Devonport, Auckland

9 minutes ago

Pump Tract Information Day Woodall Park, Devonport.

Libby Boyd from Devonport Rotary Club

Information Day
Woodall Park BMX Pump Track
20 June at 11am

Woodall Park near the Squash Club

WHAT WILL THE TRACK BE LIKE?
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Information Day
Woodall Park BMX Pump Track
20 June at 11am

Woodall Park near the Squash Club

WHAT WILL THE TRACK BE LIKE?

It will be a 400 metres long unpaved BMX track through the trees at the western end of Woodall park, Narrow Neck. The design allows for it to be built in stages.

It’ll be suitable for all ages and abilities of riders: from young learners to older ‘full-on’ awesome riders.

WHERE IS THE PROJECT AT?

The pump track through the trees was started by local kids through the trees. Devonport Rotary approached the Council and Local Board who have enthusiastically endorsed the project and are assisting with resource consent. A lease change of the Waitemata Golf Club has made available the land under the trees to become part of Woodall Park

Local cycling enthusiast Tim White has offered lots of practical advice on track layouts and other technical matters.

WHEN WILL IT START AND HOW YOU CAN HELP?

Rotary is confident that the resource consent will be granted soon and now want to start the planning for getting construction underway in the spring. Rotary has some funds available but needs the help of local volunteers and sponsors who can help with

• fundraising e.g setting up a Givealittle page

• working bees

• sponsorship.

• donations of materials.

• Applying for grants from charitable trusts

a GiveaLittle page

Come along to the information day to share your ideas on how we can make this community asset a real taonga for our children (of all ages).

Sunday 20th June 11am Woodall Park

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15 minutes ago

SuperSeniors June

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and … View more
The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and Andrea Gaskin, Director and Founder of charity organisation Connect the Dots, about how she’s making the art scene in Auckland accessible to seniors.

There’s advice on how to eat healthy, how to get tech savvy, and updated laws for renters and landlords.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

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2 hours ago

We'll be at Fieldays!

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

WE WILL BE AT FIELDAYS TOMORROW!!!
If you are thinking of renovating your home, we can provide expert advice and suggestions to get your next home improvement project done right. Sometimes the smallest improvements and repairs can make the biggest difference!

Come along to ask us all your … View more
WE WILL BE AT FIELDAYS TOMORROW!!!
If you are thinking of renovating your home, we can provide expert advice and suggestions to get your next home improvement project done right. Sometimes the smallest improvements and repairs can make the biggest difference!

Come along to ask us all your maintenance and renovation questions and you can go into the draw to win a retractable insect screen!? We will also have some fantastic promos to help with your home improvements!

Visit site #RM77 and talk to the experts about all your windows & door repairs needs ?⚒

See you at Fieldays!

The team at Exceed we fix windows & doors : )

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2 hours ago

You are invited to join our Committee

The Team from Neighbourhood Support North Shore Inc

Neighbourhood Support North Shore is looking for like-minded community-focused individuals to voluntarily join our Committee. The Committee discusses how NSNS operates, ensure its prosperity, and how we can create safe, more resilient, and connected communities, and the option to give a helping … View moreNeighbourhood Support North Shore is looking for like-minded community-focused individuals to voluntarily join our Committee. The Committee discusses how NSNS operates, ensure its prosperity, and how we can create safe, more resilient, and connected communities, and the option to give a helping hand at our community events occasionally.

We meet every two months in Browns Bay in the evening for 60-90 minutes. If you’re interested in volunteering as a Committee member or would like to nominate a member, please get in touch with our office at admin@neighbourhood.org.nz or on 022 675 9431. All volunteer committee members will be Police vetted at our expense for eligibility.

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1 day ago

Pay-As-You-Throw

The Team from Auckland Council

Pay-As-You-Throw, NO Contract, NO Plastic Bags, You control when you put your bin out for collection. You don’t pay when you go away.

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4 hours ago

A Lesson on being a Sports Parent

Naomi from Belmont

This incident happened on Saturday, 12 June, a J5 game of rugby, Glenfield vs Mahurangi (Warkworth).... I posted on the Mahurangi rugby facebook page but of course they quickly took it down for obvious reasons as you will read:

At the end of our son’s rugby game, a Mother came charging at my son… View more
This incident happened on Saturday, 12 June, a J5 game of rugby, Glenfield vs Mahurangi (Warkworth).... I posted on the Mahurangi rugby facebook page but of course they quickly took it down for obvious reasons as you will read:

At the end of our son’s rugby game, a Mother came charging at my son (age 8), towered over him and told him off for how he played against her son. She didn’t like it - yet it was all legal play. When this Mother came charging at him, finger pointing and all - my son broke down sobbing. A Grandma, whose grandson plays on the same team as my son saw what was going on, rushed over, grabbed him and while hugging my son tightly she exchanged a few heated words with this Mother.

Meanwhile I was on the other side of the field and seeing what I thought was happening I strode over as a raging Lioness.

I did not swear to this Mother - as that is not the example of adult behaviour I want to set for the children around.

I did not make threats to this Mother, as to why she couldn’t have approached the Parent rather than attack a child to resolve her obvious frustration.

But I raised my voice for all to hear to point out that this is not the type of sportsmanship we should be displaying to our children.

It is not ok for another parent to run down into sobbing tears another child! Kids have come to play to have fun and learn what it means to be a good team player.

Parents - if you don’t like to see your child being tackled, rammed over, pushed and shoved - all legally, then you need to check yourself and stay away from the kids games. When your child cries because he was pushed or shoved then you empower them by encouragement showing love and to be strong but not turnaround and go after the child that played him.

To the Mother who came at my child….Did you think that I would allow you to treat my child in such a manner? Therefore unravelling my parenting of teaching him to respect all? you belittled him in front of other children and parents, so did you really think I would just stand back and allow your actions to be tolerated?

You do not know of the sensitivity and low self esteem of my child which we work hard to build on day after day… You do not know our son has been diagnosed with APD and that this is his first time ever playing rugby so this is a big deal for him! You came after a child and did not consider his make-up and the damage you may have caused, all because you could not handle seeing your child being schooled in rugby.

Why then did you try to blend in with your crowd of supporters when you heard me singing (roaring) about your despicable behaviour and not come at me the way you came at my child?

You are a Mother…. I too am a Mother …. I could have reacted differently I could have justifiably reacted quite violently but that is not my make-up. I would never lower my crown to such a low level and then how would that impact on your child?

Your behaviour did not give me the chance to calm myself down and think rationally on how to approach this situation especially when you rampaged at my son.

I hope you learn from this incident, I hope you do not react like this in future games because I can’t guarantee another Mother would not react non-violently to how you broke my son down.

Next time, approach adult to adult not adult to child. We want to be great examples to our Tamariki they deserve that much!

I will continue to teach and raise my son to become a man to respect all. To become a man who will not allow this incident scar him from the kiwi game of rugby. I will remind him to handle such matters where he is to ask them to STOP, WALK away and TELL someone. I will continue to teach him to be strong and never let anyone tell him he is a failure! He will be strong to face all that life will come at him, why? because he is being raised by a strong phenomenal Queen of a Mother who will support her child - in the best way that will empower him and his team mates!

4 hours ago

What's On: North Shore Music Club Night

Warren from Mount Eden

Come along to hear a selection of our Club members perform a variety of music on the Club CVP-809 or their own keyboards. $5.00 cash entry. Ph Warren 0299277365
North Shore Music Club Night
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Learn how to recycle your steel cans

The Team from Auckland Council

Only steel food cans and spray cans are accepted for recycling in your kerbside bin. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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6 hours ago

TGS used jerseys

Hiromi from Devonport

One long sleeve jersey size 3S for $30
One sleeveless jersey size 2S or 3S for $20

Negotiable

29 days ago

Clean and empty all recycling items

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do with your recycling before you place it in your recycling bin. All items to be recycled need to be clean and empty. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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8 hours ago

Samsung GT N-8000 tablet

Wendy from Devonport

Purchased overseas and used only a short time, been in storage for a while. 10" screen good clarity. Been updated, have NZ power supply and attachments. Ideal for use on wi-fi.

Price: $100

15 hours ago

Are you living with foot pain?

Corrective Foot Solutions

Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

Fix the problem so you can enjoy being active again.

Fortunately, at Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle hands-on technique to … View more
Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

Fix the problem so you can enjoy being active again.

Fortunately, at Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle hands-on technique to effectively treat and fix foot problems without the need for surgery, orthotics or pain killers.

We use foot mobilisation therapy to correct the underlying causes of your foot pain by working on the misalignments in the foot, as well as strengthening the weakened muscles around the joints for long term relief.

We’ve decided to run a SPECIAL OFFER for foot pain sufferers.
“Foot Pain Assessment” for only $30 (Worth $85).
Offer valid 12/06/2020 - 12/07/2021.

Address - Level 3, 272 Parnell Road, Parnell.
Call us on - 09 212 9250.
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15 hours ago

Light fabrication apprenticeship available in Penrose.

Competenz

Are you looking for a job?
We have just posted an awesome opportunity on our website. ISSA is looking for someone to step into a fabrication role who is keen to progress to an apprenticeship opportunity. This job is based in ISSA’s Penrose factory.
Apply now!

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1 day ago

What's On: Gratitude to Parents Seminar

Mike from Epsom

Healing and Happiness Workshop. Milford Senior Citizens Club. 141A Kitchener Rd, Milford. 7pm-8:30pm. $10. Email seminarbehappy@gmail.com.
Gratitude to Parents Seminar
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