Glen Eden, Auckland

1 hour ago

Two lucky Lotto tickets are worth more than $19 million each after the bumper $38 million Powerball jackpot was struck tonight.

Brian from New Lynn

Two players will each bank $19,142,857.
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The locations of where the winning tickets were sold will be released shortly. One person won Division 2, winning $59,322. And the winning numbers were: 5, 7, 14, 17, 22, 29. The bonus ball was 9 and the Powerball was 2.
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Two players will each bank $19,142,857.
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The locations of where the winning tickets were sold will be released shortly. One person won Division 2, winning $59,322. And the winning numbers were: 5, 7, 14, 17, 22, 29. The bonus ball was 9 and the Powerball was 2.
Are you a winner? The $38m Powerball jackpot would have been the second-equal largest payout of Lotto NZ history if won by a single ticket, after two ticket holders split the same figure in 2017. Meanwhile, the Dairy Flat Food Mart & Liquor store in Albany, which sold the winning $44m ticket in 2016, had been flat out recently.
A spokesman for the business told yesterday it had been "absolutely crazy" with hopeful punters buying tickets for the mammoth draws. "On Sunday we were busy, busier than normal," he said. "Yesterday we were quite busy and today from the morning we've been quite busy." It was expected that over 1.7 million tickets had been sold for tonight's draw. There have been 12 Powerball winning tickets this year, the largest pocketed by a Taranaki woman, who struck big in a $22.3m jackpot in January and spent a month holidaying in Europe with family afterwards. Next, she's heading to Japan for the Rugby World Cup semis and final - hopefully, played and won by the All Blacks. "It's been a bit of a whirlwind year — a complete rollercoaster of emotions. Even now, I still can't quite believe it happened," the woman said. "I've got my whole life ahead of me, so I want to make sure that whatever I do next is something that love and enjoy." More than 1.7 million tickets were expected to be sold for a chance to claim Wednesday night's draw, Lotto NZ said. Around 1.6m ticket sales for Saturday's unclaimed $32m draw, the equivalent of each Aucklander buying one ticket. Financial advisers have been warning potential winners to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket or splurging all their new-found cash if they win big. The advice has been - to get advice before living it up large. "It's pretty cliche that people who come into money end up broke, so getting advice from qualified people is the first step," Matt Henry, head of wealth management research at Forsyth Barr, told. "What you're looking for is a prudent, sensible, diversified portfolio that's going to stand you in good stead over a long period of time." Lotto NZ offers an advice booklet to winners with tips about how to handle their winnings wisely. All Powerball winners were invited to visit Lotto NZ's Auckland office to claim their prize, spokeswoman Kristen Robinson said. There, winners were given tips, tricks and advice from Lotto NZ about adjusting to life as a Powerball winner. They would also receive a copy of Lotto NZ's winner's book, filled with things to think about over the coming days, weeks and months.
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8 days ago

Does this guy have a home?

Lauren from Glendene

Hi all,

Does this friendly guy belong to anyone? (or vice-versa as cats go!) We're on Butterworth Drive and have noticed a cat explosion in the last few months with a lot of them congregating in our yard.
This guy has become more and more friendly and lets us approach him and yowls a lot … View more
Hi all,

Does this friendly guy belong to anyone? (or vice-versa as cats go!) We're on Butterworth Drive and have noticed a cat explosion in the last few months with a lot of them congregating in our yard.
This guy has become more and more friendly and lets us approach him and yowls a lot when he comes round to let our 2 cats know that he's come to say hi.
He sprays constantly around the yard and has recently sprayed on our washing on the clothes horse :/
We've tried the paper 'Am I owned?' collar but we're not sure if it just fell off due to damp weather.
Please let me know if you know if he has a home or he's been lost and is trying to wander home. He's in good condition and is unfixed.

Thanks!
Lauren

4 days ago

Flower/plant identification required please - part 4

Fiona from Henderson

The fourth post is a very lush looking tree absolutely filled to the brim with pretty pink blooms.
The tree is slightly taller than 2 metres.
I did wonder if it was an azalea gone absolutely feral or maybe it was a vereya.
Your wealth of knowledge is desperately needed with all these … View more
The fourth post is a very lush looking tree absolutely filled to the brim with pretty pink blooms.
The tree is slightly taller than 2 metres.
I did wonder if it was an azalea gone absolutely feral or maybe it was a vereya.
Your wealth of knowledge is desperately needed with all these identifications please.
I thank you all in advance.

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3 hours ago

Katy Perry Meow Perfume

Gloria from Glen Eden

Brand new. Roller ball. 10ml.

Price: $10

3 days ago

I Met a True Karen Sunday at the Titirangi Gas Station

Jimmy from Titirangi

Happened on Sunday, 13 October.

I had just dropped my son off at a birthday party and needed to gas up prior to heading out for a run with a group of friends a few hours later. I pulled into the gas station in the village at Titirangi. If you aren't familiar with it, there are two pumps. They… View more
Happened on Sunday, 13 October.

I had just dropped my son off at a birthday party and needed to gas up prior to heading out for a run with a group of friends a few hours later. I pulled into the gas station in the village at Titirangi. If you aren't familiar with it, there are two pumps. They allow two on the left and two on the right. If you use the left-hand side, you have a bit of a sharp right-hand turn to get out and back onto Titirangi Rd.

I stopped at the front pump on the right-hand side. I shut off the engine, popped the fuel cover, unbuckled, and opened the door. I went to the pay station. Enter Karen.

Karen came up to me and said "You need to move your car back so I can get out when I'm done". I looked at her little car, looked at the amount of room and replied that there was plenty of space. She said, "No, you need to move!". I replied that there was plenty of space.

While I was trying to do the pre-pay, she tried to remove my card from the machine. Rather than smack her, I put my hand in the way so that she couldn't remove my card. She hit my hand, but, since she is about 5' 4, she knew that she was not going to force me to move my hand (Legally, she assaulted me).

I proceeded to process the payment at the pay station to get ready to fill up. Karen then said that I was lucky that her child was in the car. I asked "Or what?". She said "I assumed that you would move". I replied "I assumed you could drive".

She said "Then I'll hit your car". I replied "And I'll take a picture". She then used the F word about eight times - In front of her child. She even said "You don't know who you're F-ing with". (Which made me think that she is a government employee) I said, "I don't care who you are - there's plenty of room".

Once Karen was done fueling up, she pulled around and tried to get as close to my car as possible. She then stopped, opened her door and said "Look, there's not even 20 centimeters on this side!", I stepped to the left and said "And a meter and half on the other side".

I bet she's a single mom. Because there's no way anyone would put up with her after a few weeks.

Oh, little blue car. If you know her, keep your distance - she's unstable. Sure, she could have been having a bad day and was on edge. But it wasn't even 10:30 AM. She didn't need to make her problems my problems.

Incidentally, after she drove off an SUV pulled in to where she had just been. I asked the driver "If he was done fueling before me, would he be able to get around?". He said "Sure, no problem".

Apologies to anyone named Karen.

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5 hours ago

SPEEDWAY JACKET, HALLOWEEN GIRLS COSTUME, DRINK DISPENSERS AND TOYS

Lorraine from Henderson

Boys speedway Jacket size 14-16 great condition $30 also have other clothes size 14-16yrs
Burning spears size 14 boys top $5 Raiders Sports top size 14-16 $8 Jaguar grey jacket $4
size S Mens Adidas Rugby Smart hoodie with pockets $10 and size Medium Mens Authentic racing shirt $8 and size … View more
Boys speedway Jacket size 14-16 great condition $30 also have other clothes size 14-16yrs
Burning spears size 14 boys top $5 Raiders Sports top size 14-16 $8 Jaguar grey jacket $4
size S Mens Adidas Rugby Smart hoodie with pockets $10 and size Medium Mens Authentic racing shirt $8 and size Med Mens fleece hoodie zip up $8
New Busy ball popper new in box $20 and Zebra musical walker $20 girls halloween costume pretty with hat Marks & Spencers size 5-6yr $15 with hat New Drink Dispensers 8 litre $20 & 5.5 Litre on rose stand $20 new in box BRAND NEW $200 wetsuit sell $50 suit girls size 14-16 or size 8 Ladies
0211224859

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1 day ago

Inland Revenue says that it is unable to accept calls due to "high demand" at its contact centres.

Brian from New Lynn

The department said on its website this afternoon that it was unable to take calls from those who had queries about income tax, who wanted to update their details or needed an IRD number. It is reported that the IRD was accepting calls on other topics such as GST, KiwiSaver and student loans, and … View moreThe department said on its website this afternoon that it was unable to take calls from those who had queries about income tax, who wanted to update their details or needed an IRD number. It is reported that the IRD was accepting calls on other topics such as GST, KiwiSaver and student loans, and from people who wanted information on employing people, but there were wait times of up to 43 minutes. The IRD is still accepting messages through its MyIR website.
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5 hours ago

Rosehill Retirement Village Open Home

Rosehill Village

Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October
23 Elm Street, Avondale

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6 hours ago

What's On: Labour Weekend Special Events

Adrian from Albany Heights

There's lots happening including: half price entry to the gardens, new veggie garden section opening with free advice plus the 2019 Hellensville "Arts in the Ville". Garden entry $7.50 p/p.
Labour Weekend Special Events
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
1 day ago

Looking for sparky

Mita from Henderson

Or similar person who can have a look at my bathroom blower/vent that doesn’t go. It used to turn on simultaneous with the light switch but no more. Please message me with recommendations or contact. Ta :)

6 hours ago

🌸🌺Free plant clippings🌺🌸

Fiona from Henderson

🌸🌺FREE GERANIUM CLIPPINGS🌺🌸
The two colours available are shown in the photos below.
I will have quite a few clippings from a couple of geranium plants.
They'll be cut when you get here.
I will not be leaving them on the driveway or in bags for people not to turn up.
So please, … View more
🌸🌺FREE GERANIUM CLIPPINGS🌺🌸
The two colours available are shown in the photos below.
I will have quite a few clippings from a couple of geranium plants.
They'll be cut when you get here.
I will not be leaving them on the driveway or in bags for people not to turn up.
So please, only respond if you are genuinely going to turn up.

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13 hours ago

What do you think about Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade needing a new 4WD?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours. Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade needs a new 4WD to continue saving property and lives. A 4WD carries extra gear, more firefighters and can access beaches, farmland, steep driveways and unsealed roads - something the fire engines can't do. The firefighters are concerned they will … View moreHi neighbours. Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade needs a new 4WD to continue saving property and lives. A 4WD carries extra gear, more firefighters and can access beaches, farmland, steep driveways and unsealed roads - something the fire engines can't do. The firefighters are concerned they will struggle to reach and battle fires in hard to access areas. What do you think about the fact the brigade may not have a vehicle capable of reaching certain fires going into summer?

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7 hours ago

Rosehill Retirement Village - Unit 4

Rosehill Village

Property Type: Studio

Unit 4 is located on private village grounds, has a light and spacious interior, and a peace of mind maintenance service. The Unit has a full kitchen, separate bathroom, laundry and heatpump for winter comfort. The 2-bedroom space provides pleasant living. The Unit also has … View more
Property Type: Studio

Unit 4 is located on private village grounds, has a light and spacious interior, and a peace of mind maintenance service. The Unit has a full kitchen, separate bathroom, laundry and heatpump for winter comfort. The 2-bedroom space provides pleasant living. The Unit also has an open plan lounge and dining flow.



To learn more about village life, please contact Deborah Padfield on (09) 8280109
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