Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

2 hours 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 … View more
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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5 days ago

Never be so busy as not to think of others. - Mother Teresa

Amar from Henderson

Last year I ran the ASB half marathon - thank you everyone who helped me raise over $2000 for the RED CROSS. I had never done a run before that 😊
This year I aim to do better – I am running for the Starship Foundation. They are doing a tremendous job and deserve all the support they can get. … View more
Last year I ran the ASB half marathon - thank you everyone who helped me raise over $2000 for the RED CROSS. I had never done a run before that 😊
This year I aim to do better – I am running for the Starship Foundation. They are doing a tremendous job and deserve all the support they can get. Please donate by going to my page and clicking on the GIVE NOW button. The run is on the 20th October. aucklandmarathon2019.everydayhero.com...  
Every little bit helps. Thank you very much in advance for supporting a good cause.

3 hours ago

Do you think Auckland will ever beat congestion?

Todd Niall Reporter from Western Leader

Hi Neighbours, Tired of the morning crawl in traffic.? The AA doubts that with forecast growth and the current rate ofwork being done, that congestion can be held at current levels as predicted. Do you think ideas like more motorway lanes, sooner, and higher density on the fringes can help? Read … View moreHi Neighbours, Tired of the morning crawl in traffic.? The AA doubts that with forecast growth and the current rate ofwork being done, that congestion can be held at current levels as predicted. Do you think ideas like more motorway lanes, sooner, and higher density on the fringes can help? Read the story below. (Please type NFP if your comments are not for print)

stuff.co.nz/auckland/114365837/aa-will-aucklands-plans-will-reduce-congestion

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2 hours ago

What's On: KART RACING AK SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP

Heather from Red Beach

FREE entry. Café. Schools Championship & Senior Club Day racing. Watch racing at its grass roots best. Wander through pits & chat to drivers & crew. Parking on the hill.
KART RACING AK SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
  • KARTSPORT AUCKLAND
1 day ago

Something we should be doing automatically 🍎🍊🍌🍞🍠🍅🍑

Fiona from Henderson

France has started forcing supermarkets to donate food instead of throwing it away.
Something we should be doing here, instead they ship it off to the pig farms.
This article (see link below) is well worth a read.
There are far too many rules, PC police around the corner and still in this day and … View more
France has started forcing supermarkets to donate food instead of throwing it away.
Something we should be doing here, instead they ship it off to the pig farms.
This article (see link below) is well worth a read.
There are far too many rules, PC police around the corner and still in this day and age, we are starving, our friends are going hungry, our children are starving. They going with out the basic stables to keep on living a healthy life.
Yet, the supermarkets, the restaurants, the fast food outlets etc ... continually throw away perfectly good, healthy food.
To me, this is totally unacceptable. We are throwing away more that we are consuming, both in the supermarkets etc ... and our homes.
I remember when baking our own bread, cakes etc .. was cheaper than buying, not so much now.
Buying healthy food is far more expensive than buying fast food and/or unhealthy options. WHY?
I know that I went slightly off course with the last two sentences, but this whole topic really gets my blood boiling, the waste, the expense - EVERYTHING.
Our friends, our families, our neighbourhoods are hungry - let's do something.
www.upworthy.com...

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10 hours ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is … View more
Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

*Prizes*
As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.

watties.co.nz/What-s-New/News-New-Products/Wattie-s-Cans-for-Good-2019

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4 days ago

🌻Lessons for all of us - a little something for everyone🌻

Fiona from Henderson

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win … View more
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it's all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
By Regina Brett

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12 days ago

Marmite or Vegemite?

Mary from Massey

Hi Neighbours & neighbouring areas!

So these school holidays, my kids are having this debate on which is better, Marmite or Vegemite?? They were also curious to know how New Zealanders felt about it, so I thought this will be a great place to start. I've recently switched to Vegemite, … View more
Hi Neighbours & neighbouring areas!

So these school holidays, my kids are having this debate on which is better, Marmite or Vegemite?? They were also curious to know how New Zealanders felt about it, so I thought this will be a great place to start. I've recently switched to Vegemite, after being a loyal Marmite advocate, I find it's less intense haha! What about you?? Marmite or Vegemite?

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1 day ago

Will a young candidate encourage you to vote in October?

Todd Niall Reporter from Western Leader

Hi Neighbours, less than three months from October's local body elections, a wave of 20-something candidates around the country are helping each other in an unprecedented effort to have their generation at the decision making tables. If you weren't thinking of voting, will they inspire … View moreHi Neighbours, less than three months from October's local body elections, a wave of 20-something candidates around the country are helping each other in an unprecedented effort to have their generation at the decision making tables. If you weren't thinking of voting, will they inspire you? Read the story below.

(Please type NFP if your comments are not for print)

stuff.co.nz/auckland/114306274/young-candidates-secret-facebook-page-as-they-unite-for-local-elections

7 days ago

John Banks: Should he mount a comeback ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Western Leader

Hi Neighbours, John Banks was twice a mayor of Auckland City, and is now pondering whether to have a second tilt at becoming mayor of greater Auckland. Ten years after his last bid, should be try again? Read the story below:

(Please type NFP if your comment is not for print)

stuff.co.nz/auckland/114242617/phil-goff-takes-swipe-at-possible-john-banks-mayoral-bid

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1 day ago

Design your own custom t-shirt

Ajit Kumar from Henderson

Hello Neighbours,
Please watch, like, share and comment. A short video I made with and for my son. Looking forward to your encouragement...thanks

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

What's On: Poetry on the Beach 2019

Kristin from Hatfields Beach

Come and join us for Poetry on the Beach 2019, a pre-event for National Poetry Day. Write your poem in the sand. Best poem prize $100, plus spot prizes. https://poetryonthebeachnz2019.wordpress.com
Poetry on the Beach 2019
  • Moana Reserve
1 day ago

Boys size 4 clothes

Natasha from Te Atatu South

Selling a whole load of boys clothes size 4. Mainly size 4. Also some toys to go with them. Please pick up Te Atatu South

Price: $40

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