Pahurehure, Papakura

3 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ … View more
To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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2 days ago

Wee Jobs Useful Information

The Team from Wee Jobs

Did you know how much you can save by replacing just one 75 watt incandescent lightbulb with a 11 watt LED lightbulb? Check out our post below!

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19 hours ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund … View more
Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

What are you waiting for! Sign up today.
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1 day ago

Sales for sweets

Hasan from Conifer Grove

Bangladeshi sweets available.

Price: $30

1 day ago

Unsung Heroes

Sanjeev Thakur Reporter from Homed - Southern Homes

Read about the Unsung Heroes , who work tirelessly behind the scenes. They are part of a team, who create a wonderful experience.

Read more about them in the latest edition of HOMED

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1 day ago

Independence with support you can count on

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with … View more
Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with certainty about your living expenses.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Wildlife Conservation Science at work

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your … View more
Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your whanau these school holidays.

Book your ticket online here.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Diabesity - Is there a way out?

Ole from Takanini

Diabesity: The 'tidal wave' of diabetes and obesity that could soon cost New Zealand $3.5b a year.... This was in the news this week and you can read the full article here:
www.newshub.co.nz...

Watch Go Healthy for Good at 5pm tonight where Dr Nerida McKibben from Waikato Hospital … View more
Diabesity: The 'tidal wave' of diabetes and obesity that could soon cost New Zealand $3.5b a year.... This was in the news this week and you can read the full article here:
www.newshub.co.nz...

Watch Go Healthy for Good at 5pm tonight where Dr Nerida McKibben from Waikato Hospital talks about how a simple lifestyle change can significantly reduce the risk of becoming a diabetic and at the same time improve your overall health.

Go Healthy for Good Friday 9th April at 17:00
Freeview Channel 27 and Sky Channel 204
Live stream: www.hopechannel.nz...

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2 days ago

Play Streets to Roll out in Takanini

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Playing on the street with neighbours once proved a common sight in South Auckland.

Children would ride their bikes and compete in cricket matches.

Healthy Families South Auckland is launching a Play Streets initiative to revive this childhood tradition and encourage neighbours to socialise … View more
Playing on the street with neighbours once proved a common sight in South Auckland.

Children would ride their bikes and compete in cricket matches.

Healthy Families South Auckland is launching a Play Streets initiative to revive this childhood tradition and encourage neighbours to socialise more.

On April 24, the pilot event will see cars banned temporarily from Cunningham Place in Takanini to pave the way for fun seeking residents.

Healthy Families South Auckland Lead Systems Innovator Fila Fuamatu said when streets were safe, neighbours and whanau could connect.

"The residents of Te Mahia are very concerned about their tamariki who spend a lot of time indoors using technology devices but not getting physically active or connecting with others in the neighbourhood."

Fuamatu said she hoped the event would empower members of the community to create opportunities for their own play and future social events.

“The residents, many of whom are elderly or have health issues, love having the opportunity to work together and give back. They’re a real creative bunch so I’m excited to see what they come up with."

Part of Waka Kotahi's Innovating Streets programme, Play Streets is managed by Auckland Council, Healthy Families South Auckland and Healthy Families Waitakere.

What are some of your early memories of street games?

I remember the old elastics game, skipping and hopscotch.

Which games would you like to see making a comeback in your streets?

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

4 days ago

Handy Tips

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our top 4 tips for keeping safe in this rough weather.

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2 days ago

FREE COMMUNITY DAY

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator from Bruce Pulman Park

Kuraconnect have a Free Community Day coming up here at Bruce Pulman Park on Sunday April 18!

Come down and enjoy all the amazing things on offer, Including
- Yummy food stalls
- Kids activation zone with bouncy castles and an obstacle course
- Demonstrations from NZ Police, Fire and St John
- … View more
Kuraconnect have a Free Community Day coming up here at Bruce Pulman Park on Sunday April 18!

Come down and enjoy all the amazing things on offer, Including
- Yummy food stalls
- Kids activation zone with bouncy castles and an obstacle course
- Demonstrations from NZ Police, Fire and St John
- Sports activities
- Zumba
- Musical performances from Ardijah, Beau Monga and various local acts
- Community stalls including Plunket

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3 days ago

GYMNASTICS PROGRAMMES

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator from Bruce Pulman Park

Gymnastics Programme Registrations NOW OPEN 🤸🏻‍♀️
🏟 Pulman Recreation Centre
🗓 3 May - 10 July

With plenty of programmes on offer there’s something for everyone 🤩 Head to our website to register or give us a call on 0800785626 👏🏼

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2 days ago

Why not make a birdbath out of your rhubarb leaf?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Yes you can! NZ Gardener's DIY guru Jacob Leaf shows you how.

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2 days ago

Time to get your window & door problems sorted?

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbour!

Have you been thinking about getting your old windows & doors fixed?
Now is the perfect time to contact the friendly team at Exceed for an assessment of your windows & doors.

Don't put up with heavy & sticky sliding doors, draughty & troublesome windows and … View more
Hi Neighbour!

Have you been thinking about getting your old windows & doors fixed?
Now is the perfect time to contact the friendly team at Exceed for an assessment of your windows & doors.

Don't put up with heavy & sticky sliding doors, draughty & troublesome windows and poor window & door security!

Our established service and best practices ensure reliable repair of most window, door, conservatory joinery and security lock problems.

Call us today on 0800 252500 or visit www.exceed.co.nz...
From the Exceed - we fix windows & doors team

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2 days ago

Te Puhinui Big Clean

Lisa Beale from Beautification Trust

Keen to offer a morning of your time to create awareness of the treasure in our back yard and collectively contributing to the health of our awa, the Puhinui Stream? Together with local businesses and environmental partners we are excited to be hosting a volunteering event, Te Puhinui Big Clean, … View moreKeen to offer a morning of your time to create awareness of the treasure in our back yard and collectively contributing to the health of our awa, the Puhinui Stream? Together with local businesses and environmental partners we are excited to be hosting a volunteering event, Te Puhinui Big Clean, from Totara Park down to the foreshore.

The event is planned for Saturday 8th May 8.30am to 12.30pm (rain date 22nd May), followed by a sausage sizzle and fun interactions for all, as our way to thank the many wonderful volunteers.

For more info and to register online click the link below

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