55 days ago

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle - will not run this Thursday

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

The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle will not run this Thursday because of uncertainty surrounding Auckland's COVID Alert Level. However, as soon as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives us the green light, 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
“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.

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To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

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Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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