Wattle Downs, Auckland

20 hours ago

Poll: Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This week we are wondering about some neighbour etiquette that can cause conflict. If your neighbour has a tree overflowing with fruit that is visible from the road, is it okay to help yourself? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded … View more
This week we are wondering about some neighbour etiquette that can cause conflict. If your neighbour has a tree overflowing with fruit that is visible from the road, is it okay to help yourself? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?
  • 16.1% Yes
    16.1% Complete
  • 78.1% No
    78.1% Complete
  • 5.9% Other - I'll share below
    5.9% Complete
1139 votes
20 hours ago

Last week to enter neighbours!

Prospa

Have you nominated a small business in your community yet? The Prospa Local Business Hero Awards close this week!

Whether you know a great plumber, supermarket, mechanic, bookstore, hairdresser, gardener, pharmacy, builder, shoe store, cafe or electrician - show some love to a small business and… View more
Have you nominated a small business in your community yet? The Prospa Local Business Hero Awards close this week!

Whether you know a great plumber, supermarket, mechanic, bookstore, hairdresser, gardener, pharmacy, builder, shoe store, cafe or electrician - show some love to a small business and make a nomination today.

You'll not only help drum up some support for them in your community, you could also help them win a $10,000 prize package. Plus if your nomination is a regional finalist you'll win a $100 Prezzy® card too!
Nominate now

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4 days ago

Healthy Wholefood Cooking workshop - plant-based with Jeremy Dixon from Revive Cafe

Kim from Papakura

HEALTHY WHOLEFOOD COOKING - with Jeremy
Are you feeling uninspired in the kitchen and searching for new ideas?
Are you interested in adding more plant-based wholefoods to your diet for better health and well-being?

Join us on March 5 at 7.00pm as we explore the benefits of including … View more
HEALTHY WHOLEFOOD COOKING - with Jeremy
Are you feeling uninspired in the kitchen and searching for new ideas?
Are you interested in adding more plant-based wholefoods to your diet for better health and well-being?

Join us on March 5 at 7.00pm as we explore the benefits of including plant-based wholefoods in the diet and learn how to create mouthwatering dishes that will nourish your body and taste amazing!

Jeremy Dixon from Revive Cafe will be demonstrating his top tasty, quick and affordable recipes - perfect for those looking for healthy eating on a budget.

Be sure not to miss this special event, as Jeremy's dishes are sure to inspire your culinary skills and motivate you to incorporate nutritious meals into your daily routine. Save the date and come along to an evening filled with learning, cooking, and tasting delicious wholefood dishes!

You can choose to attend in person at the Church hall to sample the dishes we prepare, or join us virtually on Zoom from the comfort of your home.

When: Tuesday March 5 at 7.00pm
Where: The Church Hall, 12 Alpha Street, Papakura - or on Zoom
Zoom: email for Zoom details

To book in or for more information:
Email - hello@livingwellwithpapakurasda.co.nz
Phone or text Kim - on 021 209 5058

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20 hours ago

Want chocolate this Easter?

NZ House & Garden

The sweetest time of the year is just around the corner, and we’ve put together a great deal that will make it even sweeter.

Bennetto Chocolate has helped us put together an amazing chocolate box that’ll be the perfect addition to an NZ House & Garden subscription this Easter. Simply … View more
The sweetest time of the year is just around the corner, and we’ve put together a great deal that will make it even sweeter.

Bennetto Chocolate has helped us put together an amazing chocolate box that’ll be the perfect addition to an NZ House & Garden subscription this Easter. Simply purchase a 1 or 2-year subscription to NZ House & Garden and the Easter Bunny will deliver you a Bennetto Chocolate Box worth $50 for FREE! T&Cs Apply.

Enjoy,
The team at NZ House & Garden
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6 hours ago

Rush hour winds on Harbour Bridge

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZTA has shared a warning about the Harbour Bridge for this afternoon.

What you need to know:
- Drivers in Auckland will need to take extra care on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this afternoon (Monday 4 March) with heavy wind gusts predicted between 4pm and 6pm.
- It is likely that speed limits … View more
NZTA has shared a warning about the Harbour Bridge for this afternoon.

What you need to know:
- Drivers in Auckland will need to take extra care on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this afternoon (Monday 4 March) with heavy wind gusts predicted between 4pm and 6pm.
- It is likely that speed limits may be reduced and some lanes on the bridge may close if wind gusts reach threshold levels.
- The bridge will remain in a 4 x 4 formation during the afternoon peak.
- Motorists are urged to drive to the conditions and look out for the electronic message boards which will indicate lane closures and reduced speeds, and stay within their lane while travelling across the bridge.
- Drivers of high sided vehicles and motorcyclists are advised to avoid the Auckland Harbour Bridge and use the western ring route on State Highways 16 and 18.

Keep up to date on journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic |NZTA|.

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8 hours ago

What's On: Flower Arranging Workshop; Easter Theme

Adrian from Albany Heights

In this interactive workshop learn how to create your own Easter flower arrangements from an excellent local specialist. $30 p/p pay on the day (booking advised on 09-420-5655 or info@kaiparacoast.co.nz.)
Flower Arranging Workshop; Easter Theme
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
9 hours ago

What should happen with the Thames pool?

Libby Totton Reporter from Hauraki Herald

The removal of Thames Centennial Pool from its current site of 50 years will cost $3 million with the land eventually returned to mana whenua.

The ailing and aging Thames Centennial Pool facility, which sits on a sacred urupā, is set to be returned in 2027 as the district looks to establish a … View more
The removal of Thames Centennial Pool from its current site of 50 years will cost $3 million with the land eventually returned to mana whenua.

The ailing and aging Thames Centennial Pool facility, which sits on a sacred urupā, is set to be returned in 2027 as the district looks to establish a replacement facility elsewhere.

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9 hours ago

What do you think of the changes this principal is making?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Matua Hone Waudby has only been Bankwood Primary’s principal for around 18 months, and in that time he’s been slowly working on turning the school around.

That includes changing when the school year starts and finishes, in a bid to make it easier on families.

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9 hours ago

Are you following the council's talks - and disputes - on the long-term plan?

Libby Totton Reporter from South Waikato News

Two South Waikato councillors unhappy with a perceived lack of information coming from council staff have had their “formal request for members information” quashed by their council colleagues.

In the “notice of motion - formal request for members information”, penned by first term … View more
Two South Waikato councillors unhappy with a perceived lack of information coming from council staff have had their “formal request for members information” quashed by their council colleagues.

In the “notice of motion - formal request for members information”, penned by first term councillor Marie Farrell and co-signed by councillor Sandra Wallace, Farrell said she had several requests for financial information declined by council chief executive Susan Law

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9 hours ago

Do you think Waiuku could get a wind farm?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A proposal to build 13 giant wind turbines up to 190m high on north Waikato coastal land has shocked locals who said they had been blind-sided by the plans which were “fast tracked“ under the Covid-19 Recovery Act.

The Waiuku Wind Farm proposal is being assessed by an independent panel of … View more
A proposal to build 13 giant wind turbines up to 190m high on north Waikato coastal land has shocked locals who said they had been blind-sided by the plans which were “fast tracked“ under the Covid-19 Recovery Act.

The Waiuku Wind Farm proposal is being assessed by an independent panel of experts after it was cleared for fast-tracking by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in December last year.

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1 day ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Pegasus, Christchurch worth almost $1 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting for its new owner.… View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Pegasus, Christchurch worth almost $1 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting for its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
Buy tickets now

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8 hours ago

What's On: Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre

Communicare from Royal Oak

Come join us for a morning of fun, friendships, games, gentle exercise, and lots more.
Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre
  • Methodist Church Hall
3 days ago

Free Bowel Cancer Screening

Mid Central

In MidCentral, free bowel screening is now available for Māori and Pacific people aged 50-74 and from 60 years old for everyone else.

Around your birthday, you will receive an invitation, followed by a bowel screening test kit.

The bowel screening test is quick and simple to do by yourself… View more
In MidCentral, free bowel screening is now available for Māori and Pacific people aged 50-74 and from 60 years old for everyone else.

Around your birthday, you will receive an invitation, followed by a bowel screening test kit.

The bowel screening test is quick and simple to do by yourself at home. Make sure you do the test as soon as possible and send it back.

For further information, see the Time to Screen website, call 0800 924 432, or talk to your doctor.
Find out more

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8 hours ago

What's On: Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre

Communicare from Royal Oak

Come join us for a morning of fun, friendships, games, gentle exercise, and lots more.
Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre
  • Manu tukutuku
4 days ago

Enjoy Financial Certainty...

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

When you move to a Ryman village, the last thing you need to think about are unexpected costs. We offer financial security with rates, home insurance, exterior maintenance and gardening all covered under one fixed base weekly fee*, meaning once you’ve moved in you can focus on the things you … View moreWhen you move to a Ryman village, the last thing you need to think about are unexpected costs. We offer financial security with rates, home insurance, exterior maintenance and gardening all covered under one fixed base weekly fee*, meaning once you’ve moved in you can focus on the things you enjoy.

Find out more about our living options today and get ready for a new lifestyle.

*Weekly fee’s only increase if you change from independent living to serviced apartment living, or you add extra care options.
Find out more

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8 hours ago

What's On: Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre

Communicare from Royal Oak

Come join us for a morning of fun, friendships, games, gentle exercise, and lots more.
Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre
  • Friendship House
4 days ago

Happy Leap Year for 2024!

Remuera Gardens

Make your new year plans come true. If you’re looking at your retirement options this summer, you should check out Remuera Gardens - a community in the heart of Auckland.

Our two bedroom apartments and serviced apartments are beautifully renovated, with garden views from your own deck or … View more
Make your new year plans come true. If you’re looking at your retirement options this summer, you should check out Remuera Gardens - a community in the heart of Auckland.

Our two bedroom apartments and serviced apartments are beautifully renovated, with garden views from your own deck or balcony. Sunny and spacious, these homes are perfect for privacy and independence, while household help can also be available to make day-to-day life a little easier.

Why not jump at this chance and come and see us this week!
Call Lyn on 021 845 524 or email lyn.ellis@realliving.co.nz
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9 hours ago

Garden and Lawn

Billy from Manurewa

Hi all,

if your place is overgrown and wild, needs some TLC..
we will mow your lawn, weed your garden, and clean up your property.
so if you need us, contact us on 0211045070....
Thanks

4 days ago

St Andrew’s Village Market Day, March 2nd

St. Andrew's Village

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd, for St. Andrew's Village Autumn Market Day, starting at 10 a.m.

Discover a delightful array of offerings, including crafts, beauty products, clothing, and exquisite jewellery. As you explore the stalls, savour delectable food and refreshing beverages,… View more
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd, for St. Andrew's Village Autumn Market Day, starting at 10 a.m.

Discover a delightful array of offerings, including crafts, beauty products, clothing, and exquisite jewellery. As you explore the stalls, savour delectable food and refreshing beverages, all while being serenaded by local musicians.

It's a perfect day to indulge in shopping, culinary delights, and live music at our Market Day at 207 Riddell Road, Glendowie
Find out more

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10 hours ago

BinBuddy Happy Customers

BinBuddy

Nothing makes us happier than happy customers!

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6 days ago
11 hours ago

Get your tickets to Auckland Design Week!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Manukau

With the support of Resene, Auckland Design Week has partnered with furniture, interiors and product showrooms to provide a stage for designers spanning various disciplines – spatial, architectural, interiors, product, fashion and more – to showcase their work in a distinctive and engaging way.… View moreWith the support of Resene, Auckland Design Week has partnered with furniture, interiors and product showrooms to provide a stage for designers spanning various disciplines – spatial, architectural, interiors, product, fashion and more – to showcase their work in a distinctive and engaging way.

On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March, ticketholders will travel through 18 partner venues across three Design Districts (Grey Lynn, Parnell, Mt Eden/Uptown) on designated event transport to experience feature installations that blend these various design disciplines to create a dynamic and immersive experience for you.

Enjoy the Resene Colour Challenge at Signature Floors and a whole host of other experiences.

Buy tickets online.

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6 days ago

Seeking a dependable vehicle dismantler?

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollarsView more
Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollars in removal costs.
Find out more

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20 hours ago

Instant winners this week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The winners of the $100 Farmers gift cards are:

Loretta Ann from Dunedin

Tony Dickason from Te Rapa

Shamaiah Pupualii from Somerville

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The winners of the $100 Farmers gift cards are:

Loretta Ann from Dunedin

Tony Dickason from Te Rapa

Shamaiah Pupualii from Somerville

Nancy Power from Whanganui

Get in touch with our Helpdesk team before the 12th of March to claim your prize by heading here.

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6 days ago

Free rides, games, toy making and DJ music coming to Ngāti Toa Domain

Porirua City Council

Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on … View more
Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on Sunday 3 March, from 11am–3pm.

Either pack a picnic and make a day of it or purchase something delicious from one of the food trucks. Bunnings Porirua will also be there with a free sausage sizzle while stocks last.

While enjoying some tasty kai, you can listen to tunes from young DJs aged between 12–15 years-old from the Aotearoa DJ Academy.

For those wanting free active fun, the inflatables will be out, with an inflatable sports field, mega obstacle course, inflatable slide, two baby castles and a baby bouncer to choose from – plus much more!
Find out more

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1 day ago

Everything Must Go!!

Haniya from Papakura

Brand new, unopened coffee machine $100
Never used Dinner Sets $80 each
Excellent condition bar stools $90 each or $250 for all 3

Negotiable

6 days ago

Five out of five for Acacia Cove

Acacia Cove

Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great … View more
Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great quality of life for its residents. Acacia Cove gives its residents a social community feel, with bowling greens, snooker table, craft room and indoor pools, providing great opportunities for residents to mix and mingle. The five newly completed apartments are situated 50 metres away from the Village centre.

Acacia Cove understands that its residents require dwellings where they can live safely and independently. Universal Design provides this. Acacia Cove decided applying Universal Design best accessibility practice was of high importance.

If you’re aged 60 and over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Burce Cullington on (09) 268 8522.
Find out more

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3 days ago

GLENYS HENRY - 2 x Microwave Cookbooks. Step be step

Sue from Pahurehure

Step by step instructions
Also shows handy tips

Buy one $5 or both for $8

Currently at Papakura however may be picked up from Ranui or Pukekohe by arrangement with me
If interested, please contact 0210459457

Negotiable

7 days ago

Sustainable Style. A Special Price.

Mazda NZ

If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is… View more
If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is perfect for zipping around your neighbourhood.

Find out more and book a test drive at your local Mazda Dealer today.
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3 days ago

NEW wall hanging

Sue from Pahurehure

Still in plastic wrap
$8
Board measures 11.5 x 18.5 cm

Currently at Papakura however may be picked up from Ranui or Pukekohe by arrangement with me
If interested, please contact 0210459457

Price: $8

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