Northcote Point, Auckland

20 hours ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

1 day ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

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1 day ago

Covid Resurgence Support - available 8th March

Kim from Epiphany Accounting Solutions - Small Business Bookkeeping

I am so happy that the Cover 19 Resurgence Support package will be available to small businesses from the 8th of March.
The criteria remains the same. Note the six week comparison is also the same as the last 3 weeks are not being considered as normal trading revenue.
If you need any help with… View more
I am so happy that the Cover 19 Resurgence Support package will be available to small businesses from the 8th of March.
The criteria remains the same. Note the six week comparison is also the same as the last 3 weeks are not being considered as normal trading revenue.
If you need any help with this email or phone
Info@epiphanyaccountingsolutions.co.nz

5 days ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due… View more
Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.

15 hours ago

What's On: Star of Brass

Owen from Northcross

North Shore Brass present an afternoon of brass band favourites featuring David Bremner principal trombone NZSO and conductor of the National Band of NZ. Door sales available $20/$15 or Eventfinda.co.nz.
Star of Brass
  • St Peter's Anglican Church
4 days ago

Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate … View more
Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka​ says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.

"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.

"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."

Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.

“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.

“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."

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With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
  • 17.5% Yes
    17.5% Complete
  • 31.2% No
    31.2% Complete
  • 51.4% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.
    51.4% Complete
876 votes
1 day ago

What you need to know: Earthquakes and tsunami warnings

The Team from Auckland Council

Advice for the Auckland region:

EVACUATION | Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected on Great Barrier Island. Local response plans have been activated and residents have been evacuated to higher ground.


STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS | Rest of Auckland… View more
Advice for the Auckland region:

EVACUATION | Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected on Great Barrier Island. Local response plans have been activated and residents have been evacuated to higher ground.


STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS | Rest of Auckland

Strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges near the shore are expected in the following areas. This means a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities.

West Coast of Auckland

Manukau Harbour

East Coast of Auckland

Waiheke Island

Waitemata Harbour.

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21 hours ago

What's On: Genealogy, North Shore Branch

John from Glenfield

Genealogy programs, the options available & how to make them work for you. Visitor welcome $5.00 door fee includes refreshments, further information contact John 444 4175
Genealogy, North Shore Branch
  • Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall, Mayfield Centre
1 day ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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1 day ago

Xero Accounting Software

Kim from Epiphany Accounting Solutions - Small Business Bookkeeping

I am very proud to have achieved the Xero Silver Partner Status.
If you are thinking of moving your business accounts to Xero I highly recommend it. While no accounting software is perfect, each having their own limitations, Xero is proving to be very easy to use and a good all round solution.

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1 day ago

Thanks to those that welcomed me, maybe the first in 6-12 months

Creighton from Takapuna

Thanks to those that welcomed me, maybe the first in 6-12 months

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1 day ago

Gardening morning Opaketai Beach Haven Garden 9.00am Sun 7th March 2021

Lisbeth from Beach Haven

Gardening Day is on again this Sunday 7th March at 9.00am. Thankfully now that we will be at level 2 again we are good to go again.
Suggest that we tidy Opaketai Beach Haven Garden for a short while to get it ready for the Community Connecting and Sustainability Expo on the 20th march and then go … View more
Gardening Day is on again this Sunday 7th March at 9.00am. Thankfully now that we will be at level 2 again we are good to go again.
Suggest that we tidy Opaketai Beach Haven Garden for a short while to get it ready for the Community Connecting and Sustainability Expo on the 20th march and then go and weed out the BH Hall Entrance Garden which is getting very weedy again.
Looking forward to seeing you there with bucket and trowels, etc.

3 days ago

Guttering

Anne from Takapuna

I am needing some new guttering and wondering if I could get a free quote and someone reliable. Are there any recommendations please. Anne😊

1 day ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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4 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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1 day ago

Second hand corrugated iron

Jerry from Birkenhead

I need 6 sheets 7foot 2,M I00CM LONG AS WE ARE IN LOCKDOWN I CAN COLLECT after lockdown is over. Jerry.

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