A great weekend of voting in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission!
Congratulations to the following community organisations who reached their funding targets:
French Bay Yacht Club - $14,905
Save Cornwallis Old Wharf - $11,855
Netball Waitakere - $18,505
There is still lots of funding available for community organisations doing some fantastic work in West Auckland. Vote every day at www.milliondollarmission.co.nz...
West Auckland households will now benefit from a new charitable initiative which will see 70,000 first aid kits provided at no cost to all homes in the region from this month. West Auckland households will receive a voucher in the mailbox from February 4 with instructions on where they can be redeemed from for a first aid kit. The comprehensive kits are designed to help treat some of the most common forms of injury and will be donated to the region by ‘The Trusts’ West Auckland at a cost of more than $680,000.
Accidents at home
Trusts CEO Simon Wickham said that while there has been an overhaul to the Health & Safety regulations that cover our place of employment, our home remains the most likely place an accident will occur.“Auckland’s population is around 1.66 million and in the past year, there was a injury claim for every 2.2 people in the region. This is just a measure of the accidents for which a claim was filed. He said that in West Auckland alone last year, there were more than 24,000 ACC claims with over 14,000 of these occurring in a residential dwelling. Included in these injuries were more than 17,000 soft tissue injuries such as sprains and 4800 lacerations.“It is our hope that the offer of a quality first aid kit at no cost will mean thousands of people in the West Auckland region will now be better equipped to deal with an accident if it occurs in their home,” Mr Wickham said.
The number of accident claims in the Auckland region has increased 35% over the past decade, with the cost to treat active claims now approaching $1 billion annually. According to new data from ACC, more than 339,000 claims were received for accidents in Auckland homes last year. Homes are the most likely place to have an accident with almost half (46%) of the more than 740,000 injuries across the region occurring there – significantly ahead of sports & recreation areas, public roads and commercial/industrial workplaces.
Hi neighbours, a light bulb spy camera was found in a rental home in West Auckland. A bridesmaid found the light bulb in the lounge. Since then, she has complained to police and says the group had their privacy violated. What are your thoughts on surveillance cameras? What do you think about this incident? Read the story below!
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I can't tell if this person is just being sarcastic or totally devoid of anything resembling any sort of intelligence.
For a start we have never used any chemicals or pesticides on our lawn except as a kid to kill the Onehunga weed (those prickles that stick in your feet) and that was only rarely. For the last 30 years I've never had to use any at all, I just mowed it, and prior to moving to Auckland I used an old push mower (no engine).
A back yard lawn is great for lying in to read a book, or simply enjoy the fresh air. We used to play soccer, cricket and Logan's Run and the Tomorrow People. We used to play Swing ball and it is a great place for planting fruit trees as well as usually having a good climbing tree as well.
This person, if they are serious is twisted beyond belief. And where else are you gonna be able to put your Slip n Slide. Some people need a good swift kick in the reality backside. (Link Below)