Waiatarua, Auckland

9 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

7 hours ago

What an admission!

David from Glen Eden

The one and only argument in support of legalising cannabis is because we aren't capable of enforcing the law that forbids it. And of course when laws cannot be enforced or respected the law falls into ill repute. It is indisputable however that cannabis is far from harmless. Please don't… View moreThe one and only argument in support of legalising cannabis is because we aren't capable of enforcing the law that forbids it. And of course when laws cannot be enforced or respected the law falls into ill repute. It is indisputable however that cannabis is far from harmless. Please don't confuse with the irrelevant puerile alcohol comparison. We're talking about cannabis. I will be very surprised if the intelligent public majority will vote to legalise cannabis as a recreational drug. Since we are too soft to enforce the law in the interests of health and social decency I guess we will have to live with our personal differences and put up with the damage. The first report of a smoking Englishman is of a sailor in Bristol in 1556, seen emitting smoke from his nostrils. It has taken since then to accept that it's a killer. I guess learning does take time but here we are applying much effort to ban smoking tobacco whilst asking a silly question about cannabis which is just as bad. Whilst I have much to say, please explain the sense, the usefulness, the intelligence behind vaping? What on earth is the driving force behind that lunacy.

4 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

Click here to read our August newsletter: bit.ly...
Or to subscribe to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...

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6 hours ago

What's On: Massive Garage Sale Market

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Massive garage sale market. 7am-12.30pm. Blockhouse Bay Community Centre. 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay. $10 a stall, customers free entry. Call Terry for stall enquiries on 027 221 1860.
Massive Garage Sale Market
  • Blockhouse Bay Community Centre
7 hours ago

Operating Systems, a choice!

David from Glen Eden

This will be a hornets nest, but we can add experience to known facts. With three desktops and a 12 year old laptop there was no way I could afford to keep pouring money into Microsoft's wallet. About ten years ago I started to dual boot one of my desk tops with Windows and Linux. I eventually… View moreThis will be a hornets nest, but we can add experience to known facts. With three desktops and a 12 year old laptop there was no way I could afford to keep pouring money into Microsoft's wallet. About ten years ago I started to dual boot one of my desk tops with Windows and Linux. I eventually settled on Linux Mint after a spell with Ubuntu. There are many good distributions to choose from. All are FREE. Major companies, governments, schools, military, scientific institutions, universities, et al, worldwide have adopted Linux to escape the monopolistic greedy Microsoft. I can't begin to list all of them but PLEASE see
en.wikipedia.org...
Many millions of dollars have been saved.
Sure, there are some things Linux doesn't do well, playing games is one and running some specialist software of course. Ten years ago Linux had many shortcomings. Printer compatibility was a major one. If there are others they escaped me and today Linux is more than capable. Linux is more stable, uses less memory, runs well on even older computers, it is fast and is relatively free of viruses and malware, free AV software is available. For my purposes there is no way I would EVER go back to MS Windows. I honestly believe, I have found, that Linux literally wipes the floor with Windows. I don't have space to write Windows faults but cost alone kills it. Linux software that comes with it is also free and superb catering for all the most used needs of the home user and most businesses. If New Zealand adopted Linux the savings would be immense. Perhaps someone can calculate it. Finally, Linux is no harder to learn that Windows, I would say it's easier!

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8 hours ago
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8 hours ago

Canon 800D (BRAND NEW)

Gloria from Glen Eden

Brand new, not needed by myself. Still has warranty. Feel free to ask any questions.
$900

19 hours ago

Bowel Cancer – You’re never too young

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer can strike at any age. Each year about 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with the disease and more than 1,200 will die. That’s as many as breast and prostate cancer combined. But it is treatable – and beatable – if detected early enough. Check your symptoms

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1 day ago

♻Eco-hotel has been built from recycled shipping containers♻

Fiona from Henderson

If a luxurious hotel in California can be built from recycled shipping containers, then explain to me why on earth should we be currently experiencing such a severe housing shortage in our country?
This great idea should meet all the needs of the eco warriors out there and the people's need to… View more
If a luxurious hotel in California can be built from recycled shipping containers, then explain to me why on earth should we be currently experiencing such a severe housing shortage in our country?
This great idea should meet all the needs of the eco warriors out there and the people's need to purchase their first home.
A green roof and solar panels could also be added along with using recycled or environmentally friendly products in the build and design.
I do know that people are building homes out of them, but come on all of councils nationwide, the Government and every person out there ... this idea solves so many problems and all the while building up greenie points with the eco groups out there.
www.euronews.com...

1 day ago

Borrowing money'

David from Glen Eden

Granny said "Never a lender nor a borrower be". However, governments are always borrowing money. John Key knew how to borrow! He grew our debt from 20% of GDP in 2008 to over 50%. I seem to recall he added around $60 billion over nine years as we climbed out of the 2008 recession. (8 … View moreGranny said "Never a lender nor a borrower be". However, governments are always borrowing money. John Key knew how to borrow! He grew our debt from 20% of GDP in 2008 to over 50%. I seem to recall he added around $60 billion over nine years as we climbed out of the 2008 recession. (8 billion for ChCh EQ) In contrast Mr Bolger and Ms Clark had earlier kept debt below about 25%. Whoever is elected this year will borrow billions and we are, by world comparisons, well placed to do that. There are not too many options but 'parties' will of course argue on which areas to spend it. They will disagree venomously as a matter of principle even though they all want to preserve or grow jobs and the economy with the same borrowed money. Times will be tough for most of us but keeping covid-19 in it's place needs to be a priority, a pre-requisite to any economic recovery.

The current complacency regarding isolation rules could wreck any plans for recovery. One thing is indisputable, no party will satisfy all the people all the time. I am not a supporter of our coalition system. I favour one party ruling alone without a minority of 'hangers on' who can and do disrupt the best laid plans. Actually - I don't recall our PM being venomous towards anyone. Perhaps that is a popularity ingredient. :-)

2 days ago

Don't ignore Covid, fight it.

David from Glen Eden

There are a few people around who claim a superior intelligence. They are advocating that the virus is not serious enough to warrant lock downs and masks and other disturbance to their activities. They are stating increased suicide numbers in Australia and suggest it is because of economic … View moreThere are a few people around who claim a superior intelligence. They are advocating that the virus is not serious enough to warrant lock downs and masks and other disturbance to their activities. They are stating increased suicide numbers in Australia and suggest it is because of economic outcomes. Such a thought process seems bizarre to me, neither are we Australia. People 'choose' suicide and there is help for it when needed. When hospitals are swamped and normal procedures and operations are cancelled no wonder people are stressed. But it is the spread of the virus that is the root cause of all these problems. And the spread is caused by people, just a few, who can't value complying with a few very simple rules. Ignoring the virus, letting it run amok will not save the economy or peoples lives. Nor will it stop suicides. If Australia and the rest of the world had the success to date that New Zealand has then our major industry, airlines and tourism, would be much relieved by now. Yes, too many people are complacent and a few have a very twisted view that a few dollars are worth more than the lives of people who want to live and who don't choose suicide.
The quarantine and isolation rules might be eased when the 90 mins test is available to us. We need to fight this virus, not give in to it and a bit of positive thinking about the economy is justified too.

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1 day ago

BAKING FUN FOR THE FAMILY

Gill from Titirangi

All items New/Unused

$60.00 the lot

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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Titirangi

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. Mondays $15 or $10 unwaged. www.meditateinauckland.org Beginners welcome
Meditate in Titirangi
  • Lopdell House
1 day ago

CHRISTMAS LAY AWAY

Toyworld Henderson

LAST 2 DAYS FOR OUR NO DEPOSIT LAYAWAY .
We will store your goods until 20th December. No deposit required. You can make weekly or fortnightly payments in store or via internet banking. Cancellation fees will apply. Terms and Conditions Apply.
Available at all 3 Toyworld West Auckland Stores.

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