Royal Oak, Auckland

32 days ago

Calling all Small Business Owners!

Neighbourly Team

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Usually $150, Neighbourly Premium enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your Business. Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
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33 days ago

House Wash NZ

Eva from House Wash NZ

Dear Neighbours, if you would like to get your house washed, please feel free to contact us for a FREE Quote.
TEL: 021 0808 6145 Email: housewashakl@outlook.com

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38 days ago

Calling all painters

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether … View more
Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether it's how to choose the right type of paint to cover a stain, how to go about planning a mural, or how long you really need to spend on sanding down that woodwork, they're happy to help.

Send us your question at homed@stuff.co.nz or leave it in the comments and we'll put the best questions to the Resene team (please note: we may not be able to answer every single question). The answers will be published in an article on Stuff ahead of the long weekend.

If you don't want us to use your comment or name on Stuff, please mention that in your post.

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33 days ago

Fresh mint to share

Mabel from Hillsborough

Fresh mint from my garden to share. Pick up from Hillsborough.

Free

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37 days ago

Is Auckland's climate action talk, still just talk?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland's list of big transport projects has been updated, but does not look like a carbon emission crusher? Is the talk about climate action still just that? Read the story below:

34 days ago

Teclite Inserts LED Downlight Install Specialists

Mark Rimington from Teclite Inserts Ltd

Got existing damage on your ceiling where lights are installed?
Teclite Inserts install system can fix this and install your new lights totally trimless ! Clean lines great finish. Call for a quote 0800 999 778.

Negotiable

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34 days ago

Would you like to win gardening gear and plant nursery vouchers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide… View more
Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide Bearded Irises. Plus go in the draw to win handspreaders from GARDENA and $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here.

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34 days ago

Covid 19: O'Connell Street Bistro in Auckland CBD to close

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A struggling restaurant in central Auckland has become the latest casualty of the fallout from Covid-19.

The popular O’Connell Street Bistro is closing its doors on April 16, ending a 24-year history.

Owners Chris Upton and Amanda Mason said the insecurity caused by Covid-19 and their inability… View more
A struggling restaurant in central Auckland has become the latest casualty of the fallout from Covid-19.

The popular O’Connell Street Bistro is closing its doors on April 16, ending a 24-year history.

Owners Chris Upton and Amanda Mason said the insecurity caused by Covid-19 and their inability to successfully renegotiate their lease are behind the difficult decision to close.

Unlike many in the hospitality industry they have had to continue paying fixed costs during successive Covid-19 levels, the couple said.

“With the continuing lock downs and the challenges of operating at level 2 in the first two months of 2021, and with no clear respite ahead, it is unsustainable to continue,” Upton said.

The renowned bistro, which corners Shortland St and O’Connell St, won one Hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards in 2019 and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the past 17 years.

The restaurant has weathered many storms including the power crisis in February 1998 when the eatery was forced to shut down just four months after opening.

Next came a restaurant fire on January 26, 2016, which led to a seven-month closure.

Despite this setback, the couple said they kept their team fully employed and focussed on charity work and restaurant pop-ups.

But the restaurant will now close after a final dinner service on April 16.

Upton said the couple was not retiring and might look at another venture in future years.

“While the Bistro has been our life’s work for close to a quarter of a century, we have never thought of it as simply ours.

“It belongs to every one of our fabulous patrons who have supported us and enjoyed our hospitality.

“We have enjoyed one hell of a wonderful ride and our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our guests who have made the Bistro part of their life.”

Upton said the couple had been privileged to work alongside fantastic chefs, managers, sommeliers, waiters and kitchen hands, who had contributed hugely to the bistro’s success.

“We feel great sadness knowing we are at the end of an era, but we also feel joy and satisfaction knowing that together we all created an amazing and special place.”

Renowned NZ chef Al Brown of Auckland eateries Depot and Fed Deli said he was “just gutted” to hear of “the fall of an amazing restaurant.”

“They’re an iconic restaurant, been part of Auckland city for so long, and we’ve never heard a bad word said about them, and I’ve gone there a number of times, and it’s always been an incredible restaurant experience.

“I just feel for them big time. There’s a real sense of community in the restaurant business in Auckland and a lot of people struggling out there including ourselves at depot and feds.

“It’s very sad to hear that they’re closing but there are going to be more casualties.”

BABICHE MARTENS/STUFF

Mark Southon, Chris Upton, Jack Makin in the O'Connell St Bistro when it reopened after a fire in 2016

Hi Aucklanders,

What are your memories of this iconic restaurant?

Feel free to share your bistro experiences here:

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

35 days ago

We Say/You Say: Am Cup Highlights

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

What a show it's been! What's been your favourite moment of the 36th America's Cup? (Aside from taking out the cup of course!)

After a nail-biting final race yesterday afternoon, Emirates Team NZ have won the Auld Mug.

Team New Zealand completed a 7-3 victory … View more
Hi Auckland,

What a show it's been! What's been your favourite moment of the 36th America's Cup? (Aside from taking out the cup of course!)

After a nail-biting final race yesterday afternoon, Emirates Team NZ have won the Auld Mug.

Team New Zealand completed a 7-3 victory over Italy's Luna Rossa on Waitematā Harbour on Wednesday with a 46-second win to lift the Auld Mug for a fourth time.

Share your highlights below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your community paper.

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34 days ago

All Signal Solutions

Abdol from TV Signal Solutions Ltd.

With our Audio Video and ICT team, we do all signal solutions from TV, WiFi and Mobile phone.

All solutions for TV aerials, cabling and distribution.
All solutions for weak WiFi anywhere at home & work.
All solutions for weak cell phone signal coverage.

Contact number; 0220746441
Email; … View more
With our Audio Video and ICT team, we do all signal solutions from TV, WiFi and Mobile phone.

All solutions for TV aerials, cabling and distribution.
All solutions for weak WiFi anywhere at home & work.
All solutions for weak cell phone signal coverage.

Contact number; 0220746441
Email; info@tvsignalsolutions.co.nz

34 days ago

Indoor pot plant holder

The Team from Resene ColorShop Onehunga

Make your own indoor planter and paint it in your favourite bold Resene colour to bring a bit of nature indoors to enjoy year round.

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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34 days ago

Do your curtains & blinds need a professional clean?

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

Textile Cleaning is a one-stop-shop for all curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

We offer full take-down and rehang service and can provide replacement curtains while your drapes are being cleaned.

Help is just a phone call away.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, … View more
Textile Cleaning is a one-stop-shop for all curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

We offer full take-down and rehang service and can provide replacement curtains while your drapes are being cleaned.

Help is just a phone call away.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes and blinds across Auckland for over 25 years, Textile Cleaning is highly recommended!
Find out more

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34 days ago

In-home Personalised 3D Kitchen Designs Special!!! From Just $195!

Kev from Benchtop Installers Auckland

Hi Neighbours,

We are offering an extra special opportunity to have us visit with you at your home and discuss what your dream kitchen could look like!

Price special - $195! Use * PROMO CODE * NEIGHBOUR (Valid until April 30th 2021)

Up to 1 hour in-home consultation. We will also bring some … View more
Hi Neighbours,

We are offering an extra special opportunity to have us visit with you at your home and discuss what your dream kitchen could look like!

Price special - $195! Use * PROMO CODE * NEIGHBOUR (Valid until April 30th 2021)

Up to 1 hour in-home consultation. We will also bring some inspiration materials to help you understand what will work for you including colour samples, stone samples and even kitchen handles!

You will receive for your kitchen project:

Floor plan

High Level of Details

4 Renderings

3D Modelling

Contact us at info@benchtopinstallers.co.nz or at the link below.


Pictures attached of a recent project.

35 days ago

Three Kings Quarry consultation

Cathy McIntosh from Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

Feedback is now open to determine public support for the Three Kings Quarry land exchange proposal.
It is a fairly comprehensive exchange, so follow the link below for more information and to provide your input: bit.ly...

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42 days ago

Say goodbye to the Phoenix Palm Trees on Mt Roskill Mountain.

Mary from Mount Roskill

Do you love these trees on Mt Roskill Mountain? You should, every tree is created equal.
Auckland Council has just green lit the felling of 17 Phoenix Palm trees on Mt Roskill Mountain at the cost to YOU the tax payer.
Never mind the council moaning about the loss of revenue due to Covid, they are… View more
Do you love these trees on Mt Roskill Mountain? You should, every tree is created equal.
Auckland Council has just green lit the felling of 17 Phoenix Palm trees on Mt Roskill Mountain at the cost to YOU the tax payer.
Never mind the council moaning about the loss of revenue due to Covid, they are not prioritising our money and will spend Millions of dollars to cut these beautiful healthy trees down, for no good reason.
It is not just Mt Roskill Mountain that is at risk, Mt Wellington is at risk too with the trees there also running into the millions to cut down.
In our current climate with Covid so close, it is not the time or place to spend millions frivolously cutting down trees without reason.
Did I mention that they won't dig out the bottom of the tree trunks once cut down? Unsightly huge stumps will be left to rot in their place.

For more information visit honourthemaunga.org.nz...

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