Newmarket, Auckland

1 day ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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1 day ago

Maths Tutor required

Virginia from Epsom

We are on the hunt for a maths tutor for our Y9 and Y10 daughters. Thinking 45mins/week each student. We live in central Epsom. Handy to bus routes and main arterials. Can you assist? Happy to consider another student if you would like to earn a bit of extra cash. Please contact me on 0275536715 to… View moreWe are on the hunt for a maths tutor for our Y9 and Y10 daughters. Thinking 45mins/week each student. We live in central Epsom. Handy to bus routes and main arterials. Can you assist? Happy to consider another student if you would like to earn a bit of extra cash. Please contact me on 0275536715 to discuss incl. proposed rate etc. thanks Virginia Bishop

1 day ago

Auckland man earns long service award

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined … View more
Peter Cooke has worked in the same job for 49 years.

The 73-year-old is the longest serving staff member at Mount Eden's Community Corrections service in Auckland.

The probation officer has been recognised with a long service and good conduct award.

It all started in 1971 when Cooke joined the probation service after gaining his law degree at Auckland University.

The probation service "seemed a good place to start and much more exciting than being a lawyer," he said.

"(I) stayed because I still have some of the idealism left and the criminal justice system is still an exciting place to work in."

In 1971 the Probation Service, as it was known, was a division of the Department of Justice.

This changed with the establishment of the Department of Corrections in 1996.

In Auckland, there was a main office in High St with reporting centres in the suburbs, Cooke said.

"I looked after Henderson and you were at the reporting centres at night on your own.

"In addition, probation officers collected fines and reparation as part of a special condition of probation, and a cash box with a float of money accompanied us."

Cooke was the sole charge district probation officer at Kaikohe.

He recalls travelling on his own to do home visits for most of the rural caseload.

Cooke has seen many changes over the years.

People under probation orders were now much more difficult to manage and more unpredictable, he said.

Before the 2002 Sentencing Act, there was a national Parole Board for those sentenced over 7 years Imprisonment and a District Prisons Board for each prison deciding release for those serving under 7 year sentences, Cooke said.

"They also decided on back end Home Detention before Home Detention became a separate sentence. "

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1 day ago

10-year Budget 2021-2031 webinar events

The Team from Auckland Council

If you would like the opportunity to ask questions about the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 with your councillor and local board, we have a range of webinars available 👇
akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

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3 days ago

Vodaphone Smart A9. Has SIM. Hardly used. $10.00

Claudia from Mount Eden

My sister used this when she was over from the US about 18 months ago. All complete and in box. Does all basic things including internet and Bluetooth so should be able to download Covid Tracer. Good for older people as fairly small and light. Exactly the same as this at Harvey Norman:
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My sister used this when she was over from the US about 18 months ago. All complete and in box. Does all basic things including internet and Bluetooth so should be able to download Covid Tracer. Good for older people as fairly small and light. Exactly the same as this at Harvey Norman:
www.harveynorman.co.nz....

1 day ago

Covid-19: A year since New Zealand's first reported case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

It's been one year today since New Zealand's first reported case of Covid-19.

A person in their 60s flew from Iran via Bali and touched down in Aotearoa on February 26, 2020.

Two days later, that person's test came back positive for Covid-19.

Later, a historical … View more
Hi neighbours,

It's been one year today since New Zealand's first reported case of Covid-19.

A person in their 60s flew from Iran via Bali and touched down in Aotearoa on February 26, 2020.

Two days later, that person's test came back positive for Covid-19.

Later, a historical case emerged – a visitor to the Waikato who became ill with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 on or about February 21.

The past year has been incredible, turbulent and unprecedented.

How do you think New Zealand has done with its response to the pandemic?

What do you think we have done well as a nation to combat Covid-19?

What could we have done better to ward off the virus?

What have you learned from the pandemic?

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

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4 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

2 days ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online … View more
When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Auckland trees an 'eyesore' after being cut in deep V shapes to avoid power lines

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Good morning Auckland neighbours,

Auckland residents are up in arms after a row of trees was turned into an “eyesore” in a bid to protect some power lines.

Residents of Alford St, in the central Auckland suburb of Waterview, woke up last week to find the trees on their berms cut into deep V … View more
Good morning Auckland neighbours,

Auckland residents are up in arms after a row of trees was turned into an “eyesore” in a bid to protect some power lines.

Residents of Alford St, in the central Auckland suburb of Waterview, woke up last week to find the trees on their berms cut into deep V shapes.

John Jones, who lives opposite one of the trees, said they were “quite an eyesore”.

Auckland Council’s regional arborists and ecological manager David Stejskal said the trees were pruned by contractors Treescape as part of routine maintenance of trees growing under power lines.

The overzealous pruning was brought to the council’s attention by a local board member.

Officials have since visited the site and spoken to the contractor about the unacceptable nature of the pruning, Stejskal said.

“The power lines clearance programme needs to strike a balance between the regulatory clearance required to protect power lines and maintaining the viability of the tree,” he said.

Our contractors agree to clear trees to regulatory and contract specifications and best practice guidelines which in this case were not carried out.

“We are currently speaking to Treescape about what needs to be done to remedy the situation.”

Treescape confirmed it is working with the council to remedy the situation.

“We understand the concerns of the residents, and we’re working together to resolve the issue,” a spokesperson said.

“That’s all we can say at this stage.”

What do you think of the way the trees have been cut?

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

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21 days ago

House Wash Service

Eva from House Wash NZ

House Wash NZ, your local house wash expert. Please feel free to contact us for a FREE Quote.
☎️ 021 0808 6145
📧 housewashakl@outlook.com

3 days ago

Gazpacho by our Level 3 cooks

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Gazpacho is the classic chilled soup of Spain. It combines ripe tomatoes with cucumber, red and green capsicum, Sherry vinegar and a pinch of chilli. Perfect for a hot, sunny day. Prepared by our Level 3 Foundation chefs.

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3 days ago

WINE BOTTLE TOPS TO HELP FUND DIALYSIS

Jane from Orakei

Is anyone collecting these locally for fundraising. Sadly my contact has stopped and I have a good collection sitting here.

Happy to drop off to you

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3 days ago

Round metal drum

Terry from Mount Eden

Anyone knows where I can get a hold of one or two metal drums (like the 110 litre drum).

3 days ago

TV & WiFi Signal Booster

Abdol from TV Signal Solutions Ltd.

Any issues please call us on 0220746441.

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