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5 hours ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund … View more
Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

What are you waiting for! Sign up today.
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1 day ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Flights from India to New Zealand will be suspended for two weeks in a bid to curb the rising number of travellers testing positive on arrival.

Stuff reported the restrictions ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that officials had recommended the drastic and unprecedented … View more
Flights from India to New Zealand will be suspended for two weeks in a bid to curb the rising number of travellers testing positive on arrival.

Stuff reported the restrictions ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that officials had recommended the drastic and unprecedented move in light of a massive wave of cases in India.

At a press conference in Auckland on Thursday afternoon, Ardern announced that no-one who had recently been in India would be allowed into the country until April 28.

The ban covers all travellers, including New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

This suspension will take place from 4pm on April 11 and will be in place until April 28.

India is currently battling a massive resurgence of the virus, with about 116,000 new cases announced on April 6 alone.

Auckland barrister Grant Illingworth,​ QC, said that under civil aviation law the Government could deny entry to aircraft and vessels from other countries.

New Zealand citizens have the right to enter the country and that right could not be taken away except by authority from Parliament, Illingworth said.

“But just because a New Zealand citizen is on a plane doesn’t mean that the whole plane will be allowed to come to New Zealand, and the Government almost certainly does have the authority to shut down flights from particular countries.”

Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?
  • 93% Yes
    93% Complete
  • 4.5% No
    4.5% Complete
  • 1.7% Undecided- it's too complex
    1.7% Complete
  • 0.8% Neutral
    0.8% Complete
1577 votes
1 day ago

Wee Jobs Useful Information

The Team from Wee Jobs

Did you know how much you can save by replacing just one 75 watt incandescent lightbulb with a 11 watt LED lightbulb? Check out our post below!

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3 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ … View more
To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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20 hours ago

Office Space To Rent, Snells Beach

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Office space available for rent at Storage & More in Snells Beach. Spacious with own entrance. Suitable for a variety of people/businesses. Use simply as an office space or a client based business (there's a waiting room for clients). Very reasonable rates. Walking distance to shops. Give … View moreOffice space available for rent at Storage & More in Snells Beach. Spacious with own entrance. Suitable for a variety of people/businesses. Use simply as an office space or a client based business (there's a waiting room for clients). Very reasonable rates. Walking distance to shops. Give us a call, see if it suits you. If we can help, we will. For further info; call us on 027 688 4080 or email info@storageandmore.co.nz

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22 hours ago

What's On: Puhoi Monthly Village Market

Sandra from Puhoi

-April Market will be held on May 2nd. Last Market until September. Musicians Swampagator and Luis. Great variety of stalls, crafts and produce. To book $20 Carboot space PH 02040206154.
Puhoi Monthly Village Market
  • Puhoi Pub Grounds
1 day ago

Independence with support you can count on

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with … View more
Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with certainty about your living expenses.
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1 day ago

Wildlife Conservation Science at work

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your … View more
Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your whanau these school holidays.

Book your ticket online here.
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4 days ago

Handy Tips

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our top 4 tips for keeping safe in this rough weather.

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1 day ago

Why not make a birdbath out of your rhubarb leaf?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Yes you can! NZ Gardener's DIY guru Jacob Leaf shows you how.

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1 day ago

Time to get your window & door problems sorted?

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbour!

Have you been thinking about getting your old windows & doors fixed?
Now is the perfect time to contact the friendly team at Exceed for an assessment of your windows & doors.

Don't put up with heavy & sticky sliding doors, draughty & troublesome windows and … View more
Hi Neighbour!

Have you been thinking about getting your old windows & doors fixed?
Now is the perfect time to contact the friendly team at Exceed for an assessment of your windows & doors.

Don't put up with heavy & sticky sliding doors, draughty & troublesome windows and poor window & door security!

Our established service and best practices ensure reliable repair of most window, door, conservatory joinery and security lock problems.

Call us today on 0800 252500 or visit www.exceed.co.nz...
From the Exceed - we fix windows & doors team

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2 days ago

What's On: Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship

Peter from Stanmore Bay

Join the Mahurangi Chapter for the monthly testimony breakfast with guest speaker, Caleb Salisbury, a Whangarei arborist. Bookings for catering to peter_adolph@xtra.co.nz or (09)425 8996.
Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship
  • Morrison & James Pottery Cafe
3 days ago

Harmony Circle 18th April

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Harmony Circle Evening Sunday 18th April
Open Group Discussion

Venue; Community Hall, 2 Alnwick St (next door to Town Hall), Warkworth.
Open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. $5 contribution at the door – Harmony Circle is non-profit.

It's Our Evening
An evening that gives opportunity for those … View more
Harmony Circle Evening Sunday 18th April
Open Group Discussion

Venue; Community Hall, 2 Alnwick St (next door to Town Hall), Warkworth.
Open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. $5 contribution at the door – Harmony Circle is non-profit.

It's Our Evening
An evening that gives opportunity for those who come along to chat & share as a group, creating a combination of an interesting and fun evening!
Come along and contribute with others, or simply sit back and listen, absorbing the views and knowledge of those that choose to share & converse.
Share what you may ask? Whatever comes up as a subject that is related to the essence of Harmony Circle…. Questions? Thoughts? Ideas? Beliefs? and so on. Basically, start a conversation and see where it leads! This makes for a different twist on our evening as the subject (or subjects) will flow spontaneously and naturally.

On the night we will also have a draw for a voucher to the value of $75!

Everyone welcome, this is an open group, come along if you can, look forward to seeing you there!
Contact us at warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com or call/text 027 239 9182

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3 days ago

What's On: A club for retired people-Manly

Pat from Manly

Monthly meetings with guest speakers, bus trips, luncheons. movie group plus other social gatherings. open for new members. ph Pat Hoyle 027 2428749 or 4285285
A club for retired people-Manly
  • Bridge Club.
3 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman bubble

The Team from Community News

Hi neighbours!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more … View more
Hi neighbours!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations page of your local paper.

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