Mangere East, Auckland

39 minutes ago

Private Tennis Lessons

Amit from Papatoetoe

Hi Team,
If anyone is looking to stay active this winter season and would like to take up tennis or get some extra lessons if you currently play, please contact me on acekumar34@gmail.com for coaching lessons. I'm currently based at the Sunnyside Tennis Club on York Rd in Papatoetoe.
Warm … View more
Hi Team,
If anyone is looking to stay active this winter season and would like to take up tennis or get some extra lessons if you currently play, please contact me on acekumar34@gmail.com for coaching lessons. I'm currently based at the Sunnyside Tennis Club on York Rd in Papatoetoe.
Warm Regards
Amit Kumar

4 days ago

Poll: Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine… View more
Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine increase, a Stuff visual journalist captured numerous people using their phones while driving, including a woman who appeared to be on a video call while passing through an intersection, a man speaking on the phone and numerous people texting or looking at their phone.

Last year, police issued more than 40,000 infringement notices for the offence.

A driver for Dingo Groundworx NZ was captured using their phone while driving a truck along Williamson Ave, in Ponsonby.

Owner Cameron Hadley told Stuff all employees were very aware they should not be using their phones while driving.

He said he would be raising the issue in a staff meeting.

AA road safety spokesman Dylan Thomsen told Stuff he wasn’t surprised to hear about the woman video calling while driving.

While AA supports the Government’s fine increase, Thomsen said it wasn’t going to solve the problem.

“People just can’t resist the temptation if they hear their phone go off ... it’s not something you do by accident.”

“A lot of people use their phone behind the wheel and don’t do other risky things.”

He hopes as there are further advancements in technology, phone companies can have default “do not disturb” modes that activate as soon as drivers start moving in their car.

“Until we change the mindset it will be hard with enforcement alone, people don’t appreciate the risks until it’s too late,” Thomsen said.

To see video footage, go here:

www.stuff.co.nz...

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?
  • 90.5% Yes
    90.5% Complete
  • 7.8% No
    7.8% Complete
  • 1.7% Unsure- it's too complex
    1.7% Complete
1708 votes
1 day ago

I'm looking for mobile coffee vender

Joanne from Papatoetoe

Hi there - I'm running a charity event for women in Manukau on 29th May 8am-3:30pm. I would love to have a coffee vendor parked in front of the venue to sell coffee:) Let me know if you are interested. Event will be around 100 guests. Joanne at Hagar NZ 022 043 8091 thank you!

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1 day ago

Road improvements

Derek from Papatoetoe

Probably even more crashes then this I been in Park Ave sevens September 2010 and there has. Been 19 accidents in this street and probably over half are not reported

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16 hours ago

What's On: Al-Anon Family Groups

Pauline from Totara Heights

Are you troubled by someone's drinking. We can help. We meet every Friday. If front door unattended please call the phone number on door and someone will let you in.
Al-Anon Family Groups
  • Friendship House
2 days ago

Petition to reduce places that sell tobacco

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

We want to encourage our communities to support the Cancer Society’s petition requesting legislation that significantly reduces the number of places that can sell tobacco. Tobacco is the most harmful consumer product in history. It kills about 13 New Zealanders every day. Yet tobacco can be sold … View moreWe want to encourage our communities to support the Cancer Society’s petition requesting legislation that significantly reduces the number of places that can sell tobacco. Tobacco is the most harmful consumer product in history. It kills about 13 New Zealanders every day. Yet tobacco can be sold anywhere and by anyone. Even though it’s an R18 product, it’s sold with everyday grocery items in over 6,000 places where children often go. Significantly reducing the number of places selling tobacco will prevent people from starting smoking in the first place, support people to quit, and help reach our goal to make Aotearoa Smokefree by 2025. Please consider signing this very important petition: tinyurl.com...

If you would like help to quit smoking, please contact our Living Smokefree Service, Phone: 0800 569 568, Email: smokefree@middlemore.co.nz

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1 day ago

Solar Flood Lights

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our website for more information!

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1 day ago

Engaging Priority Families

Faye from Mangere

Hi All,
STRIVE Community Trust has a service to help support families with 3-4 year old that are not enrol into Early Childhood Education.
If you have children/grandchildren and would like to know more about our service feel free to email Faye.s@strive.org.nz or text/call 021984715

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1 day ago

Mother’s Day

The Team from Auckland Council

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. OurAuckland has some great ideas for things to do with your mother this weekend: bit.ly...

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2 days ago

Poll: Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?

Beds 4 U - Onehunga

Choose an option below, or if not listed in the options then comment below what your routine is before going to bed to get a good night's sleep!

Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?
  • 27.4% Listen to soothing music
    27.4% Complete
  • 59.3% Read a book
    59.3% Complete
  • 6.7% Meditate
    6.7% Complete
  • 6.7% Have a cup of chamomile tea
    6.7% Complete
135 votes
1 day ago
2 days ago

We Say/You Say: Queen Street

The Team from Community News

Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and … View more
Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and with bus priority in the evening peak.

Some have expressed their concerns for the project including a group of businesses and landlords calling itself Save Queen. The group applied for an interim injunction to halt the council's planned Queen St upgrade and a High Court Judge will decide whether to approve the injunction later today.

Should the upgrade go even further and ban passenger vehicles altogether? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment used in your local community paper.

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1 day ago

What's On: Papatoetoe Garden & Floral Art

Barbara from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Informative night with a fun -filled group of keen gardeners and floral designers. Cut flower, floral art entries, sales table & supper. New members & visitors welcome. Ph Glenis 2787853
Papatoetoe Garden & Floral Art
  • Wesley Methodist Church Hall
1 day ago

Looking for your dream home?

Chris Kentsley Reporter from Homed - Southern Homes

Have a look in this week's Southern Homes for your next dream home.

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