Penrose, Auckland

15 hours ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

2 hours ago

Mud is the new snow!

Rotorua

Mud angel vs Snow angel? Skip the slopes and find your next adventure in Rotorua.

Whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered – from geothermal wonders to natural hot pools and world-class mountain biking.

For an unforgettable winter escape, book your next holiday with us in Rotorua.
Book now

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6 days ago

Who should foot the $250k bill for Auckland's damaged trains?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora Neighbours, Auckland Transport wants KiwiRail to stump up with the cost of repairing 19 trains, after a fallen stack of old rails, damaged the electric units. Who's at fault ? Read the story below:

6 hours ago

Free Electric Oil Column Heater

Annie from Greenlane

Has some rusts - see the pictures - but works well.

Free

15 hours ago

Need help getting funding?

Cathy McIntosh from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

There are grant skills workshops coming up that are free to attend and will help you find more grant/funding opportunities as well as learn how to more successfully apply for the grants!
The first one is This Wednesday 4 August and there are 3 more coming up. Go to the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local … View more
There are grant skills workshops coming up that are free to attend and will help you find more grant/funding opportunities as well as learn how to more successfully apply for the grants!
The first one is This Wednesday 4 August and there are 3 more coming up. Go to the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Facebook page (see link below) to learn more and for contact details,
These are only 2 hours long, they are free and they might make a huge difference to your project/club/concept.

We would love to hear for you to join this opportunity.

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15 hours ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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15 hours ago

What's On: Free Preschoolers Multisports programme

Lisa from Ponsonby

We have added another class on Monday mornings! If you would like to register for this free programme please email us info@ponsonbycommunity.org.nz REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL
Free Preschoolers Multisports programme
  • Freemans Bay Community Hall
1 day ago

Apprenticeship opportunities in Auckland.

Competenz

Hey Auckland! We are back with more apprenticeship opportunities listed on our online job board!

Do you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity? Find out more at the links below.

Light Fabrication - Furniture
Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice
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Hey Auckland! We are back with more apprenticeship opportunities listed on our online job board!

Do you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity? Find out more at the links below.

Light Fabrication - Furniture
Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice
Apprenticeship Fabrication - Steel Construction

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1 day ago

Vans & Deuce sneakers for sale $10 each

Annette from Greenlane

Hi Neighbours,

Unisex Dark Green Deuce Sneakers Size 8 but quite small sizing and may be better fitting size 7.

Womens Black Vans Size 9.

Price: $10

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2 days ago

DO YOU LOVE BILTONG???

Debbie from Wholesale Meats Direct - Onehunga

JUST ARRIVED - another shipment of BILTONG!!
We have three flavours available -
Original/Chilli/Chakalaka
$79.50 per kg
What a TREAT for the Weekend!!
Pop on into our ONEHUNGA store today and grab yours!!

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1 day ago

What's On: Auckland Miniatures Club

Clare from Greenlane

The Auckland Miniatures Club meets the 3rd Sunday each month, 12.30pm-5pm, Leicester Hall, Ellerslie. We make miniature buildings and accessories in mainly 1:12 scale. New members welcome. Contact Clare 5204261
Auckland Miniatures Club
  • Leicester Hall
2 days ago

Improve your digital literacy today!

The Team from Digital Boost

Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, … View more
Are you a small business owner looking to make better use of the online space?

Digital Boost is a free online learning platform packed with 3-5 minute educational videos on topics like:
- Websites
- Digital marketing/social media
- Online tools
- Digital accounting
- Business insights, feedback and reporting
- Future technologies

Plus, pick up tips and tricks from our interviews with other small business owners across the nation.

The future is digital and we want your business to be part of it.
Sign up today

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2 days ago

Kowhai Intermediate School Enrolments

Kowhai Intermediate School

IN ZONE
You have automatic right of enrolment at Kōwhai if you live in our zone. Please visit our website: www.Kowhai.nz to see a list of the streets in the Kōwhai zone.

Entry to our Rumaki unit, Samoan bilingual class and French bilingual class is by application.
Please telephone Sweet … View more
IN ZONE
You have automatic right of enrolment at Kōwhai if you live in our zone. Please visit our website: www.Kowhai.nz to see a list of the streets in the Kōwhai zone.

Entry to our Rumaki unit, Samoan bilingual class and French bilingual class is by application.
Please telephone Sweet Bromwich on 846-7534 or email enrol@kowhai.school.nz should you require more information.

OUT OF ZONE (FOR 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR)
Each year the school will analyse the projected in-zone enrolment figures and decide how many places we can offer to students who live outside our zone. If we receive more applications than we have places, we will conduct a ballot to select these students.

All out of zone applications must be received before the deadline, Wednesday 1 September. There are Ministry of Education rules and guidelines about how this process is run - you can read more about them at the Ministry’s website https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/schooling-in-nz/enrolment-schemes-zoning. Our Māori, Samoan and French language classes qualify as 'special programmes' under these guidelines.

If your child is accepted via the ballot please let us know as soon as possible if you will take up the offer. We start planning for staffing and resources well before 2022 so we require firm numbers on our 2022 roll.

Kōwhai Open Mornings

WEDNESDAY 4TH AUGUST & THURSDAY 5TH AUGUST 2021
We have two days where we invite our local contributing schools to come to Kōwhai so that their students can see what they can expect to experience if they enrol at Kōwhai. Small groups visit each area of the school where there will be a short presentation around one aspect of our programme or school life.

Parents are welcome to attend with their child. Our Kōwhai Parent Information Evening will take place on Thursday 12 August - 7 pm to 8 pm. Parents are invited to attend this event where our leadership team will present information about all aspects of our school.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact enrol@kowhai.school.nz if you need more information.
Find out more

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3 days ago

What's On: Railway Enthusiasts' Society Museum Open

Richard from Mount Eden

Interested in railways? Come along and visit our museum and clubrooms. Open Thursdays 11am. Browse our collection of artefacts and printed material. Join us for a shared lunch.
Railway Enthusiasts' Society Museum Open
  • Railway Enthusiasts' Society (Inc)
3 days ago

Used 5 fin oil heater $10

Shirley from Onehunga

Used 5 fin oil heater, still going strong.

Not using now as we have installed heatpump.

Can pick up from Onehunga by Te Papapa train station.

PM or comment below for details :)

Negotiable

5 days ago

Restaurant Month: Cheap menus courtesy of Auckland's top dining establishments

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or … View more
Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.

Restaurants included span those from the waterfront to the CBD, and from stalwarts such as Euro, Botswana Butchery and Odettes​ Eatery, to the newcomers and the underdogs.

Viv Beck, Heart of the City chief executive, said this year’s lineup is “more world-class than ever” thanks to the “inspiring lineup of chefs”, some of whom have recently returned to Auckland from stints overseas.

For the full story, see below.

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