Kelston, Auckland

6 days ago

More nonsense.

David from Glen Eden

ACT Party leader David Seymour said the decision showed the Government had failed in its Covid-19 response. What an obviously incorrect statement or claim. It defies all common sense or understanding.These opposition don't really need to discredit themselves to such degree. Regarding covid-19 … View moreACT Party leader David Seymour said the decision showed the Government had failed in its Covid-19 response. What an obviously incorrect statement or claim. It defies all common sense or understanding.These opposition don't really need to discredit themselves to such degree. Regarding covid-19 this government has failed no one, yet. The only failures are people not complying with the rules and recommendations. Save justified criticism for POLITICAL issues, not covid-19.

8 days ago

Inequality.

David from Glen Eden

My concern for inequality, unfair pay scales, is very much shared. It is in my opinion an ill that needs attention. I was told off recently by a clever person who runs a business, and indeed works hard. I was reminded that everyone had the opportunity to work hard and run a business just like they… View moreMy concern for inequality, unfair pay scales, is very much shared. It is in my opinion an ill that needs attention. I was told off recently by a clever person who runs a business, and indeed works hard. I was reminded that everyone had the opportunity to work hard and run a business just like they did. Well, ok, even if we accept that over simplified response, the drivers, the cleaners, the garbage collectors, all the less skilled not so clever people and those doing the dirty work are still indisputably essential. They should not be under valued. They should be able to pay their way, to feed themselves, to put a roof over their heads and enjoy life without begging. When even qualified people are clearly underpaid something is drastically wrong. We certainly don't endorse communism but our much preferred capitalist system, driven by greed, needs regulating to support common decency and curtail that greed where necessary. No CEO is or was worth eight million a year.
I am sure banks (foreign bar one), our supermarkets, and other large corporations, pay their top people very generously. We pay through the nose for almost everything they sell and that cost covers their wasteful operations as well as their generosity to management. They even pay lawyers to figure out tax evasion! Our so called "economy" surely needs money to circulate, lots of it, the more the better! If people don't have it to spend it can't circulate. And as soon as people have far more money than they need greed drives them to "invest" it . They invest it with people who are hell bent on paying low wages, employing few people, charging high prices for their goods, and in so doing grow the inequality by looking after no one but themselves and those few investors. Forget "trickle down", it's "trickle up", and the other word "competition" which is supposed to be the answer, is really more like "cartel".
There are of course exceptions to every rule. Not all the corporate world are unscrupulous! I am sure we would have a better economy, a happier healthier society, less crime, if we could reduce the gross inequality now prevalent in New Zealand. This is New Zealand and we don't need to be a third world country. So, now put your mask on too.

5 days ago

Inadmissible, a national disgrace.

David from Glen Eden

Words fail. That any New Zealand government, insurance company, any authority, would deliberately swindle people from legitimate claims for earthquake damage is beyond belief. To have this happen in New Zealand is unbelievable. This is the sort of behaviour we see in some of the most corrupt … View moreWords fail. That any New Zealand government, insurance company, any authority, would deliberately swindle people from legitimate claims for earthquake damage is beyond belief. To have this happen in New Zealand is unbelievable. This is the sort of behaviour we see in some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Is it time we stopped kidding ourselves we are any better? It appears that some three thousand people have been underpaid hundreds of millions of dollars, deliberately, and even after nearly ten years no one accepts accountability. As just another legacy of the last government this one has done nothing to restore justice in three years. It seems we have watched a saga of court jousts the results of which are ignored. And we call ourselves "civilised". If people want to get angry about something then that is a more justified trigger than any government efforts to save lives and the economy from covid-19. Christchurch might not be our closest "neighbour" but we can at least show some regard for them. One day it might be us!

5 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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18 days ago

Have Your Say - Making it easier for Aucklanders to collect rainwater

The Team from Auckland Council

We are currently working to make it easier for Aucklanders to install a rainwater tank without a resource consent. If this is something you are interested in:
💧 Have Your Say,
💧 Register to attend our webinar on 7 Sept,
By clicking on 'Read More' below.

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5 days ago

How does your houseplant collection help you?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

For this Nelson collector, houseplants help her cope with health challenges. "It’s been proven that distraction is a really good pain relief and the plants gave me something to focus on and interrupt the pain pathways.”

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6 days ago

Kitchen Cabinetry Free to a good home

Melissa from Avondale

Bits of kitchen cabinetry in the photos below are free to a good home - the built in oven and gas cooktop included (all in good working order).

You'd need to come and remove it by early October.

Sing out if you've any questions.

Free

6 days ago

🎇FREE🎇 Sony Trinitron Colour TV📺

Fiona from Henderson

It is an excellent working TV that we're reluctantly giving away as it's too big for us now.
30 inch screen & comes with remote & manual as well as the required cables to connect to your Freeview decoder.
The TV works well with Freeview, but it doesn't have it in built - you … View more
It is an excellent working TV that we're reluctantly giving away as it's too big for us now.
30 inch screen & comes with remote & manual as well as the required cables to connect to your Freeview decoder.
The TV works well with Freeview, but it doesn't have it in built - you will need the actual freeview decoder/box.
We've been using it right up until Saturday.
It really is a great TV even though it's heavy.
You will need 2 people to lift it
Great for kids room for games etc ...
P.S. It is listed elsewhere - first in first served

Free

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6 days ago

Exam Time

NumberWorks'nWords New Lynn

It's that time of year again! ?

Chat to us about how we can help your child manage exam block.

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6 days ago

KIDS WETSUITS, CLOTHES SHOES BOOKS TOYS SLEEPING BAGS

Lorraine from Henderson

LUGGAGE MARVEL FIGURES TALKING 12 " LOTS OF NERF GUNS, SMIGGLES WATCH, TY TOYS HEAPS OF LABEL CLOTHES NIKE,& Label KIDS SHOES Beautiful Children's clothes HEAPS OF MENS, LADIES,KIDS CLOTHING AND SHOES ALL AS NEW OR NEW TOP LABELS
king single Frozen Duvet & Doll and books AND MORE… View more
LUGGAGE MARVEL FIGURES TALKING 12 " LOTS OF NERF GUNS, SMIGGLES WATCH, TY TOYS HEAPS OF LABEL CLOTHES NIKE,& Label KIDS SHOES Beautiful Children's clothes HEAPS OF MENS, LADIES,KIDS CLOTHING AND SHOES ALL AS NEW OR NEW TOP LABELS
king single Frozen Duvet & Doll and books AND MORE KIDS BOOKS WIMPY KIDS, DAVID WILLIAMS ,TREE HOUSE BOOKS, New blackcaps backpacks x2 Quality Sleeping bags x 4 LINEN HOUSE beautiful duvet cover Queen AND more Duvet covers Queen , King duvet KITCHENWARE BOOKS CLOTHES TOYS CRICKET GEAR MOTORBIKE HELMENT AND GEAR AND MORE 0211224859 MORE than in photos

Negotiable

6 days ago

Ryman Healthcare Online Presentation

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

Join us for an online presentation on Thursday 17 September, 2pm about our history, the Ryman Difference and what's next for Ryman.

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6 days ago

Fighting for freedom?

David from Glen Eden

What does it take for people to learn what works. We have enough examples from all over the world to learn what is best to beat covid-19. To date our success has been one of the best examples of all. But we haven't finished. The anti lock down brigade really need to do some homework and … View moreWhat does it take for people to learn what works. We have enough examples from all over the world to learn what is best to beat covid-19. To date our success has been one of the best examples of all. But we haven't finished. The anti lock down brigade really need to do some homework and appreciate what would happen here if we ended up like USA, India, or the UK and others where infection is still growing and death numbers mounting. Call me scaremongering if you wish, you need to be scared, it is the healthy emotion that drives any real defence.
It will be non compliance with a few simple rules by people who don't care, are selfish, or maybe without sense, that will be to blame if this virus takes off here. Our hospitals are all ready run down, they would be overwhelmed in days. Many hundreds could easily die, many who recover could end up with ongoing poor health and complications. And forget about the economy, our major tourist trade would almost die, far worse than even now. Efforts and sacrifice to date would be wasted, success would turn into disaster.
Wearing a mask is NOT too hard, using tracing facilities is NOT too hard, and the end result of complying will pay dividends.
This virus does not respond to political preferences, it is not, nor should it be a political football. Whenever we are attacked we need to fight for our freedom. We've done it before, well some have! We need to do it NOW.

6 days ago

Warrant of Fitness extensions to expire

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to … View more
Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to know:

- Book a WoF as soon as possible with your local mechanics to avoid delay.

- In a statement, MTA reported that there here may be a higher fail rate with some vehicles not been checked for over 12 months.

- Other documents with temporary extensions: CoFs, regos, vehicle certifications, and driver licenses.

- MTA reports that a total of 1.62 million inspections need to be completed between now and October 31.

For more information on temporary documentation extensions, see the NZTA Website.
Click here for more information on the WoF inspection process.

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6 days ago

Happy Māori Language Week, Aotearoa!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to … View more
Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Want to get involved in Maori Language Week? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Get involved

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12 days ago

Kiwis lose millions to offshore scammers

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Police are warning the public to be vigilant and wary of calls from phone scammers following a rise in complaints recently which have seen some victims lose tens of thousands of dollars.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Corby from the Auckland City Financial Crime Unit said an investigation, named … View more
Police are warning the public to be vigilant and wary of calls from phone scammers following a rise in complaints recently which have seen some victims lose tens of thousands of dollars.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Corby from the Auckland City Financial Crime Unit said an investigation, named Operation Hyattsville, is looking into more than 20 complaints from victims who have lost money in the past couple of months to phone scammers operating overseas.

One of these victims, 80-year-old Auckland City resident Marion, was conned by the scammers in a video posted today on the Auckland City District Police Facebook page.

Marion had $10,000 taken from her account after a caller convinced her that there was an urgent issue with her Spark account and they needed to access her computer remotely to fix the issue.

The convincing scammer asked Marion to download the Teamviewer application which allowed them to access her computer before asking for her banking details.

Fortunately, Marion’s bank got in touch after noticing suspicious banking activity and the money was able to be recovered.

Detective Sergeant Corby said unfortunately in most instances the victims are not as lucky as Marion, with several million dollars lost by Kiwis to these offshore scammers in the past few months alone.

“We are not talking about small amounts of money. On average, each victim has lost around $30,000 and these losses are absolutely devastating for our victims,” he said.

“Phone scams are nothing new, however we are concerned after seeing a growing trend of cases recently where victims have been conned over the phone.”

Corby said if you think you are a victim of a phone scam, you need to act fast and notify your bank immediately.

“There is a simple way to stop yourself from being a victim. Do not give your personal banking information out over the phone and do not allow the person over the phone to access your computer,” he said.

“There is no legitimate reason that a company will need to access your computer remotely. Do not download any application which allows them to access it.

A similar investigation by the Auckland Financial Crime Unit last year, Operation Deadwood, resulted in Police charging 18 people for money laundering offences after hundreds of phone scam victims lost more than $2.5 million.

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