102 days ago

Firefighters rescue kitten from drain in Fairview Heights

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, a wee kitten stuck down a drain was rescued thanks to efforts by the SPCA and firefighters last week. It took more than three hours to retrieve the 7-week-old kitten from the drain, which proved tricky to access due to it sloping beneath the curb. Firefighters couldn't get into the drain, so had to create a platform for the kitten, which was eventually coaxed out with some food. The male kitten is now being cared for by the SPCA where he will be desexed and put up for adoption.

Have you heard of any dramatic animal rescues near you recently? Email me at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Runaway cat, help please

Yi from Hillcrest

Hi dear neighbors, please let me know if you see our cat Ben. We just adopted him from another family last Sunday and kept him home since. He’s doing very well and getting more confident. He’s supposed to get desexed and chipped next week, so no chip with him yet, no name tag as well. He’s not very familiar with his name yet. But he’s super friendly to people, may come towards you for pat. I forgot to close the door this morning 22/04 10:05 when I took my laundry basket outside, just one second, he saw the opportunity and ran across the street. We live at 12 Hillcrest Avenue, call me 0275290258 if you see him. And if you could keep him and I will fetch him anytime. Thank you so much! My son’s devastated.

2 hours ago

ANZAC Day Services

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

After two years, our three local ANZAC Day services are making a welcome return this Sunday 25 April :)
Details of the Birkenhead, Glenfield and Northcote services are below. These services are proudly funded by the Kaipatiki Local Board.

Wreaths: All local groups are welcome to lay a wreath at any of the services. Kaipātiki Local Board members are aware that unfortunately not all groups that usually lay a wreath have been contacted this year, which is an error that we are following up on. Feel free to leave a comment with your group name below and we'll make sure it is added to the list. Please be assured that if your group's name is not called, there will still be an opportunity to lay your wreath.

Birkenhead Anzac Day Parade and Service:
Parade assembly: 9.40am at Mokoia Road between Bowling Club and Colonial Road
Parade commences: 9.50am
Service: 10am at Birkenhead War Memorial Park, Mahara Avenue
Road closure details: Rolling road closure.
Download the programme:

Glenfield Anzac Day Parade and Service:
Parade assembly: 11.20am at intersection of Hall Road and Glenfield Road
Parade commences: After assembly (approx 11.25am)
Service: 11.30am at Glenfield War Memorial Hall, Hall Road
Road closure details: 10am road closed. Rolling road closure in place.
Download the programme:

Northcote Anzac Day Parade and Service:
Parade assembly: 10.30am at Bartley Street off Queen Street (near Bridgeway Theatre)
Parade commences: 10.40am
Service: 10.45am at front of War Memorial Hall, Rodney Road
Road closure details: 10am to 12.30pm on Bartley St (from Queen St to Richmond Ave); Queen St (from Bartley St to Rodney Rd); Rodney Rd (from Queen St to Church St)
Other details: Residents will be able to access homes during closure times except when the parade is moving.
Download the programme:

For information on all other Auckland services, see:

7 hours ago

What's On: North Shore Aglow

Marilyn from Hauraki

Public meeting for women with motivational speaker Aimee Walker, a young mum, retreat leader, writer & ex-pastor. Inspiration & encouragement for 2021. All welcome. Thursday
North Shore Aglow
  • Takapuna Cricket Club