Orakei, Auckland

16 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

4 hours ago

Summer Rugby Family Festival

Blues

Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying… View more
Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying GA adult ticket $20.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to children’s charities; I Have a Dream Charitable Trust and KidsCan. Secure your tickets today – available now from ticketmaster.co.nz.
Book Now

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6 hours ago

Looking for furniture

Tram Quynh from Remuera

Hi Neighbours,
My friend is looking for some furniture below. Please text me at: 020 4181 5256 if you have those items available for sale for for free.

Double bed + mattress
Bunk bed
Washing machine
Dining chairs
Fridge Freezer… View more
Hi Neighbours,
My friend is looking for some furniture below. Please text me at: 020 4181 5256 if you have those items available for sale for for free.

Double bed + mattress
Bunk bed
Washing machine
Dining chairs
Fridge Freezer
Plates and kitchen stuff

Thank you
Tram

7 hours ago

Neighbours Deforesting for no reason

Beatriz from Meadowbank

Since i moved to Mt. Wellington I've been very upset about my neighbour's around cutting trees all the time.
Across the street there goes a Flowering big pohutukawa, 2 houses appart there was a beautiful pine tree in a corner and he spent 5 months cutting the poor creature piece by … View more
Since i moved to Mt. Wellington I've been very upset about my neighbour's around cutting trees all the time.
Across the street there goes a Flowering big pohutukawa, 2 houses appart there was a beautiful pine tree in a corner and he spent 5 months cutting the poor creature piece by piece like torture for NO REASON. Another one beside me just killed the only tree in his backyard!
they weren't near their house, weren't blocking their view, weren't breaking pavement, there wasn't any logic reason to cut them.
These one in the photos just bough that old house 4 months ago, renovated it and just for the thrill of it they decided to destroy a whole thick beautiful bush in the back.
There was a HUGE tree in the middle surrounded by other smaller trees! It looked like a forest! They're not going to build anything on that place! The land is steep and has a volcanic soil full of big rocks. It was a nightmare scene to watch from my windows as all the tress fell. I used to have fresh and cool air coming in to my kitchen in these hot summer days, at least 5 or 6 different bird species living there, i could see they feeding their chicks, building their nests. I had shade from the afternoon sun. Now all the birds are gone and it's getting so much hotter and dry!
Now there's absolutely nothing left just a single small tree that is close to our fence right in front of our kitchen
( i imagine they tough they were doing us a favor to keep that one standing!)
Just want to register my complet frustration with this type of mindset that only sees trees as trouble.
This is absolutely the Worse season possible to be thinking about cutting trees! How dumb you have to be!

7 hours ago

Upgrade your kitchen with a makeover

Kev from Benchtop Installers Auckland

Hi Neighbours

We are getting busy with our new kitchen makeovers!

If you just want to freshen up you existing kitchen with new doors and hardware or even update your benchtop, get in touch!

We will come to you and work on your quote as soon as possible!

Thank you for the ongoing support and we … View more
Hi Neighbours

We are getting busy with our new kitchen makeovers!

If you just want to freshen up you existing kitchen with new doors and hardware or even update your benchtop, get in touch!

We will come to you and work on your quote as soon as possible!

Thank you for the ongoing support and we looking forward to working with you soon.

BIA the botox to a tired kitchen!

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15 hours ago

Glue traps for bugs and rodents

Gina from St Heliers

Hi everyone — my little cat Bear came home yesterday very distressed and covered in sticky glue and cardboard! I realised he had gotten himself caught in a glue trap for bugs or vermin, and spent about two hours removing the glue from his skin and fur with pet shampoo, coconut oil, and scissors. … View moreHi everyone — my little cat Bear came home yesterday very distressed and covered in sticky glue and cardboard! I realised he had gotten himself caught in a glue trap for bugs or vermin, and spent about two hours removing the glue from his skin and fur with pet shampoo, coconut oil, and scissors.

He has ended up with several bald patches on his tummy and arms, and a wound where he had scratched himself trying to remove it.

I do understand that having vermin and insects in our gardens and backyards is quite unpleasant, but please keep in mind our pets, for whom these traps are very dangerous!

If possible, please consider using eco-friendly insecticides or humane traps instead. Thank you so much!

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9 hours ago

Countdown E-Stamps

Inbal from Saint Johns

Hi Neighbours,

Does anyone have Countdown E-Stamps that they wanting/willing to transfer? If you do, Please let me know.
(Even one or two would be great)

Many Thanks
Inbal

16 hours ago

Seafood Paella & Gourmet fish pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Fish week continues for our Cookery, Level 3 students as they prepare Paella a classic Spanish dish infused with saffron, mussels, monkfish & squid. A Gourmet fish pie with gurnard, hapuka and salmon in a rich and creamy velouté.

3 days ago

If cutting emissions is the big goal - why put up PT fares ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland is this year getting serious about reducing carbon emissions. Transport is the city's biggest single emitter. So how does it make sense to hike public transport fares? Read the story below:

13 hours ago

Don’t miss your collection day

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections… View more
Auckland Anniversary is just around the corner. Please remember all council kerbside collections will be collected one day later than normal.

Remember all rubbish, recycling bins and bags and food scraps bins (if applicable) are to be placed out before 7am on your collection day.

All collections will return to normal on 15 February 2021.

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4 days ago

Minilop cross babies

Joanna from Saint Johns

Six baby bunnies available for adoption on February 12th.
Can be put on hold
Pic one Luna female on hold
Pic two button female on hold
Pic Three Timothy male
Pic four Lulu female
Pic five otter female
Pic six pumpkin female
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Six baby bunnies available for adoption on February 12th.
Can be put on hold
Pic one Luna female on hold
Pic two button female on hold
Pic Three Timothy male
Pic four Lulu female
Pic five otter female
Pic six pumpkin female
Mother Netherland dwarf
Father Mini lopp
Text or call 02108191210 or email CutiePieCuddles13@gmail.com you won’t get a reply from the box below as not correct email Thanks

17 hours ago

Ahhhh the sea relaxes me

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I love the way that everyone in Auckland is not far from the sea. In the past I lived overseas and I missed the water. Being near the sea is a way for me to be mindful, taking in the views, hearing the waves and birds, feeling the sand. I took this photo from Kohimarama. Wishing you … View moreHi Neighbours, I love the way that everyone in Auckland is not far from the sea. In the past I lived overseas and I missed the water. Being near the sea is a way for me to be mindful, taking in the views, hearing the waves and birds, feeling the sand. I took this photo from Kohimarama. Wishing you all the best and enjoy your summer! Eve
Ps You can learn to be more mindful, have a look at my website below. I have a course starting in mid-February.

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17 hours ago

What's On: APO Friends Meet The Artist

Bryce from Auckland Central

Tom Hamill, Graham Bell and Miriam McCombe from APO Connecting and will perform a programme of music and talk about their music and experiences. Morning ends with a light lunch.
APO Friends Meet The Artist
  • Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre
17 hours ago
18 hours ago

$50 - Bamboo floor boards

Nathalie from St Heliers

Enough to cover a space of roughly 3m x 3m. width: 12cm. thickness: 14mm.
This is compressed bamboo, colour is 'natural'. The first picture shows the colour really well.
Boards have been lifted already. Various lenghts.
Would be ideal for a garden office.
Boards are in good condition.
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Enough to cover a space of roughly 3m x 3m. width: 12cm. thickness: 14mm.
This is compressed bamboo, colour is 'natural'. The first picture shows the colour really well.
Boards have been lifted already. Various lenghts.
Would be ideal for a garden office.
Boards are in good condition.
Pick up St Heliers. Please message me if interested.

Price: $50

19 hours ago

Two Auckland Covid-19 cases confirmed, locations of interest released

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now… View more
UPDATE
January 28
1:12pm

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield reiterated that there is no evidence of community transmission so far.
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Two members of the same family who had previously tested negative for Covid-19 are now in managed isolation after testing positive on Wednesday night.

Anyone who was present at the locations below are asked to isolate and get a test as soon as possible.

Locations of interest:

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 11 am - 2 pm.

- Pak n Save Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 17 January, 2 pm - 2.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 17 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Pak'nSave Silverdale, 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale. 18 January, 12 noon - 12.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 12.30 pm - 3 pm.

- Caltex Orewa, 70 Grand Drive, Orewa. 18 January, 1 pm - 1.30 pm.

- BBQ King, 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany. 18 January, 5 pm - 9 pm.

- Hickeys Pharmacy, 16 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 23 January, 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm.

- Farmers at Westfield Albany, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- Tai Ping Supermarket Albany, 92 Rosedale Road, Rosedale. 24 January, 12 noon - 1 pm.

- New World Orewa, 11 Moana Avenue, Orewa. 25 January, 1 pm - 2 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline).

- Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote, 2 Kilham Avenue, Northcote. 26 January, 12.30 pm - 1 pm. (Please stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline).

For more information please see the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 Health advice page.

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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