21 days ago

2-4 year old Toddler Girl Winter Clothes

Nency from Torbay - Long Bay

Anyone giving away? I mostly need jumpers from 2.5-4year old girl. Thankyou :)

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2 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.

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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3 days ago

FREE Self Defence for Women & Girls : Tue 25 May @ 7pm

Ruth from Orewa

The evening is aimed at Self Defence and giving women and girls the understanding and awareness of how a dangerous situation can arise. What opportunities and options are available to defend and defeat a would-be attacker. Also how to better prepare by understanding and education around such attacks to ensure you have predetermined the outcome by education.
The course is simple and straightforward and presented in a non-threating way to enable everyone to learn and take away some new skills and tools to help them feel safer and more confident.
It should be a fun and invigorating time for
all who participate.
The course is specifically designed for self-defence not fighting.

Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian Church
107 Centreway Road, Orewa

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