Ponsonby, 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.

3 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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1 day ago

Ponsonby road demolition

Raewyn from Ponsonby

Late 1800s house being demolished as I write this . What? I thought there was an historical overlay on this area.. council ???

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!

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:

12 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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14 hours ago

Mindfulness through Meditation

The team from Auckland Women's Centre

Mindfulness through Meditation will give you the tools to slow down, breathe deeply, and connect with your true nature in order to become more present in your life. The course will encourage you to increase your compassion for yourself and your world. Learn to befriend yourself through the practice… View moreMindfulness through Meditation will give you the tools to slow down, breathe deeply, and connect with your true nature in order to become more present in your life. The course will encourage you to increase your compassion for yourself and your world. Learn to befriend yourself through the practice of meditation, mindfulness and breathing. Calm your anxiety and create a space for yourself to be free and at peace. Forgive yourself and give yourself time to deal with difficult emotions. The course is designed to show women that we are enough just the way we are and to provide tools to stop and breathe, to give thanks and to find increased grounding. Learn how to connect with nature and use the healing energies of the natural world to bring balance and comfort to our lives.

To enrol email info@womenz.org.nz or call 09 376 3227 xtn 0

Cost: $85-$145 sliding scale, includes a workbook

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15 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.

16 hours ago

Memoir Writing

The team from Auckland Women's Centre

For some adults memoir writing can be a therapeutic experience that helps them to heal themselves psychologically. For some women it can be an empowering experience as it gives them the opportunity to tell their story. For others, it can be an enjoyable and reflective process, and an outlet for … View moreFor some adults memoir writing can be a therapeutic experience that helps them to heal themselves psychologically. For some women it can be an empowering experience as it gives them the opportunity to tell their story. For others, it can be an enjoyable and reflective process, and an outlet for creativity. The course will provide intellectual stimulation and an opportunity to improve their writing and literacy skills. The aim is to empower women to find their voice, their own unique writing style and to encourage them to begin writing their memoir. Those writing their family histories will also find this course relevant.

Maria is the author of several biographies and family and business histories. She is passionate about preserving history for future generations, and has a special interest in Māori and Pacific Island History. Bring a notebook and your favourite pen.

To enrol email info@womenz.org.nz or call 09 376 3227 xtn 0

Cost: $60-$120 sliding scale

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16 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
18 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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18 hours ago

Understanding Money

The team from Auckland Women's Centre

A two-hour workshop for women who want to learn about budgeting, revolving credit, KiwiSaver and any other money-related matters. Lisa Dudson of Acumen Financial Planning is passionate about sharing her knowledge on making the most out of your money. Bring your questions, pen and paper and get … View moreA two-hour workshop for women who want to learn about budgeting, revolving credit, KiwiSaver and any other money-related matters. Lisa Dudson of Acumen Financial Planning is passionate about sharing her knowledge on making the most out of your money. Bring your questions, pen and paper and get ready to be inspired.

Wednesday 3rd March, 6pm - 8pm.

Cost: $10-$30, sliding scale. Numbers for all our classes are limited. Payment secures your enrolment.

To enrol email info@womenz.org.nz or call 09 376 3227 xtn 0

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1 day ago

Book list makes summer reading a breeze

The Team from Auckland Council

Summer’s not summer without sand between the pages of a good book, or sunscreen blurring the screen on your phone or ebook reader.

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021.

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1 day ago

Painting for Women (Beginners)

The team from Auckland Women's Centre

Painting can be very therapeutic and a great way to practice mindfulness while doing something fun. Learn basic painting skills with acrylic including mixing skills, brush skills, as well as some tips and tricks along the way!

Cost: $60-$120 sliding scale
The cost of materials will be in … View more
Painting can be very therapeutic and a great way to practice mindfulness while doing something fun. Learn basic painting skills with acrylic including mixing skills, brush skills, as well as some tips and tricks along the way!

Cost: $60-$120 sliding scale
The cost of materials will be in addition to the cost of the course and will vary depending on what you already have or wish to learn. This will be discussed at the first session.

To enrol email info@womenz.org.nz or call 09 376 3227 xtn 0

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1 day ago

What's On: Painting for Women (Beginners)

Auckland from Grey Lynn

Learn basic painting skills with acrylic including mixing skills & brush skills. $60-$120 sliding scale + materials. Saturdays, 10am-12pm, 6 weeks. Contact: info@womenz.org.nz http://awc.org.nz/classes-support-groups-activities/#workshop-134
Painting for Women (Beginners)
  • Auckland Women's Centre
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