28 days ago

One man's special volunteer job at Auckland Airport

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Meet the man who has considered Auckland Airport his second home for over 20 years.

Twice a week, 86-year-old Les Featherstone takes a taxi to the International Terminal where he volunteers for four-and-a-half hours as an airport ambassador, or Bluecoat.

Twenty-four years is a long time to hold down one job, especially as a volunteer, but Featherstone says signing up was the best thing he's ever done.

In recent times, the airport has taken on a new meaning for him following the death of his wife last month.

Do you plan to volunteer once you retire? What would be your dream role?

To read more, click here.

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20 minutes ago

Treat yourself by treating Dad - Win*

Reporter Sunday Star Times

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From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year subscription and you’ll go in the draw to WIN* a brand new 65” Sony Bravia OLED TV, worth $7,499.

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20 minutes ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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5 hours ago

Scissorhounds Dog and Cat Grooming

Angelo Antalan from Scissorhounds dog and cat grooming

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Offering exceptional dog and cat grooming, honed by years of NZ and overseas experiences, and cemented by intense and true passion for animals. Situated at the crossroads of Mission Bay, Kohimarama and St. Heliers, our salon is clean, airy, and fully functional to serve our discerning clientelle.
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301B Kepa Rd, Mission Bay Auckland City, Auckland 1071
we are at the back of the building by the alley way kohimarama dentist
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