Kelston, Auckland

18 days ago

Heh - You're fired!!

David from Glen Eden

This of course is an apolitical view. LOL. If it was universally applied there would be absolutely no one left!!!!People do make mistakes and hopefully learn. Judith Collins made a few and would doubtless admit it.

Judith Collins calls for James Shaw's resignation over Green School blunder

19 days ago

First home buying stories wanted

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi everyone! I'm Kylie, a Homed reporter. We're looking for people who have fairly recent, interesting, unique or off-the-wall stories to tell about how they bought their first homes. Did you move away from your home just to find a more affordable property? Did you scrimp and save for … View moreHi everyone! I'm Kylie, a Homed reporter. We're looking for people who have fairly recent, interesting, unique or off-the-wall stories to tell about how they bought their first homes. Did you move away from your home just to find a more affordable property? Did you scrimp and save for years to get a deposit together? Perhaps your family chipped in to help get you on the ladder? Are you older and buying for the first time? Did you choose to move into a home with a friend or another couple to make it more affordable? Please let us know in the comments below, or drop me a line in the messages. Your comments my be used in a story, but we'd also be interested in chatting to you for an exciting project coming up!

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18 days ago

The hydrogen riddle.

David from Glen Eden

Many countries are introducing FCEVs now, initially for heavier trucks and buses, even a railway engine. Introduction of fuel cell heavy trucks in NZ should be welcome. Technology will eventually find a cheap way to produce and handle hydrogen so cars can use it. It's a must do.
We can look … View more
Many countries are introducing FCEVs now, initially for heavier trucks and buses, even a railway engine. Introduction of fuel cell heavy trucks in NZ should be welcome. Technology will eventually find a cheap way to produce and handle hydrogen so cars can use it. It's a must do.
We can look forward to FCEV (cars) and little or no pollution. Dead battery piles, increasing costs, long recharging times, and short driving range will become history. Less dust with better dynamic braking can be arranged, and little reliance on oil too along with lower maintenance. The list goes on. I am quite aware of the "battery brigade" but my bet and hope is for hydrogen, given time. I read a while back that Germany were building FCEV refuelling stations at the rate of one a week! Most major car makers are well into it and the leaders in technology and chemistry are working hard to bring it on. And of course the magic of scale effect, volume, will bring down prices dramatically. Wouldn't it be great if tyres could be better recycled, or done away with while they are dabbling!

18 days ago

Nominate your Nice Neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Do you have a Nice Neighbour in your community that has shone through the shadow of this pandemic?

Has someone offered to pick up supplies for you? Maybe your neighbour rang up to have a friendly chat? Any person that's made your community more neighbourly, nominate them on our … View more
Do you have a Nice Neighbour in your community that has shone through the shadow of this pandemic?

Has someone offered to pick up supplies for you? Maybe your neighbour rang up to have a friendly chat? Any person that's made your community more neighbourly, nominate them on our Nice Neighbour page now!

If selected, your nomination will be published in your community paper with you and your nominee each winning a $25 Prezzy® Card!
Nominate Now!

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18 days ago

Better balance is easy!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. … View more
Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. It’s a technique called dual-tasking and it’s proven to be effective, it’s also fun. Just 10 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home and you can be Nymbl.

Register now to get Nymbl free. Nymbl is brought to you by Live Stronger For Longer and ACC, MOH and HQSC.
Learn more

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22 days ago

Will people EVER learn.

David from Glen Eden

We have cause to worry and worry when justified is a useful normal emotion. New Zealand, and the world, does have the ability to remove the effects of covid-19.
Right now, after initial world acclaimed success we see complacency. It defies common sense. We now see spreading of false claims, … View more
We have cause to worry and worry when justified is a useful normal emotion. New Zealand, and the world, does have the ability to remove the effects of covid-19.
Right now, after initial world acclaimed success we see complacency. It defies common sense. We now see spreading of false claims, premature anti vaccine lunacy, and playing down the seriousness of covid-19. We have people breaking the common sense simple rules and so likely to spread the virus. We are all fed up with it but that's a poor excuse to promote stupidity.
People engaged in spreading false information, claiming bogus qualifications or experience, spreading overseas claptrap, really need locking up. They are a serious danger to keeping covid at bay. With such loose talk and gullible participants on social media there is a much increased chance of spreading the virus. We MUST ignore these charlatans and actively do what is needed wherever possible to silence their stupidity. Covid-19 is not an insignificant virus, it has the capability to kill, to wreck peoples lives of all ages and leave a legacy of ill health even after 'recovery'. Yes, governments have made mistakes, ours has learned from them, our return to normality is hundreds of times more likely if we listen to their professional advice rather than those few dangerous charlatans.
Just take a look at other countries' statistics and the reasons for them. While at it look up the history of vaccines and the billions of lives they have saved. Learn some self discipline, let's fight this virus and regain our freedom.

19 days ago

Get funding for your zero waste idea

The Team from Auckland Council

The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) funds projects from businesses, local iwi, and education and community groups that will divert waste from landfill.
Applications are open from 1–30 September 2020.

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19 days ago

We are open!

Owner from The Village Early learning Centre

The Village Early Learning Centre opening-much anticipated @thevillageelcnz opens in Blockhouse Bay today.
The beauty of The Village can be found in the small details- ambitious vision matched with carefully considered resources which are beautiful, simple, sustainable, playful and furniture … View more
The Village Early Learning Centre opening-much anticipated @thevillageelcnz opens in Blockhouse Bay today.
The beauty of The Village can be found in the small details- ambitious vision matched with carefully considered resources which are beautiful, simple, sustainable, playful and furniture #NZMade carefully created for our kiwi kids!
Book online www.thevillageelc.co.nz... or give us a call on 09-6263511

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19 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 🧠🌸

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of … View more
1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to use our voice to raise awareness for mental health and well-being. Perhaps consider sharing a cuppa with someone you know who could use the support or challenge your family and friends to unplug from social media for the entire month to improve their well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.

This month also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) followed by Mental Health Awareness Week (21 - 27 September).

However you choose to take part, make sure to tag us in your posts + use the following hashtag so we can see how you’re cultivating better mental health for yourself or in your community this month:

#NSNZmentalhealth

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20 days ago

Prime minister and mayor meet to talk about Auckland's recovery

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, The Prime Minister has visited Auckland as the city entered alert level 2.5. Jacinda Ardern met Auckland mayor Phil Goff to discuss Auckland's recovery from the latest level 3 lockdown. The pair wore masks and greeted each other with an elbow bump. Read more about Ardern's … View moreHi neighbours, The Prime Minister has visited Auckland as the city entered alert level 2.5. Jacinda Ardern met Auckland mayor Phil Goff to discuss Auckland's recovery from the latest level 3 lockdown. The pair wore masks and greeted each other with an elbow bump. Read more about Ardern's visit to Auckland below.

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21 days ago

Did you think you needed a coronavirus test?

Denise Piper Reporter from Western Leader

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is angry a confusing message over the weekend appeared to tell everyone in West or South Auckland to get a Covid-19 test, when only those in contact with the current cluster or at high-risk needs one. One woman queued at Massey for 90 minutes before discovering she did… View morePrime Minister Jacinda Ardern is angry a confusing message over the weekend appeared to tell everyone in West or South Auckland to get a Covid-19 test, when only those in contact with the current cluster or at high-risk needs one. One woman queued at Massey for 90 minutes before discovering she did not need a test. Did you see the message, and did you think you needed a test?

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19 days ago

Kid Coat

Lili from Henderson

Used one. Good condition.
Suitable for 2 -3 yrs girl.
Size 120

Pick it up from Henderson. Or free delivery in Auckland on orders over $40
Also, you can get one free item from my free items list if you like it.

Price: $10

22 days ago

Coronavirus: 90-year-old New Lynn man sews free masks for retired neighbours

Caroline Williams Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours. Ever since Auckland moved into alert level 3 on August 12, Allan Warburton has been sewing face masks at the Bupa Glenburn Retirement Village in New Lynn.
The masks are something he could make that could help keep his community safer, he said.
Warburton is an experienced tailor – … View more
Hi neighbours. Ever since Auckland moved into alert level 3 on August 12, Allan Warburton has been sewing face masks at the Bupa Glenburn Retirement Village in New Lynn.
The masks are something he could make that could help keep his community safer, he said.
Warburton is an experienced tailor – he’s been sewing for around 50 years. He sewed his daughters’ dresses when they were young, and when he moved to the retirement village, sewed cloth bags for other residents.
It takes him a day to make one mask: Slow and steady, he said, but it’s also because his eyesight isn’t as good as it was.
“I don’t make it for money, I do it because it’s a hobby. It’s looking at a finished product, how nice it looks and that feeling of satisfaction that I made it.”

21 days ago

Glen Eden man man vows to get footpath fixed on behalf of late friend

Caroline Williams Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours.

Before his death in July, 75-year-old Glen Eden resident Kevin Jones used to take his dog, Tia, for a quick stroll around the block on his mobility scooter, sometimes up to four times a day.

However, Jones’ mood would spiral once they reached a patch of uneven pavement on … View more
Hi neighbours.

Before his death in July, 75-year-old Glen Eden resident Kevin Jones used to take his dog, Tia, for a quick stroll around the block on his mobility scooter, sometimes up to four times a day.

However, Jones’ mood would spiral once they reached a patch of uneven pavement on Glengarry Rd, where half the footpath slopes onto an adjacent driveway.

Jones, who died suddenly at home in July, would have to slow down considerably, lean to one side and put his foot out to prevent his mobility scooter from tipping over. Despite this, he tipped and hurt himself multiple times.

Bruce Mackinnon, whose house the pavement is outside, said he was sad his “dear mate Kevin” had died without seeing the footpath fixed, as he had been really stressed about other people’s safety.

“Kevin may not be here now but I fully intend to get this unsafe footpath fixed for the sake of others."

20 days ago

Respect

David from Glen Eden

This I find truly amazing. That a person in such a position would sink that low. What is more if he behaved that way in China he would soon "disappear". ( I don't think he's Chinese though.)

See
www.stuff.co.nz...
That sort of thing, disrespect, is utterly juvenile and … View more
This I find truly amazing. That a person in such a position would sink that low. What is more if he behaved that way in China he would soon "disappear". ( I don't think he's Chinese though.)

See
www.stuff.co.nz...
That sort of thing, disrespect, is utterly juvenile and needs calling out. It is not politics, not justified and not neighbourly!. From an adult it is indefensible.

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