East Tamaki Heights, Auckland

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21 hours ago

Why is the...

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

Why is the letter A like a flower?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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Why is the letter A like a flower?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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21 hours ago

Local initiative preserving East Taranaki's wildlife thrives

NZ Lotto

Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from … View more
Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from the dangers posed by introduced pests.

Fast forward twenty years and the East Taranaki Environment Collective (ETEC) is now a leading community-conservation initiative, supported by lottery funding grants from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board to deliver one of the largest community environmental projects in Aotearoa.

The programme spans over 18,000 hectares of mustelid (animals like stoats and ferrets) control in East Taranaki and 1,000 hectares of intensive rat and possum ground control in the Pouiatoa.

By employing a network of traps and ground control methods, the programme works to create a haven for indigenous species such as kiwi, kōkako, and the New Zealand long-tailed bat to thrive.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto New Zealand game, it’s a win for our environment, and it’s a win for our native species.

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1 day ago

Poll: Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants


#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 20% Less than two years?
    20% Complete
  • 20% 100 years?
    20% Complete
  • 6.7% About three months?
    6.7% Complete
  • 53.3% 50+ years?
    53.3% Complete
15 votes
21 hours ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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5 hours ago

Scaling up: Rakaia’s Salmon statue needs a makeover

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

The iconic Rakaia Salmon needs a facelift - and cash to fund it.

Ashburton District Council’s open spaces manager Ian Soper said a structural and maintenance assessment showed the 12m high statue needs a lot of work.

The good news is the work … View more
By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

The iconic Rakaia Salmon needs a facelift - and cash to fund it.

Ashburton District Council’s open spaces manager Ian Soper said a structural and maintenance assessment showed the 12m high statue needs a lot of work.

The good news is the work can be done on-site, he said.

“The work can be done in situ so it won’t need to be cut down and transported.”

It will need scaffolding erected and plastic wrapped to contain the fibreglass work, he said.

The upgrade is unbudgeted work and once quotes have been obtained a report will come to the council “to see where that sits financially”.

The statue, built in 1991 with funding from the Rakaia Lions Club, was gifted to the council about 18 years ago.

The area around the salmon was redeveloped between 2020 and 2021.

The project received a $739,945 grant from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, $20,000 from the Rakaia Lions, and the council funded the remaining $198,000.

The bulk of the project budget was spent on a new public toilet facility.

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7 hours ago

Poppa's pulled pork

Bruce McLaren Retirement Village

As the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked… View moreAs the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked pulled pork. Its smoky, aromatic scent often wafts from Brent’s apartment at Ryman’s Kevin Hickman Village, tempting taste buds and stirring appetites. With its tender meat and velvety sauce, this dish is every bit as delicious as it sounds – you’ll be reaching for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Click read more for the full recipe.

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5 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to… View more
In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.4% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.4% Complete
  • 48.8% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.8% Complete
  • 30.1% It's depends on the word
    30.1% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
2603 votes
12 hours ago

Sunshine state of mind

The Team from Resene ColorShop Botany Downs

Create a mood-enhancing workspace at home with a fresh and uplifting colour palette with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and Resene Lustacryl.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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12 hours ago

Dangerous Poison

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A Hamilton thief is dicing with death, and risking public safety, after stealing a poison so deadly even touching it can be fatal.

Rentokil Initial issued an urgent public safety notice in the wake of the theft of Feratox, a cyanide poison used for pest control, which it said took place … View more
A Hamilton thief is dicing with death, and risking public safety, after stealing a poison so deadly even touching it can be fatal.

Rentokil Initial issued an urgent public safety notice in the wake of the theft of Feratox, a cyanide poison used for pest control, which it said took place overnight between June 12/13 in Hamilton from a company vehicle.

He said their number one concern at present was public safety. He also said he had a message for whoever had taken the items.

“Please return the goods. They’re very dangerous and could cause immense harm to the public.”

The company said police, the Environmental Protection Authority, Waikato Regional Council and “all other relevant authorities” have been notified of the theft.

Anyone who comes across the material is asked not to touch it and immediately contact police on 111, or the EPA on 0800 225 537.

According to the safety data sheet from Feratox manufacturers Connovation, the bait station product is fatal if swallowed, fatal in contact with skin and is also “suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child”.

It is also “very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects”.

Anyone who comes into contact with the poison is urged to seek immediate medical attention, and symptoms can include dizziness, rapid breathing, headache, drowsiness, rapid pulse, unconsciousness and convulsions.

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3 days ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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1 day ago

Make your family aware: Scam posing as officers returns

The Team from New Zealand Police

A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands … View more
A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Waitematā CIB’s Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Bunting says scammers are cold calling, mainly on landlines, and claim to be a Police officer.“They will also provide a fake ID or badge number to make their call seem legitimate,” he says.“This person will carry on and provide a reason for their call: either they are investigating fake bank notes, or that your credit card has been cloned.

“As part of this scam, they will ask you to withdraw money from a nearby bank to be collected or ask you to provide further financial or banking information to aid their investigation.”

Be aware: this is a scam call.

Police are investigating two reports this week, in south Auckland and the North Shore, where two people have fallen victim to the scam. “Both victims withdrew cash from a bank and handed this over to someone who arrived at their door to collect it under the fake cover story,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says.“These victims have had their good-will and trust trodden on by these scammers.”

Investigation staff have ensured there is support available for the victims. Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says: “Scammers have no ethics whatsoever and will take any opportunity to try and con you.“These scams take many forms, and the offenders trick people under a variety of guises or storylines.”

There are occasions where legitimate Police officers will contact people as part of their duties, he says.

Police are asking the community to be aware and take the opportunity to spread the word amongst friends and family members. “We are particularly keen to ensure elder family members are aware of what is happening,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says. “If anyone receives a call of this nature, hang up.

“If you have had the unfortunate position of being a victim to this scam and have not reported this, we encourage you to report this to Police.”

Please remember:
- Police will never call to ask you for bank details, pin numbers or passwords
- Police do not offer prize money
- Police will not ask you to go to a bank to withdraw money
- If you receive a call out of the blue of a similar nature: challenge the caller to identify themselves, ask for their details.
- Hang up, contact 105 to verify the ID and request the officer to contact you
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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3 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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1 day ago

What's On: East Auckland Table Tennis Club

Shane from Epsom

Table tennis club meets every Tuesday night at 7.15p.m. All welcome. $12 per player per night. For more information contact Ebi ph. (021) 083 09994.
East Auckland Table Tennis Club
  • Pakuranga Community Hall
3 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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1 day ago

What's On: Eastern District Country Music Club

Bev from Cockle Bay

Everyone is welcome to listen to our live music or come and sing or play an instrument.Non members $5. For more info phone Bev 021 11 56 866.
Eastern District Country Music Club
  • Bucklands and Eastern Beaches War Memorial Hall
3 days ago

Denham Bramwell – the new law firm in town!

Denham Bramwell Lawyers

Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are … View more
Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are you looking for expert legal advice, and the best possible legal outcomes? If you want to work with lawyers with deep respect and genuine care for their clients, we might be a good fit for you.

Call 09 9856900 to schedule an appointment or visit us to discover more.

Brooke Glasgow and Emma Boad
Denham Bramwell, Albany Office Partners.
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2 days ago

Removal

Safin from Burswood

My husband has cut down tree branches, and now we have so many, we need someone to get rid of these, who can i contact

3 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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4 days ago

This week's prize winners

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Prezzy® cards are:

Sheena Bond from Napier

Ralph Dixon from Rotorua

Katie Johnston from Invercargill

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We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Prezzy® cards are:

Sheena Bond from Napier

Ralph Dixon from Rotorua

Katie Johnston from Invercargill

Samantha Sanderson from Beckenham

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 18th June.

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3 days ago

Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants

#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 6.7% Less than two years?
    6.7% Complete
  • 13.3% 100 years?
    13.3% Complete
  • 0% About three months?
    0% Complete
  • 80% 50+ years?
    80% Complete
15 votes
12 days ago

NBLY Conversations: What is the etiquette for bin day?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We think there are unspoken rules for bin day, but are we adhering to the same ones?

Do you think twice about dragging your bin to the pavement in the early hours? Do you mind if neighbours put excess rubbish in your bin? Share your bin day etiquette and let's compare notes!

Type … View more
We think there are unspoken rules for bin day, but are we adhering to the same ones?

Do you think twice about dragging your bin to the pavement in the early hours? Do you mind if neighbours put excess rubbish in your bin? Share your bin day etiquette and let's compare notes!

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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4 days ago

Paint it Green with Resene this June and help the New Zealand Trees That Count programme!

Resene

Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers … View more
Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers between 1-30 June 2024 at Resene owned ColorShops.

Trees That Count are an environmental charity on a mission to plant millions more native trees throughout New Zealand. Trees That Count runs the country’s only marketplace which provides a place for anyone to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.

To find your nearest Resene ColorShop, click here.

For more information on Trees That Count, visit us.
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5 days ago

Happy Men's Health Week💪😎

Clarance from Otara

Shout out to all the Men young & old. Reach out to a brother & check up on them because it'll help them mentally. Some tend to show a brave smiley face to everyone when really they are suffering from real trauma & issues deep within them that they been holding onto for a very long … View moreShout out to all the Men young & old. Reach out to a brother & check up on them because it'll help them mentally. Some tend to show a brave smiley face to everyone when really they are suffering from real trauma & issues deep within them that they been holding onto for a very long time so love yourself like you love others my brothers. Reach out & stay connected with the Men & loved 1s in your life. All love from ya Neighborly Uso😎🙏💙💯

5 days ago

Supporting diversity and helping culture thrive in Porirua

NZ Lotto

Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is … View more
Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is teaching and supporting the Porirua community through their creative arts - Māmās and Pāpās Workshops as well as the Siva (Dance) Workshops.

The Trust initially began as Māori Performing Arts/Kapa Haka group in 2013, and now stands as a cultural hub offering avenues for the locals to engage in activities promoting wellbeing, safety, employment growth, self-development and much more.

By using Creative Arts as a vehicle for positive youth/community development, the Trust aims to leave a legacy of unity and empowerment in the Porirua and wider Wellington community with the continued support of lottery funding grants.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto NZ game, it’s a win for our rangatahi, and it’s a win for our communities.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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5 days ago

Do good in the dark times

Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support

We’re looking for volunteers from all backgrounds to bring their culture, experiences, and kindness to those who need it most. As a volunteer, you can offer more than just support; you provide a listening ear and a path forward during a victim’s darkest moments.

No victim of crime, suicide … View more
We’re looking for volunteers from all backgrounds to bring their culture, experiences, and kindness to those who need it most. As a volunteer, you can offer more than just support; you provide a listening ear and a path forward during a victim’s darkest moments.

No victim of crime, suicide or traumatic events should have to cope alone.

Join us at Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support and find fulfilment in the act of giving back.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Victim Support Team
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6 days ago

As voted by you New Zealand

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can … View more
Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 more years of trust and excellence!

Click read more for more information.
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7 days ago

Safety gate

Safin from Burswood

$150 ono

Negotiable

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7 days ago

"Win $20K This June!"

Enterprise Cars

“Celebrate Enterprise Motor Group’s 55th Birthday with a $20K Giveaway! Buy or finance any car this June and be in to win $20,000.

Plus, only at Manukau you will receive a $1,000 cash bonus with your purchase this June . Don’t miss out on this limited time offer.

Visit us at … View more
“Celebrate Enterprise Motor Group’s 55th Birthday with a $20K Giveaway! Buy or finance any car this June and be in to win $20,000.

Plus, only at Manukau you will receive a $1,000 cash bonus with your purchase this June . Don’t miss out on this limited time offer.

Visit us at Enterprise Manukau Supersite for amazing deals and friendly service.”
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7 days ago

Exercise machine

Safin from Burswood

$$80 nothing wrong

Negotiable

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