Hi Auckland neighbours,
Did you feel the quake this morning?
If so, what was it like?
What was your reaction?
A magniture 8.1 earthquake off the coast of New Zealand triggered a tsunami warning for Northland.
The earthquake struck near the Kermadec Islands at 8.28am, with people in certain eastern areas of the North Island told to go immediately to high ground.
A 7.4 magnitude quake also hit near the Kermadec Islands struck about 6.40am, at a depth of about 56km.
Hi Neighbours, If buses are running near empty, maybe the traditional way of providing public transport needs a rethink. Read the story below on the empty buses of Hobsonville Point. What's the answer ?
We are looking for awesome individuals or couples who would like to support a local family and act as a "GrandFriend". We have a waiting list of families all over NZ who would love nothing more than to connect with you.
GrandFriends is a little charity that combats big issues like isolation and loneliness.
We are the bridge that brings kiwis together from across the generations. By connecting families with GrandFriends, we provide a long lasting “people” solution to loneliness.
Using our years of experience we match like-minded GrandFriends, extending their support networks, so they can enjoy the special moments, share the load - all the while combating loneliness.
You are welcome to apply as an individual - or if you wish to apply with your partner (husband/wife/significant other) as something that you can volunteer with together - that is also very much welcome and encouraged.
To get involved please click the link below to join us today.
I hope everyone is aware that today the Auckland Council has begun the total destruction of the Western Springs Forest by clear felling everything. This includes the regenerating native plants understorey. They started by cutting the surrounding native trees on the outskirts to put in a approximately 5 metre road across the whole site. The contractors will be back on Monday. Please go and see for yourself what is happening and if you don’t like what you see make your protest known.