640 days ago

Two more organisations reach their Million Dollar Mission target

The Trusts

Another two Million Dollar Mission finalists have reached their funding targets today. A huge congratulations to The Parenting Place ($2,500) and Waitakere Badminton Association ($30,000) for securing enough votes to achieve their targets.

Over $500,000 of funding from The Trusts has been allocated to community organisations making a difference to the lives of West Aucklanders. There is still a lot more funding available though and you can help decide who gets it.

Vote now at www.milliondollarmission.co.nz...


More messages from your neighbours
3 hours ago

Know a Nice Neighbour?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We’re looking for the nicest neighbours in town. Spread a little happiness in your ‘hood by nominating someone lovely for a Nice Neighbour Award. It could be someone who has helped make a difference in your life - or the lives of others. Someone who has been there in a time of need, has helped your family, surprises and delights the kids, or who regularly volunteers their time to a local charity or sports team.

If your neighbour is picked as this week's Nice Neighbour, you’ll both receive a $25 Prezzy® card plus your special neighbour will feature in community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all.

Let us know why your neighbour is so nice by nominating now.
Make a nomination

3 hours ago

There's still time to clean your curtains! 20% off!

Kerry Taylor from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

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Curtains must be with us no later than 5pm, Tuesday 18th December if they are to be ready before Christmas.

Mildew and mould spores proliferate in spring and have long been recognised as a serious health hazard. Protect your family's health and have your curtains cleaned by Textile Cleaning Services.

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1 day ago

West Wave major leak Half closed TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE

Kat from Glendene

Major leak' forces large Auckland pool complex to part close

16:19, Dec 13 2018
Pools at West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre have been shut due to a leak.
A major overnight leak in one of Auckland's biggest public pools has stopped swimming, just a few weeks into the busy summer period.
West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre, the only public pool servicing West Auckland, leaked and flooded the wave pool area, plant room and main reception.
As a result, the wave pool, paddling pool, family and adult spa areas were closed off to repair the damage.
Henderson-Massey Local Board chairman Shane Henderson said the "major leak" and the subsequent closure of the pool was "unacceptable".
"West Auckland only has one public pool," Henderson said
Henderson-Massey Local Board chair Shane Henderson says the pool's closure was unacceptable.
"When there are problems, there are no local options for our residents in the busy summer period."
The facility often saw queues outside at peak times.
Henderson, a regular user of the facility with his young family, said he was expecting a lot of frustrated members of the public.
The fitness centre, lane pool, learner pool and dive pool remained open but there was limited access to the changing rooms.
Henderson said he was told the wave pool and children's areas could be closed for at least the weekend, and up to two weeks.
"We are talking around 200,000 people without access to a local public pool in summer."

The local board had been pushing for a new pool facility in the area but was told by Auckland Council not to expect one for the next 10 years.
A pool was prioritised for the Whau area instead.
Henderson said the major leak incident has made the board's case for a new pool stronger.
"We appreciate the public's understanding as the West Wave staff work through this difficult time," he said.
"This is a situation no-one expected or wanted, an unforeseen fault that has required quick work to minimise damage. Staff are working hard to get access back to the whole facility as soon as possible."

Stuff posted this at 4.19PM =Shane has just posted it to the facebook pages at 9pm