Totara Park – Alfriston, Auckland

19 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Queen Street

The Team from Community News

Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and … View more
Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and with bus priority in the evening peak.

Some have expressed their concerns for the project including a group of businesses and landlords calling itself Save Queen. The group applied for an interim injunction to halt the council's planned Queen St upgrade and a High Court Judge will decide whether to approve the injunction later today.

Should the upgrade go even further and ban passenger vehicles altogether? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment used in your local community paper.

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine… View more
Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine increase, a Stuff visual journalist captured numerous people using their phones while driving, including a woman who appeared to be on a video call while passing through an intersection, a man speaking on the phone and numerous people texting or looking at their phone.

Last year, police issued more than 40,000 infringement notices for the offence.

A driver for Dingo Groundworx NZ was captured using their phone while driving a truck along Williamson Ave, in Ponsonby.

Owner Cameron Hadley told Stuff all employees were very aware they should not be using their phones while driving.

He said he would be raising the issue in a staff meeting.

AA road safety spokesman Dylan Thomsen told Stuff he wasn’t surprised to hear about the woman video calling while driving.

While AA supports the Government’s fine increase, Thomsen said it wasn’t going to solve the problem.

“People just can’t resist the temptation if they hear their phone go off ... it’s not something you do by accident.”

“A lot of people use their phone behind the wheel and don’t do other risky things.”

He hopes as there are further advancements in technology, phone companies can have default “do not disturb” modes that activate as soon as drivers start moving in their car.

“Until we change the mindset it will be hard with enforcement alone, people don’t appreciate the risks until it’s too late,” Thomsen said.

To see video footage, go here:

www.stuff.co.nz...

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?
  • 90.1% Yes
    90.1% Complete
  • 8.1% No
    8.1% Complete
  • 1.8% Unsure- it's too complex
    1.8% Complete
1322 votes
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9 hours ago

What's On: Papatoetoe Garden & Floral Art

Barbara from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Informative night with a fun -filled group of keen gardeners and floral designers. Cut flower, floral art entries, sales table & supper. New members & visitors welcome. Ph Glenis 2787853
Papatoetoe Garden & Floral Art
  • Wesley Methodist Church Hall
16 hours ago

Petition to reduce places that sell tobacco

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

We want to encourage our communities to support the Cancer Society’s petition requesting legislation that significantly reduces the number of places that can sell tobacco. Tobacco is the most harmful consumer product in history. It kills about 13 New Zealanders every day. Yet tobacco can be sold … View moreWe want to encourage our communities to support the Cancer Society’s petition requesting legislation that significantly reduces the number of places that can sell tobacco. Tobacco is the most harmful consumer product in history. It kills about 13 New Zealanders every day. Yet tobacco can be sold anywhere and by anyone. Even though it’s an R18 product, it’s sold with everyday grocery items in over 6,000 places where children often go. Significantly reducing the number of places selling tobacco will prevent people from starting smoking in the first place, support people to quit, and help reach our goal to make Aotearoa Smokefree by 2025. Please consider signing this very important petition: tinyurl.com...

If you would like help to quit smoking, please contact our Living Smokefree Service, Phone: 0800 569 568, Email: smokefree@middlemore.co.nz

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14 hours ago

Looking for your dream home?

Chris Kentsley Reporter from Homed - Southern Homes

Have a look in this week's Southern Homes for your next dream home.

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15 hours ago

What's On: MacSeniorNet Meeting St Lukes

David from Half Moon Bay

Come along to our one-hour presentation and listen to Sheik Toufeez from Noel Leeming speaking about the latest in Apple Software and Hardware. Phone Janet 0212148386 Mac Senior Net Auckland.http/www.macsnrs.org.nz
MacSeniorNet Meeting St Lukes
  • The Community of St Lukes Church
1 day ago

Learn te reo Māori!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities in Auckland. The learning has helped my … View more
Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities in Auckland. The learning has helped my work to bridge gaps between Māori and others in our multicultural communities. When I look back, I feel really proud. It’s a great feeling when I speak te reo Māori. It’s a privilege.”

Share in Parminder’s experience and enquire now for 2021. These programmes are tuition fee free!
Find out more

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1 day ago

Make sure you diary this date - 8th of May

Papakura Business Association

Our third annual StreetFEST is back from 10 am to 2 pm!

There will be lots of community stalls, sustainable stalls, arts and crafts, sports clubs, emergency services, an amazing Mother’s Day raffle and family activities.

Live entertainment, bands, dancing and cultural performances from … View more
Our third annual StreetFEST is back from 10 am to 2 pm!

There will be lots of community stalls, sustainable stalls, arts and crafts, sports clubs, emergency services, an amazing Mother’s Day raffle and family activities.

Live entertainment, bands, dancing and cultural performances from local artists, schools and groups. With activities for the kids and adults, face painting, bouncy castle, clowns, the Kindergarten play truck and so much more, the kids are going to love this day.

Great deals and specials from our businesses in town. Located on the Great South Road and in Centre Court and into Broadway, it’s a free family fun day for you all to enjoy.

The rain save date is the 15th of May should the weather not be kind.

This event is put on by the Papakura Business Association in conjunction with the Papakura Local Board.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Hot Dogs

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

A New York street food classic prepared by our Diploma Chefs. Our own succulent Chorizo sausages served in a soft bread with pickled and crispy onions, cucumbers, mayonnaise and garnished with bean sprouts.

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1 day ago

What's On: Probus Club Of Mangere Bridge

Lynley from Mangere

Active retirees are invited to come along for morning tea, fun, friendship and interesting speaker. Meets 10am, Friday 28th May, Bridge Park Bowling Club, 27A Taylor Road, Mangere Bridge.Enjoy
Probus Club Of Mangere Bridge
  • Probus Club Of Mangere Bridge
1 day ago

Mother’s day

Sheryl Harris from Red Cross Shop Takanini

Come on down to the Red Cross shop in Takanini for your Mother’s Day gifts
We are located at 204 Great South Road, Takanini

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2 days ago

Mother's Day is this weekend

Sunday Star Times

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code … View more
Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code SSTMOTHERSDAY at the checkout to redeem.

Hurry! Offer ends Sunday. T&C's apply.
Subscribe Now

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2 days ago

Jobs Available - Apply today!

Asset Link

Hello,

We are Assetlink. A facilities services provider that specialises in Retail, Commercial & Industrial cleaning around NZ.

Currently we have some exciting opportunities at Auckland Airport, which is the largest and busiest Airport in the country.

If you have commercial cleaning … View more
Hello,

We are Assetlink. A facilities services provider that specialises in Retail, Commercial & Industrial cleaning around NZ.

Currently we have some exciting opportunities at Auckland Airport, which is the largest and busiest Airport in the country.

If you have commercial cleaning experience or are keen to learn (we provide full training) and would like to be part of a team that makes a difference, then we would love to hear from you! We have a range of shifts available for full or part time workers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROLE.
• Be well presented, proactive and able to work well on your own
• Prior commercial cleaning experience preferred
• Good knowledge of and a commitment to safe working practices
• Good listening skills and the ability to follow instructions
• Be able to communicate in verbal and written English
• Be physically fit to carry out moderate to heavy duties
• Be able to pass Ministry of Justice checks and any other relevant security checks

WHAT WE OFFER YOU.
• Reward and recognition incentives
• Ongoing training and development
• A safe and supportive working environment
• Career development
• A family oriented culture
• Backing of a large company
• Free uniform
• Free car parking

If you’re a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with a commitment to providing excellent service and would like to be part of a key onsite team, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email your CV To: JOBS@ASSETLINK.CO.NZ
Apply now

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2 days ago

Flatmates Wanted

Aman from Flat Bush

Flatmates Wanted!!!

Location: Mission Heights, Auckland

Rent is $175/wk for single (plus expenses approx. $15- $20/ week).

Double size bedroom. Bathroom to be shared with 2 other flatmates. Extra/additional toilet on the ground level. Unfurnished room but we can provide bed, table & … View more
Flatmates Wanted!!!

Location: Mission Heights, Auckland

Rent is $175/wk for single (plus expenses approx. $15- $20/ week).

Double size bedroom. Bathroom to be shared with 2 other flatmates. Extra/additional toilet on the ground level. Unfurnished room but we can provide bed, table & chair on request. plenty off street parking.

Next to Bus Stop, 5 mins to, Pak & Save and BP Petrol Station, close to Botany Junction and Botany Town Centre, Manukau Westfield, Indian, Asian Supermarket, 18 mins to Middlemore Hospital, 27 mins to Auckland CBD

This is a modern 3 bedroom house with 2 Bathroom and 3 toilets. It has a formal lounge, kitchen & dining room.

NO PETS, NO SMOKERS, NO GUESTS. NO PARTY.

If you are Professional, working, clean, reliable and Tidy then only enquire for viewing please!!
To move in, 1 weeks BOND $175
1 WEEK RENT IN ADVANCE $ 175
TOTAL MOVE IN COST $350 / FLATMATE

3 days ago

Te Puhinui Big Clean

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi south Auckland neighbours,

Want to make a difference in your community?

Bring the family down to Auckland Botanic Gardens in Totara Heights on
Saturday for the Te Puhinui Big Clean.

Volunteers can tidy the area from Totara Park to the foreshore from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.

The rain date is May… View more
Hi south Auckland neighbours,

Want to make a difference in your community?

Bring the family down to Auckland Botanic Gardens in Totara Heights on
Saturday for the Te Puhinui Big Clean.

Volunteers can tidy the area from Totara Park to the foreshore from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.

The rain date is May 22.

The big clean up is earmarked to boost the health of Puhinui Stream and create awareness of the treasures in people's backyard.

The day will end with a sausage sizzle to thank the volunteers.

Also planned are educational activities centred on keeping waterways clean, recycling and regeneration of local paths and walkways.

This event is run by the Beautification Trust and Panuku Development Auckland, together with Citycare, local businesses, and environmental partners, with the support of Mana Whenua.

RSVP at www.beautification.org.nz...

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3 days ago

The benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus.

NumberWorks'nWords Manukau

As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking … View more
As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus!

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