116 days ago

Recycling truck driver finds missing money: Auckland's North Shore

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A North Shore resident's faith in humanity has been restored thanks to the quick witted actions of a recycling truck driver.

The sharp-eyed operator spotted the man's missing wallet containing $770 cash on the kerbside while collecting bins on Auckland's North

The company tracked down the owner and returned his wallet.

To reward her vigilance, the relieved householder treated the truckie to lunch and gave her a $100 gift certificate.

Auckland Council waste collectors carry out nearly one million kerbside collections each week.

To find out about collection times during the summer holidays, call 09 301 0101.

More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Cell Phone in car use

Robert from Motueka

Just so you know if you get caught using your phone will driving the FINE has now doubled to $150. Driving between Motueka and Nelson every weekday I have lost count of drivers using their phones. I do hope you get caught. The fine should be $500 and your phone taken off you. 22 people have died on NZ roads in the past 5 years due to phone use.
Just my thoughts.

2 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store!


Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!

Nomination Quote - 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."