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18 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
10 hours ago

Open Homes

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

Check out my Open Homes this Saturday 08 May.
For more details go to my website

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9 days ago

Poll: What would you use a Louvre for?

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What would you use a Louvre for?
  • 19.1% Rain protection
    19.1% Complete
  • 19.1% Sun protection
    19.1% Complete
  • 6.4% Privacy
    6.4% Complete
  • 55.3% To extend my outdoor living area
    55.3% Complete
47 votes
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13 hours ago

What's On: Autumn Book Fair

Chris from Helensville

Helensville Lions are holding their Book Fair on 29/30 May in the Helensville War Memorial Hall. All books sorted. Nothing over $2, children's books 50c. All proceeds to Coastguard Kaipara.
Autumn Book Fair
  • Helensville War Memorial Hall
18 hours ago

Welcome to Neighbours Day Aotearoa! Morning Tea

Ruth from Orewa

Date: Saturday, 8th May
Time: 10am – 12noon
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian Church, 107 Centreway Road, Orewa

We would like to warmly invite you to a neighbourly meet and greet morning tea & plant swop.

The kaupapa of Neighbours Day Aotearoa is to encourage people to get to know your … View more
Date: Saturday, 8th May
Time: 10am – 12noon
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian Church, 107 Centreway Road, Orewa

We would like to warmly invite you to a neighbourly meet and greet morning tea & plant swop.

The kaupapa of Neighbours Day Aotearoa is to encourage people to get to know your neighbours better! It is as simple as that!
We would love to get to know our neighbours over a cuppa.
We hope to get to know more about you an as we contribute toward a culture of neighbourly celebration in the love of Christ.

Previous years have seen people joining Neighbours Day Aotearoa to hold plant swaps, BBQs, community movie nights, street parties, beach clean ups, and even small acts like sharing a cup of tea or running errands for our neighbours.

When we connect with our Neighbours good things happen! Here’s our top five benefits of connected neighbours:
1. WELLBEING : When our neighbourhoods are connected and spiritual, physical and emotional health are taken care of, we feel comfortable, happy and healthy.
2. CARING AND SAFETY : When we start from a place of neighbourly caring and generosity, feelings of trust, safety and belonging increase.
3. EMPOWERED : We feel confident to take action when we feel supported by strong social networks and relationships.
4. INCLUSION : We feel accepted in the community when we are allowed to be ourselves, can stretch outside of our comfort zones, and are included in other people’s worlds.
5. RESILIENCE : We can recover quickly from difficulties when we are prepared, we know our neighbours and can ask for and offer support.

If you would like, please bring a plant to swop – we already have a couple to start us off.

Please RSVP with Rev. Werner 021 956 581or simply arrive, we will be waiting.

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1 day ago

Mother's Day

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

It's Mother's Day on Sunday.

The event was founded by Philadelphia resident Anna Jarvis whose mother had organised women's groups to promote friendship and help.

On May 12, 1907, Jarvis held a memorial service at her late mother's church in Grafton, West … View more
Hi neighbours,

It's Mother's Day on Sunday.

The event was founded by Philadelphia resident Anna Jarvis whose mother had organised women's groups to promote friendship and help.

On May 12, 1907, Jarvis held a memorial service at her late mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia and five years later, nearly every state was observing the day.

Jarvis started Mother's Day to honour the sacrifices women made for their children after her own mum died in 1905.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure recognising the second Sunday in May as the official day.

How are you planning to spend the day?

Have you been separated from your mother by Covid-19 travel restrictions? If so, how will you commemorate her?

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

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1 day ago

What's On: CR E-Day

Hannah from Mount Eden

Computer Recycling is hosting an e-waste collection day. Drop off your unwanted electronics at this drive-thru event. Staff will be available to unload everything for your convenience!
CR E-Day
  • Massey University Carpark - Gate 1
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

Pixies Animal Rescue Fundraising Yard Sale - 9am to 5pm Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May - Dairy Flat

Charmaine Wolmarans from Pixies Animal Rescue

Pixies Animal Rescue is holding another fundraising yard sale this Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May (9am to 5pm) - all proceeds to go towards the welfare of our rescue animals. EFTPOS and Bartercard available.

Location: 385 Bawden Road, Dairy Flat, 0792. Please note that this is a private … View more
Pixies Animal Rescue is holding another fundraising yard sale this Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May (9am to 5pm) - all proceeds to go towards the welfare of our rescue animals. EFTPOS and Bartercard available.

Location: 385 Bawden Road, Dairy Flat, 0792. Please note that this is a private address. There is ample parking - please follow the parking signs.

• Housewares, Kitchenwares and Tools
• Books, CDs, DVDs, Toys, Games and Puzzles
• Clothing, Footwear, Hats & Caps for Ladies, Men, Children and Babies
• Bags, Purses, Wallets, Ornaments, Artwork, Bric-à-Brac, etc

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2 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.

3 days ago

Coffee and Cards

Karen from Puhoi

Monday 10th May 9.30
at the Kings Plant Barn Cafe
Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and East Coast Road, Silverdale, Auckland
Cost $20

Come and join us for a fun card classes at the Kings Plant Barn Cafe.

You will get to make two cards with step by step instructions.
It is amazing to receive Handmade … View more
Monday 10th May 9.30
at the Kings Plant Barn Cafe
Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and East Coast Road, Silverdale, Auckland
Cost $20

Come and join us for a fun card classes at the Kings Plant Barn Cafe.

You will get to make two cards with step by step instructions.
It is amazing to receive Handmade Cards and so much fun to make.
Class size is limited so please rsvp to make sure of your place. Or contact me on
mail@karenhadler.com
with any questions.

Karen
www.karenhadler.com...

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7 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Auckland's $5.8m Carlile House deemed 'dangerous building'

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Carlile House in Auckland’s Grey Lynn is slowly crumbling away.

Its owners, the United Church of Tonga, claim the land’s significance as home to the first Tongan congregation in New Zealand is being neglected by Auckland Council, in favour of its history as an orphanage, preventing the site … View more
Carlile House in Auckland’s Grey Lynn is slowly crumbling away.

Its owners, the United Church of Tonga, claim the land’s significance as home to the first Tongan congregation in New Zealand is being neglected by Auckland Council, in favour of its history as an orphanage, preventing the site from being developed.

Because of the building's status as a category one historic place and a stalemate with Auckland Council, Carlile House cannot be repaired or demolished.

However, the situation has recently become of higher concern to both parties, following the recent partial collapse of the building’s roof.

Click 'read more' for the full story.

3 days ago

Testimonial! 😎

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3 days ago

Do your curtains & blinds need a professional clean?

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

Textile Cleaning is a one-stop-shop for all curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

We offer full take-down and rehang service and can provide replacement curtains while your drapes are being cleaned.

Help is just a phone call away.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, … View more
Textile Cleaning is a one-stop-shop for all curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

We offer full take-down and rehang service and can provide replacement curtains while your drapes are being cleaned.

Help is just a phone call away.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes and blinds across Auckland for over 25 years, Textile Cleaning is highly recommended!
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4 days ago

Fun buns back Kiwi kids

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A limited edition blue and red bun will be satisfying mid-morning cravings and backing Kiwi kids in need this month.

Fun buns bought from Bakers Delight in May will support vulnerable children through the annual KidsCan campaign.

People can support the one in five New Zealand children … View more
A limited edition blue and red bun will be satisfying mid-morning cravings and backing Kiwi kids in need this month.

Fun buns bought from Bakers Delight in May will support vulnerable children through the annual KidsCan campaign.

People can support the one in five New Zealand children experiencing hardship by buying fun buns or adding a $1 donation to their purchase.

KidsCan is working with 829 low decile schools and 110 early childhood centres to provide more than 200,000 children with the essentials.

Bakers Delight franchisees and customers have raised more than $110,000 for KidsCan during the past three years, providing children with nutritious food, jackets, shoes and health items.

This year they aim to raise $40,000 for the charity which has seen a spike in the number of children in need.

"... With more than 4000 children waiting for help we need support now more than ever,” said KidsCan chief executive officer Julie Chapman.

Many families are still feeling the effects of the financial fallout from Covid-19.

"After a year of so much uncertainty, there has never been a better time to bring communities across New Zealand together to raise funds for such an important cause," said Bakers Delight joint chief executive officer Elise Gillespie.

Go to www.bakersdelight.co.nz... for more information.

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