Snells Beach & Mahurangi East, Snells Beach

2 minutes ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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2 days ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid case had contact with infected family during lockdown, PM says

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.

* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.

* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L

* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.

* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.

* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.

* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:

www.stuff.co.nz...

* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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5 hours ago

Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor … View more
Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka​ says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.

"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.

"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."

Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.

“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.

“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."

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

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With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
  • 9.8% Yes
    9.8% Complete
  • 32.3% No
    32.3% Complete
  • 57.9% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.
    57.9% Complete
164 votes
5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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20 hours ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due… View more
Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.

12 hours ago

Maximise your outdoor space!

Shade Design

At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help … View more
At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help yourself but tell all your family and friends.

With our custom aluminium frames and awnings, we stand by our products and offer a 5-year warranty.
Visit us online

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21 hours ago

Is Your Business Struggling Due to Covid-19?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you lost your job or your business due to the financial fallout from Covid-19?

Or are you about to lose your job due to the pandemic?

Is your business already in liquidation?
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Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you lost your job or your business due to the financial fallout from Covid-19?

Or are you about to lose your job due to the pandemic?

Is your business already in liquidation?

If this has happened to you, would you be happy to be interviewed by Stuff?

Feel free to email ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Journalist
Stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Police Issue 68 Infringement Notices: Gang Motorcycle Run

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police handed out 68 infringement notices at a Hells Angels Nomads motorbike ride on Saturday.

Some members of the Head Hunters and Tribesmen joined the cavalcade, police said.

Officers set up checkpoints along the ride and issued tickets for a variety of offences.

Two unlicensed drivers were … View more
Police handed out 68 infringement notices at a Hells Angels Nomads motorbike ride on Saturday.

Some members of the Head Hunters and Tribesmen joined the cavalcade, police said.

Officers set up checkpoints along the ride and issued tickets for a variety of offences.

Two unlicensed drivers were forbidden from driving and five people had their licences suspended because of excess demerit points.

Eighteen vehicles were taken off the road because they failed to be roadworthy.

One man was arrested on unrelated family harm matters.

Inspector Simon Walker said police wanted to thank the community for reporting dangerous driving.

"This operation sends a clear message to gangs that unsafe behaviour on our roads will not be tolerated by police and our community."

Call 105 to report driving offences.

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1 day ago

New Online Hemp store

Racquel from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Goodmorning Neighbours,
Hope you are all staying well and safe.

Check out www.globalhemp.co.nz... or
global_hemp_nz on instagram

Global Hemp NZ is a small New Zealand business striving to create positive change by shinning the light, in an educated manner the significant benefits Hemp has on our … View more
Goodmorning Neighbours,
Hope you are all staying well and safe.

Check out www.globalhemp.co.nz... or
global_hemp_nz on instagram

Global Hemp NZ is a small New Zealand business striving to create positive change by shinning the light, in an educated manner the significant benefits Hemp has on our environment and society and introducing world-first Hemp products to New Zealand.
Any questions please feel free to email support@globalhemp.co.nz

Stay safe Aotearoa.

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1 day ago

Escape the city, head to Ruapehu

Visit Ruapehu

Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the … View more
Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the Sky Waka, NZ’s most unique gondola experience
- Cycle the Ohakune Old Coach Road
- Paddle down the Whanganui River
- Explore the Bridge to Nowhere
- Take a ride with Forgotten World Adventures ...and much more!

There's still plenty of awesome deals available in Ruapehu, so book now!
Find out more

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1 day ago

Remote Cooking for Level 3 cookery

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

With some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the … View moreWith some rapid planning, we have managed to transform our programme to online cooking demonstrations with the students preparing their own dishes at their homes. The flow of our timetable has pivoted to the patisserie module as the ingredients are easier for the students to purchase at the supermarket (we are reimbursing them for this cost).

A MacBook camera does a reasonable job recording and live-streaming and the laptop does not seem to mind the heat of the oven when Chef Finn opens to door to check if the Rhubarb tart is ready.
Today is Crème caramel, Rhubarb custard tart with Raspberry Coulis.

2 days ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint outdoor market in the heritage garden. Featuring produce, crafts, food, plants and flowers with live music, kids activities and a pop-up tearoom! Free entry. 10am-2pm
Alberton Market Day!
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2 days ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint outdoor market in the heritage garden. Featuring produce, crafts, food, plants and flowers with live music, kids activities and a pop-up tearoom! Free entry. 10am-2pm
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
2 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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3 days ago

Admin Work and Computer technical help for 15 hourly.

Peterasp from Orewa

Hi, Everyone
I am currently looking for some admin work or I'd anyone needs help with computers in the local. Please feel free to let me know. I charge $15 hourly. Thanks.

3 days ago

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