Bethells Beach, Bethells Beach

10 hours ago

Picked in the morning, on your plate for lunch

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Read about this Dunedin cafe where vegetables from the kitchen has been grown by the owner. The staples of pumpkins, beetroot, cabbage and carrots do well here, he says, with a wide variety of other crops including spring onions, kohlrabi, celery, fennel, kale, potatoes, … View more
Dear neighbours,

Read about this Dunedin cafe where vegetables from the kitchen has been grown by the owner. The staples of pumpkins, beetroot, cabbage and carrots do well here, he says, with a wide variety of other crops including spring onions, kohlrabi, celery, fennel, kale, potatoes, silverbeet, leek, mint and herbs. Yummy!

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1 hour ago

Parts of North Island moving to Red Light this Friday

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The regions which will be moving into the new Covid-19 Protection Framework at Red on Friday have been announced.

Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts … View more
The regions which will be moving into the new Covid-19 Protection Framework at Red on Friday have been announced.

Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will all move to Red. The rest of the North Island and all of the South Island will move into Orange. These settings will next be reviewed on 13 December.

The existing Auckland boundary will remain in place until 17 January, and no new travel restrictions will be put in place. Vaccine passes will also come into force with the traffic light system.

Find out more about the new traffic light settings by region on this interactive map.

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6 hours ago

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Learning about wine involves international travel in your glass. Here is our tasting today for the WSET Level 3. San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino DOCG from Campania, Italy, Argyros Atlantis Assyrtiko from Santorini Island, Greece, Masi Valpolicella Classico DOC, Emiliana Adobe Carmenere, organic wine… View moreLearning about wine involves international travel in your glass. Here is our tasting today for the WSET Level 3. San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino DOCG from Campania, Italy, Argyros Atlantis Assyrtiko from Santorini Island, Greece, Masi Valpolicella Classico DOC, Emiliana Adobe Carmenere, organic wine from Colchagua Valley, Chile, Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG, Marques de Riscal Reserva, Voyager Estate, The Modern Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Western Australia.

Our Sunday WSET Level 3 tasting started with Massolino Moscato d'Asti; Jansz Premier Cuvée from Tasmania, Piper Heidsieck NV followed by Fortified wines Tio Pepe Palamino Fino, the outstanding Del Duque Amontillado VORS 30 years also from Gonzales Byass; Cazes Rivesaltes AOC Ambré 2004; Warres Otima Tawny Port 20 years; Campbells Rutherglen Muscat and Williams & Humbert Pedro Ximenez 12 years old sweet sherry.

We then wrote formal tasting notes for the following wines in preparation of the WSET Level 3 exam on Sunday 12 December.

Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2016;
Alba de Vetus Albarino, Rias Biaxas 2019;
Mullineux Swartland Syrah 2014 and
Prats & Symington Post Scriptum, Touriga Nacional blend 2018, Douro, Portugal

Fascinating and captivating wines for sure!

18 hours ago

STUDY ENGLISH WITH CONFIDENCE

TWOA

Step up with DynaSpeak, (FREE if you are NZ citizens, residents, permanent residents or refugees) Get the language skills you need to live, work and undertake further study in New Zealand.

We are currently taking enrolments for Foundation (beginners) up to level 5 (fluency) over the five … View more
Step up with DynaSpeak, (FREE if you are NZ citizens, residents, permanent residents or refugees) Get the language skills you need to live, work and undertake further study in New Zealand.

We are currently taking enrolments for Foundation (beginners) up to level 5 (fluency) over the five campuses (Queen Street, Albany, Botany, Mangere and New Lynn).

We have classes in the morning, afternoon (3 days per week) and Evening.

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Semester A 2022

- 19 weeks , Full Time
- Starting date: Monday, 28 February 2022
- Mid-term break: 19 -22 April 2022
- Finishing date: Friday, 8 July 2022

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1 day ago

What are you looking forward to at the traffic light system?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Nor-west News

Kia ora neighbours, the traffic lights are in sight and we'd love to know what you're most looking forward to once Aucklanders have more freedom. Maybe it's being reunited with family outside Auckland, going to the pub, or just being able to hang out inside a friend's house … View moreKia ora neighbours, the traffic lights are in sight and we'd love to know what you're most looking forward to once Aucklanders have more freedom. Maybe it's being reunited with family outside Auckland, going to the pub, or just being able to hang out inside a friend's house (and use their loo!). Comment below to share your thoughts - use NFP if you don't want it published - or email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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3 days ago

Auckland Council supports City Mission’s Auckland Angels appeal

The Team from Auckland Council

We are throwing our support behind Auckland City Mission’s ‘Auckland Angels’ appeal, helping to ensure Aucklanders in greatest need can celebrate Christmas after a particularly tough year.

ℹ️ Click on Read More to find out more about:
🟢 How to donate
🟢 What is needed
🟢 Gift … View more
We are throwing our support behind Auckland City Mission’s ‘Auckland Angels’ appeal, helping to ensure Aucklanders in greatest need can celebrate Christmas after a particularly tough year.

ℹ️ Click on Read More to find out more about:
🟢 How to donate
🟢 What is needed
🟢 Gift ideas

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3 days ago

Have your say on your local.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Has the pandemic made you shop more locally? Do you feel like you can rely on your community?

Let us know in our State of the Neighbourhood survey and you could win 1 of 10 $100 Prezzy cards.
Take the survey

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3 days ago

What should we learn from 107 days of Covid-19 lockdown?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours, Who isn't keen to put 107 days of Covid-19 Alert Level 3 and 4 behind us? But there are some important lessons to remember as we move on. Read the story below?

4 days ago

Potted foam cactus

The Team from Resene ColorShop Henderson

When it comes to homeware trends, the cactus is a perennial favourite. Create some super-cute and affordable cactus-themed crafts with Resene paints.

Find out how to create your own.

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4 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Support your local business. We are open in Level 3 operating under Government guidelines with social distancing and masks.

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your … View more
Hi neighbours,

Support your local business. We are open in Level 3 operating under Government guidelines with social distancing and masks.

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Find out more

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4 days ago

GRAB A BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE DEAL NOW!

The Team from NZ Compare

These deals have been snatched quicker than donuts in lockdown! Get your household a black Friday broadband deal like a $150 joining credit plus tonnes more benefits, exclusive only to Broadband Compare.

Only a few days left before they go, be QUICK and take a look today!

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4 days ago

HOMED - WESTERN HOMES - LATEST ISSUE OUT NOW

Reporter Homed - Western Homes

Looking for your dream home? - There's a good chance it's "sitting inside your mailbox" right now inside the Homed Western Homes - Have a look at the lovely homes on offer.

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check in the Homed Central Homes to find agents who are … View more
Looking for your dream home? - There's a good chance it's "sitting inside your mailbox" right now inside the Homed Western Homes - Have a look at the lovely homes on offer.

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check in the Homed Central Homes to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed - Western Homes

Distribution & Delivery:
- 87,900 copies delivered free to letterboxes (including those that say "No Junk Mail"), Real Estate offices and select distribution points every Thursday inside the full run of the Western Leader and parts of the North Harbour News and NorWest News.

For more information:
- Please ask your agent to contact Michael Sherwin on 027 296 3305 or michael.sherwin@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000, choose option 7 or go to www.fixmydelivery.co.nz... or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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4 days ago

Seven key reasons you need a will

Public Trust

When we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz… View moreWhen we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the seven key reasons you need a will. Check out the article in the link below.

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5 days ago

Why choose Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem?

Organic Crop Protectants

All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up … View more
All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up to 50L of spray). Eco-neem is also free of solvent residues found in some other neem products (check for hazard diamond icons on products labels, these may indicate the presence of solvents).
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5 days ago

Christmas isn’t cancelled

Christmas Box

For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a … View more
For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a little certainty to those struggling right now. Sponsor a Christmas Box today.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Auckland Council pools and leisure centres to open with vaccination requirements

The Team from Auckland Council

Our 42 pool and leisure centres will require all Aucklanders aged 12 and over to be fully vaccinated in order to use their facilities, under the Red and Orange Protection Framework levels.

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