45 days ago

Woman and son slept in car due to black mould in Kāinga Ora home

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours,

Kāinga Ora has admitted it let one of its tenants down after she was forced to live in a car with her young son due to black mould in her home.

The tenant, who has name suppression, took the housing provider to the Tenancy Tribunal, claiming the house she lived in caused both her and her son to become sick.

She said she had no health issues before moving into the house on Harry Ward Place in West Auckland’s Henderson.

During the tenancy, she developed a runny nose, itchy eyes, cough, rash on her arms and legs, impetigo, skin infections and likely upper respiratory infections.

The tenant said her son, who was 3 at the time, was also hospitalised for a respiratory infection.

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1 day ago

😷😷Please wear your mask😷😷

Fiona from Henderson

Sadly, we've reached a new high of positive Covid results today, absolutely shocking and so very disappointing.
We've all read the posters telling us to wear our mask (and social distance) since way back when all of this Covid stuff started.
We've all heard the various Government departments and media platforms telling us the exact same message, hell even our leader has told us to do this almost on a daily message as so many people just haven't got the message yet.
And yet ... so many people won't because they can't be bothered or they will refuse to do so spouting this, that or the other.
Now, unless they are medically signed off proving that they can't wear a mask for medial reasons, there is absolute no reason whatsoever for them to not be wearing a mask
Also, if they are wearing a mask - there are those who are wearing it incorrectly which is in effect a waste of time wearing one then.
We are all clever enough to know that wearing a mask will not stop the virus, but it sure as hell will slow down the transmission of it between each other.
The masks are to protect each other, your family, my family, everyone's family.
I have included a couple of pics to remind all of us how to wear the mask correctly, even one for the cat lovers - lol
While I'm here, when you dispose of the masks, please, PLEASE dispose of them correctly.
I'm fed up seeing them disposed of all over the place now e.g. gutters, people's gardens, thrown out of the car windows etc ... replacing the takeaways rubbish we used to see before lockdown.
Those poor people who have to come up behind you and pick them up, putting their lives at risk, all because you were too lazy to put your mask in the rubbish bin.
PLEASE dispose of them correctly in the rubbish bins and don't forget to sanitise your hands afterwards.
😷 😷 😷 😷 😷 😷 😷

1 day ago

Contactless sales available

Lyndelle P. from Red Cross Shop Henderson

We have our store all ready and waiting for all our customers. We can do contactless sales if you desire something from our store Eftpos sales only. Thank you

Come and view our windows at:
Red Cross Superstore
435 Great North Road, Henderson
(09) 8351152

5 hours ago

WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS! Do you have some spare time?

The Team from SPCA New Zealand

Would you like to use your skills for a good cause? Put your experience to good use by volunteering in our SPCA Op Shops. If you have some spare time each week, or want to try out something new while helping a good cause, we'd love to hear from you! Our SPCA Op Shops have a great, supportive team, are in need of some additional help with the day-to-day operations in our stores.

When you volunteer at our SPCA Op Shops, your support helps us rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need. Does this sound like you? Volunteer today 💙

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