Snells Beach & Mahurangi East, Snells Beach

16 days ago

Incredible new galleries now open at Auckland Museum

The Team from Auckland Museum

Be one of the first to see your city in a whole new light – Tāmaki Herenga Waka Stories of Auckland is now open at Auckland Museum.

With more than 60 stories, 500 objects and 25 films, the new galleries truly have something for everyone.

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16 days ago

Be water safe and learn to swim

The Team from Auckland Council

Water safety and swimming are key life skills everyone should learn, at any age. Auckland Council has nine swim schools across the region with affordable lessons. All our instructors are AUSTSWIM qualified.

With three beautiful harbours, more than 3000km of coastline and a few backyard swimming… View more
Water safety and swimming are key life skills everyone should learn, at any age. Auckland Council has nine swim schools across the region with affordable lessons. All our instructors are AUSTSWIM qualified.

With three beautiful harbours, more than 3000km of coastline and a few backyard swimming pools, Auckland is surrounded by water for you to swim, fish and play in. To enjoy everything Auckland has to offer, we need to know how to be safe and survive in and around water.

Make water safety a priority; find out more about swimming lessons at aucklandleisure.co.nz/activities/learn-to-swim. Our swim school at Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre is already full so make sure you get in quick!
Learn more

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16 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - Start Submitting!

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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17 days ago

POINT OF LAY HENS

Karl from Wellsford

Point of lay Hyline Hens available now.
Get your own backyard hens for beautiful free range eggs. (PLEASE NOTE: the white ones are roosters and aren't for sale)

Ph/Text: Karl 021 224 7574

Price: $30

17 days ago

Say NO to short car trips

EECA

Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transportView more
Transport is our beautiful country's biggest carbon emitter. In fact, car trips under two kilometres, like popping to the shops, make up nearly 1/3 of our drives — an average of 12 per household per week.

So we're encouraging Kiwis to consider climate-friendly modes of transport such as biking, scooting and walking when making trips under two kilometres.

That's why we've launched the ShopPack - a New Zealand-first backpack-style reusable shopping bag to let you keep your hands free on the move.
Find out more

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19 days ago

Serving Spoons Free Community Lunch

Nicola from Orewa

We’re back again in Level 1 so come and join us on Monday 29 March at 12:30pm for a delicious free lunch and some friendly company. All welcome!
Held on the last Monday of each month at St John's Church Hall, 180 Centreway Rd, Orewa

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19 days ago

Urban Forage

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Curious to learn more about what is growing around you?
Join Riki Bennett on our Urban Forage to discover edible plants and trees while taking a nature walk followed by a discovery session on edible plants & shrubs and a delicious gourmet luncheon.
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Saturday, 8 May from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

19 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.6% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.6% Complete
  • 13.9% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    13.9% Complete
  • 7.8% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.8% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15% Complete
  • 5.2% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.2% Complete
  • 9.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.7% Complete
  • 13.9% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    13.9% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1030 votes
19 days ago

St Chad's Market.

Shirley Green from Hibiscus Coast Anglican Parish

💥💥 Calling for stall holders for our next market to be held on Saturday 3rd April. Market starting at 8 am and finishing around midday. Our market is a friendly community market so all are welcome to attend. Sell new or used goods, arts and crafts, food, etc. $15 per space and tables can be … View more💥💥 Calling for stall holders for our next market to be held on Saturday 3rd April. Market starting at 8 am and finishing around midday. Our market is a friendly community market so all are welcome to attend. Sell new or used goods, arts and crafts, food, etc. $15 per space and tables can be hired at $5 per table. Money from space holders goes to our building fund as we are are going to be rebuilding our hall.
If you want to book a space or have questions send us a private message or call Grant 021 0830 7743 💥💥

20 days ago

RTB finishers get 30% at Under Amour!

The Team from Round the Bays

Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour… View more
Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour Silvia Park or Newmarket and you’ll get 30% off your purchase.

*T&Cs apply, see instore for details

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20 days ago

Harmony Circle 4th April

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Harmony Circle – Guest Presenter Sunday 4th April (Easter Sunday)
Guinevere - Spiritual Psychic Medium & Healer

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

Hi everyone, I'm really … View more
Harmony Circle – Guest Presenter Sunday 4th April (Easter Sunday)
Guinevere - Spiritual Psychic Medium & Healer

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

Hi everyone, I'm really looking forward to visiting Warkworth on Easter Weekend to offer you all a presentation of my services!
My name, Guinevere (Celtic for Jennifer) was chosen by spirit which means White Wave. To me this depicts Light. As I work in the Light this resonates within.
I'm a Spiritual Psychic Medium & Healer.
I have been reading for people for 30 years but have been gifted all my life. My slogan is "LET ME LEAD YOU TO THE LIGHT"
My gifts are varied, including House Clearings, Channelling, Psychometry etc. I feel lucky to have them.
Come along on the night and hear me speak about what I do and who I am. ‘A little quirky’ being one of my qualities! And more will be revealed on the day.
Arohanui everyone
Guinevere

Win a FREE reading with Guinevere in the evening draw!

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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20 days ago

Community Talk: Easter: The days that changed everything

Ruth from Orewa

Have you ever wondered why Easter is such an important date in our calendar?
Celebrated for over 2000 years?
What is the relevance for today?
Does it even matter?

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20 days ago

Artisan breads: Bread dough to Ciabatta

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a … View more
Perfect your kneading and bread-making techniques with the support of our chef in this one day weekend course. Making your own bread from scratch is a wonderful skill to have, and you'll gain recipes and techniques you can use again and again.

At the end of the day you will come away with a large amount of fresh delicious bread to take home and enjoy sharing.

You'll learn about working with different types of yeast, recognise and understand the important stages in bread making, and specialist techniques such as working with a starter and different loaf shapes.

RECIPES INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE:
- Basic bread dough
- Plaited white bread
- Sourdough
- Ciabatta
- Farmers Bread

20 days ago

St Chad's Market.

Shirley Green from Hibiscus Coast Anglican Parish

💥💥 Calling for stall holders for our next market to be held on Saturday 3rd April. Cnr Centreway and Florence Ave, Orewa. Market starting at 8 am and finishing around midday. Our market is a friendly community market so all are welcome to attend. Sell new or used goods, arts and crafts, … View more💥💥 Calling for stall holders for our next market to be held on Saturday 3rd April. Cnr Centreway and Florence Ave, Orewa. Market starting at 8 am and finishing around midday. Our market is a friendly community market so all are welcome to attend. Sell new or used goods, arts and crafts, food, etc. $15 per space and tables can be hired at $5 per table. Money from space holders goes to our building fund as we are are going to be rebuilding our hall.
If you want to book a space or have questions send us a private message or call Grant 021 0830 7743 💥💥

22 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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