Pukekohe, Pukekohe

15 hours ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the new cycleway being trialled in Auckland's CBD?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Cyclists will have additional spots to lock up their bikes with new facilities installed as part of a cycleway trial.

Project WAVE is a $1 million cycleway trial in the Viaduct Harbour to connect the Quay and Nelson Street cycleways that could have over a thousand daily users.

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Cyclists will have additional spots to lock up their bikes with new facilities installed as part of a cycleway trial.

Project WAVE is a $1 million cycleway trial in the Viaduct Harbour to connect the Quay and Nelson Street cycleways that could have over a thousand daily users.

Auckland Transport (AT) confirmed two new bike parking facilities able to accommodate 16 bikes have been installed as part of the trial, taking the total number of bike parks along the cycleway to 56.

The project is opposed by a group of residents and business owners.

The two new bike parking facilities are located on Customs Street West between Market Place and Lower Hobson Street. One is located near the Tepid Baths, and one is near O’Hagan’s bar.

The area now has enough space for around 56 bikes, as there were already existing facilities to accommodate 40 bikes before Project WAVE was implemented.

AT spokeswoman Natalie Polley said there are also numerous new bike parking facilities on Quay Street and in the new square as part of the Downtown project.

"That doesn’t even take into account bike parking at the ferry terminal, the AT Downtown Carpark and at many other locations on the Viaduct,” she said.
By Ripu Bhatia

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Are you in favour of the new cycleway being trialled in Auckland's CBD?
  • 33.5% Yes
    33.5% Complete
  • 58.4% No
    58.4% Complete
  • 8.1% Undecided- it's too complex
    8.1% Complete
358 votes
1 hour ago

Ormiston New World, now open online.

New World

Click down to your local today and let us do the aisle miles for you.

Did you know when you shop online you can:

- Shop through newworld.co.nz or the New World app
- Choose delivery to your door or Click & Collect
- Book a slot that suits you
- Leave notes for your shopper to choose … View more
Click down to your local today and let us do the aisle miles for you.

Did you know when you shop online you can:

- Shop through newworld.co.nz or the New World app
- Choose delivery to your door or Click & Collect
- Book a slot that suits you
- Leave notes for your shopper to choose exactly what you want
- Keep adding to your order up to 12 hours before your slot

Just visit newworld.co.nz or download the New World app from the App Store or Google Play.
Shop now

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1 day ago

Clean and empty all recycling items

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do with your recycling before you place it in your recycling bin. All items to be recycled need to be clean and empty. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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11 hours ago

Beware of this "Win a Free Toyota' hoax!

Pukekohe Toyota

Hi folks!
As much as we would love to be giving away free cars ... at the present time we are not.

There is a text and a Whats App message doing the rounds that suggests you could be in to win a free Toyota once you follow the link and fill out some details. This is a hoax! The page you get… View more
Hi folks!
As much as we would love to be giving away free cars ... at the present time we are not.

There is a text and a Whats App message doing the rounds that suggests you could be in to win a free Toyota once you follow the link and fill out some details. This is a hoax! The page you get sent to ... screenshot below ... is nothing to do with either Papakura Toyota or Toyota New Zealand.

As a good rule of thumb, and with our Internet Aunty hat firmly on, unless you know the message is legit, best not to click on any links and certainly don't fill out your details.

Cheers to all our customers who have brought this to our attention!

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10 days ago

1st Auckland Cavell Guide Unit Set to Celebrate Centenary

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is… View more
Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is gearing up to commemorate its centenary.

A social afternoon is planned for July 3, kicking off at 2pm with historic guiding activities such as knot tying and making arm slings.

Guests will be treated to afternoon tea and a birthday cake before photographs are taken of the girls.

The day will end with a singalong around the campfire.

The next day, a church parade will march through St Andrews Church, Epsom, where the unit has been meeting since 1921.

Parishioners are invited to a morning tea after the procession.

The unit, initially known as the St Andrew's Peace Scout Group, is believed to be the first guide company which has kept going since it was launched.

It all started when eighteen-year-old Mona Burgin wrote to the Dominion chief scout Colonel Cosgrove, a New Zealand Boer War veteran, asking about Girl Peace Scouts.

He arranged to meet her in Queen St, Auckland and wrote she would recognize him by the red flower in his buttonhole.

Soon after the meeting Burgin formed the troop on July 6.

Girl Peace Scouts wore khaki uniforms and the St Andrews troop wore a red open-ended tie.

In 1923, the Dominion Council became affiliated with the original Girls Guides Association in London.

*Former unit members can email cavellgirlguidesnz@gmail.com for details of the centenary.

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15 hours ago

Special winter membership price to join our local tennis club

Dorota from Pukekohe

Our local tennis club has a special to join for 5 months. Only $49 for a family. Less than $10 per month for up to 4 people!! Free access too all the courts and club house. Free social nights so you can meet some other players and discount on coaching. If you ever thought about giving tennis a … View moreOur local tennis club has a special to join for 5 months. Only $49 for a family. Less than $10 per month for up to 4 people!! Free access too all the courts and club house. Free social nights so you can meet some other players and discount on coaching. If you ever thought about giving tennis a try, now it's the time :-)
www.pukekohetennis.co.nz...

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15 hours ago

Malicious email impersonating NZ Post circulating

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any… View more
New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any individual has received these emails, NZ Post has advised to delete it immediately.

In a statement sent to Neighbourly, NZ Post confirmed that it had taken 24 websites offline in relation to the scam.

For more information on the scam, please see the NZ Post's Cyber Security Alerts page.

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15 hours ago

Students call on local board to fix open drain: South Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Pupils from Papakura Normal School have appealed to the local board to fix an open drain along Walters Rd, which neighbours their school.

Kaige Chase, Gabriel Moaate-Minhinnick, Olivia Kim, Genesis Blakelock and Angelina Tuiono asked the board to take their concerns to Auckland Transport after … View more
Pupils from Papakura Normal School have appealed to the local board to fix an open drain along Walters Rd, which neighbours their school.

Kaige Chase, Gabriel Moaate-Minhinnick, Olivia Kim, Genesis Blakelock and Angelina Tuiono asked the board to take their concerns to Auckland Transport after incidents involving children walking to school.

"We realise this is probably about money but saving money in the old days has just stored up problems for today," they said.

The students told the board a six-year-old boy fell into the drain.

Another boy failed in his attempts to rescue him.

But a motorist intervened and pulled him to safety.

In another incident, a driver leaving the carpark opposite drove into the drain.

“The incident with the boys led to temporary fixes that involved some orange plastic fencing, but it just seems to have become a permanent solution," the students said.

"Now it is breaking down and probably ending up polluting our sea.”

The drain had become overgrown, with the school spending money battling gorse and weeds and building a large fence to keep students safe, they said.

The pupils urged the board to infill the drain to create more parking and drop-off zones.

Board chair Brent Catchpole said he was impressed with the amount of research that went into their deputation.

"These young people did not just come along to complain," he said.

"They gathered evidence, thought about the problem and even outlined possible solutions."

The board will refer the matter to Auckland Transport and Healthy Waters, asking for a quick response, he said.

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1 day ago

Alanna Howard of Victim Support as speaker

Virginia Warren from BPW Franklin Inc

Date: 26th May 2021
Time: 6.30 for 7pm – generally over by 9.30pm
Venue: Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson St, Pukekohe.
Cost: $30 Prepayment is required, contact bpwfranklinsec@gmail.com for account number and please mention if you require a special diet.
Speaker : Alanna Howard will be … View more
Date: 26th May 2021
Time: 6.30 for 7pm – generally over by 9.30pm
Venue: Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson St, Pukekohe.
Cost: $30 Prepayment is required, contact bpwfranklinsec@gmail.com for account number and please mention if you require a special diet.
Speaker : Alanna Howard will be speaking on her role as a Victim Supporter. If you have an interest in this as a victim or as a potential supporter it is an evening not to be missed, you will also find good company.
Incidentally - the NZ Defence Force has become a corporate member of BPW NZ (as well as signing up to the Women's Empowerment Principles www.weps.org.nz......) so any member of the NZ Army, Navy or Air Force will be warmly welcomed to our meetings as a member. The cost is as listed above for all coming to the meeting.

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1 day ago

Get Out More and explore this Autumn!

Explore Central North Island

Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give … View more
Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give you the ideas – you just choose when and where, and pack the car. Time to get planning!
Find out more

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1 day ago

Student Naturopath

Casey from Waiuku

Greeting's neighbours,

I am a naturopathic and medical herbalist student completing my final clinical year at South Pacific College of Natural Medicine. I am currently looking for clients to come see me at my college's clinic: Paua Clinic, in Ellerslie - Clients who are ready to create … View more
Greeting's neighbours,

I am a naturopathic and medical herbalist student completing my final clinical year at South Pacific College of Natural Medicine. I am currently looking for clients to come see me at my college's clinic: Paua Clinic, in Ellerslie - Clients who are ready to create positive change in their health and wellness.

Naturopaths are trained on all major body systems and their pathophysiologies, however, using a traditional holistic approach with the integration of modern biomedicine. So whether you have a specific condition, need help in setting goals or just want support with stress I can be of assistance!

Plus since this is a student clinic, it's an easy and affordable opportunity to receive quality holistic care!
If you are interested to book or have any further inquiries do not hesitate to email me at Casey.sherriff@spcnmstudent.ac.nz

I look forward to holding space and supporting you upon your journey 🧡

7 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 day ago

What's On: Handel Consort & Quire present

Steven from Waiuku

Haydn's Nelson Mass and Handel's Coronation Anthems. Adults $45, Seniors $40, Students Free. Save $10 off the door price by booking via eventfinda.
Handel Consort & Quire present
  • St Andrew's Church
6 days ago

Love Food Hate Waste - Feed Your Family For Less With Leftovers

Lisa Beale from Beautification Trust

Interested in learning how to make the most of your leftovers, so you can feed your family for less?

This Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm the Beautification Trust located at 38 Holmes Road, Manurewa are hosting Love Food Hate Waste tutor Jennifer, this session is brought to you by EcoMatters, … View more
Interested in learning how to make the most of your leftovers, so you can feed your family for less?

This Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm the Beautification Trust located at 38 Holmes Road, Manurewa are hosting Love Food Hate Waste tutor Jennifer, this session is brought to you by EcoMatters, thanks to Auckland Council.

Free but please register in advance using the link below...

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5 days ago

Happy Friday Neighbours

Bradley from Waiuku

Have a fantastic Friday and a peaceful weekend.

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2 days ago

Dining room table and 6 chairs for sale

Doria from Papakura

The table extends to seat 6-8 condition of chairs fair. for sale $200 or near offer. to view message me Doria Johnson or ph 0277333883 Pick up only I can't deliver

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