804 days ago

Praise for 'quick thinking' dad who saved 18-month-old at Albany pool

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Harbour News

Kia ora neighbours. A “quick thinking” member of the public saved a toddler from a near-drowning incident at Albany Stadium Pool on Sunday has been thanked by Auckland Council.

Daniel Hendy, the father of a 2-year-old boy, had been at the pool with his son for an hour when he noticed an 18-month-old under the water in what he described as “a freak, horrible situation”.

“...I quickly knew something was wrong, and I sprinted over,” he said.

Hendy was about 5m away when he “stormed” over to pull the child from under the lane rope.

“Staff came over, rolled him over and started trying to resuscitate him, I could feel his belly was full of water.”

The child was revived and taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Dave Stewart, head of active recreation at Auckland Council, thanked Hendy for his quick thinking and crucial response to the situation.

Click below for the full report by Shea Turner.

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2 hours ago

Join Us at the Kumeu Clothing Swap and Shop for Fashion and Fun!

Rebecca from Huapai - Kumeu

Ladies, mark your calendars for an event that promises to refresh your wardrobe, uplift your spirits, and support a worthy cause! Our upcoming Kumeu Clothing Swap and Shop is not just another shopping spree; it's a celebration of sustainability, community empowerment, and the spirit of giving back.

Date and Venue
📅 Date: Sunday 22nd September 2024
🕒 Time: 10am-4pm
📍 Location: Kumeu Showgrounds

Why You Should Attend
1. Supporting Young Families in Need By participating in our Clothing Swap, you're not just scoring new outfits—you're making a difference in our community. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Parent Aid North West, a wonderful organization dedicated to supporting young families facing challenges. Your contribution will help provide practical in-home help, ensuring that every family gets the support they deserve. Check out www.parentaidnorthwest.org.nz... for more information.
2. Sustainable Fashion, Stylish Savings In today's world, sustainability is key, and our Clothing Swap is all about reducing waste and redefining fashion. Instead of buying new, swap your gently used clothing items for something fresh and exciting. It's a guilt-free way to update your wardrobe while reducing the creation of textile waste and minimizing your carbon footprint. Plus, who doesn't love discovering hidden gems and unique pieces?
3. Be Smart About Your Budget In today's economy, every penny counts. The Swap allows you to update your wardrobe affordably while supporting a great cause. Instead of spending on new clothes, save money by exchanging items you no longer wear for something new-to-you and exciting. It's a win-win situation that benefits both your closet and your wallet!
4. Girl Power and Community Spirit At our event, you'll experience the power of women coming together to uplift and empower each other. It's more than just swapping clothes; it's about building connections, sharing stories, and celebrating our collective strength. Whether you come alone or with friends, you'll be welcomed into a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where everyone's contribution matters.

How to Participate
Participation is easy and fun:
• Clean out your wardrobe and bring your gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories to one of our drop-off days (19th, 20th and 21st September at the Kumeu Showgrounds).
• Pay your entry fee and grab your event wristband - which will have your number of donated items on it.
• Come along on the event day (22nd September) and swap till’ you drop at our one-day-only pop up shop!
• Use your wrist band to ‘buy’ your new-to-you items. If you want more than your quota, it’s just $5 per additional item on check out.

Spread the Word
Don't keep this fabulous event to yourself—invite your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours to join in the fun! The more, the merrier, and the greater the impact we can make together.
Save the date, gather your items, and get ready to swap, shop, and support. We can't wait to see you there!
Check out our Facebook Group (Kumeu Clothing Swap & Shop) and Instagram (@kumeuclothingswapandshop) for more information and event updates.

If you would like to be part of our volunteer team, or are interested in sponsoring our event, please email Bex at bex.holland@outlook.com.

1 day ago

Do you volunteer or know someone who does?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all appreciate them for the great work that they do!

1 day ago

Here's another riddle for you!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What dies after drinking water?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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