Newmarket, Auckland

15 days ago

E-waste drop off

John Sammut from Disabled Citizens Society

From this Saturday, the 13th February onwards, we will be accepting
E-waste at our premises at 421 Dominion Rd. Our hours will be 8am-12pm every Saturday. For associated costs including pick-up's, see attachment otherwise contact us on 021 323 459 for enquires. Please be aware, drop offs … View more
From this Saturday, the 13th February onwards, we will be accepting
E-waste at our premises at 421 Dominion Rd. Our hours will be 8am-12pm every Saturday. For associated costs including pick-up's, see attachment otherwise contact us on 021 323 459 for enquires. Please be aware, drop offs outside these hours could result in council fines, This also includes NO DUMPING OF ANY ITEMS.

14 days ago

Where did all the waterbeds go?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Did you have - or do you still have - a Waterbed? I hunted high and low for someone who still used one of the originals, but couldn't find a soul who'd own up to it.
What do you think about these wonderfully kitsch pieces of retro bedroom decor?

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13 days ago

What's On: Panmure Probus Club

Pam from Ellerslie

Come along and join our friendly club for morning tea and guest speakers every first Tuesday of the month. All welcome.
Panmure Probus Club
  • Dunkirk Road Activity Centre
13 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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13 days ago

Personalise a print!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Newmarket

Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your … View more
Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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13 days ago

Do you have bunions and think that surgery is the only answer?

Corrective Foot Solutions

Bunions affect 1 in 3 New Zealanders they can lead to pain and discomfort, which affects mobility, balance and quality of life. That’s not to mention the look of them and the difficulty of fitting shoes.

We’ve decided to run a special offer for people with bunions - … View more
Bunions affect 1 in 3 New Zealanders they can lead to pain and discomfort, which affects mobility, balance and quality of life. That’s not to mention the look of them and the difficulty of fitting shoes.

We’ve decided to run a special offer for people with bunions - “Bunion Evaluation” for only $33 (worth $85). Offer valid 12/02/21 - 12/03/21

Many doctors and podiatrists believe that surgery is the only way to fix a bunion. This is not true. Bunion surgery is painful and doesn’t address the underlying cause of a bunion, which is generally the way we walk and stand. Ideally, surgery should be considered as the last treatment option for bunions.

At Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle, hands-on technique to effectively treat and correct bunions – which means there’s no need for surgery or orthotics. We use Foot Mobilisation Therapy to correct the underlying cause of your bunion by working on the misalignments in the foot, as well as strengthening the weakened muscles around the joints.

Pop in and see us at 272 level 3b Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland or give us a call on 092129250.
Find out more

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13 days ago

Remuera club open day ,14 February

Shavin from Remuera

Venue: Remuera club
Address :27 Ohinarau st , Remuera
Date : 14 February
Ph: 09 5244094
Entertainment: live music
Time : 2 pm - 5 pm
All welcome

Free

15 days ago

We Say, You Say: Island Festival

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

What do you think about the newly announced festival on Motutapu?

Island Time on Motutapu is a festival to be held over the last weekend in February and is set to feature a smorgasbord of food and drink vendors and music artists.

Festival-goers will be treated to a day long … View more
Hi Auckland,

What do you think about the newly announced festival on Motutapu?

Island Time on Motutapu is a festival to be held over the last weekend in February and is set to feature a smorgasbord of food and drink vendors and music artists.

Festival-goers will be treated to a day long festival on either February 27 or 28 on the island. Tickets range from between $65 to $85, with a portion of ticket sales going towards to wildlife conservation.

Billy Brown, the deputy chairman of Ngāi Tai Ki Tamaki, said that it is an excellent opportunity to showcase the culture of the island and for them to educate visitors about volunteer opportunities on Motutapu.
“In the end, we want a calendar of events on the island, covering sports, arts, food – all of it," he said.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used by Stuff.

To find out more about the festival click here.

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14 days ago

House-lot of black out roller blinds

Ngaire from Orakei

We will be selling a house-lot of black out roller blinds (as individual items) between 12-2pm on Saturday 13 Feb. We purchased the blinds from Mr Blinds just over 2 years ago and they are in good condition. They have a thermal backing and are a very light blue/grey/beige colour. Each blind comes … View moreWe will be selling a house-lot of black out roller blinds (as individual items) between 12-2pm on Saturday 13 Feb. We purchased the blinds from Mr Blinds just over 2 years ago and they are in good condition. They have a thermal backing and are a very light blue/grey/beige colour. Each blind comes with a plastic chain cord and the required bracket/ screws.

The blinds are varying sizes (lengths / widths). Bring your tape measure! Prices start from $30 per blind so please bring cash, or do an immediate bank transfer.

Address:
10c Sudeley St
Orakei

Negotiable

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14 days ago

What's On: St Heliers Horticulture&Garden Club

Delphine from Mount Wellington

St Heliers Garden Club is holding its AGM with special guest speaker, raffles, competitions and afternoon tea. Visitors most welcome, we are a friendly group. Love to see you there.
St Heliers Horticulture&Garden Club
  • PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
16 days ago

Poll: Which photograph takes the cake?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these… View more
Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these down to six brilliantly captured photographs in the running to win a Canon EOS camera.

You can hear more about these finalist entries on our blog, but judging is simple:
Cast your vote in the poll below before 3pm, February 11.

Which photograph takes the cake?
  • 42.5% Finalist 1: Ken Hansen (The beach)
    42.5% Complete
  • 11.8% Finalist 2: Tiana Golder (Mana Wāhine)
    11.8% Complete
  • 12.4% Finalist 3: Tom Mazey (Vintage cars)
    12.4% Complete
  • 7% Finalist 4: Vivian Gehrmann (On the farm)
    7% Complete
  • 16.6% Finalist 5: Stephane Dussau (Maori Battallion)
    16.6% Complete
  • 9.8% Finalist 6: Kate Henry (Kids playing)
    9.8% Complete
1332 votes
14 days ago

Our first public business meeting of 2021

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Due to Alert Level 3, our business meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 16th February, 1pm) will now be virtual. You can join via phone or Skype. For instructions on how to join and for more information, contact us at: waitematalocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Read the Agenda online at our … View more
Due to Alert Level 3, our business meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 16th February, 1pm) will now be virtual. You can join via phone or Skype. For instructions on how to join and for more information, contact us at: waitematalocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Read the Agenda online at our website 👉 infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

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14 days ago

English can be confusing!

NumberWorks'nWords Remuera

Brought/bought, often confused. How do you remember which to use?

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14 days ago

Auckland's Waiheke Island seeks Dark Sky sanctuary status

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Waiheke Island groups are wishing on a star to keep the Milky Way clearly in their sight.

The Waiheke Local Board is finalising an application for International Dark-Sky Association accreditation to protect the island’s nightscape, which is heaven for stargazers.

The request, expected to be … View more
Waiheke Island groups are wishing on a star to keep the Milky Way clearly in their sight.

The Waiheke Local Board is finalising an application for International Dark-Sky Association accreditation to protect the island’s nightscape, which is heaven for stargazers.

The request, expected to be submitted by May, is backed by Dark-sky New Zealand, Piritahi Marae, Ngati Paoa Iwi Trust, the Department of Conservation and several community groups on the island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

Accreditation would highlight the island’s lack of light pollution and help protect dark night skies for future generations, Waiheke resident Nalayini​ Davies, from Dark-sky New Zealand, told the board.

She said visitors flocked to Waiheke to see the beaches and vineyards but the accreditation could spark a gradual shift towards eco-tourism and sustainability.

“If people come to look at the starry skies, it’s a different kind of people than the 20-somethings that have come here for a hen party.”

Research shows bright lighting at night is harmful to human health and impacts on wildlife, Davies said.

“Turtles come to the shore to lay their eggs and the baby turtles, when they hatch, use moonlight to navigate their way back to the ocean,” she said.

“If there are artificial lights on the shore, they get disoriented, don’t go to the ocean, and they get caught by predators.”

The beauty of the conservation initiative is that light pollution is the easiest type to control, she said.

“If we collectively switch our lights off there’s no light pollution.”

The board is working with the Waiheke Dark Skies Group on the application to establish a Dark Skies Park for eastern Waiheke and, if successful, might develop the concept across the island.

Davies said Auckland Transport had done its bit for conservation by replacing all the street lights in eastern Waiheke to 3000K LEDs at their own cost and had “made sure they were at zero tilt”.

This reduces sky glow and the effect on human melatonin production.

“They [Auckland Transport] are working their way slowly through west Waiheke as step two,” she said.

If successful, Waiheke will follow Great Barrier Island as the next bright star of New Zealand’s dark skies.

In 2017, Aotea/Great Barrier Island was named the world’s third Dark Sky Sanctuary, and the first island sanctuary, an honour it now shares with Rakiura/Stewart Island.

Photographs: Supplied: Mikey Mackinven: Waiheke Island's dark skies.

Would you like to see Waiheke Island achieve dark sky status?

Why?

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

14 days ago

Bins out by 7am

The Team from Auckland Council

Please ensure that your rubbish bin or bag, and recycling bin are placed out on the kerbside by 7am.

Check your collection details here.

Together we can protect our land and waste nothing.
Learn more

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