61 days ago

400 per cent rise in food parcel demand in West Auckland

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Western Leader

A contactless drive-through food service has seen a surge in demand following the snap lockdown.

250 cars collected 300 food parcels from Vision West’s Pātaka Kai to provide for local families last Friday, a 400 per cent increase on normal days.

Spokesperson Brooke Turner said there is a massive need and it “feels like alert level 5”.

“The most common reason we hear is that cause the kids are at home we burn through supplies faster,” he said.

“There’s far more fear and anxiety with delta variant, we have people coming and getting parcels for their neighbours who are afraid to go out.”

But Brooke said he was proud of the Kiwi spirit to help their neighbours.

“Our staff are remarkably resilient and committed to making sure that people are supported.”

What are you doing to look out for your neighbours this lockdown?

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4 days ago

😀💉Covid-19: Auckland hits 90 per cent first doses, 75 per cent fully vaccinated💉😀

Fiona from Henderson

If the above headline found on Stuff's website is accurate, then allowing for the 5-8 weeks between vaccines, we should have some sort of freedom by Christmas - fingers crossed😉
www.stuff.co.nz...

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1 hour ago

MOTAT Christmas Lights 10th anniversary spectacle cancelled

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A popular Christmas light show has been cancelled due to public safety concerns and the uncertainty of Covid-19 restrictions.

Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) announced on Wednesday that the 10th anniversary celebration of Christmas Lights will not go ahead this year.

MOTAT spokeswoman Sally Manuireva said the decision to cancel the event was a difficult one, as it is the museum’s largest event of the year.

The Auckland event was attended by over 60,000 visitors over 12 nights last year.

“While I know this may be disappointing news for many families who were looking forward to this event, keeping our visitors safe is our top priority,” Manuireva said.

“We’ve decided to make this call now to give our suppliers transparency and allow our team to focus on our summer programming.”

This marks the first occasion where MOTAT’s Christmas Lights has been canned.

MOTAT will still light up its heritage Pumphouse building and erect a 20ft Christmas tree which will be visible from Great North Road.

The Museum will release ‘12 Days of Christmas’, which consists of free online crafts and activities which can be accessed on the online education platform MOTAT.FUN.

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1 day ago

FUNNY BUT POSSIBLY ACCURATE

Linda from Henderson

Traffic light system

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