17 days ago

Sending Love to those who're alone this Christmas

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

MECOSS is putting out a call to the community, for contributions of Christmas cards (home-made or store-bought), penned with anonymous hand written messages for someone to enjoy this Christmas.
Why this? Unfortunately there are senior folk living in our community who do not receive cards or visitors during the festive season.
Tips: Have fun being creative; Make sure your writing is legible; Fill your message with love; Please keep the envelope unsealed.
Collection box: Has been set up in the foyer of the All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick, and you can drop them off every day between 8:00am and 4:00pm until Friday, 7 December.
Then before Christmas, the Sending Love organisation will distribute the cards you've crafted, to people in our community who’re elderly and living alone, or who're confined to an age-care facility.
More drop-box locations can be found at www.sendinglove.co.nz...
#sendinglovenz #MECOSS

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15 hours ago

Does Auckland need a ban on begging?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Is begging an issue in your Auckland community? Rough sleeping and begging within five metres of retail buildings in Tauranga has been banned after a controversial bylaw was passed. But it's got people wondering - could it work in Auckland too? To read more about this, click here.

Do you think a ban would make a difference here or is it a terrible idea? What other options could be looked into? Are you a business owner or customer with thoughts on the topic? Share your views and suggestions with us in the replies below!
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6 hours ago

Hey Auckland! The Night Noodle Markets are back!

Night Noodle Markets

Get excited noodle lovers because the ever-popular Night Noodle Markets are returning to Auckland this November! We’ve got 4 exclusive food vouchers to give away! Simply Like or Thank this post to go in the draw to WIN!

Prepare your senses as a fusion of Eastern flavours and Chinese lanterns transform Victoria Park into the ultimate Asian pop-up market experience.

Key details:
Entry: FREE (All ages and dogs allowed on lead)
Location: Victoria Park, Auckland
Dates and Times:
Friday 23 November - Saturday 1 December: 4 - 10pm
Sunday 2 December: 4 - 9pm
It’s a cashless event so bring your EFTPOS or Credit Card.

For all Auckland Night Noodle Market event dates and information please click here.

T&Cs apply.
Find out more!

6 hours ago

New St John op shop in Papakura!

St Johns Papakura

Bring your friends and whanau for our new St John Papakura store.

Date: Saturday 1st December
Time: 10.00 am opening, trading at 10:30 am
Venue: 138-142 Great South Road, Papakura

We can’t wait to see you there!
Find out more!