New Lynn, Auckland

30 days ago

Indian restaurant chain Satya will be offering FREE meals on Christmas Day at all five Auckland branches.

Brian from New Lynn

Owners Swamy Akuthota and his wife Padmaja offer the meals to homeless people, stranded tourists and other people who need help. "There are no strings attached. We don't charge anything," their son, Samrudh Akuthota, adding homeless people are "insanely gracious". … View moreOwners Swamy Akuthota and his wife Padmaja offer the meals to homeless people, stranded tourists and other people who need help. "There are no strings attached. We don't charge anything," their son, Samrudh Akuthota, adding homeless people are "insanely gracious". "People who have a tough year and feel shy, we would love to have them along." The couple first opened Satya on Hobson street, next to the City Mission. The restaurants can now be found in Mt Eden, Great North Road, Sandringham Rd, Karangahape Rd and Ponsonby. The pair began offering the homeless free meals on Christmas Day during the 2011 recession and it has since become an annual event. The food offered includes butter chicken, chickpea curry, papadam, lamb rogan josh, rice, paratha bread, yogurt raitha dip and tamarind chutney.
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23 days ago

Womans Black Shorts

Gloria from Glen Eden

Emerson brand. Size 14.

Price: $10

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23 days ago

Cotton On Body 3/4 Tights

Gloria from Glen Eden

Never been worn. Still has its tags. Size M.

Price: $25

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23 days ago

Kitchen Storage Set

Gloria from Glen Eden

Never been opened.

Price: $30

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23 days ago

BOXING DAY BARGAINS!!!!!!!! Some copper wire rings I just made, and STILL more clothes on my link. =D

Sharon from Te Atatu South

The rings are $5 each. =D Send me a private message if you want to buy any, and let me know which one(s) you want. =D
Second-hand clothing bargains:
www.trademe.co.nz...

Price: $5

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23 days ago

Get Your Finances in Order for 2020

Mary from Blockhouse Bay

Henderson Budget Service Inc is at Glen Eden Citizen Advice Bureau every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
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Henderson Budget Service Inc provides FREE budgeting advice that is confidential and non-judgmental and provides FREE assistance with:
• Kiwisaver Hardship Applications
• Insolvency … View more
Henderson Budget Service Inc is at Glen Eden Citizen Advice Bureau every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
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Henderson Budget Service Inc provides FREE budgeting advice that is confidential and non-judgmental and provides FREE assistance with:
• Kiwisaver Hardship Applications
• Insolvency Procedures
• Water Utility Consumer Assistance
• Debt consolidation Information
• Education Literacy in Schools and Training Facilities
• Advocacy
• Financial Goals
• Household budgets
• Financial Hardship
• Group Training

When: Tuesday and Thursdays
Time: 1-3pm
Location: 12 Glendale Road, Glen Eden

Call Miriam on 09 8188634 to book an appointment

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23 days ago

Get your Finances in Order for 2020

Mary from Blockhouse Bay

Henderson Budget Service Inc runs a clinic at Waitakere Winz every Thursday

Henderson Budget Service Inc provides FREE budgeting advice that is confidential and non-judgemental and provides FREE assistance with



• Kiwisaver Hardship Applications
• Insolvency Procedures
• Water Utility … View more
Henderson Budget Service Inc runs a clinic at Waitakere Winz every Thursday

Henderson Budget Service Inc provides FREE budgeting advice that is confidential and non-judgemental and provides FREE assistance with



• Kiwisaver Hardship Applications
• Insolvency Procedures
• Water Utility Consumer Assistance
• Debt consolidation Information
• Education Literacy in Schools and Training Facilities
• Advocacy
• Financial Goals
• Household budgets
• Financial Hardship
• Group Training

When: Thursdays
Time: 1-4pm
Location: 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson
Call 09 836 4141 to book an appointment

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24 days ago

Extraordinary outpouring of generosity': Auckland City Mission dishes up 1600 free Christmas lunches

Brian from New Lynn

The hungry, the homeless, the elderly and those who just wanted some company descended on the Cloud on Auckland's waterfront today for some delicious festive food at the Auckland City Mission's Christmas lunch. The 1600-plus guests were greeted with a warm "Merry Christmas" from… View moreThe hungry, the homeless, the elderly and those who just wanted some company descended on the Cloud on Auckland's waterfront today for some delicious festive food at the Auckland City Mission's Christmas lunch. The 1600-plus guests were greeted with a warm "Merry Christmas" from one of the hundreds of volunteers, before finding seats at tables laden with Christmas crackers, juice, tubs of chocolate, takeaway vouchers and cookies.
Christmas carols and UB40 hits entertained the masses until the food arrived - a spread of ham, chicken and roast potatoes with jelly and ice cream for dessert. In the back rooms, Santa's helpers wrapped hundreds of presents while down the road at Spark Arena volunteers had been cooking lunch since 6am - prepping some 300kg of ham, 1600 chicken drumsticks and 300kg of potatoes. The venue was full to capacity and volunteers were trying to squeeze in those who turned up without tickets. As the band struck up a pre-lunch version of "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" the crowd began singing and some began waving their arms in the air. Muriel Kett was one of those who came for the company and the atmosphere - it's her first Christmas without husband Fredrick after he died in July, aged 89. She had expected to spend Christmas alone - but realised it was a great chance to come and visit the Auckland City Mission lunch. "I thought it would be nice to come down here, I'd always wanted to be here so I thought, this is the time."
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24 days ago

Ōtara street sparkles for Christmas: 'Everyone is welcome here'

Brian from New Lynn

Auckland's famous Franklin Road Christmas lights have some stiff competition this year, in the form of Cooper Crescent in Ōtara. Throughout the past month, the light display has attracted more than 10,000 people to the small South Auckland street and that is only set to grow. Project manager … View moreAuckland's famous Franklin Road Christmas lights have some stiff competition this year, in the form of Cooper Crescent in Ōtara. Throughout the past month, the light display has attracted more than 10,000 people to the small South Auckland street and that is only set to grow. Project manager Terry Nelson said that when the lights first went up in 2017 no one expected it to become this big. "One of our reasons for running it was for the children around here because they can't get to the Karaka lights and the Franklin lights..." What set Cooper Crescent apart from the rest, said Terry, was the community vibe that radiated from every house. Neighbors and residents were selling hearty Pacific and Māori meals, performing music, face paint and even fire dance. Most of the lights were DIY and low budget, but that only made them more awesome, he said. "The neighbours are just making do with whatever lights they have, and they come up with the best designs that anyone can come up with." One local resident even went so far as to make a Bethlehem set, with their children playing the roles of Mary and Joseph.
"It's a really beautiful community and that's what we wanted to show was that like, man, our streets are safe, Ōtara is safe and that everyone is welcome here. "People have a negative stigma about Ōtara, but when you come here and you walk onto the street, you'll feel it. "The street was already well past capacity this year, said Terry, which was exciting, if not a little daunting and hectic. Terry's wife, Swanie, was also a key player in bringing the lights to life. She said the lights went up in the second week of December and would stay on until the first week of January. Terry said one of the best parts of the lights was the theme nights, where people could experience pacific and Māori culture. Swanie said there were also photobooths along the street, many of which were upcycled from household items as part of a waste minimisation scheme.
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24 days ago
24 days ago

Wishing you a very merry Christmas! 🌟

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Neighbourly Team wishes you a very merry Christmas! 🎄 Enjoy your day and all those around you. Holidays can be a lonely time so if you can, check on your neighbours this festive season!🌟

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