34 days ago

It is unbelievable that people refuse vaccination for so many totally invalid reasons.

David from Glen Eden

The success of vaccines is historically hundreds of years proven and has tamed about thirty diseases.
Serious side effects from them is literally millions to one and vaccinations have saved millions if not billions of lives.
To discard such evidence, irrefutable statistics and the advice of the world's best qualified professors, doctors and epidemiologists is nothing but a display of stupidity and ignorance.
To refuse vaccination for covid-19 simply because you don't like being told what to do is simply puerile.
Only in rare cases might there be a legitimate excuse to avoid vaccination.
Vaccination is presently the only way we can get back to a more normal unrestricted existence.
We do owe a vote of thanks for the extended work hours, the study and complex analysis carried out by our decision makers. They have done a remarkable job and the front line people too have endured much stress.
I have little respect, try as I might, for people who refuse to take on board the sensible option of vaccination and who are putting our countries health and their close neighbours at added risk as well as themselves.

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1 day ago

😡😒My weekly, monthly or annual (non covid) gripe/whinge😒😡

Fiona from Henderson

Could someone, anyone please explain to me like I am a 5 year old child as to why the Auckland Transport is hell bent on putting those dreadful speed bumps, speed humps, speed 'break my neck' mini walls (call them what you want) along so many residential (and CBD) areas now?

Why can't they spend the money on repairing the absolute shite roads that are full of holes, wear and tear from those heavy trucks going up down the roads that are involved in the construction of those God awful Lego /chicken boxes?

I read an article from the beginning of this year, that almost 700 speed bumps have been installed or planned for streets around Auckland in the last four years at a cost of up to $97 million - this point I remembered as I was floored by the excessive amount for something not wanted nor needed.

The ones in Glen Eden are neck jarring, chassis scrapping, ill thought-out slabs of concrete thrown on the roads at now (I think) 3-4 places along the main road with an incline/decline of ridiculous percentages.

What is happening now, is that motorists are choosing shortcuts through local streets to avoid theses speed bumps.
You have to feel for sorry those residents in those streets now.

The intersection of Railside Ave & Great North Rd (down by the mall) have got those SURPRISE mini humps - WTH???

Bruce McLaren Road is now getting speed bumps - argh!!!

Parrs Cross Road and Bruce McLaren Road intersection is also soon to have a bloody roundabout!!!! (See pic below)
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We expressed our thoughts, our feelings and all of the pros (zero) and cons (endless) to their proposed plan; and yet they have got experts who probably don't live in this area and they in their infinite wisdom, have decided that the concerns of those who live here are null & void!!

Now, before anyone says, "it's all very well complaining, what solution do you have instead?"
My answer is, "Do what they have done very well in Ponsonby for example" - see pic below.
My solution will not only slow the boy racers down, but it will provide ample access for all vehicles, including emergency ones.
People in ambulances won't shot skywards when the ambulance has to go over repeated speed bumps.
Also, for the greenies, trees can be planted in the middle and/or sides of the road - a win win for all concerned.

But no, the powers that be, over a cup of expensive soy triple shot lattes with 3 ice cubes and a organic date scone have decided concrete and vehicle breaking, neck jarring bumps are the way to go !!

All this money being spent when they need to do is:
FIX THE DAMN ROADS!!!!

4 days ago

What should we learn from 107 days of Covid-19 lockdown?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora neighbours, Who isn't keen to put 107 days of Covid-19 Alert Level 3 and 4 behind us? But there are some important lessons to remember as we move on. Read the story below?

1 hour ago

What's On: Christmastime at the Village

Francesca from Three Kings

Festive fun throughout December! Christmas traditions trail, decorations in Puhi Nui homestead, weekend Crafternoons! Make ornaments and lanterns (1-3pm). Free with admission. 3-24 Dec, 10am-4pm. See the website for details.
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