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1 day ago

Found cat

Sandhya from Pukekohe

Hi this male light ginger coloured has been hanging around my neighborhood for last few months. He is not desexed. His coat is dirty from sleeping outside and appears not been fed and apparently had been stealing neighbors cat food. He is now coming into my yard since my dog passed away few weeks … View moreHi this male light ginger coloured has been hanging around my neighborhood for last few months. He is not desexed. His coat is dirty from sleeping outside and appears not been fed and apparently had been stealing neighbors cat food. He is now coming into my yard since my dog passed away few weeks ago. I have found him sleeping around trees and hedges. Is he yours? I will try and contact cat rescues if no one owns him. This is in Upper Queen Street area.

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4 days ago

Play Streets to Roll out in Takanini

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Playing on the street with neighbours once proved a common sight in South Auckland.

Children would ride their bikes and compete in cricket matches.

Healthy Families South Auckland is launching a Play Streets initiative to revive this childhood tradition and encourage neighbours to socialise … View more
Playing on the street with neighbours once proved a common sight in South Auckland.

Children would ride their bikes and compete in cricket matches.

Healthy Families South Auckland is launching a Play Streets initiative to revive this childhood tradition and encourage neighbours to socialise more.

On April 24, the pilot event will see cars banned temporarily from Cunningham Place in Takanini to pave the way for fun seeking residents.

Healthy Families South Auckland Lead Systems Innovator Fila Fuamatu said when streets were safe, neighbours and whanau could connect.

"The residents of Te Mahia are very concerned about their tamariki who spend a lot of time indoors using technology devices but not getting physically active or connecting with others in the neighbourhood."

Fuamatu said she hoped the event would empower members of the community to create opportunities for their own play and future social events.

“The residents, many of whom are elderly or have health issues, love having the opportunity to work together and give back. They’re a real creative bunch so I’m excited to see what they come up with."

Part of Waka Kotahi's Innovating Streets programme, Play Streets is managed by Auckland Council, Healthy Families South Auckland and Healthy Families Waitakere.

What are some of your early memories of street games?

I remember the old elastics game, skipping and hopscotch.

Which games would you like to see making a comeback in your streets?

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

6 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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10 hours ago

Community Art Exhibition

Tāmaki AKL

Kia Ora Neighbours,

The Tāmaki Regeneration Company and The Good The Bad Gallery are proud supporters of Tāmaki NOW, an exciting upcoming art exhibition launching Tuesday April 20, at 5pm.

Join us for a very special event showcasing original photographs by talented locals and celebrate … View more
Kia Ora Neighbours,

The Tāmaki Regeneration Company and The Good The Bad Gallery are proud supporters of Tāmaki NOW, an exciting upcoming art exhibition launching Tuesday April 20, at 5pm.

Join us for a very special event showcasing original photographs by talented locals and celebrate Tāmaki’s vibrant people, places and culture.

Keen as? RSVP here. Entry is free and everyone’s welcome. Can’t make the opening night? Don’t panic; the Tāmaki NOW Art Exhibition will be open to the public right through to May 15.
Find out more

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5 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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1 day ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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1 day ago

Free Composting Workshops

The Team from Auckland Council

Traditional Bins | Bokashi | Worm Farms
New to composting? Learn how simple it is to start composting at home, and how to access a $40 discount on a system that suits your needs. Through composting, you can reduce organic waste sent to landfill and provide food for your soil!

Compost Collective… View more
Traditional Bins | Bokashi | Worm Farms
New to composting? Learn how simple it is to start composting at home, and how to access a $40 discount on a system that suits your needs. Through composting, you can reduce organic waste sent to landfill and provide food for your soil!

Compost Collective workshops are held Auckland-wide. To find one near you and book your place visit compostcollective.org.nz/workshops.

There's lots to dig about composting.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - don't forget!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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4 days 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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2 days 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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3 days ago

Sales for sweets

Hasan from Conifer Grove

Bangladeshi sweets available.

Price: $30

3 days ago

Unsung Heroes

Sanjeev Thakur Reporter from Homed - Southern Homes

Read about the Unsung Heroes , who work tirelessly behind the scenes. They are part of a team, who create a wonderful experience.

Read more about them in the latest edition of HOMED

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3 days 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.
Learn more

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3 days 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.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Diabesity - Is there a way out?

Ole from Takanini

Diabesity: The 'tidal wave' of diabetes and obesity that could soon cost New Zealand $3.5b a year.... This was in the news this week and you can read the full article here:
www.newshub.co.nz...

Watch Go Healthy for Good at 5pm tonight where Dr Nerida McKibben from Waikato Hospital … View more
Diabesity: The 'tidal wave' of diabetes and obesity that could soon cost New Zealand $3.5b a year.... This was in the news this week and you can read the full article here:
www.newshub.co.nz...

Watch Go Healthy for Good at 5pm tonight where Dr Nerida McKibben from Waikato Hospital talks about how a simple lifestyle change can significantly reduce the risk of becoming a diabetic and at the same time improve your overall health.

Go Healthy for Good Friday 9th April at 17:00
Freeview Channel 27 and Sky Channel 204
Live stream: www.hopechannel.nz...

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