69 days ago

Auckland man to run seven marathons in seven days for children’s charity

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

A runner will complete seven marathons in as many days to raise money for underprivileged children.

West Auckland man Harrison Sanders, 23, said he wanted to experience a struggle, and encourage others to make a change with him.

“There are tens upon thousands of kiwis children that are going without food and the basic essentials to get by over this time of joy,” he said.

“So this year, I wanted to help out those who are in need over this time of joy.”

The primary school teacher will complete the runs from December 13 to 19, starting from Hobsonville School and running around west Auckland.

“The route will be the same every day, and I would love people to join in for parts of it whether it be running, biking, scootering, or even driving alongside,” Sanders said.

He has partnered with Pak n Save Westgate, Breaker and Tuatara Baseball, and every $100 raised will supply a child with a $75 Pak n Save voucher, $25 towards school stationary and a free sports ball.

Sanders previously ran 45km a week in the space of a year to raise money for mental health, alzheimers and epilepsy charities.

“Nothing prepares you for this amount though. So I look forward to the mental game I will be faced with,” he said.

“The route will be the same every day, and I would love people to join in for parts of it whether it be running, biking, scootering, or even driving alongside.”

He has set up a Givealittle to receive donations.

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Anton from Albany

My daughter was driving home from Papakura last 27 December on state highway 1 and suddenly a silver station wagon BMW changed lane and smashed the left hand side of my daughters car. The BMW fled without even stopping. My daughter was shaken and did not manage to get the rego of the fleeing vehicle. She rang 111 center and was informed that they can see my daughters car parked at the shoulder and just wait for a police officer to arrive. The police officer arrived and gathered information and was told to wait for their report.
It’s been almost a month now and we are still waiting for the report as it is needed by our insurance. We already made a follow up call the last two weeks and was told the officers will be informed of our call.
If we don’t get the rego of the fleeing vehicle our excess will be $850.
I was just wondering if such incident is treated seriously by our officers. How long will it take to review the footage given the time and location of the incident?
Please share your views on what to expect.
Thanks.

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Are you happy about the loss of 8,000 planted native seedlings?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, A contested decision by politicians on the Upper Harbour Local Board to mow down 8,000 native plants and young trees, could bring a hefty bill. Council staff reject that there was a mistake in the planting, and now there could be a big bill. What do you think ?