Waiatarua, Auckland

5 hours ago

A little funny for hump day

Fiona from Henderson

Weather Forecasting

The king wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours.
The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain.
So the king and the queen went fishing.
On the way he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a … View more
Weather Forecasting

The king wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours.
The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain.
So the king and the queen went fishing.
On the way he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he asked the man if the fish were biting.
The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge rain storm."
The king replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him."
So the king continued on his way.
However, in a short time torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked.
Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the meteorologist.
Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of royal forecaster.
The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."
So the king hired the donkey.
And so began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions of government.
The practice is unbroken to this day.

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1 day ago

Music Action Play

Dorothy from Glen Eden

MAP Playgroup - Sturges West Community House, Summerland Drive, Thursday 10-11:30am. See the poster for more detaisl.

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5 days ago

I wonder if WINZ will give me accommodation supplement for this place?😳

Fiona from Henderson

For this particular 2 bedroom house with 1 bathroom, I think I may have to find a few jobs to afford this place or camp out down at my local WINZ office for some serious help😄😄😄
With so many countries eyeing up New Zealand as a wonderful place to live, maybe they are targeting the … View more
For this particular 2 bedroom house with 1 bathroom, I think I may have to find a few jobs to afford this place or camp out down at my local WINZ office for some serious help😄😄😄
With so many countries eyeing up New Zealand as a wonderful place to live, maybe they are targeting the ambassador market just to get the lay of the land.
Still, 38 people have eyeballed this post on Trade Me. I think I will have competition to get this place.
P.S. Yes, I know it must be a typo, they can't be serious. That's why I posted a screen grab before they correct it 😏
www.trademe.co.nz...

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11 hours ago

What's On: Te Atatu Food Truck Fridays

Joseph from Te Atatu South

A tasty selection of food trucks, DJ’s and entertainment. 4:30pm-8:30pm. Monthly on first Friday of summer daylight savings months. Te Atatu South Community Centre, 247 Edmonton Road. Details at https://www.facebook.com/teatatufoodtruckfridays/
Te Atatu Food Truck Fridays
  • Te Atatu South Community Centre
1 day ago

It was kinda a pay-it forward kinda thing…

AMI Insurance

When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness. … View moreWhen Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.

Read the full article.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Make sure you know the new dog rules for this summer

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s new Policy on Dogs 2019 and dog management bylaw is now in force across the Auckland region.

The policy relates to time and season, access, menacing dogs and multiple dog ownership rules.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Dental Care

CMDental Ltd

Give us a call if in dental pain have a swelling or have a tooth ache? We promise to use the latest techniques and dental equipment. Need Emergency dental care? CM Dental is offering a special $50 inspection includes all small dental x-rays, come see us for affordable dental treatment and discuss … View moreGive us a call if in dental pain have a swelling or have a tooth ache? We promise to use the latest techniques and dental equipment. Need Emergency dental care? CM Dental is offering a special $50 inspection includes all small dental x-rays, come see us for affordable dental treatment and discuss what our friendly dentists and our team can do for you and your family. We aim to see patients in pain with toothache on the day they call or within 24 hours whether you need an emergency dental extraction or a root canal treatment ring 09 8353026.www.cmdental.co.nz...

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2 days ago

This is so disgusting ... 💩💩

Fiona from Henderson

For crying out loud Auckland Council, SORT YOUR S**T OUT!!!
When it appears to be more red flags of 'Long Term Effect' hazard alerts than the so called "Safe areas' around Auckland's coastlines, especially out West, then one has to wonder what the heck is the Auckland … View more
For crying out loud Auckland Council, SORT YOUR S**T OUT!!!
When it appears to be more red flags of 'Long Term Effect' hazard alerts than the so called "Safe areas' around Auckland's coastlines, especially out West, then one has to wonder what the heck is the Auckland Council actually doing.
There are nearly 40 high-risk places that exceed national guidelines for swimming.
safeswim.org.nz...
How on earth can an area that is surrounded by tidal waters continually be contaminated by all sorts of human and animal waste flowing into the sea?
There is even a black alert that means there is a very high risk of illness from swimming for North Shore's Castor Bay.
Any area with a green (so called safe area) that sits between any red flags, sure as heck should be a huge concern to all those people swimming or God forbid, catching fish there.
It's damn well safer to swim down at Mangere where the sewage treatment plant is for crying out loud!
With Auckland having one of the highest rates nationwide, with the least amount to show for the rates they are grabbing from left right & centre, who will step in and make them accountable or even audit them?
Who will actually give a damn about our safety and health?

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1 day ago

Excited for LynnMall's new Taco Bell? Not as much as this guy

Josephine Franks Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Taco Bell opens in New Lynn today, and one man camped out overnight to be first through the doors.

Mark Felton arrived at 10pm on Monday and said he was there to "create memories" and secure bragging rights so he could say he was the first customer at the chain's… View more
Kia ora neighbours, Taco Bell opens in New Lynn today, and one man camped out overnight to be first through the doors.

Mark Felton arrived at 10pm on Monday and said he was there to "create memories" and secure bragging rights so he could say he was the first customer at the chain's New Zealand debut.

Will you be making a visit?

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