Kelston, Auckland

12 days ago

What's On: Matakana Hall Market

Lynda from Manly

See a wide range of interesting collectibles and vintage items. Designer clothing Locally made beautiful art and crafts. Always something unique at this community event enquiries welcome. ph 0272522194.
Matakana Hall Market
  • Matakana Hall
12 days ago

Auckland can build rockets - so why can't it afford Santa?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Love him or hate him, downtown Auckland's (and briefly Manukau's) 5-storey Santa appears doomed because of cost, after nearly 60 years. Should he be saved, and by whom? Read the story below:

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12 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 80.6% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    80.6% Complete
  • 14.1% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    14.1% Complete
  • 5.4% I don’t have an opinion
    5.4% Complete
1364 votes
12 days ago

After Armistice: dealing with the effects of war

The Team from Auckland Museum

As we commemorate the 101st Armistice Day, it's timely that we reflect on the aftermath of the First World War; not only the massive scale of loss, but also the ongoing suffering experienced by those who returned from the first industrialised war.

Arriving in back in Wellington, Colonel Evans… View more
As we commemorate the 101st Armistice Day, it's timely that we reflect on the aftermath of the First World War; not only the massive scale of loss, but also the ongoing suffering experienced by those who returned from the first industrialised war.

Arriving in back in Wellington, Colonel Evans pointedly reminded the soldiers of those left behind: “Remember,” he said, “When you go ashore you are not heroes. The heroes lie in France”. Having lost their comrades in the thousands, the soldiers hardly needed to be reminded of their 'luck' in making it through. Yet for those who survived, the physical and mental toll of the war was immense and for many unspeakable. Each service person confronted the psychological and emotional impact of a war unprecedented in its violence in their own personal way.

One soldier who suffered through his war service was Private Ivor Norman (Norm) Fleet 31249. A bushman who enlisted in Taumarunui, Fleet fought with the Wellington Infantry Regiment and received gunshot wounds to both legs during a clean-up operation at Bellevue Spur on 22 October 1917. His right leg was later amputated and he eventually returned to New Zealand where simply carried on with his life, marrying Elsie Petley in 1928, building his own house and forging a long and productive career. Norm rarely spoke of the war and relatives only recall seeing him in tears as his nephews left for the Second World War; a small clue to the pain that returned servicemen held inside. Like Norm, millions suffered silently in the aftermath. Today we honour their service and acknowledge the immeasurable suffering that came from it.

Lest we forget.

Find out more about Armistice Day and the Museum's collections here. www.aucklandmuseum.com...

12 days ago

We've got some big news!

Stuff Fibre

A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best … View more
A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best Broadband Innovation and the People’s Choice Award.

Not yet a customer? Nows a great time to join a winning team >> https://stuff-fibre.co.nz/
Find out more

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12 days ago

Playgroup

Dorothy from Glen Eden

Music Action Play - - Sturges West Community house. Summerland Dr, Thursday - 10-11:30 $5 includes kids and parent morning tea. See poster below and please pass on.

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13 days ago

139cc lawn mower

Alex Neighbourly Lead from Henderson

Listing on behalf:
Still under warranty(8 more months)
Comes with Castrol oil and tools.
Receipt is also available so that you can claim warranty if anything goes wrong. Can deliver locally for a small fee
Selling as he is going overseas

Negotiable

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14 days ago

URGENT! The government is seeking to rush through new terrorism legislation in FOUR days

Blanche from Titirangi

The government is seeking to rush through new terrorism legislation - they have given just FOUR days for the public to make submissions (due Sunday, 10 November!). This rushed process is a serious violation of the democratic process, and the law is unnecessary.

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MAKE A SUBMISSION
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The government is seeking to rush through new terrorism legislation - they have given just FOUR days for the public to make submissions (due Sunday, 10 November!). This rushed process is a serious violation of the democratic process, and the law is unnecessary.

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MAKE A SUBMISSION

We are encouraging people to make a brief submission to Parliament opposing the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill for the following reasons

Here are some points you can make in your submission:

The government is rushing through legislation, curtailing public input into legislation that severely restricts human rights including right to freedom of movement and fair trial rights. This is an unacceptable process in a free and democratic country.
The government says control orders are necessary because the existing Terrorism Suppression Act (TSA) may be unable to secure a prosecution. The government was told 11 years ago that the TSA needed significant changes. Thus far, neither a Labour nor National-party led government has sought to address this. Now it is rushing through legislation to fix a hole that they haven’t bothered about for more than a decade.
If a relevant person is engaged in criminal activity or poses a risk to New Zealanders then-existing criminal law (for threats or acts of violence) is sufficient to prosecute them. Imposing preventative punishment on someone (such as a curfew) based on what they might do runs contrary to our justice system.
The Terrorism Suppression Act already states that any person who joins a designated terrorist organisation is liable on conviction to imprisonment for up to 14 years. Such a person need not have committed any terrorism offences - membership in and of itself is sufficient.
The government is allowing the use of secret evidence, and although it says it will assign a lawyer to look at that evidence, it still means a person may have no way of knowing what the claims against them actually are or who is making them.
The basis of terrorism designations is not neutral or objective: designations are political by their very nature - one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter so to speak. Would Nelson Mandela have been subject to a control order in his time? In some cases, New Zealand’s designations are based on politically-biased source material.
It isn’t clear how much “risk” a person must pose in order to be subject to a control order.


I encourage you to follow the link and make a short submission to show the government the voting public want fair and open government with proper consultation, four days is not appropriate for law making on such an important topic!


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13 days ago

🌸🌺FREE GERANIUM CLIPPINGS🌺🌸

Fiona from Henderson

Yes, I have more and the colour available is shown in the photo below.
They are currently on the driveway waiting for you to pick them up.
These do go quickly but please, only respond if you are genuinely going to turn up.

Free

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13 days ago

Something fishy going on here🐟🐟

Fiona from Henderson

Now this is freaky. A fish with a 'human face'
This looks like someone I know and also someone I used to know.
If this is reincarnation, then I think I'll pass.
May be caused by all the toxic chemicals and rubbish that's in the water or maybe this is indeed a freak of nature. … View more
Now this is freaky. A fish with a 'human face'
This looks like someone I know and also someone I used to know.
If this is reincarnation, then I think I'll pass.
May be caused by all the toxic chemicals and rubbish that's in the water or maybe this is indeed a freak of nature. www.msn.com...

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13 days ago

God's Master Plan #8 Today 6.45pm

Christadelphians New Lynn

FREE 8 Week Bible SEMINAR In Your Area
‘There must be more for me to learn about the Bible story and that can involve my family?’
We agree. The Gospel Message, is usually only heard at Christmas and Easter but it can be the truth about life & death - yours.
Join us as we explain the Key … View more
FREE 8 Week Bible SEMINAR In Your Area
‘There must be more for me to learn about the Bible story and that can involve my family?’
We agree. The Gospel Message, is usually only heard at Christmas and Easter but it can be the truth about life & death - yours.
Join us as we explain the Key to God’s Master Plan and the Gospel Message of living for ever. Free Study Book for you to keep. Bring this Invite with you. Registrations: 6.45pm
‘Learning God’s Master Plan Seminar ’

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13 days ago

What's On: Have-a-Go at Croquet - Henderson

Pauline from West Harbour

Have a go at croquet, a timeless game for young and old. 2-4pm at Henderson Croquet Club next to Westwave. Flat shoes required.
Have-a-Go at Croquet - Henderson
  • Henderson Croquet Club
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13 days ago

What's On: Meditate in Titirangi

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn how to improve the quality of your life with Buddhist wisdom, through meditation. $15 Every Tuesday www.meditateinauckland.org Everyone welcome, no experience necessary
Meditate in Titirangi
  • Lopdell House
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