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NZ Tiny House Conference

The NZ Tiny House & Alternative Living Conference is a unique full-day immersion experience to discover, learn, celebrate and shape the growing tiny house and alternative living movement in New Zealand.

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Community food pantries told to close during lockdown

Community food pantries have been advised to close to help contain the spread of coronavirus during the four-week lockdown.

March 27, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

– Dr. Seuss

March 26, 2020

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Visa confusion reigns after NZ shuts borders to all but citizens and residents

New Zealand has closed its borders to everyone but citizens and residents, but the move has left temporary visa holders confused about what to do with expiries imminent.

March 20, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.”

– John Boyle O’Reilly

March 18, 2020

Westfield Manukau Taste.Shop.Play

On 28-29 March, Westfield Living Centres across New Zealand will come alive for the highly-anticipated bi-annual Taste. Shop. Play. Weekend.

March 16, 2020

Quote of the Day

“One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli

March 13, 2020

Auckland bus drivers to restart strike action in dispute over pay and conditions

Auckland bus drivers locked in an ongoing dispute with NZ Bus will begin a new round of strike action expected to affect thousands of rush hour commuters.

March 12, 2020

Love your Skin Essential Oils Make & Take Workshop

Looking to take your skincare to the next level? Essential oils are a safe and natural tool you can use to help your skin glow.

March 10, 2020

Hundreds of fog cannons to be installed in high-risk areas to cut robberies

Hundreds of fog cannons will be installed at dairies, liquor stores and petrol stations that are at a “high risk” of armed robbery.

March 6, 2020

Quote of the Day

“When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.”

– Ellen Key

March 4, 2020

Franklin Home & Lifestyle Expo

Showcasing Franklin businesses in the home building and decorating industries. Featuring an Artisan Market area with NZ Made products and specialty items.

March 2, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”

– Martha Graham

February 28, 2020

Aspire! Expo: Community On Show

There’s a new Show in town! Held at Claudelands from 29 February-1 March 2020, the inaugural Aspire! Expo bringing together the best of the Waikato with a collaboration by Wellbeing Show, Lifelong Learning Expo and Clubs & Creativity Showcase in an interactive exhibition.

February 27, 2020

Thousands of Aucklanders wait for overdue specialist eye appointments

Increasing numbers of south Aucklanders are waiting for an overdue eye specialist appointment, with more than 4200 people currently on the waitlist.

February 27, 2020

Bari Lane Community Digger Day

Bring the family and come see the big construction vehicles during the Dempsey Wood Digger Day at Bari Lane in Mangere East!

February 25, 2020

Quote of the Day

“The wish for healing has always been half of health.”

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

February 21, 2020

Hospice Shop Crawl

Enjoy a day out travelling via coach to four Hospice Shops and grab yourself some amazing bargains!

February 19, 2020

Middlemore doctor slams Government over obesity ‘inaction’

Dr David Galler is breaking another patient’s untimely demise to loved ones gathered in a Middlemore Hospital waiting room.

February 17, 2020

National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference

This conference presents thought leaders, dreamers, doers, experts and dedicated believers that we can make a positive difference across the lives we touch.

February 13, 2020

Auckland water shortage: Council facilities open to help thirsty residents

Auckland Council is opening more facilities to aid rural communities struggling with the water shortage.

February 13, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

– Carl Jung

February 11, 2020

Auckland water shortage: Residents desperate to get supplies as tanks dry up

Some rural Aucklanders are so desperate for water that some have left their homes to live with friends until their tanks can be refilled.

February 7, 2020

Quote of the Day

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”

– Dalai Lama

February 5, 2020

Franklin Summer Fest 2020

Enjoy the lip smacking selection of delicious gourmet food from slow cooked bbq through to seafood and vegan dishes accompanied by a fine selection of wines, ciders and craft beers.

February 3, 2020

‘Severe meteorological drought’ hits areas of Northland and Auckland

A “severe meteorological” drought has emerged in northern Auckland, Great Barrier Island and the Far North, weather experts said.

January 31, 2020

Quote of the Day

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

– Anton Chekhov

January 31, 2020

Keith Park Teddy Bears Picnic

Join Suzy Cato, Dooverberry Dave, Mr Roberelli, Chris Sanders plus more for a fun filled day with loads of activities for the kids. Most of all, don’t forget to bring your Teddy.

January 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Schools told to keep staff and students recently in China away from classroom

School principals are being urged to delay the start of the school year for staff or students who have recently been to China over fears of coronavirus.

January 28, 2020

Quote of the Day

“This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.”

– Brenda Ueland

January 24, 2020

Mental health-related ambulance callouts on the rise

The number of elderly New Zealanders calling emergency ambulance services for mental health issues is on the rise, new data shows.

January 22, 2020

Waitangi Ki Manukau

Visit the Village for a taste of Māori and Pacific kai, including live hāngi demonstrations. There are plenty of free, fun activities and a chance to strengthen your te reo Māori with free introductory te reo lessons

January 20, 2020

Quote of the Day

“A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.”

– Lillian Gish

January 17, 2020

Auckland house sales up almost a third year-on-year, data shows

Auckland’s property market ended 2019 on a high, new data from the Real Estate Institute shows.

January 16, 2020

Grain to Glass Craft Whiskey Workshop

A great opportunity for craft distillers, distillery and cellar door staff and of course home distillers to learn the language and process of taking the grain to glass.

January 14, 2020

Online pharmacy bypasses visits to the high street pharmacy

A new pharmacy service plans to offer home delivery of prescription medicines.

January 10, 2020

2020 4 & Rotary Nationals – Drag Day

Save the date for the 2020 4 & Rotary Nationals!

January 8, 2020

Summer Vibes Night Rides

Summer Night Vibes are coming to Rainbow’s End!

January 3, 2020

Auckland parking fines: The top 10 streets you’re most likely to get a ticke

More than 1.5 million parking tickets have been issued to Aucklanders in the past three years – and most of them were down to pure laziness

January 2, 2020

Quote of the Day

“In life, as in chess, forethought wins.”

– Charles Buxton

December 19, 2019

South Auckland drink driving: 168 people caught in two weekends

Police have caught more than 168 alleged drink drivers in south Auckland the past two weekends – a large number of whom they say were several times over the legal limit.

December 19, 2019

Xmas Sustainable Papakura Market

Getting ready for the festive season?? Come along to check out the Sustainable Markets – they will be having two markets in December.

December 17, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.”

– Sophocles

December 13, 2019

Auckland bus drivers vote to continue industrial action, go without pay

Up to 600 Auckland bus drivers will continue to go without pay in the lead up to Christmas after rejecting NZ Bus’ standing offer.

December 10, 2019

Counties Power Christmas Lights – Trains At Night

Glenbrook Vintage Railway will be lighting up Franklin with festive cheer this year with its award winning Christmas experience.

December 8, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.”

– Sigmund Freud

December 6, 2019

Auckland kerbside food waste collections a step closer with contract signing

Kerbside collections for household food waste will be rolled out across Auckland within two years after Auckland Council signed a new contract today with NZ company Ecogas.

December 5, 2019

Counties Power Christmas Lights – Trains At Night

Glenbrook Vintage Railway will be lighting up Franklin with festive cheer this year with its award winning Christmas experience.

December 2, 2019

Weymouth residents feeling ignored in bitter battle against ‘youth prison’ proposal

Residents living near a planned “youth prison” have been locked out of Oranga Tamariki’s court-ordered social impact study, the head of the suburb’s ratepayers’ association claims.

November 28, 2019