Titirangi, Auckland

13 hours ago

Where did you get your first takeaway coffee?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hey neighbours, welcome to alert level 3!

Cafes can operate but only for contactless pick-up or delivery.

Where did you get your first takeaway coffee?

Please post a photo and describe why you picked this place!

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1 hour ago

Biggest Ever Online Bed Sale!

Beds 4 U

Aucklanders, we've finally moved to Level 3! YAY! 🥳

This is a great opportunity to shop our Big Bed Sale Online and place your order for better sleep! Shop our exclusive offer of Up To 60% Off With Free Delivery on our incredible range of NZ Made beds and mattresses!

We’re looking … View more
Aucklanders, we've finally moved to Level 3! YAY! 🥳

This is a great opportunity to shop our Big Bed Sale Online and place your order for better sleep! Shop our exclusive offer of Up To 60% Off With Free Delivery on our incredible range of NZ Made beds and mattresses!

We’re looking forward to being back in the stores and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support in helping us get here 🥰

Check out our limited-time specials online or contact your local Beds4U Store Now!

Bring back your dream sleep, With Beds4U's Biggest Online Bed Sale
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1 day ago

What local business will you be supporting in Alert Level 3?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Auckland will shift down to alert level 3 lockdown at midnight tonight.

Businesses will be able to operate using contactless options for ordering, pick-up, delivery and payment.

The financial blow of Covid-19 lockdowns on business has been harsh.

Are you planning to support a local … View more
Auckland will shift down to alert level 3 lockdown at midnight tonight.

Businesses will be able to operate using contactless options for ordering, pick-up, delivery and payment.

The financial blow of Covid-19 lockdowns on business has been harsh.

Are you planning to support a local business in alert level 3, and if so which one?

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1 day ago

An interesting thought for these times🤔

Fiona from Henderson

Now, in these times of chaos, sadness, loneliness and uncertainty, so many of us have and will continue to have strong opinions, one way or another.

Now, as you all may have gathered from previous posts of mine, I'm all of getting vaccinated to lessen the symptoms that are the nightmares we … View more
Now, in these times of chaos, sadness, loneliness and uncertainty, so many of us have and will continue to have strong opinions, one way or another.

Now, as you all may have gathered from previous posts of mine, I'm all of getting vaccinated to lessen the symptoms that are the nightmares we all called Covid (or Delta).
I would love it if everyone got vaccinated, however, that's never going to happen.

While I may not agree with the anti- vaxers or the people who choose not to get vaccinated (not including those who have medical conditions), I do respect your choice as I would like to think you would respect mine to get vaccinated.

Here in the Pacific region of the Southern Hemisphere, certain parts of Australia have risen in continuous protests on their streets, N.S.W. & Victoria. Sadly the latest rounds in Victoria are against the mandate to force the building sector to get vaccinated otherwise they aren't allowed on site.

I've been thinking of what compromise would there to be to not hinder what is essentially an essential business.
And then it came to me. Italy, just last week, has laid down a new law for these trying times and is due to take effect on 15 October 2021.
It's a great compromise to both sides of the fence of vaccinations.

What the Italian government have done is they've adopted one of the strictest Covid measures in the world last week, requiring all public and private sector workers to have a vaccination certificate, a negative coronavirus test or a certificate that they have recently recovered from the infection.

The goal of the move is to persuade people to get vaccinated and reduce the infection in one of the most affected countries by the coronavirus pandemic.

However, I personally believe that this is a great compromise for those who will not or cannot vaccinate - just provide a negative Covid test.

Apparently, a worker who won't be able to present a valid health certificate will be suspended without pay but cannot be fired.
Those who ignore the ordinance and come to work without any of the required certificates will be fined between 600 and 1,500 euros.

The idea of Covid certification was initially related to travel, but Italy very quickly started to apply it to places like museums, gyms and the interior of restaurants.

Although there have been protests against the measures in recent weeks, most political parties as well as major employers' associations have backed them, hoping there will be no further closures of the economy.

Italy, after Britain, has the most coronavirus-positive deaths in Europe, more than 130,000 since the start of the pandemic.

About 74 percent of 60 million people received at least the first dose, and about 68 percent were fully vaccinated.

As I said, it was just an interesting thought I had spinning around in my head.

4 hours ago

Wednesday's funny: 😄🏪Kmart Interview🏪 😄

Fiona from Henderson

Jennifer, a manager at Kmart had the task of hiring someone to fill a job opening.

After sorting through a stack of resumes she found four people who were equally qualified.
Jennifer decided to call the four in and ask them only one question. Their answer would determine which of them would … View more
Jennifer, a manager at Kmart had the task of hiring someone to fill a job opening.

After sorting through a stack of resumes she found four people who were equally qualified.
Jennifer decided to call the four in and ask them only one question. Their answer would determine which of them would get the job.

The day came and as the four sat around the conference room table, Jennifer asked, "What is the fastest thing you know of?"

The first man replied, "A THOUGHT. It just pops into your head. There's no warning."

"That's very good!" replied Jennifer. "And now you sir," she asked the second man.

"Hmmm... let me see... A BLINK! It comes and goes and you don't know that it ever happened. A BLINK is the fastest thing I know of."

“Excellent!" said Jennifer. "The blink of an eye, that's a very popular cliché for speed." She then turned to the third man, who was contemplating his reply.

"Well, out at my dad's farm, you step out of the house and on the wall there's a light switch. When you flip that switch, way out across the pasture the light on the barn comes on in less than an instant. Yep, TURNING ON A LIGHT is the fastest thing I can think of."

Jennifer was very impressed with the third answer and thought she had found her man. “It's hard to beat the speed of light," she said.

Turning to Ernest, the fourth and final man, Jennifer posed the same question.

Old Ernest replied, "After hearing the previous three answers, it's obvious to me that the fastest thing known is DIARRHEA."

"WHAT?" said Jennifer, stunned by the response.

"Oh sure," said Ernest. "You see, the other day I wasn't feeling so good, and I ran for the bathroom, but before I could THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON THE LIGHT, I had already popped my pants."

Ernest is the new greeter at the Kmart near you!

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1 day ago

Tuesday's Funny: 😄👴Old Man & Woman🧓😄

Fiona from Henderson

An old man and woman were married for many years, even though they hated each other.

Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night.
The old man would shout, "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of … View more
An old man and woman were married for many years, even though they hated each other.

Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night.
The old man would shout, "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!"

Neighbours feared him. They believed he practiced magic, because of the many strange occurrences that took place in their neighbourhood. The old man liked the fact that he was feared.

To everyone's relief, he died of a heart attack when he was 98.
His wife had a closed casket at the wake.
After the burial, she went straight to the local bar and began to party, as if there was no tomorrow.

Her neighbours, concerned for her safety, asked, "Aren't you afraid that he may indeed be able to dig his way out of the grave and haunt you for the rest of your life?"

The wife put down her drink and said, "Let him dig. I had him buried upside down, and you know men won't ask for directions."

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8 hours ago

Recipe: Prawn Laksa

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Laksa is a popular Malaysian coconut noodle dish. It is a fragrant, delicious and warming seafood dish. This dish is prepared by our Advanced cookery student Timmika prepared at home during the recent lockdown.

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11 hours ago

Don't miss your collections

The Team from Auckland Council

At level 3, our pay as you throw service is going back to normal. Thanks 🙏 for helping us to keep our rubbish collectors safe by removing your tags at alert level 4.

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10 hours ago

UPDATE to something I posted 20 days ago

Fiona from Henderson

This wonderful website has now updated to include takeaways and vaccination centres - yay!😀
Libby & Ben, I love your work & keep up the excellent work😉
www.neighbourly.co.nz...

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10 hours ago

This adults returning to work sketch is perfect

Fiona from Henderson

Perfect for us here in Auckland, upon reaching level 3 after so long in level 4😉
www.youtube.com...

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10 hours ago

Caspian Sea Yoghurt

Todd from Kelston

Hi, I am looking for some Caspian Sea Yoghurt.
If you live out West and have a small amount to spare, I'd love to hear from you.
Cheers.

7 days ago

Shot Bro - Covid buses will start operating from this morning to boost vaccinations in harder-to-reach parts of the community.

Brian from New Lynn

Experts warn the only way for New Zealand to avoid lockdowns is to have at least 90 per cent of the eligible population vaccinated. The buses are being unveiled at Auckland Airport Park & Ride facility. The converted black and orange Park & Ride buses have vaccinate signs posted on their … View moreExperts warn the only way for New Zealand to avoid lockdowns is to have at least 90 per cent of the eligible population vaccinated. The buses are being unveiled at Auckland Airport Park & Ride facility. The converted black and orange Park & Ride buses have vaccinate signs posted on their sides. One reads "Roll up your sleeves, Auckland". Another sign says "Vaccinate for Auckland". Labour MP Willie Jackson said the answer to boosting vaccination among Māori and Pasifika people was to enlist the help of people from within those communities.
"Our people know our people." Jackson said he was pleased to see the support at community level for vaccines.
"I'm really excited because we need to get out into these communities in South Auckland," he said. The buses would help those who may have been reticent or not had easy access to vaccines. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said: "We are taking the vaccine to the people." The aim was to get up to 80 per cent of Aucklanders having had one shot of the vaccine by the end of the week. While the current lockdown was the right decision, the country could not rely on lockdowns forever. The six buses - on loan to the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre - will act like pop-up vaccination clinics. Pukekohe is one of the first areas a bus will visit this afternoon. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern this week asked for names for the "Mr Whippy"-style vaccine bus service and has now narrowed it down to four favourites - Jabba Waka, Shot Bro, Jabbin' Wagon, Vaxi Taxi.
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16 hours ago

We’re open to the public

The Team from Auckland Council

Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Centre is now open to the public Mon to Fri 8am-5pm and Sat-Sun 9am-4pm with limited services.

If your visit is not urgent, please hold onto your waste until a later date as there could be delays and long queues. When coming, please remember:

• A face mask or … View more
Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Centre is now open to the public Mon to Fri 8am-5pm and Sat-Sun 9am-4pm with limited services.

If your visit is not urgent, please hold onto your waste until a later date as there could be delays and long queues. When coming, please remember:

• A face mask or face cover, gloves, and covered footwear must be worn at all time while on site. No entry without it.
• You must unload your own waste. Once on site, please unload as quickly as you can.
• No more than two people per vehicle. No children.
• Contactless payment only. No cash.
• Hazardous waste, insulation dust, polystyrene, car batteries, fluorescent tubes, and asbestos are not accepted.
• Check Google Maps for live updates on wait times.

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17 hours ago

Contactless Shopping ?

The Team from Red Cross Shop Henderson

Looking for affordable, pre-loved and new essentials? Then we have great news for you! We are back and are now able to offer you our contactless shopping options for essential items from your local Red Cross Shop.

Although, our physical doors remain closed on level 3, you can simply call us to … View more
Looking for affordable, pre-loved and new essentials? Then we have great news for you! We are back and are now able to offer you our contactless shopping options for essential items from your local Red Cross Shop.

Although, our physical doors remain closed on level 3, you can simply call us to check if we have what you need and then have the items, prepared for contactless collection.

If you need hand-sanitiser to keep you and your family safe, we have got you sorted as well.

Please note: We are not accepting donations on level 3.

For contact details, just hit the button below.

Be kind, stay safe!
We will get through this once again.
See you all soon!!

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17 hours ago

On Sunday, the time will come to say goodbye to an hour of sleep as we welcome daylight saving.

Brian from New Lynn

Yes, please turn your clocks FORWARD by one hour.
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5 days ago

Friday's funny: 😀🐀A Rat in a Bar🐀😀

Fiona from Henderson

A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender, "If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?"

The bartender considers it, then agrees.

The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat.

He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano.

The rat … View more
A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender, "If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?"

The bartender considers it, then agrees.

The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat.

He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano.

The rat stretches, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues.

After the man finished his drink, he asked the bartender, "If I show you an even better trick, will you give me free drinks for the rest of the night, the bartender thinks that nothing could possibly top the first trick so he agrees.

The man reaches into another pocket and pulls out a small bullfrog, who begins to sing along with the rat's music.

While the man is enjoying his beverages, a stranger confronts him and offers him $100,000.00 for the bullfrog.

"Sorry," the man replies, "he's not for sale."

The stranger increases the offer to $250,000.00 cash up front.

"No," he insists, "he's not for sale."

The stranger again increases the offer, this time to $500,000.00 cash.

The man finally agrees, and turns the frog over to the stranger in exchange for the money.

"Are you insane?" the bartender demanded.

"That frog could have been worth millions to you, and you let him go for a mere $500,000!"

"Don't worry about it." the man answered. "The frog was really nothing special. You see, the rat's a ventriloquist."

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