32 days ago

Battling an invisible illness: From chronic pain to travelling the world

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours, a Blockhouse Bay man spent years experiencing chronic pain due to an auto inflammatory disease called hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Three years ago Maurice O'Rourke was in so much pain he was unable to sleep for more than an hour at a time.
He is now pain free and able to travel overseas for the first time in decades due to a medication which is now being publicly funded.

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4 minutes ago

Abandoned chook

Ewa from Avondale

There is a hen wandering on my driveway from yesterday. She looks abandoned but in good health. If anyone wants to give her a good home/add to existing flock please let me know: 021 102 3002

3 days ago

The Auckland CBD and public transport

Sue from New Lynn

Right now I am really over commuting around Dorkland(aka Auckland). The traffic congestion is just far too much.

I am going to give lower Albert Street a name change. Much along the lines of that movie Nightmare on Elm Street I am thinking much of Albert Street should be renamed Nightmare on Albert Street.

To have the NX1 and the other Shore buses converging on an area with ONLY ONE lane is ridiculous.

I use public transport in the evening to get from my place of work, on the Shore, back to New Lynn. Lower Albert Street especially from say the Shakespeare Tavern to Quay Street is pathetic now.

The awful thing is alot businesses and people using Albert Street are probably fed up to the back teeth with all the delays etc. It's like the so-called CRL is being dragged out too bloody long for many. And we have been told it could go on for another 5 bloody years. How many businesses along Albert Street in particular will go under whilst all that mess is going on????!!!!

 The mess that the Auckland CBD has become is off-putting to anyone who thinks a good outing for the day is to go into the Auckland CBD.

5 hours ago

A garden project with a difference

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Lynn

Add colour to any garden setting with a planter that boasts movement and extra visual interest.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this project yourself.

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