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17 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

19 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
17 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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17 days ago

English can be confusing!

NumberWorks'nWords Remuera

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

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17 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.

18 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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18 days ago

Almond Flour & Erythritol on Special Price

pawan from BIN INN REMUERA

Calling all the KETO LOVERS!!
Check out the specials at Bin Inn Remuera!
Available until 21st February.

See you instore😀😀

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18 days ago

Astro grass.

Guy from Mount Eden

Astro grass, ex tennis court surface,free, help yourself to any amount,pick up Pt Chevalier tennis club, 335 Pt Chevalier Rd, Pt Chevalier.

Free

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18 days ago

Oasis Sun® Healthy NZ Sunscreens

The Team from Round the Bays

Running Round the Bays this summer? Stay protected with Oasis Sun® sunscreens - made right here in New Zealand for the harsh UV conditions we live with. No wonder our sunscreens have been trusted by kiwis for over 10 years. So protect your assets with Oasis Sun® this summer!

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18 days ago

Playgroup at Somervell Church every Thursday

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Somervell Church Playgroup is on again from Thursday 11 February 9.30am in the basement playroom at Somervell Church, Corner Remuera Road and Greenlane Road East. Come and join one of the teachers from Uplands Kindergarten to play, sing and dance. Coffee, tea and biscuits provided for adults. … View moreSomervell Church Playgroup is on again from Thursday 11 February 9.30am in the basement playroom at Somervell Church, Corner Remuera Road and Greenlane Road East. Come and join one of the teachers from Uplands Kindergarten to play, sing and dance. Coffee, tea and biscuits provided for adults. Please bring morning tea for your child. Gold coin donation on entry. Everyone welcome.

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19 days ago

Looking for 2mm thickness glass

Mason from Epsom

Hi,
I am looking for a triangle glass (length 465mm & height 250mm, thickness 2mm), if anyone has similar glass or bigger than that size for free, I will be happy to come to take.

34 days ago

Orakei local board launches noise complaint campaign

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Residents and businesses in Mission Bay are being urged to report noise pollution from cars with loud exhausts and booming stereos.

The Orakei local board has launched a noise complaint campaign to encourage members of the community to take a stand.

Cars with super loud exhaust systems or … View more
Residents and businesses in Mission Bay are being urged to report noise pollution from cars with loud exhausts and booming stereos.

The Orakei local board has launched a noise complaint campaign to encourage members of the community to take a stand.

Cars with super loud exhaust systems or retrofit stereos were some of the most difficult noise nuisances to deal with, said board chairman Scott Milne.

And meetings with residents, police, noise control officers and local board members have revealed that many instances of excessive noise were not being reported, he said.

Mission Bay Resident's Association chairman Don Stock said it only took a few inconsiderate show-offs to spoil the enjoyment of the suburb "but perhaps the actions of a few active residents can make a difference."

It is hoped the board campaign will boost the number of instances reported and ultimately cut noise issues for Mission Bay, said Milne.

You can dob in noisy cars to police on 501 or noise from other sources to Auckland Council: 09 301 0101

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19 days ago

Lawnmowing and gardening

Teresa from Orakei

I require a reliable lawnmower who can come Thursday or Friday once a fortnight and also help me maintain my garden for a few hours each month including weeding, trimming trees and fig creeper. I have been paying $30 for the lawns ( includes weed eating) and can pay $25 per hour for garden work. … View moreI require a reliable lawnmower who can come Thursday or Friday once a fortnight and also help me maintain my garden for a few hours each month including weeding, trimming trees and fig creeper. I have been paying $30 for the lawns ( includes weed eating) and can pay $25 per hour for garden work. Would suit fit student, retired person or company with own equipment. I live in Orakei and require an invoice for work completed. Immediate start. Please ph Teresa 0272217642

19 days ago

Come and Join a Choir this Year!

Bronwen Williams from Cantemus Community Choir

If you love singing and would like to join a choir this year, we would love to welcome you. We are Cantemus, a group of very friendly men and women singing a wide range of choral music from Bach and Mendelssohn to Rutter and the Beatles, and lots in between. We practise on Monday nights from 7.30 … View moreIf you love singing and would like to join a choir this year, we would love to welcome you. We are Cantemus, a group of very friendly men and women singing a wide range of choral music from Bach and Mendelssohn to Rutter and the Beatles, and lots in between. We practise on Monday nights from 7.30 at St Luke's Church on Remuera Road, Newmarket. Looking forward to meeting you.

Cantemus Flyer pdf.pdf Download View

20 days ago

Care with all the comforts of home, at Meadowbank

Oceania (Meadowbank)

When you need some extra care, you’ll feel right at home in our Care Suites at Meadowbank.

Situated down a quiet street and overlooking the beautiful Orakei Basin, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

Our spacious … View more
When you need some extra care, you’ll feel right at home in our Care Suites at Meadowbank.

Situated down a quiet street and overlooking the beautiful Orakei Basin, our Care Suites offer the ultimate combination of Rest Home and Hospital care with the creature comforts of home.

Our spacious well-appointed rooms are perfect for entertaining your family or friends, with your very own living area, kitchenette, and ensuite. Plus, you can bring your treasured possessions to make it truly yours.

To find out more about living in a Care Suite, book in a viewing today.

Meadowbank Care is located at 148 Meadowbank Road, Auckland.
Find out more

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