Mount Roskill, Auckland

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.

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

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
95 votes
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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3 days ago

Making a difference at Murray Halberg

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

Sales Advisors, Lucy and Taryn talk about life at Murray Halberg Village.

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3 days ago

Hedge cutting

Christine from Mount Roskill

My hedge is high, need it trimming, thank you, Christine

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?

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

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

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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5 days ago

Apple Mac Computer Meeting Monday 8th March

Janet Court from Mac Senior Net Auckland

Zoom Meeting - Apple Mac meeting 1.30pm held by Zoom, Monday 8th March for a 1hour presentation and learn how to customise settings in Safari Preferences on your Mac. Phone Janet 0212148386 Mac Senior Net Auckland for the zoom link. www.macsnrs.org.nz...

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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4 days ago

HR Business for Sale (NZ Wide)

Farheen from Mount Roskill

Are you looking to make a change for yourself? Do want to be in control of how much you work? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have a passion for Sale or Human Resources (HR)?

Do you have a passion for HR but don't know how to get started? Then please read on.



The vendors business … View more
Are you looking to make a change for yourself? Do want to be in control of how much you work? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have a passion for Sale or Human Resources (HR)?

Do you have a passion for HR but don't know how to get started? Then please read on.



The vendors business is currently owned and operated in Auckland. However this business can be operated from anywhere in NZ.



The vendor is looking to sell their current existing Human Resources Coach licence. The vendor is willing to negotiate on the price due to personal health reasons. The price of the licence is heavily reduced.



You don't need to have HR experience to be able to use this HR Coach licence as tools included provide all the guidance needed.



The tools will allow the HR/Sales Specialist to provide services on:

o Employee engagement

o HRIS (Human Resources Management Software)

o Performance Reviews

o Annual HR Plans

o Workplace Culture

o Engagement surveys

o HR Business Health Checks

and much more...



There are so many HR consultants out there and this licence is the point of difference, where you are able to utilise research based tools to provide support that actually makes a difference.



If you have amazing sales skills then you be able to make $100K pls with this licence.



So if you want the financial freedom without too much investment then please get in touch today.



Genuine enquiries are welcome, and more details can be supplied.

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Remote Cooking for Level 3 cookery

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

With some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the … View moreWith some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the supermarket (we are reimbursing them for this cost).

A MacBook camera does a reasonable job recording and live-streaming and the laptop does not seem to mind the heat of the oven when Chef Finn opens to door to check if the Rhubarb tart is ready.
Today is Crème caramel, Rhubarb custard tart with Raspberry Coulis.

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4 days ago

What's On: Apple Mac Computer Meeting Remuera

Janet from Lynfield

Come along to our one-hour presentation and learn how to customise settings in Safari Preferences on your Mac Computer. Phone Janet 0212148386 Mac Senior Net Auckland. http://www.macsnrs.org.nz
Apple Mac Computer Meeting Remuera
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4 days ago

Sofa bed

Actor from Mount Albert

Hi guys any one in need of a sofa bed do send me offers.
It is an old sofa bed which we had for 4 years. Smoke free and pet free home. Little worn out inside which cannot be seen unless you make a bed. If you don't mind washing and using it, pick up is from Mt Albert.

Negotiable

4 days ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint outdoor market in the heritage garden. Featuring produce, crafts, food, plants and flowers with live music, kids activities and a pop-up tearoom! Free entry. 10am-2pm
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
8 days ago

亚裔社区草地滚球体验日

Steve King from Rocky Nook Bowling Club

欢迎大家参加草地滚球活动
我们提供所有球类用品
请穿平底系带运动鞋参加活动

This is a free event!

Lawn Bowls Have A Go is back this year. Same as last year, Rocky Nook Bowling Club welcome our Asian communities to experience this wonderful sport.

Registration is … View more
欢迎大家参加草地滚球活动
我们提供所有球类用品
请穿平底系带运动鞋参加活动

This is a free event!

Lawn Bowls Have A Go is back this year. Same as last year, Rocky Nook Bowling Club welcome our Asian communities to experience this wonderful sport.

Registration is here: forms.gle...

Limited to 24 per session

We look forward to seeing you on 10 March (7th will be rescheduled for L1)

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