Kelston, Auckland

21 hours ago

The Choice is Yours.

David from Glen Eden

German scientists identified a link between smoking and lung cancer in the late 1920s. In 1950, British researchers demonstrated a clear relationship between smoking and cancer and the evidence continued to mount. Today it is hardly contested. Yet only in very recent years has there been any … View moreGerman scientists identified a link between smoking and lung cancer in the late 1920s. In 1950, British researchers demonstrated a clear relationship between smoking and cancer and the evidence continued to mount. Today it is hardly contested. Yet only in very recent years has there been any serious sustained attempt to discourage the habit. Multi million dollar industry cares not how many it kills.

Research on cannabis smoking is nowhere as comprehensive but it is indisputable that cannabis smoke does contain many of the same toxins and irritants as tobacco smoke. Many users smoke both which makes research even more complex. Perhaps it will take another hundred years for the message to get through but if you choose to inhale smoke from any source, including soon to be legal cannabis, you are gambling with the prospects of a very miserable end. Whilst we perhaps should all mind our own business is a valid shout the results of the choice does affect other people. That is a problem. It should be noted too that vaping is beginning to show as equally dangerous with deaths from its use all ready being reported. No one can say they have not been warned these days. For people with enough resolve to leave these nasty things alone it won't matter what the law says. They will not use them but will need to avoid the exhaust fumes from those who do gamble. Ask the firemen about smoke! Their cancer rate is higher than the average. Do we need telling why?

2 days ago

Coronavirus is more of a reason to sort out the stadium

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's easy to say things shouldn't be done because we need to focus on Covid-19 elimination, but maybe that's more of an argument to sort out the stadium plan. Read the story below.

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3 days ago

Cannabis

David from Glen Eden

The biggest nonsense I read is the comparison with alcohol as if it was an excuse to support cannabis. That is enough to kill any decision to add yet another mind bending drug to one we all ready can't handle. We are talking about cannabis, not alcohol or the price of fish.
If cannabis was … View more
The biggest nonsense I read is the comparison with alcohol as if it was an excuse to support cannabis. That is enough to kill any decision to add yet another mind bending drug to one we all ready can't handle. We are talking about cannabis, not alcohol or the price of fish.
If cannabis was harmless there wouldn't be ANY discussion at all about it. The stuff damages younger brains, can be addictive and can lead to worse drugs. It does nothing to improve social standards of behaviour and the people who crave it and deal in it are not generally the brightest of the species. The finest solution would be to apply the law and remove every trace and mention of it from society. And that includes the gangs. As a medicine, no problem, just give it another name and if the medical world endorse its use by prescription, ok. The fact that we can't or don't enforce existing laws is a poor excuse to legalise this stuff. Some countries, disciplined ones, even have the death sentence on the books for dealers of the stuff. The police have enough to do without another set of convoluted rules on any legal use of cannabis which they will never be able to properly enforce.

11 hours ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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11 hours ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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11 hours ago

Auckland Heritage Festival near you

The Team from Auckland Council

26th September to 11th October. Learn about generations of famous and infamous Aucklanders, discover the stories of our oldest places and spaces, touch on our best-kept secrets and celebrate our heritage.

Auckland Heritage Festival 2020 presents a range of enlightening and intriguing events – … View more
26th September to 11th October. Learn about generations of famous and infamous Aucklanders, discover the stories of our oldest places and spaces, touch on our best-kept secrets and celebrate our heritage.

Auckland Heritage Festival 2020 presents a range of enlightening and intriguing events – some in person and some online. Choose from exhibitions, walks, talks, tours and activities for kids. Or look for events marked ONLINE to learn about our heritage from home!
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2 days ago

The Broken Bridge!

David from Glen Eden

Nine engineers!! Why doesn't one of them dig out the original engineering drawings, have the replacement parts made, third party inspected, then fitted. Maximum time, say two weeks??
While I'm on my beer crate, why have we not got a second crossing. It has been talked about for years … View more
Nine engineers!! Why doesn't one of them dig out the original engineering drawings, have the replacement parts made, third party inspected, then fitted. Maximum time, say two weeks??
While I'm on my beer crate, why have we not got a second crossing. It has been talked about for years and years and years! And all they do is talk talk talk. Where is the resolve, the go get, the leadership. Why are we dead from the neck up?????
And while I'm at it, why isn't Whenuapai made ready for use as a second Auckland airport. Imagine the scene when the Mangere airport runway is unusable?? It will happen one day.

Why do we wait for disasters when obvious needs can be easily foreseen and when we have the resources?? It's called planning. PLANNING with foresight.
Same with water supplies, car parking(sick) and road quality. Why do we pay such huge salaries for incompetence????

13 hours ago

Free 25kg Chelsea sugar (Ants got in it)

Ricki from New Lynn

Hi all, odd one, free 25kg sugar.

We purchased this just before the latest lockdown and only opened it tonight to find ants have gotten inside. It’s not excessive but you can defiantly see the critters.

Unsure if anyone out there would use it for any other purposes besides consume it :/ ????
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Hi all, odd one, free 25kg sugar.

We purchased this just before the latest lockdown and only opened it tonight to find ants have gotten inside. It’s not excessive but you can defiantly see the critters.

Unsure if anyone out there would use it for any other purposes besides consume it :/ ????
Thought I’d put it out there before we simply bin it.

Cheers

Free

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1 day ago

New development in West Auckland

Tracie from Te Atatu South

While this story is mainly about Te Atatu Peninsula, it could easily be about any suburb in West Auckland. There's development going on everywhere eh. www.stuff.co.nz...

12 days ago

Ko te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau e tautoko ana i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

The Team from Auckland Council

While COVID-19 has had a big impact on plans for this year, we still have some fantastic opportunities for you to practice your reo (language) this Māori Language Week. Find out how by clicking on 'Read More' below.

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1 day ago

Have Your Say - Regional Parks Management Plan Review

The Team from Auckland Council

Arohaina ōu papa whenua ā-rohe? Kōrerotia āu whakaaro i mua atu 12 o Whiringa-a-Nuku 2020 👇
Love your regional parks? Have your say before 12 October 2020 👇
📷 Waitākere Ranges Regional Park

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20 hours ago

EVO RJAYS Motorcycle Armored jacket , EVO Pants & top & gloves & Helment

Lorraine from Henderson

EVO Motorcycle Armored jacket 100% Cordura size XS fits Ladies 8-12 or Small Men's Motorcycle jacket cost over $480 selling for $150 Fantastic condition its Dark Black with Grey better than photos

EVO Pants & Jacket for under Armored jacket size M $20 each
& gloves XS $10
& … View more
EVO Motorcycle Armored jacket 100% Cordura size XS fits Ladies 8-12 or Small Men's Motorcycle jacket cost over $480 selling for $150 Fantastic condition its Dark Black with Grey better than photos

EVO Pants & Jacket for under Armored jacket size M $20 each
& gloves XS $10
& Helmet Blue & White size XS by FFM great condition $50
0211224859

Negotiable

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21 hours ago

What's On: Auckland Herb Society Spring Seminar

Kirstie from West Harbour

Jane Wigglesworth will talk on improving your sleep. Tracey Sunderland will talk on natural flavours. Members $5, Visitors $10 includes morning tea. No eftpos. Plant sales. No bookings required. ph:0274161047
Auckland Herb Society Spring Seminar
  • Horticulture Centre
1 day ago

Lock downs, from the beer crate.

David from Glen Eden

The dislike of lock downs at any level is understandable. The fight to remove them is also understandable but is not in anyone's interests if it means a resurgence of the virus. Businesses mostly affected have everyone's sympathy and although sympathy isn't dollars the government has… View moreThe dislike of lock downs at any level is understandable. The fight to remove them is also understandable but is not in anyone's interests if it means a resurgence of the virus. Businesses mostly affected have everyone's sympathy and although sympathy isn't dollars the government has made substantial effort to relieve that issue. We do have people taking government money who don't need it. We also have political bigots who will criticise anything a government does, any government. If this virus escapes again and spreads exponentially as in several countries then New Zealand will be properly stuffed, devastated. Our hospitals would be totally swamped and the death rate would climb, even the undertakers would be overwhelmed! This isn't scare tactics, it's realistic, it's the truth, and can be witnessed elsewhere. We are not immune. The economy would be even further undermined. Much of the criticism is from people who wish or have hindsight, not people who know what they are talking about. The procedures we've been asked to follow, and most people have followed, are the result of professional and well informed input laced with world wide statistics and experience. The learning curve continues but New Zealand has excelled at keeping the virus at bay better than most, not all, but most. Most citizens are responsible enough to know how lucky we are and that this virus is nothing to do with politics. IT ISN'T a political issue and I am amongst the majority who refuse to try and make it one. Bear in mind too that the PM is only the messenger, she didn't invent the lock downs or procedures any more than Judith Collins might have done.

2 days ago

First mobile plasma collection blood drive comes to Henderson

Tori Tokalau Reporter from Western Leader

Hi Neighbours,

West Auckland will host New Zealand's first ever mobile plasma blood drive this week at Henderson's Trusts Arena on October 19-23.

The blood drive is a push by New Zealand Blood Service to ramp up plasma donation accessibility around the country ahead of surging demand.… View more
Hi Neighbours,

West Auckland will host New Zealand's first ever mobile plasma blood drive this week at Henderson's Trusts Arena on October 19-23.

The blood drive is a push by New Zealand Blood Service to ramp up plasma donation accessibility around the country ahead of surging demand.

Henderson's event will allow 150 whole blood donors who meet the plasma eligibility criteria to donate at a mobile drive for the first time.

It will begin at 8am to 1.30pm and people can sign up to donate here: www.nzblood.co.nz...

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