Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Community Organisation

Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)
30 Cook Street Howick
6 days ago

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle - runs Thursday's

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

“He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.”
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle is on hold right now - but as soon as Auckland's COVID Alert Level 2.5 restrictions are lifted, … View more
“He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.”
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle is on hold right now - but as soon as Auckland's COVID Alert Level 2.5 restrictions are lifted, we'll be back on the road again.
Here's a quick recap about how this vital MECOSS activity, operates within YOUR community!
The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle, is a door-to-door service enabling socially isolated seniors an opportunity to get-out-and- about and do their own personal shopping at Botany Town Centre and Pakuranga Plaza.
A $10 fee includes the return trip, 2 hours of shopping time and a chance to enjoy a chat over a FREE cup of coffee or tea.
Assistance from a supportive and friendly Companion Shopper is always on hand and Mobility Equipment is available if required.
Necessary social distancing protocol and face mask wearing regulations are strictly adhered to.
For more information, please phone the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle on 0800 632 677

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7 days ago

Coming Soon – Not-For-Profit Development Programme

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

We are SO excited to announce that MECOSS and LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership are working together to being to you a series of ten workshops to help build your skills, knowledge and confidence in specific areas of organisational leadership.
We’ll be sharing information and updates on … View more
We are SO excited to announce that MECOSS and LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership are working together to being to you a series of ten workshops to help build your skills, knowledge and confidence in specific areas of organisational leadership.
We’ll be sharing information and updates on Facebook and Neighbourly – stay tuned!

7 days ago

Maori Language Week: 14-20 September 2020

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Every year Te Wiki o te Reo Māori or Māori Language Week provides a great chance for New Zealanders to expand their knowledge and use of Te Reo in everyday life.
A key element of Te Reo in written form is macaron use. Macrons, the horizontal lines above certain vowels to indicate emphasis, can … View more
Every year Te Wiki o te Reo Māori or Māori Language Week provides a great chance for New Zealanders to expand their knowledge and use of Te Reo in everyday life.
A key element of Te Reo in written form is macaron use. Macrons, the horizontal lines above certain vowels to indicate emphasis, can completely change the meaning of a word or sentence.
Luckily it turns out there is an easy way to install the Māori dictionary on your computer and then with a couple of quick keyboard shortcuts, macron use is a breeze.

Just use the following easy steps outlined below:

Māori keyboard and language for Windows
• In Windows 7, 8 and 10, most computers should include the Māori language update. In order to use Māori macrons in Windows, do the following:
• Click the Language Bar in the bottom right of the screen near the clock, then choose 'Language Preferences'
• Click 'Add a language' under the heading 'Preferred Languages'
• Choose 'Te Reo Māori' from the list, and click 'install
• The language for your keyboard will now be set to the New Zealand English and Māori dictionary - just make sure it now says 'MRI' next to the clock
• To create macrons easily, you can hold the ` key (normally the one left of the 1 key) and press the appropriate letter to place the macron (ie: ` and a will give you ā)
• Use the Shift key in the middle of the sequence to make the letter a capital

Māori language and keyboard for Mac
• Click on the Apple logo in the top left and choose 'System Preferences'
• Click 'Language & Region', then choose 'Keyboard Preferences'
• Click the + icon and find Māori in the list
• Optionally, tick Show input menu in menu bar
• To type a macronised vowel on a Mac, you simply hold down Alt / Option and then the vowel. You can also do this in conjunction with the Shift key to type an uppercase vowel.

7 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Age is just a number and it's never too late to expose yourself to stardom!

8 days ago

MECOSS Services Update

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

The Government has decided to extend Alert Level 2.5 in Auckland and to also keep the rest of the country at Alert Level 2.
The continuation of suspended MECOSS services include:
1). Dance Yourself Happy
2). Manukau East Shopping Shuttle
3). Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community … View more
The Government has decided to extend Alert Level 2.5 in Auckland and to also keep the rest of the country at Alert Level 2.
The continuation of suspended MECOSS services include:
1). Dance Yourself Happy
2). Manukau East Shopping Shuttle
3). Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meeting
Cabinet will review the settings again on Monday 21 September with a view to increasing gathering limits in Auckland ( if it is safe), which would come into effect at midnight on 23 September.
We will advise you as soon possible whether the new settings will allow the MECOSS AGM to go ahead on Thursday 1 October.
#WeAreAllInThisTogether
#WearAMaskSaveALife
#WashHandsOften

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