iOS applications.

Please email us on [info@tvsignalsolutions.co.nz] for further details.

3 days ago

Is Your Business Struggling Due to Covid-19?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you lost your job or your business due to the financial fallout from Covid-19?

Or are you about to lose your job due to the pandemic?

Is your business already in liquidation?
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Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you lost your job or your business due to the financial fallout from Covid-19?

Or are you about to lose your job due to the pandemic?

Is your business already in liquidation?

If this has happened to you, would you be happy to be interviewed by Stuff?

Feel free to email ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Journalist
Stuff.co.nz

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3 days ago

Items For Sale

Harry from Grafton

Pic 1: Drinking bottles = $25
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Pic 3: Hand tools = $40
Pic 4: Desk alarm and key chain = $15

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3 days ago

Items For Sale

Harry from Grafton

Pic 1: Soft dolls = $20
Pic 2: Soft dolls = $20
Pic 3: Soothing incence = $15
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3 days ago

Items For Sale

Harry from Grafton

Pic 1: Oil heater = $25
Pic 2: Fan heaters = $35
Pic 3: Electric hot pack = $50
Pic 4: Desk and USB lamps = $25

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3 days ago

Items For Sale

Harry from Grafton

Pic 1: Men's care = $50
Pic 2: Beauty products = $50
Pic 3: Interdental brush = $15
Pic 4: Women's perfumes = $80

Negotiable

10 days ago

Car air condition

Melanie from Epsom

Looking for recommendations for a good car mechanic to have look at my car AC not working .

Thank you in advance 🙏

4 days ago

Covid-19 Update: No new cases overnight

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there have been no new coronavirus cases overnight.

Bloomfield said he was looking for a run of days of zero community cases to inform a decision on moving alert levels.

Auckland is now in its third day of alert level 3 lockdown.

A 21-year-old… View more
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there have been no new coronavirus cases overnight.

Bloomfield said he was looking for a run of days of zero community cases to inform a decision on moving alert levels.

Auckland is now in its third day of alert level 3 lockdown.

A 21-year-old (Case M) and his mother (Case N) tested positive for the virus during the weekend, prompting the snap lockdown.

Initially it was unclear how Case M caught the virus.

But on Monday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced undisclosed contact between Case M's mother and another mum involved in Auckland's February cluster.

They had gone for a walk during the region’s level 3 lockdown earlier this month.

Bloomfield said authorities "couldn't take any chances" with alert levels given there were "quite a few exposure events" connected to Case M.

He said there had been high infection rates in the families connected to the cluster and some casual exposure.

“We want to make sure there is not more of those, and we stamp it out.”

Bloomfield said Auckland was only a few days in from when Case M was most infectious, so people would need to “wait and see” if there was any more cases linked to him.

Although he suspected Case M “was not having a good time of it” in terms of backlash over breaching the rules, he said a “punitive approach” could be “counter-productive”.

“We can’t afford to give this virus an inch.”

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4 days ago

Escape the city, head to Ruapehu

Visit Ruapehu

Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the … View more
Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the Sky Waka, NZ’s most unique gondola experience
- Cycle the Ohakune Old Coach Road
- Paddle down the Whanganui River
- Explore the Bridge to Nowhere
- Take a ride with Forgotten World Adventures ...and much more!

There's still plenty of awesome deals available in Ruapehu, so book now!
Find out more

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