One in three older people living in Auckland’s eastern suburbs has difficulty to get around, particularly if they don’t drive a car anymore, of if they find public transport challenging.
MECOSS helps older people to be more independent and get out to do their shopping, by providing a door-to-door transport service that runs every Thursday on alternate weeks to Botany Town Centre or Pakuranga Plaza.
The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle picks clients up from their home in the morning for two hours of shopping and returns them early afternoon.
$10 includes the return trip and a cup of coffee or tea.
A companion shopper or mobility equipment is available if assistance is required.
Pick up areas include: Bucklands Beach peninsula, Pakuranga, Howick, Botany, Dannemora, Chapel road and Stancombe road. To book, please call 0800 632 677
We have been living in this area for over 10 years and never got robbed once until today so just heads up to all our Neigbours out there
Is begging an issue in your Auckland community? Rough sleeping and begging within five metres of retail buildings in Tauranga has been banned after a controversial bylaw was passed. But it's got people wondering - could it work in Auckland too? To read more about this, click here.
Do you think a ban would make a difference here or is it a terrible idea? What other options could be looked into? Are you a business owner or customer with thoughts on the topic? Share your views and suggestions with us in the replies below!
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Get excited noodle lovers because the ever-popular Night Noodle Markets are returning to Auckland this November! We’ve got 4 exclusive food vouchers to give away! Simply Like or Thank this post to go in the draw to WIN!
Prepare your senses as a fusion of Eastern flavours and Chinese lanterns transform Victoria Park into the ultimate Asian pop-up market experience.
Entry: FREE (All ages and dogs allowed on lead)
Location: Victoria Park, Auckland
Dates and Times:
Friday 23 November - Saturday 1 December: 4 - 10pm
Sunday 2 December: 4 - 9pm
It’s a cashless event so bring your EFTPOS or Credit Card.
For all Auckland Night Noodle Market event dates and information please click here.