Arkles Bay, Whangaparaoa

22 hours ago

Poll: Should Penlink be a toll road?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

Kia ora neighbours. Waka Kotahi NZTA is now taking feedback on whether Penlink should be a toll road.

Construction on the highly anticipated highway is expected to begin this year, for completion by 2026.

If Waka Kotahi proceed with tolling the road, there could be different toll prices for peak … View more
Kia ora neighbours. Waka Kotahi NZTA is now taking feedback on whether Penlink should be a toll road.

Construction on the highly anticipated highway is expected to begin this year, for completion by 2026.

If Waka Kotahi proceed with tolling the road, there could be different toll prices for peak and off-peak hours. The prices could vary between $1 to $4, with heavy freight paying more than light vehicles.

Three toll points on the road are being considered, meaning motorists will only have to pay for the parts they use. Those who don’t wish to pay the toll may still access free alternative routes.

Waka Kotahi national manager of infrastructure delivery Mark Kinvig​ said the toll would go towards maintaining the road to keep it “safe and resilient”.

“Variable tolling helps people make choices about when they travel, and therefore the toll price they pay. It will also reduce travel times on Penlink during peak hours,” Kinvig said.

What do you think about Penlink being tolled? Vote in our poll, share your thoughts in the comments below and make your submission to Waka Kotahi here: www.surveymonkey.com...

Read more about the proposal here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should Penlink be a toll road?
  • 20.7% Yes - Road maintenance is vital for keeping motorists safe
    20.7% Complete
  • 17.2% Yes - Tolling the road will help ease congestion
    17.2% Complete
  • 41.4% No - This is what my taxes are for
    41.4% Complete
  • 13.8% No - I won't use Penlink if I have to pay
    13.8% Complete
  • 6.9% Undecided - Tell us in the comments
    6.9% Complete
29 votes
8 days ago

Free fitness in Auckland Domain...

Sarah Moore from Froot Camp

If getting fit is on your 2022 'to do' list, join Froot Camp!

Froot Camp is a completely free bootcamp running in Auckland Domain - a great bunch of people who love to have a laugh while they sweat. We train three times a week and every session is different (so you'll never get … View more
If getting fit is on your 2022 'to do' list, join Froot Camp!

Froot Camp is a completely free bootcamp running in Auckland Domain - a great bunch of people who love to have a laugh while they sweat. We train three times a week and every session is different (so you'll never get bored).

Here's what you need to know:
- it's FREE! (Froot Camp = Free Bootcamp!)
- we train at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 9am Saturday
- we meet at the back of the Museum
- all fitness levels are welcome
- all you need to bring is a good attitude and your water bottle

Questions? Ask below!

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1 day ago

Sign up for The Antidote: 5 happy things to read about each day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute… View more
Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute puppy, the UK's longest-married couple, and Stewart Island's "savage" New Year's Eve here. If you'd like the Antidote delivered direct to your inbox, sign up here.

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19 hours ago

What's On: Worm Farming Talk Whangaparaoa

Kowhai from Birkdale

This talk offers an introduction to composting with bokashi bins, worm farms. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/worm-farming-talk-whangaparaoa/
Worm Farming Talk Whangaparaoa
  • Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre, Eco shop
1 day ago

Make Lady Allum your new home.

Oceania

Live amongst quiet leafy suburbs, great cafés, shopping, and stunning coastal walks, at Lady Allum.

This cozy apartment offers beautiful views over manicured gardens and is complete with two bedrooms and an open plan layout, giving you plenty of room to spread out - and even host a sleepover … View more
Live amongst quiet leafy suburbs, great cafés, shopping, and stunning coastal walks, at Lady Allum.

This cozy apartment offers beautiful views over manicured gardens and is complete with two bedrooms and an open plan layout, giving you plenty of room to spread out - and even host a sleepover for the grandkids. With its ground floor location, getting around is a breeze. Plus, the east-facing positioning means you’ll be enjoying your brekky and the paper bathed in morning sunshine.

Call Rachel today on 0800 333 688, and discover a place that does more than just tick the boxes.
Know more

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1 day ago

Baumatic Dishwasher

John from Army Bay

Baumatic Dishwasher

Going condition
ph 428 1228

$100

Price: $100

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1 day ago

Sign up for Quick Charge - our new EV newsletter

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates … View more
Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates on our various long-term tests and other bits and pieces that have caught our eye.

Sign up (it's free!) here.

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1 day ago

What's On: Qigong for Health & Healing

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Join us every Friday morning for 1 hour of Qigong, focusing on improving your health with gentle movement & meditation. Open to all. $5. Contact Paula 027 2399182 for info
Qigong for Health & Healing
  • Warkworth Town Hall, Mezzanine Room
2 days ago

Get decorating and save with the Resene Save the GST Value sale!

Resene

Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't … View more
Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't have a card, you can sign up free online, www.resene.co.nz/diycard, or while you are in store.

Offer available at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers until 1 February 2022.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Exercycle

Rob from Red Beach

Anyone selling a good Exercycle
Something like the pic below

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3 days ago

A Wickedly Wonderful Return to Oz

North Shore Music Theatre

WICKED the Musical flies into Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre in February for a strictly limited season of unmissable musical theatre magic! North Shore Music Theatre are excited to share this ‘swankified’ production with Auckland audiences, with a 40-strong cast of local talent taking you on a … View moreWICKED the Musical flies into Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre in February for a strictly limited season of unmissable musical theatre magic! North Shore Music Theatre are excited to share this ‘swankified’ production with Auckland audiences, with a 40-strong cast of local talent taking you on a bewitching journey back to the magical land of Oz - home of the yellow brick road, munchkins, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The show is presented by North Shore Music Theatre, who are at the heart of community theatre on the North Shore. The talented team are passionate about providing outstanding entertainment, including substantial high quality productions, performed by local talent. After lockdowns dashed plans to stage the show in 2020, and again in 20201, North Shore Music Theatre are positively charmed to have the chance to bring this world-class production to Auckland, and to be able to provide their community with the opportunity to experience the magic of WICKED.

North Shore Music Theatre presents The Barfoot & Thompson Season of WICKED the Musical
4-26 February, 2022 at SkyCity Theatre,
Cnr Hobson Street & Wellesley Street West, Auckland Central
Shows: 7:30 PM Wednesday - Saturday, as well as 1 PM Saturday & 4 PM Sunday matinées. Tickets: $39 - $79, selling quickly at iticket.co.nz, or call 0508 ITICKET. Learn more about the production at www.wickedauckland.co.nz
Book now

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4 days ago

Room for rent in Army bay whangaparaoa

Roy Neighbourly Lead from Army Bay

A very sunny, dry and clean Whangaparaoa home in Army bay looking onto Okurimai bay, surrounded by beaches - the closest is a 3 minute walk.
I am looking for a flatmate to join me in a 3 bedroom house furnished with large, bountiful garden. Lots of space to relax with a sun room, large lounge and … View more
A very sunny, dry and clean Whangaparaoa home in Army bay looking onto Okurimai bay, surrounded by beaches - the closest is a 3 minute walk.
I am looking for a flatmate to join me in a 3 bedroom house furnished with large, bountiful garden. Lots of space to relax with a sun room, large lounge and dining space.

Rooms available:
A choice of small bedroom for $200 or large bedroom for $250. Bedroom furniture not supplied. Don't forget your togs! No Pets. Contact me via text to arrange a time to meet up or phone and discuss details. Please text firstly. pH 0211870313 Roy.

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4 days ago

Classical theory, music etc

Brian from Stanmore Bay

I have a large box of classical music, theory, scales, music dictionary, etc and other items which is of no use to me at this stage.
All must go at once

Price: $50

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4 days ago

Transcription Piano Albums

Brian from Stanmore Bay

I have 8 albums from famous pianists namely, Art Tatum, Tommy Flanagan, Herbi Hancock, Bill Evans x 2, Benny Goodman & Duke Wellington.
These albums are brand new, have never been used. I bought them thinking I would study further, but never have. All in excellent condition.
Value when … View more
I have 8 albums from famous pianists namely, Art Tatum, Tommy Flanagan, Herbi Hancock, Bill Evans x 2, Benny Goodman & Duke Wellington.
These albums are brand new, have never been used. I bought them thinking I would study further, but never have. All in excellent condition.
Value when purchase many years ago was around NZ$245.00.
I'm asking for $100 for the lot or $20 each

Price: $100

4 days ago

Get to know your customers in 2022

The Team from Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

How well do you know your customers? That might seem like a redundant question but let’s dig a little deeper.

Do you know their age? Their income? The values that resonate with them? Where do they live? Do they have a family? How do they like to spend their spare time?

As … View more
Hi Neighbour,

How well do you know your customers? That might seem like a redundant question but let’s dig a little deeper.

Do you know their age? Their income? The values that resonate with them? Where do they live? Do they have a family? How do they like to spend their spare time?

As you answer these questions (and as many others as you can come up with) you’ll start to build clear customer personas that will help you tailor the experience you provide to fit the needs of your customers.

We’ve got a whole series of bite-sized videos on customer personas and customer experience waiting for you over on our website, so if 2022 is the year you take your business to the next level head on over and get started today!

The Team at Digital Boost
Learn more

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5 days ago

Entry prices will increase soon!

The Team from Round the Bays

Have you heard?
Earlybird entries are ending next week 🐣
Secure yourself a $35 entry for an Adult and $20 for a Child (5-15yrs).
Don't say we didn't warn you.. snap up yours today to save on your entry!

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