62 days ago

Coronavirus: 90-year-old New Lynn man sews free masks for retired neighbours

Caroline Williams Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours. Ever since Auckland moved into alert level 3 on August 12, Allan Warburton has been sewing face masks at the Bupa Glenburn Retirement Village in New Lynn.
The masks are something he could make that could help keep his community safer, he said.
Warburton is an experienced tailor – he’s been sewing for around 50 years. He sewed his daughters’ dresses when they were young, and when he moved to the retirement village, sewed cloth bags for other residents.
It takes him a day to make one mask: Slow and steady, he said, but it’s also because his eyesight isn’t as good as it was.
“I don’t make it for money, I do it because it’s a hobby. It’s looking at a finished product, how nice it looks and that feeling of satisfaction that I made it.”

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6 hours ago

Poll: Do you agree with the euthanasia and cannabis referendum preliminary results?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.

We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.

Do you agree with the euthanasia and cannabis referendum preliminary results?
  • 53% Yes
    53% Complete
  • 47% No
    47% Complete
151 votes
1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

2 days ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.