Henderson, Auckland

20 hours ago

Why can't we have public transport like Sydney? (We can, but...)

Todd Niall Reporter from Western Leader

Hi Neighbours, Have you been to Sydney and marvelled at their trains and ferries and how cheap they are? And wondered why don't we have that here ? Well we can if we paid as much in subsidies as Sydneysiders do. To read more click on the link below.
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Hi Neighbours, Have you been to Sydney and marvelled at their trains and ferries and how cheap they are? And wondered why don't we have that here ? Well we can if we paid as much in subsidies as Sydneysiders do. To read more click on the link below.
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stuff.co.nz/auckland/113673379/the-hidden-price-of-the-public-transport-auckland-wants

4 hours ago

Get winter ready with Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm, the world’s leading analgesic remedy that works where it hurts. A name that has been trusted by generations to provide care, healing and comfort for nearly 100 years.

With its unique formulation specially made with herbal ingredients which are proven safe and effective, … View more
Tiger Balm, the world’s leading analgesic remedy that works where it hurts. A name that has been trusted by generations to provide care, healing and comfort for nearly 100 years.

With its unique formulation specially made with herbal ingredients which are proven safe and effective, Tiger Balm’s healing properties and soothing relief for aches and pains restore balance to modern hectic lifestyles.

Suitable for young and old, the ointment we’re all familiar with is a perfect muscle reliever for sports-related injuries or sore joints and pains affected by cool winter days and nights.

Tiger Balm Red Ointment is available from pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide.
Buy now!

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4 hours ago

Last chance to help fill hungry tummies this winter!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

There's only a few days left to donate to the Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal! So far 430 winter bundles have been donated to The Foodbank Project and we'd love to see that number increase to 500!

With chilly days and nights, winter is a really tough time for some of our most … View more
There's only a few days left to donate to the Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal! So far 430 winter bundles have been donated to The Foodbank Project and we'd love to see that number increase to 500!

With chilly days and nights, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, The Salvation Army sees a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in their foodbanks across the country.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today! www.foodbank.org.nz...

foodbank.org.nz/collections/winterbundles

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5 hours ago

DELICIOUSLY SOUR grapefruit marmalade!!!!!!!! =D $3 a jar. =D

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Except for the big red-lidded jar at the back, that is $4. =D Send me a private message if you want to buy any. =D

Price: $3

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14 hours ago

New Uber Eats surcharge for busy areas

Caroline Williams Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours. Uber Eats has introduced a "busy area fee" for orders made during peak hours, where customers will pay a higher delivery fee to restaurants identified by an arrow on the app. Uber said the fee will ensure a variety of restaurants will be available during busy periods.
What … View more
Hi neighbours. Uber Eats has introduced a "busy area fee" for orders made during peak hours, where customers will pay a higher delivery fee to restaurants identified by an arrow on the app. Uber said the fee will ensure a variety of restaurants will be available during busy periods.
What do you think, is this fair? Will you still use Uber Eats when the surcharge applies?
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stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/113727770/uber-eats-introduces-busy-area-fee-for-aucklanders

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9 hours ago

Local collection events - Amnesty and Buy-back

Social Media Advisor from New Zealand Police

Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just … View more
Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just that.

We look forward to working with all our communities across Aotearoa as part of this journey.

www.police.govt.nz...

9 days ago

♻️We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days♻️

Fiona from Henderson

So many of us can relate to everything this lady is talking about😊

While standing at the checkout at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.

The woman apologised to the … View more
So many of us can relate to everything this lady is talking about😊

While standing at the checkout at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.

The woman apologised to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."

The young checkout operator responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

The older lady said that she was right our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain.

“Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilised and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household rubbish bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalise our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.

We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go a few streets away. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

Back then we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of Auckland. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.

When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power.

We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

We drank from a water fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

Back then, people shared a car ride or took a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $60,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing."

We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerised gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 100 kilometres out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off … especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smart ass who is incapable of working out how much change to give without the cash register telling them how much!

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13 hours ago

Garage Sale

Natasha from Te Atatu South

Saturday 29th June
7:30am-4:00pm
82 Vodanovich Road
Estate clear out, everything must go.
Lots of great bargains

Negotiable

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14 hours ago

What's On: Meditate in Titirangi

Michelle from Mount Eden

Happiness Made Easy - Learn new ways of thinking to improve the quality of your life with inner peace through Meditation. Every Tuesday $15 www.meditateinauckland.org..................... Beginners... welcome
Meditate in Titirangi
  • Lopdell House
19 hours ago

Car Grooming Services

Harpinder from CleaningPro Auckland

CleaningPro mobile auto detailing expert teams use high quality and eco-friendly car wash products. CleaningPro’s car cleaners travel to you offering full detailing services as well as interior and exterior only options.

Book us online :
cleaningpro.co.nz...

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CleaningPro mobile auto detailing expert teams use high quality and eco-friendly car wash products. CleaningPro’s car cleaners travel to you offering full detailing services as well as interior and exterior only options.

Book us online :
cleaningpro.co.nz...

Call Now: 0800405670 email: info@cleaningpro.co.nz

Negotiable

4 days ago

Do you support freedom camping?

Mandy Te Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours, what are your thoughts on freedom camping? At a community meeting on Wednesday, residents expressed their frustration over freedom camping and how they felt they were not being listened to. The proposed freedom camping bylaw is deferred and the mayor says council will re-visit the … View moreHi neighbours, what are your thoughts on freedom camping? At a community meeting on Wednesday, residents expressed their frustration over freedom camping and how they felt they were not being listened to. The proposed freedom camping bylaw is deferred and the mayor says council will re-visit the proposal. Were you at the meeting? What do you think about the proposal?

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stuff.co.nz/auckland/113611715/auckland-mayor-defends-freedom-camping-i-did-it-responsibly

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1 day ago

FREE 90 minute PIANO/KEYBOARD WORKSHOP

Maria from Glendene

Separate workshops for adults & children.
All Ages.
Information packed & lots of fun.
Please phone to register. Ph 022 0109068

Free

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