Kelston, Auckland

21 hours ago

One man's special volunteer job at Auckland Airport

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Meet the man who has considered Auckland Airport his second home for over 20 years.

Twice a week, 86-year-old Les Featherstone takes a taxi to the International Terminal where he volunteers for four-and-a-half hours as an airport ambassador, or Bluecoat.

Twenty-four years is a … View more
Hi neighbours,

Meet the man who has considered Auckland Airport his second home for over 20 years.

Twice a week, 86-year-old Les Featherstone takes a taxi to the International Terminal where he volunteers for four-and-a-half hours as an airport ambassador, or Bluecoat.

Twenty-four years is a long time to hold down one job, especially as a volunteer, but Featherstone says signing up was the best thing he's ever done.

In recent times, the airport has taken on a new meaning for him following the death of his wife last month.

Do you plan to volunteer once you retire? What would be your dream role?

To read more, click here.

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5 hours ago

Change your life – study massage therapy!

NZ College of Massage

Massage therapy is a rapidly growing industry, offering you the freedom to be your own boss while you improve the health and wellness of others.

If you’re looking for flexibility, ditch the dull 9-5 and study Massage Therapy with the New Zealand College of Massage.

We can provide you with … View more
Massage therapy is a rapidly growing industry, offering you the freedom to be your own boss while you improve the health and wellness of others.

If you’re looking for flexibility, ditch the dull 9-5 and study Massage Therapy with the New Zealand College of Massage.

We can provide you with the most in-depth massage therapy training in New Zealand, from a Level 4 Certificate through to a Level 7 Degree.

The 2018 New Zealand census showed that 70% of massage therapists are self-employed and 60% work part-time, so this really is a flexible career!

It’s not too late to change your life in 2019!
Call us now on 0800 692 666, or click below to ENROL into our JULY INTAKE.
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22 hours ago

Do you think Auckland will ever beat congestion?

Todd Niall Reporter from Western Leader

Hi Neighbours, Tired of the morning crawl in traffic.? The AA doubts that with forecast growth and the current rate ofwork being done, that congestion can be held at current levels as predicted. Do you think ideas like more motorway lanes, sooner, and higher density on the fringes can help? Read … View moreHi Neighbours, Tired of the morning crawl in traffic.? The AA doubts that with forecast growth and the current rate ofwork being done, that congestion can be held at current levels as predicted. Do you think ideas like more motorway lanes, sooner, and higher density on the fringes can help? Read the story below. (Please type NFP if your comments are not for print)

stuff.co.nz/auckland/114365837/aa-will-aucklands-plans-will-reduce-congestion

1 day ago

Design your own custom t-shirt

Ajit Kumar from Henderson

Hello Neighbours,
Please watch, like, share and comment. A short video I made with and for my son. Looking forward to your encouragement...thanks

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1 day ago

Police bust of drivers using phones catches one every three minutes

Brian from New Lynn

Police are on the watch for drivers distracted by their phones - and it doesn't take long. It's a busy rush-hour, and drivers are busy too - on their phones. Today, police are out to get them. "There's one down there now, look. See, in the car," says Sergeant Dave Townsend.… View morePolice are on the watch for drivers distracted by their phones - and it doesn't take long. It's a busy rush-hour, and drivers are busy too - on their phones. Today, police are out to get them. "There's one down there now, look. See, in the car," says Sergeant Dave Townsend. "The phone was in his right hand and he was texting." Police are running the operation in the Mount Vic Tunnel. Sgt Townsend spots people using their phone and he calls it in.
"Female driver, phone right hand, appears to be texting," he tells his counterpart. Waiting for them at the other end with their license plate number and vehicle description is the rest of the police, ready to give them a ticket.
One driver caught is the chief executive of a government department, who did not want to be identified.
He questioned what the rules were for using a cellphone while driving. Another person caught says she was using her cellphone to play music. This will cost her $80 and 20 demerit points. Inspector Juliet Burgess says there is zero tolerance. "There's no excuse that's reasonable. They need to just put their cellphones away." It is coming up to 10 years since New Zealand banned using phones while driving - and the number of people caught has tripled.
It started with just over 8000 in 2010 before rising to a record 28,900 in 2016. And it's forecast to hit a record-high of more than 29,000 in 2019. It ends - and ruins - lives. This is the death toll: 41 people have been killed in phone-related accidents since the ban came in. Another 109 have been seriously injured. Then there is the inconvenience it can cause. Police are blaming phone-related minor crashes as a major cause of rush-hour gridlock. "We get a lot of nose to tail crashes on the state highway going out of Wellington, a lot of those are caused by distraction, and that can hold the whole city up for hours," Sgt Townsend says.
So what do we do about breaking this addiction?
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Let's start with the fine of $80. In the United Kingdom - it's the equivalent of a $370 fine - and you lose half your demerit points in one go. In the state of British Columbia in Canada, it's a $620 fine. In Australia, Queensland is planning a $1040 fine - and on the second infringement, you lose your licence. We asked the Government what it's doing to get people off their phones while driving. The answer is not a lot. Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says they will be "consulting early next year" on fines.
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15 hours ago

Finished Jigsaw Puzzles Up For Grabs!

Rhea Kirstienne from Te Atatu South

Hi, everyone! I’m an avid jigsaw puzzle fan and I’ve got some puzzles already done and glued together. I wanted to frame them and put them up at work for our residents (rest home & hospital) but my workplace is having a makeover of the place and they’re getting nice frames for the whole … View moreHi, everyone! I’m an avid jigsaw puzzle fan and I’ve got some puzzles already done and glued together. I wanted to frame them and put them up at work for our residents (rest home & hospital) but my workplace is having a makeover of the place and they’re getting nice frames for the whole facility. So I was wondering if there are people who are interested to have them. I usually buy the frame at Kmart which costs $15 each. I’m going to put a sample of the framed puzzle I have at home and the rest of the photos that’s don’t have frames are the ones up for grabs. By the way, these are 1000pc puzzles and sizes of the puzzles are posted in each photo. Sorry, the post doesn’t allow me to post a lot of photos so I had to put them in a collage. Comment or message me at 0223203470 if you are interested. Pick up in Te Atatu South. Thank you! 😊.

P. S. If you’ve got some 1000 pc or more jigsaw puzzles you don’t need or you’d like me to finish and glued together, let me know and I’d be happy to do them for you. 😊

Free

16 hours ago

FREE Money tree 1m w x 600h approx

Silvija from Henderson

Can make several from this one plant. Must be removed by Saturday or it’s going to the tip

Free

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17 hours ago

Foodography

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Still planning your weekend binge? Bring a friend and learn how to unlock the secrets behind taking and sharing mouth - watering food and drink photos while styling your own 5 course menu of kiwi inspired dishes! Friday, 26 July | 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

event.foodandwine.co.nz/event/foodographydinner

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19 hours ago

Apollo 11 original commemorative coin

Jennifer from Te Atatu South

Purchased in 1969 to commemorate the moon landing. Original packet. Solid Brass. Heavy coin. 50 years old. Offers over $100 negotiable. Collectors item.

Negotiable

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6 days ago

Never be so busy as not to think of others. - Mother Teresa

Amar from Henderson

Last year I ran the ASB half marathon - thank you everyone who helped me raise over $2000 for the RED CROSS. I had never done a run before that 😊
This year I aim to do better – I am running for the Starship Foundation. They are doing a tremendous job and deserve all the support they can get. … View more
Last year I ran the ASB half marathon - thank you everyone who helped me raise over $2000 for the RED CROSS. I had never done a run before that 😊
This year I aim to do better – I am running for the Starship Foundation. They are doing a tremendous job and deserve all the support they can get. Please donate by going to my page and clicking on the GIVE NOW button. The run is on the 20th October. aucklandmarathon2019.everydayhero.com...  
Every little bit helps. Thank you very much in advance for supporting a good cause.

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21 hours ago

What's On: KART RACING AK SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP

Heather from Red Beach

FREE entry. Café. Schools Championship & Senior Club Day racing. Watch racing at its grass roots best. Wander through pits & chat to drivers & crew. Parking on the hill.
KART RACING AK SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
  • KARTSPORT AUCKLAND
2 days ago

Something we should be doing automatically 🍎🍊🍌🍞🍠🍅🍑

Fiona from Henderson

France has started forcing supermarkets to donate food instead of throwing it away.
Something we should be doing here, instead they ship it off to the pig farms.
This article (see link below) is well worth a read.
There are far too many rules, PC police around the corner and still in this day and … View more
France has started forcing supermarkets to donate food instead of throwing it away.
Something we should be doing here, instead they ship it off to the pig farms.
This article (see link below) is well worth a read.
There are far too many rules, PC police around the corner and still in this day and age, we are starving, our friends are going hungry, our children are starving. They going with out the basic stables to keep on living a healthy life.
Yet, the supermarkets, the restaurants, the fast food outlets etc ... continually throw away perfectly good, healthy food.
To me, this is totally unacceptable. We are throwing away more that we are consuming, both in the supermarkets etc ... and our homes.
I remember when baking our own bread, cakes etc .. was cheaper than buying, not so much now.
Buying healthy food is far more expensive than buying fast food and/or unhealthy options. WHY?
I know that I went slightly off course with the last two sentences, but this whole topic really gets my blood boiling, the waste, the expense - EVERYTHING.
Our friends, our families, our neighbourhoods are hungry - let's do something.
www.upworthy.com...

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1 day ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is … View more
Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

*Prizes*
As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.

watties.co.nz/What-s-New/News-New-Products/Wattie-s-Cans-for-Good-2019

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