Papatoetoe, Auckland

1 day ago

Kayaker plucked from Manukau Harbour

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to … View more
Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.

They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.

Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.

The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.

Auckland City District Police

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light … View more
Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light rail system connecting the airport to Auckland's central city may finally get off the ground.

But Transport Minister Phil Twyford alluded key decisions are still to be made.

Twyford said in June the governing parties could not agree on a preferred proposal and the future of the project would be decided by the new Government following the election.

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Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?
  • 25.6% Yes
    25.6% Complete
  • 74.4% No
    74.4% Complete
422 votes
6 hours ago

Handyman Services

Annie from Odd Jobs n Repairs

Do you have Odd Jobs or Repairs?

Odd Jobs n Repairs – A small local business in East Auckland that offers a professional efficient, affordable service.

Any small jobs no one else wants to do.

 Fence & deck repairs
 Assembling flatpacks
 Small painting jobs
 Interior … View more
Do you have Odd Jobs or Repairs?

Odd Jobs n Repairs – A small local business in East Auckland that offers a professional efficient, affordable service.

Any small jobs no one else wants to do.

 Fence & deck repairs
 Assembling flatpacks
 Small painting jobs
 Interior repairs, cupboards hinges, draws
 Holes, cracks in walls, and more
 Garage and Shed tidy
 Small rubbish removal
 Repairs to anything

Text or Call 021 285 1153, for chat & quote

7 hours ago

FREE BAZAAR

Lisa from Mangere East

Come down to 56 Mascot Ave, Mangere Saturday 31 November for our FREE BAZAAR 8am til 12pm. If you wish to donate please send me a private message :)

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16 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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16 hours ago

Final days of Stand in Peace: Exploring the New Zealand Wars

The Team from Auckland Museum

Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might … View more
Can you imagine a prison hulk (ship) in Auckland Harbour holding prisoners of war? This was the reality just 156 years ago in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Museum’s narrated experience reflects on the New Zealand Wars and invites you into the dark times in our history, examining what they might mean to us today.

Running at 10.30am daily until this Wednesday 28 October. Tickets are just $10 per person.
Get your ticket now

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16 hours ago

ASB Auckland Marathon road closure information

Auckland Marathon

The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at … View more
The ASB Auckland Marathon is taking place on Sunday 1st of November 2020. There are a number of road closures in place for the event that you should be aware of in your neighbourhood.

To see the road closures locations and times, please visit the our website, or email us at aucklandmarathon@ironman.

Please note the Auckland Harbour Bridge is open, traffic will flow both ways all day. Runners will be on course from 6am – 1pm come on out and support!

If you would like to join the Ryman Volunteer Crew supporting athletes across the event we still have some spots left, if you have a group this can be used as a fundraising opportunity. Email volunteers.aucklandmarathon@ironman.com for more information.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The … View moreKia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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1 day ago

Not receiving circulars or local Courier paper

Yvonne from Papatoetoe

Hi does anyone know who to contact to start receiving again our local paper and local circulars. We stopped receiving them since last lockdown. I am bed bound a lot and enjoy getting all the circulars. Hope you can help. Have a great day. Thanks Yvonne

1 day ago

BMX Racing - Have-a-go day on October 31st

Leanne Carter from Manukau Taniwha BMX Club

There is a fantastic new BMX track in Colin Dale Park at 87 Prices Road in Wiri. We'd love to share it with more members of our community.

BMX racing is a great way to get kids into cycling and getting them confident on their bikes. It is a fun sport the whole family can enjoy. We have riders… View more
There is a fantastic new BMX track in Colin Dale Park at 87 Prices Road in Wiri. We'd love to share it with more members of our community.

BMX racing is a great way to get kids into cycling and getting them confident on their bikes. It is a fun sport the whole family can enjoy. We have riders aged from 4yrs to 50yrs+.

If you want to find out more or give it a try, come along to our Have-a-go day on the 31st of October. There's a link for the Facebook event below.

New riders can also come along at 5pm on any Thursday (October to April) to have a go. For more info go to our website www.taniwhabmx.nz....

Please check our Facebook page @taniwhabmx for cancellations.

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1 day ago

Habit-Building for High School

NumberWorks'nWords Manukau

Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
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Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 … View more
We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Due to the long weekend, the council's kerbside collections will be one day later from 26 – 31 October.

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1 day ago

What's On: Phenomenal Young Women - Riverside

Wesley from Mount Roskill

Aimed at spreading wellbeing and resilience through our beautiful wahine, currently in years 7 - 13? Join us for a free kai and korero every Thursday 3.30 - 5.30pm.
Phenomenal Young Women - Riverside
  • Riverside Community Centre
1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Bakers back SPCA

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland bakers are being called to roll up their sleeves to help vulnerable animals.

The SPCA is appealing for keen cooks to take part in its annual Cupcake Day fundraiser on November 2.

The event has raised nearly $3.2 million over the years, helping tens of thousands of animals that come … View more
Auckland bakers are being called to roll up their sleeves to help vulnerable animals.

The SPCA is appealing for keen cooks to take part in its annual Cupcake Day fundraiser on November 2.

The event has raised nearly $3.2 million over the years, helping tens of thousands of animals that come through SPCA's doors each year in need of care, shelter and veterinary treatment.

Budding chefs are invited to whip up a batch of cupcakes before selling them at work, school and to family and friends.

Last year saw 1092 home bakers and 641 businesses get involved.

SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen said recent events had taken a big bite out of the charity but here was something tangible supporters could do to help.

Funds raised will be used to aid in rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals in need around the country.

Go to www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz... to register.

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