62 days ago

Manukau East Community Networking Meeting

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

At a recent MECOSS Community Networking Meeting, sprightly Brenda Loader (96), spoke about her plans to formally celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Howick's Horticultural Society in 2023 - the same year Brenda also turns100!
Because she feels she's not getting any younger, Brenda is putting a call out to those interested in getting involved with the planning of this special occasion, to come forward and join the organising committee.
Please contact MECOSS, if you're available to assist.

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6 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 39.7% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    39.7% Complete
  • 10.4% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    10.4% Complete
  • 5.4% I don’t have an opinion
    5.4% Complete
  • 44.4% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    44.4% Complete
441 votes
38 minutes ago

Guinness world record: Toastmasters complete marathon

Alison Perkins from Pakuranga Toastmasters

Congratulations to all who took part in this magnificent event. With 25 independent witnesses monitoring the speakers in four hour shifts, from Easter Sunday 11 am continuously one after the other until the Friday evening.

171 Toastmasters gave 381 speeches, all over 7 minutes, some over an hour. All with an audience throughout and no more than 30 seconds between speakers.

Subjects presented were many and varied, including personal stories. The confidence that successful Toastmasters gain was on show throughout.

The Toastmasters ethics, integrity, they promised to be there. Respect, they supported each other. Service, they turned up. Excellence, they did it in style.

They achieved the Guinness World Record Speech Marathon 127 hours 31 minutes 43 seconds.

Officially amazing!

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2 hours ago

Certificate in Wine

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Want to learn more about the world of wine?
Learn about principle grape varieties and characteristics, the winemaking process, sparkling wine production, viticulture and more!
Sign up for the Certificate in Wine course over 7 evening sessions this Holiday season.
Mon 25 November - 9 December | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

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