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6 days ago

Are you a first home buyer?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hello!
Are you a first home buyer? Is your mortgage going up and up with rising interest rates and you’re now struggling to make ends meet? Have you lost the ability to save any extra cash?

We’re reaching out from the Tova show, the flagship weekly politics podcast on Stuff, as we prepare… View more
Hello!
Are you a first home buyer? Is your mortgage going up and up with rising interest rates and you’re now struggling to make ends meet? Have you lost the ability to save any extra cash?

We’re reaching out from the Tova show, the flagship weekly politics podcast on Stuff, as we prepare a special episode on the interest rate crunch and how it’s affecting Kiwis - we’d love to hear your stories.

Please comment below if you would like to share your story, or email tova@stuff.co.nz. We give you our commitment to treat your experience with sensitivity and care.

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4 hours ago

Ashburton carpark do-up U-turn

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

Tinwald businesses which have only just seen the end of a sea of road cones have told Ashburton's council they don't want to see the orange markers return.

The shops along State Highway 1 had road cones from July until last month while … View more
By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

Tinwald businesses which have only just seen the end of a sea of road cones have told Ashburton's council they don't want to see the orange markers return.

The shops along State Highway 1 had road cones from July until last month while traffic signals were installed for the Tinwald corridor improvement project.

The Ashburton District Council had then planned to come in and resurface the main Tinwald car park.

Infrastructure and open spaces group manager Neil McCann said work has been deferred following some objections.

“We reached out to shop owners in the Tinwald shopping centre, and they said they would like a breather after the disruption caused by NZTA’s Tinwald traffic light installation and corridor improvements.

“We will check in with shop owners again to determine an appropriate time to commence the upgrade.”

Roading manager Mark Chamberlain said the resurfacing will wait “until there is a bit less going on, and maybe look at when it really needs the work”.

“I think it needs it now, but they are happy with just pothole patching and things like that.”

With the Tinwald carpark project being deferred, the $100,000 assigned to it will be used for another project on the council's list.

“We’ve brought forward the installation of around 200m of new footpath, and kerb and channel on Tinwald Westerfield Rd, from Lagmhor Rd to Tarbottons Rd,” McCann said.

“This section was in the original list approved but was left out of the contract because the estimated cost was more than the available budget.”


Another key project on the list is replacing the kerb and channel at the Ashburton Domain along Walnut Ave between SH1 and Oak Grove.
The only issue is the timing.

Councillors had previously raised concerns about the height and depth of the existing kerb and channel but mayor Neil Brown had noted the height was a deterrent to people being able to drive into the domain.

The current kerb height, about 50mm higher than the standard, WAs similar to the proposed replacement but has a dish channel rather than the proposed flat channel, which made it less accessible, McCann said.

But there is a potential timing issue, as the work could clash with the council’s major event in the domain.

The Glow in the Park light festival will be held in the domain at Kings Birthday weekend this year with thousands expected to attend over the three days.

The work did not have a scheduled start time yet, McCann said,

“It will be programmed and managed so that access and parking for Glow in the Park will not be adversely affected.”

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1 day ago

The Golden Ass heading to Circa!

Circa Theatre

Michael Hurst brings a glorious dose of masterful storytelling to Circa Theatre with his latest show The Golden Ass from 20 April!

Coming at you full force via ancient Rome, this free-wheeling adaptation is laugh-out-loud funny and subversively philosophical.

The original, written almost … View more
Michael Hurst brings a glorious dose of masterful storytelling to Circa Theatre with his latest show The Golden Ass from 20 April!

Coming at you full force via ancient Rome, this free-wheeling adaptation is laugh-out-loud funny and subversively philosophical.

The original, written almost 2,000 years ago by Apuleius, is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety. In this riotous adaptation Hurst takes his audience on a wild ride, bringing a fresh and funny take on this fantastical, hilarious and sometimes terrifying tale.

The Golden Ass is a tale of epic proportions, and a powerful plea for empathy in a world gone mad. 

“riveting, salacious and very funny.” – Stuff
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1 day ago

Crafty Cows Market !!!

Picklelicious NZ

Come and visit our Foodtruck for some South African Cuisine at the Crafty Cows Market on Sunday 14th April 10am - 1pm

✅Lamb 🍞Bunny Chow + carrot salad🥕
✅Lamb Curry & Rice + carrot salad
✅Vetkoek & Beef Curried Mince
✅Beans Bunny Chow + carrot salad

NB We serve our … View more
Come and visit our Foodtruck for some South African Cuisine at the Crafty Cows Market on Sunday 14th April 10am - 1pm

✅Lamb 🍞Bunny Chow + carrot salad🥕
✅Lamb Curry & Rice + carrot salad
✅Vetkoek & Beef Curried Mince
✅Beans Bunny Chow + carrot salad

NB We serve our Bunny Chows deconstructed on request .
Call or Text us on 027 6235000 for any preorders
Learn more

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8 days ago

Poll: Would you pay more to scrap card surcharges?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are used to tapping our card to pay in stores, but we are now having to decide whether to swipe it, insert it or use paywave depending on credit card surcharges. It can all be a bit tiring!

Would you rather that a retailer's card surcharges were just built into the cost of the items … View more
We are used to tapping our card to pay in stores, but we are now having to decide whether to swipe it, insert it or use paywave depending on credit card surcharges. It can all be a bit tiring!

Would you rather that a retailer's card surcharges were just built into the cost of the items themselves? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the We Say You Say column of your local paper.

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Would you pay more to scrap card surcharges?
  • 16.6% Yes
    16.6% Complete
  • 80.8% No
    80.8% Complete
  • 2.6% Other - I'll share below
    2.6% Complete
2581 votes
2 days ago

Wet and Windy

Ben Masters from Jones Road Productions

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions outside we hve had to cancel filming today. #bringbacksummer

jonesroadproductions.com...

2 days ago

Make your own plant support

The Team from Resene ColorShop Takapuna

Create this stylish plant support using a few garden stakes and Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain. Find out how to create your own with these easy instructions.

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3 days ago

Mates always talking footy?

Canterbury Rugby

At Canterbury Rugby, we’re putting our money where your mouth is!

Refer a friend that becomes a registered referee, and you’ll each score ONE HUNDRED BUCKS!

Head to the link below and start REF… erring your mates.

Because the game you love needs you and your mate!
Put them to the test

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3 days ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Caster Bay

Kowhai from Birkdale

This FREE composting workshop offers an introduction to composting with the three most common composting systems; Bokashi buckets, traditional cold compost bins, and worm farms. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-castor-bay-2/
Composting Workshop Caster Bay
  • Kennedy Park Observation Post
4 days ago

Cash for your wrecked and water damaged car!

AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
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3 days ago

Kiwis are finding best deals possible

The Team from NZ Compare

Discover how Kiwis are ditching the 'lazy loyalty tax' and saving money with this tool! Learn more in Stuff's article about finding better deals and paying less.

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4 days ago

"Finance Made Fun and Easy!"

The Team from Fraser ACE Adult Community Education

Fraser Adult Community Education's Accounting for Non-Accountants course is a game-changer for finance novices. Whether you're clueless about balance sheets or intimidated by income statements, this course has your back. Dive into the world of numbers without fear, as friendly instructors… View moreFraser Adult Community Education's Accounting for Non-Accountants course is a game-changer for finance novices. Whether you're clueless about balance sheets or intimidated by income statements, this course has your back. Dive into the world of numbers without fear, as friendly instructors simplify complex concepts into bite-sized pieces.
From budgeting basics to deciphering financial jargon, you'll gain practical skills applicable in both personal and professional spheres. No prior accounting knowledge required – just bring your curiosity and willingness to learn. Join this engaging journey and empower yourself with the financial know-how to navigate the money maze with confidence.
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3 days ago

Twinning with Mum! ❤

Sheepskin Factory Shop from The Sheepskin Factory

Shop early for Mother's Day!
Ensure your gifts reach mum on time by ordering ahead!
Beat the shipping rush and make her day extra special.

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4 days ago

Home and Garden Show 19 - 21April!

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the Taranaki Home and Garden Show on the 19th - 21st of April at TSB Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Entry Voucher

Enjoy over 130 exhibitors showcasing Kitchens, builders, renovators, pools and spas, flooring, … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the Taranaki Home and Garden Show on the 19th - 21st of April at TSB Stadium. Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Entry Voucher

Enjoy over 130 exhibitors showcasing Kitchens, builders, renovators, pools and spas, flooring, heating & cooling, Home Maintenance, lifestyle products, artisan goods and more. Make the most of exclusive Show specials, giveaways, expert advice plus check out exquisite paintings and captivating sculptures with The Collaboration Taranaki Art Show on the mezzanine floor!

Save the date in your diaries:19th to 21st of April

Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
TSB Stadium, 1 Rogan Street, New Plymouth
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free

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3 days ago

Driving Connection

Ben Masters from Jones Road Productions

Storytelling is a fluid mix of art and science. Create resonance with your audience, understand what drives them and you will harness the power of video production.

jonesroadproductions.com...

4 days ago

Wellington, get behind your city’s team!

Wellington Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix are in the fight to the top! Your Phoenix Men need your help in the stands this Friday 12th April as they look to continue their charge for their first ever A-League Men Premiers title!

Join us in the stands and support your Phoenix Men as they take on Melbourne Victory! … View more
The Wellington Phoenix are in the fight to the top! Your Phoenix Men need your help in the stands this Friday 12th April as they look to continue their charge for their first ever A-League Men Premiers title!

Join us in the stands and support your Phoenix Men as they take on Melbourne Victory! Get your tickets here.

Got your tickets? Thanks to Gazley MG, you could win a brand new MG3 during half time. Check it out here. Up for the challenge? Register now for your shot at winning! Enter details here.
Get your tickets here

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3 days ago

Scammers posing as Police officers

The Team from New Zealand Police

Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a … View more
Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a particular department, tell you that you have been a victim of fraud or scam, and begin to try and obtain further financial information from you. This is a scam.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton, from Auckland City’s Financial Crime Unit, says there have been at least a dozen reports made to Police, and these scam calls are largely being made to landlines. “While Police do not have accurate numbers of how many of these scam calls have been received, it is important that the public are aware,” he says. “Police will make some enquiries into these calls, but our experience has shown that often phone-based scammers will be operating from overseas. “We appreciate the vigilance of those who have contact Police so far, as this will help us to make others in the community aware.”

Unfortunately, scams can take many different forms and target victims on different platforms, Detective Senior Sergeant Bolton says. “Scammers are opportunistic and thrive off your trust and good-will. If you receive a call of this nature, do not hand over any personal details.”
New Zealand Police will never contact people seeking their banking details, card numbers, pin numbers or passwords. There are instances where legitimate Police officers will contact you as part of their duties. Police ask that the public remain vigilant.

𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿:
➡️Police will never ask for details about your bank cards, pin numbers or passwords over the phone.
➡️Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, or is too good to be true, it probably is.
➡️If you are uncertain, ask for the officer’s details. Hang up, contact 105 and request the officer to contact you.
➡️Police aren’t in the business of offering prize money.

If you are in the unfortunate position of being a victim of a scam, please report the matter to Police.
Take the chance to upskill yourself on scam awareness, check for further information on the NetSafe website.

𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗺:
Police are also aware of an email scam that has re-emerged, that claims to be authorities from Police and other justice sector partners. This scam has been subject of previous advisories. We continue to advise people to be extremely cautious when receiving unsolicited emails. Do not reply an the email of this nature under any circumstances.

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4 days ago

The Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival

waiuku from Auckland Central

Sunday 14th April- 10am till 2pm in Waiuku town centre. The Waiuku Business & Development Association are really excited, along with local enthusiast club Rusty Studs, to bring the 2024 Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival, our very own event, home-made in Waiuku, which has such a great … View moreSunday 14th April- 10am till 2pm in Waiuku town centre. The Waiuku Business & Development Association are really excited, along with local enthusiast club Rusty Studs, to bring the 2024 Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival, our very own event, home-made in Waiuku, which has such a great following after it first revved up our town centre 12 years ago.This iconic event is a car enthusiast’s dream, but has something for everyone. From Vintage cars to Hot-rods to Tractors, and everything in between.

This year brings new attractions and some favourites including the infamous fire breathing Jet Car, a different kind of fire power from the Quad 50, a Pistol display, lots of booms and bangs, dreamy classics on wheels, live music, dancing, drummers and even some action in the sky with a variety of aircraft including chopper joy rides! Wander the outdoor markets full of crafts, gifts and delicious treats or relax with a coffee or a cold beer at one of our cafes or bars. For the kids; visit the carnival, take a train ride, have your face painted, chat to the Police or Fire fighters, and of course eat candy-floss! Glenbrook Vintage Rail will be running their normal Sunday trips between Glenbrook and Waiuku, arriving at Victoria Ave station by the Cosmopolitan Club. For more info and train fares visit

Don't miss this awesome family day out in Waiuku. $5 Entry and Gold coin for Kids, with all proceeds supporting the continuation of this community event. No Dogs, Alcohol, Bikes or Scooters allowed into the event for safety reasons. Parking available at Waiuku Business Park off Kitchener Rd and in surrounding streets. Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club in Victoria Ave has parking for $5. Road closures from 7am to approx. 4pm; Queen St from King St up to Victoria Ave, Kitchener Rd from Queen St to King St, Bowen St one way section only. The event goes ahead rain or shine.

We would like to thank our 2024 event sponsors for their support; The Franklin Local Board, NZ Steel, GoGraphics and Cutting Edge Detail.
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4 days ago

Selamat Hari Raya

Kurien Thomas from The Flea FM

To all our Muslim listeners from all of us at the Flea

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4 days ago

Have your say

GWRC

The Long Term Plan is open for consultation and we want YOUR input.

We have two main topics we are consulting on. These are:

🚌Should Greater Wellington own the region's bus assets (depots and charging stations)?

Should Greater Wellington own 100% of CentrePort?

The … View more
The Long Term Plan is open for consultation and we want YOUR input.

We have two main topics we are consulting on. These are:

🚌Should Greater Wellington own the region's bus assets (depots and charging stations)?

Should Greater Wellington own 100% of CentrePort?

The region's buses are owned by private companies and operated on our behalf. We are proposing the ownership of buses, depots, and charging infrastructure to provide long-term security and future-proof facilities.

Currently we own 76.92% of the shares for CentrePort. We are proposing the purchase of the remaining 23.08% to establish 100% control of the shares. Full ownership means CentrePort will remain in public ownership and enable us to determine its future.

Do you agree or disagree with these proposals? Let us know your thoughts in the link below 👇
Click Here

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4 days ago

Happy Sibling's Day!

The Team from NZ Compare

STOP comparing me with my siblings!
Instead, let's compare bills and see who can save more this Siblings' Day! Show off your financial savvy and sibling spirit by finding the best deals together and shout each other a meal.

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6 days ago

Art for Everyone Wellington!

GWRC

Wellington’s Newest & Largest Art Show at Tākina - Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, 19-21st April! Thousands of original quality artworks! Meet the artists who create the captivating works on show! Have a day out at The Wellington Art Show! $9 online, $12 door sales, $10 gold … View moreWellington’s Newest & Largest Art Show at Tākina - Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, 19-21st April! Thousands of original quality artworks! Meet the artists who create the captivating works on show! Have a day out at The Wellington Art Show! $9 online, $12 door sales, $10 gold card/student ID, 16 and under are free !

Show Days: Saturday 20th April 10am – 8pm, Sunday 21st April 10am – 5pm. Buy Wellington Tickets (New) – ART SHOW TICKETING

Our exclusive art experiences VIP Preview and Opening Night give you the best view of our artists’ thousands of artworks.

VIP PREVIEW 5pm–7:30pm Friday 19th April, Opening Night 7:30pm-10:30pm Friday 19th April. Buy Wellington Tickets (New) – ART SHOW TICKETING
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4 days ago

What's On: DIY Bokashi Birkenhead

Kowhai from Birkdale

This DIY workshop offers the opportunity to learn how to compost with Bokashi buckets, while making your own to take home! https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/diy-bokashi-birkenhead/
DIY Bokashi Birkenhead
  • Birkenhead Library
9 days ago

What does your Denture need?

The Denture Man

Click on our website
Call Office 09 972 2545
Text Mobile 027 347 3246
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What does your Denture need?
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4 days ago

Video Production

Ben Masters from Jones Road Productions

Get affordable high quality that shifts the needle.

jonesroadproductions.com...

Price: $5,500

6 days ago

State Highway 2

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

From Sunday 21 April, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton through until early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, … View more
From Sunday 21 April, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton through until early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, and heavy vehicles to detour at Ngaumutawa Road.
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5 days ago

Streaming Services Increase Prices

The Team from NZ Compare

Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your… View more
Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your favourite shows! Stay tuned!

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6 days ago

Time running out to nominate a local legend

Porirua City Council

Do you know someone who deserves to be honoured for the work they do in the community? Nominate them for a Porirua Civic Award!

Nominations for the awards close this week, Friday 12 April. Running in the city since 1993, they recognise people who have contributed to Porirua with their … View more
Do you know someone who deserves to be honoured for the work they do in the community? Nominate them for a Porirua Civic Award!

Nominations for the awards close this week, Friday 12 April. Running in the city since 1993, they recognise people who have contributed to Porirua with their leadership, inspiration or commitment, often behind the scenes and out of the public eye.

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says our city is full of residents giving up their own time for their neighbourhood, suburb or the city as a whole. These awards are a way to put worthy recipients in lights – even if it’s just for one night.

Past recipients have been recognised for things like maintaining a walkway near their home, helping with elderly care, supporting their local church, and volunteering their time and energy with a sports group or club.

Search ‘civic awards’ on our website for a nomination form.
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6 days ago

Have you seen this girl?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Police are appealing for information from the public to assist them with locating Nga-Hou-E-Whā, who was last seen in Māngere on the afternoon of Sunday 7 April 2024.

Here's what you need to know:
- She is believed to be wearing a light blue tie-dyed long sleeve top, dark blue or black … View more
Police are appealing for information from the public to assist them with locating Nga-Hou-E-Whā, who was last seen in Māngere on the afternoon of Sunday 7 April 2024.

Here's what you need to know:
- She is believed to be wearing a light blue tie-dyed long sleeve top, dark blue or black trackpants, and black and white Adidas shoes.
- She is also riding a bike of a similar style to the one pictured, but described as pink or gold in colour. It has a brown basket and carrier tray as in the picture.
- Police understand she could be anywhere across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Police and her family are concerned for her wellbeing and want to see her return home safety.

If you have seen Nga-Hou-E-Whā or have any information that may assist in locating her please contact Police immediately on 111, referencing file number 240406/8377.

UPDATE: She has now been found and is safe and well.

6 days ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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7 days ago

Meals on Wheels volunteers needed in South Auckland

New Zealand Red Cross

At New Zealand Red Cross we recruit and coordinate volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to people who are unable to cook for themselves. Every weekday all around the country, 250 volunteers are on the roads delivering hot, healthy lunches. Last year we distributed over 700,000 meals.

We are … View more
At New Zealand Red Cross we recruit and coordinate volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to people who are unable to cook for themselves. Every weekday all around the country, 250 volunteers are on the roads delivering hot, healthy lunches. Last year we distributed over 700,000 meals.

We are struggling to fill the rosters for volunteer drivers in South Auckland and need up to 70 more drivers. Could you spare just a couple of hours late morning once a week or fortnight? We provide training and support – and your fuel costs will be reimbursed.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver, you can apply apply online or call the contact centre on 0800 RED CROSS (0800 733 27677).

Check out our website

Please consider becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver, especially if you can deliver to Māngere Bridge, Māngere, Māngere East, Favona, Papatoetoe, Otara, Manukau City Centre, Otahuhu and Mt Wellington.
sign up now

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