462 days ago

Kaipatiki Summer Fun Programme

Jill Nerheny from Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust

Kaipatiki Summer Fun Programme, this week;
3rd Monday Senior Fun Games & Sewing Threads Northcote Centre 10am
3rd Monday Calliope Run Walk Northcote Tavern 6pm

4th Tuesday Preschool Play Spinella Res 10am

5th Wednesday Preschool Play Stancich Reserve 10am

5th Wednesday Preschool Play Inwards Res 10am

6th Thursday Waitangi Family Day Little Shoal Bay 3pm

7th Friday Families in Parks Spinella Res 5pm

8th Saturday Families in Parks Elliott Reserve 5pm

9th Sunday Families in Parks Tui Park 3pm

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5 days ago

Poll: Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine increase, a Stuff visual journalist captured numerous people using their phones while driving, including a woman who appeared to be on a video call while passing through an intersection, a man speaking on the phone and numerous people texting or looking at their phone.

Last year, police issued more than 40,000 infringement notices for the offence.

A driver for Dingo Groundworx NZ was captured using their phone while driving a truck along Williamson Ave, in Ponsonby.

Owner Cameron Hadley told Stuff all employees were very aware they should not be using their phones while driving.

He said he would be raising the issue in a staff meeting.

AA road safety spokesman Dylan Thomsen told Stuff he wasn’t surprised to hear about the woman video calling while driving.

While AA supports the Government’s fine increase, Thomsen said it wasn’t going to solve the problem.

“People just can’t resist the temptation if they hear their phone go off ... it’s not something you do by accident.”

“A lot of people use their phone behind the wheel and don’t do other risky things.”

He hopes as there are further advancements in technology, phone companies can have default “do not disturb” modes that activate as soon as drivers start moving in their car.

“Until we change the mindset it will be hard with enforcement alone, people don’t appreciate the risks until it’s too late,” Thomsen said.

To see video footage, go here:


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Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?
  • 90.5% Yes
    90.5% Complete
  • 7.8% No
    7.8% Complete
  • 1.7% Unsure- it's too complex
    1.7% Complete
1917 votes
8 hours ago


Kim from Takapuna

Hey Neighbors!

Can anyone recommend decent reliable careful movers 🚛 & a cleaner or cleaning company that does vacate cleans? 🧹🧽
(That doesn’t cost the earth)

Thank you 😊 🙏

1 hour ago

Men's Discussion Group

Daz from Birkenhead

Hi all
Anxious, overwhelmed, need to talk about anything and everything? I want to gauge interest to see if there are any out there who want to start a weekly or bi-weekly discussion group. Nobody in this group is a trained professional so if you have more serious issues we advise to seek professional help.
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