24 days ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

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2 days ago

How to recycle broken glass

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do when recycling broken glass. Large chunks are ok, as long as they are from grocery packaging. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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1 hour ago

On This Sunday!....

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Harmony Circle – Guest Presenter Sunday 16th May
Rachael Wilson – Finding Peace with food and your body

Venue; Community Hall, 2 Alnwick St (next door to Town Hall), Warkworth.
Open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. $5 Koha – Harmony Circle is non-profit.

Hi, I’m Rachael, a Paediatric and Eating disorder dietitian, family nutritionist and mindful eating coach. I'm a dietitian specializing in mindful eating and intuitive eating, self-compassion and body image.
I look at how bringing skills in resilience, mindfulness and self-compassion can help people heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Resulting in positive health behaviour changes and breaking the cycle of dieting which improves both mental and physical wellbeing.

Win a FREE 90 minute Body Image online workshop in the evening draw!

Everyone welcome, this is an open group, come along if you can, look forward to seeing you there!
Contact us at warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com or call/text 027 239 9182

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3 hours ago

Auckland Council and Mayor Phil Goff pay tribute to woman who gifted Ātiu Creek Regional Park to New Zealanders

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

Jackie Chatelanat, who with her late husband Pierre gifted 843 hectares of their land at the Kaipara Harbour to the council in 2005, has died.

The Chatelanat's gave their farm to the then-Auckland Regional Council in 2005, so that all New Zealanders could enjoy access to the Kaipara.

The couple had always dreamed of improving the land and building a sheep and cattle station, before giving it back.

Auckland Council general manager of parks, sports and recreation said Ātiu Creek had a special place in the regional parks network, rivaled in size only by the Waitākere and Hūnua regional parks.

“Pierre and Jackie were incredibly private people who only wanted to see their property turned into a public park. They refused publicity or widespread recognition but were delighted to see their property go from working farm to a countryside park humming with visitors."

Since it opened in 2008, the council has carried out pest management, native planting programmes, established a campground and built houses available for public bookings. The park has also hosted more than 1800 people at the Earthbeat Festival and been development for a wide range of recreational activities, including horse-riding.

"Today we pay tribute to Jackie who recently passed away but also to her late husband Pierre for this vision, for their contribution, for their service to our city," Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said.

"To come to this country with a determination that you were going to give this land to the country of your adoption is a very special thing to have done."

Click below for our 2018 story on Jackie and Pierre Chatelanat.