Royal Oak, Auckland

22 days ago

Free spot checks for melanoma at the Warehouse

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Are you worried about suspicious moles on your skin?

You can have them checked for free at Melanoma New Zealand's new spot check van.

The vehicle will park at five of The Warehouse stores in Auckland later this month.
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Hi neighbours,

Are you worried about suspicious moles on your skin?

You can have them checked for free at Melanoma New Zealand's new spot check van.

The vehicle will park at five of The Warehouse stores in Auckland later this month.

A qualified melanoma nurse educator will be there.

Melanoma New Zealand chief executive Andrea Newland said New Zealand had the worst rate of melanoma in the world.

More than 4000 Kiwis are diagnosed each year with melanoma and more than 300 will die from it, she said.

"More people are dying from skin cancer in New Zealand than on our roads," she said.

"Melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer but the good news is that if it is caught and treated early enough, it is almost always curable."

If you want to have a spot check, you need to fill out a registration form on the day for limited spaces.

Melanoma New Zealand also recommends getting thorough and regular full body skin examinations rather than relying on spot checks alone.

This month, The Warehouse stores are fundraising for Melanoma New Zealand by selling reusable bags at checkouts.

All proceeds from the sacks will go towards the organisation's work.

Free spot checks will be held at:

The Warehouse in Lunn Ave, Mount Wellington on February 20 from 10am to 3pm, at The Warehouse Silverdale on February 21 from 10am to 12pm, The Warehouse Snells Beach on February 21 from 2 pm to 5pm, The Warehouse Royal Oak on February 27 from 10am to 12 pm and The Warehouse Mt Roskill on February 27 from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

Are you going to get a free spot check?

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22 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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22 days ago

Personalise a print!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Onehunga

Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your … View more
Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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22 days ago

Do you have bunions and think that surgery is the only answer?

Corrective Foot Solutions

Bunions affect 1 in 3 New Zealanders they can lead to pain and discomfort, which affects mobility, balance and quality of life. That’s not to mention the look of them and the difficulty of fitting shoes.

We’ve decided to run a special offer for people with bunions - … View more
Bunions affect 1 in 3 New Zealanders they can lead to pain and discomfort, which affects mobility, balance and quality of life. That’s not to mention the look of them and the difficulty of fitting shoes.

We’ve decided to run a special offer for people with bunions - “Bunion Evaluation” for only $33 (worth $85). Offer valid 12/02/21 - 12/03/21

Many doctors and podiatrists believe that surgery is the only way to fix a bunion. This is not true. Bunion surgery is painful and doesn’t address the underlying cause of a bunion, which is generally the way we walk and stand. Ideally, surgery should be considered as the last treatment option for bunions.

At Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle, hands-on technique to effectively treat and correct bunions – which means there’s no need for surgery or orthotics. We use Foot Mobilisation Therapy to correct the underlying cause of your bunion by working on the misalignments in the foot, as well as strengthening the weakened muscles around the joints.

Pop in and see us at 272 level 3b Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland or give us a call on 092129250.
Find out more

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24 days ago

We Say, You Say: Island Festival

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

What do you think about the newly announced festival on Motutapu?

Island Time on Motutapu is a festival to be held over the last weekend in February and is set to feature a smorgasbord of food and drink vendors and music artists.

Festival-goers will be treated to a day long … View more
Hi Auckland,

What do you think about the newly announced festival on Motutapu?

Island Time on Motutapu is a festival to be held over the last weekend in February and is set to feature a smorgasbord of food and drink vendors and music artists.

Festival-goers will be treated to a day long festival on either February 27 or 28 on the island. Tickets range from between $65 to $85, with a portion of ticket sales going towards to wildlife conservation.

Billy Brown, the deputy chairman of Ngāi Tai Ki Tamaki, said that it is an excellent opportunity to showcase the culture of the island and for them to educate visitors about volunteer opportunities on Motutapu.
“In the end, we want a calendar of events on the island, covering sports, arts, food – all of it," he said.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used by Stuff.

To find out more about the festival click here.

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25 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
23 days ago

English can be confusing!

The Team from NumberWorks'nWords Royal Oak

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

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23 days ago

Book your tickets to the 2021 Lantern Festival

Cathy McIntosh from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

The Auckland Lantern Festival 2021 is now a ticketed event. Tickets are at no cost, but the process does allow for important crowd management. Open hours have also been extended which should appeal to more families. Follow the link below to learn more.

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23 days ago

Need a Bathroom Makeover?

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows … View more
Call us today!| If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years’ renovation experience then choose us.

We have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the Builder), Luke (plumber), (Ryan (electrician), Russell (tiler) to do every job right.

Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
Book online

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23 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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23 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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23 days ago

Final Countdown for 100 Hens due to be culled

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It’s down to the wire for 100 hens set to be slaughtered on an Auckland farm.

Animal refuge New Beginnings Rescue and Rehoming has until Friday to find “forever” homes in Auckland for the free-range birds which are due to be culled.

At 18-months old, the brown shavers were moulting and … View more
It’s down to the wire for 100 hens set to be slaughtered on an Auckland farm.

Animal refuge New Beginnings Rescue and Rehoming has until Friday to find “forever” homes in Auckland for the free-range birds which are due to be culled.

At 18-months old, the brown shavers were moulting and having a breather from egg laying, said Dani Prance, who runs New Beginnings Rescue and Rehoming in Taranaki and Auckland’s Rodney District.

“They can still lay eggs but they've reached their use by date for farmers.”

Prance has found homes for about 900 hens from the farm and is desperate to see the rest relocated so “they can live until they’re ancient and die of natural causes.”

“Normally we’d easily find a lot of homes in Auckland but it’s dwindling down,” she said.

Free-range hens face over crammed conditions with limited food and no grass, Prance said.

“You find girls that are definitely at the bottom of the pecking order. They're super skinny and you can see all their bones.”

But they flourished when they got to their new homes, learning quickly how to scratch and forage for food, she said.

“The best feeling is when you pull a hen out of one of those farms and get to put them down on grass and you just watch the amazement in them.”

They made great pets, she said, as they became friendly and ended up following their owners around.

“They’ve just got amazing personalities.”

The adopted hens have been re-homed in a variety of settings ranging from suburban town houses to 20-acre blocks.

“Some people want to fill up community food stalls with eggs, or you get home bakers that do a lot of baking for the community or Meals on Wheels and just want to be a bit more self-sustainable,” Prance said.

Chickens live eight years on average, but hens only productively lay eggs in the first two years of their lives.

Anyone interested in adopting the hens- from collection points in Dairy Flat, Wharehine and Bombay- can email newbeginningsrescue.rehoming@gmail.com or message the rescue’s Facebook page.

24 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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24 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.

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24 days ago

Piano Monington & Weston

Glennis from Mount Roskill

Is there anyone out there who would like this piano, needs a few keys reglued on... have them...... or knows of anyone who could remove it for us?

Free

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