944 days ago

Help keep our team on the road - vote for Hospice West in the Million Dollar Mission

Hospice West Auckland

We're on a Million Dollar Mission!

Hospice West Auckland is in the running to receive a share of one million dollars towards a new vehicle to keep our teams on the road delivering services to patients and families in their own homes and communities in West Auckland, thanks to The Trusts Million Dollar Mission.

We need your help to get as many votes as possible - the more votes we get, the more funding we receive.

Everyone can vote one a day between now and 30 April 2017, so please get clicking.

Please also share this message with your friends, colleagues and family members. Your support makes the world of difference to the people we care for and to our team.

Vote now: www.milliondollarmission.co.nz...

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1 hour ago

Christmas Toy Sale

Toyworld Henderson

🎄🎄Massive Christmas Toy Sale 🎄🎄🎄
😍😍UP TO 70% OFF STOREWIDE

Yes! We are open now at

Kelston Shopping Mall, 16 W Coast Rd, Glen Eden.
10am -6:30pm everyday.

Royal Oak Shopping Mall , 691 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak.
Mall Hours

MASSIVE DISCOUNT ON BIG RANGE OF TOYS TILL CHRISTMAS ,
🥳🥳 ALSO GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN 2 OF $100 TOYWORLD SHOPPING VOUCHER

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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- Voucher redeemable only at Toyworld Kelston & Royal oak - Christmas Pop Up Store.
- Draw will be dont on 5 Dec, 2019
- Contact must be made with in 7 days via private message or voucher will be redrawn
- Proof of ID may be required

1 hour ago

Oteha Valley Road Extension - public consultation

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Have your say on the proposed additional traffic lane along Oteha Valley Road Extension in Albany.

The additional traffic lane will reduce travel times and improve travel time reliability for buses and vehicles turning left at the Oteha Valley Road Extension/Dairy Flat Highway intersection.

Feedback in open until Sunday 10 November 2019. To find out more or provide feedback go to www.AT.govt.nz... or call (09) 355 3553.

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Plans - Public Consultation - Oteha Valley Rd Extn.pdf Download View

6 days ago

Countdown’s quiet hour goes nationwide

Fiona from Henderson

From Wednesday 23 October, Countdown stores across New Zealand* will offer customers a low-sensory Quiet Hour every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Countdown has been holding Quiet Hours in a small number of stores for the last year after one of its team with an autistic child suggested it would be a great idea. After testing how the concept would work for team and customers, Countdown is rolling Quiet Hours out nationally after incredibly positive feedback.

Quiet Hour offers customers a time to shop in Countdown stores that is easy on the eyes and ears by reducing noise, lighting and other distractions in-store. Lighting throughout the store is reduced, in-store radio is turned off, checkout volumes are lowered, trolley collection and shelf-stocking is kept to a bare minimum, and there are no PA announcements except in emergencies.

Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, says Countdown’s decision to roll out Quiet Hour nationwide felt right for its diverse customer base.

“We want our supermarkets to be welcoming and inclusive for all New Zealanders and their families. We know grocery shopping can be an anxiety-inducing experience for some customers and we wanted to help with that. By making a few small changes and creating a Quiet Hour, we hope we can make a big difference.

“The lovely thing about Quiet Hour is that we have had very positive feedback from so many customers. Our older customers seem to really enjoy Quiet Hours too, as well as many other Kiwis who actually just find shopping a bit stressful and can now visit at a more peaceful time,” says Kiri Hannifin.

Countdown’s Quiet Hours have been developed with the support of Autism New Zealand, who have provided advice to Countdown’s team on how they can best support customers with sensory needs in their stores.

Dane Dougan, Autism New Zealand Chief Executive, says the invisible nature of autism can mean it’s hard to create understanding and awareness of the difficulties people with autism face carrying out day-to-day tasks.

“We’re thrilled that Countdown will be offering Quiet Hour in its stores and it highlights how some small changes can create a more inclusive environment that will impact people significantly. We’ve had amazing feedback from the autistic community who have benefited from Quiet Hour over the last year and the increased understanding of autism and sensory needs that it is having as well,” says Dane Dougan.

*Countdown’s Quiet Hours will be held every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, with the exception of two stores – Countdown Silverdale and Countdown Northwest which will hold their Quiet Hour from 9am to 10am. At this stage, Countdown’s two metro city stores will not hold a Quiet Hour.

My thoughts on the hours? Well I think that they could've chosen better hours rather than those chosen. School kids are getting out of school, mothers and their wee ones are walking around. It will still be quite noisy and not really the Quiet Hour they are trying to achieve.

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