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4 days ago

Poll: Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine… View more
Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.

The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.

Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine increase, a Stuff visual journalist captured numerous people using their phones while driving, including a woman who appeared to be on a video call while passing through an intersection, a man speaking on the phone and numerous people texting or looking at their phone.

Last year, police issued more than 40,000 infringement notices for the offence.

A driver for Dingo Groundworx NZ was captured using their phone while driving a truck along Williamson Ave, in Ponsonby.

Owner Cameron Hadley told Stuff all employees were very aware they should not be using their phones while driving.

He said he would be raising the issue in a staff meeting.

AA road safety spokesman Dylan Thomsen told Stuff he wasn’t surprised to hear about the woman video calling while driving.

While AA supports the Government’s fine increase, Thomsen said it wasn’t going to solve the problem.

“People just can’t resist the temptation if they hear their phone go off ... it’s not something you do by accident.”

“A lot of people use their phone behind the wheel and don’t do other risky things.”

He hopes as there are further advancements in technology, phone companies can have default “do not disturb” modes that activate as soon as drivers start moving in their car.

“Until we change the mindset it will be hard with enforcement alone, people don’t appreciate the risks until it’s too late,” Thomsen said.

To see video footage, go here:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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

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Do you support the fine increase for using a mobile while driving from $80 to $150?
  • 90.5% Yes
    90.5% Complete
  • 7.8% No
    7.8% Complete
  • 1.7% Unsure- it's too complex
    1.7% Complete
1708 votes
4 hours ago

NorWest Heritage Society AGM

Bunty from Huapai - Kumeu

The 4th AGM for NorWest Heritage is:
Date: Wed. 19th May 2pm and/or 7pm.
Venue: Kumeu Cricket Club Room, Huapai Domain, Tapu Rd.
The time options are to accommodate many new and existing members. Social meet & greet with refreshments will follow.
All welcome. Contact: … View more
The 4th AGM for NorWest Heritage is:
Date: Wed. 19th May 2pm and/or 7pm.
Venue: Kumeu Cricket Club Room, Huapai Domain, Tapu Rd.
The time options are to accommodate many new and existing members. Social meet & greet with refreshments will follow.
All welcome. Contact: info@norwestheritage.org.nz See also Facebook: NorWest Heritage Society Incorporated

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6 hours ago
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Solar Flood Lights

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our website for more information!

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1 day ago

Helensville Lions Autumn Book Fair 2021 is on !

Peter from Waimauku

AUTUMN BOOK FAIR
29th/30th May 2021
Helensville War Memorial Hall


“The Biggest Book Fair in the West!”

The Lions Club of Helensville is holding their Autumn Book Fair on the last weekend of May in the Helensville War Memorial Hall. Starting at 9.00am on … View more
AUTUMN BOOK FAIR
29th/30th May 2021
Helensville War Memorial Hall


“The Biggest Book Fair in the West!”

The Lions Club of Helensville is holding their Autumn Book Fair on the last weekend of May in the Helensville War Memorial Hall. Starting at 9.00am on Saturday until 4.00pm and 10.00am on Sunday until 3.00pm.The Book Fair is being held in conjunction with the Kaipara Coastguard and all proceeds from the weekend will go towards funding for their proposed new Marine Rescue Centre at Springs Road, Parakai. The Christmas Book Fair, held in November, raised $13,245 and we aim to beat this for Coastguard Kaipara who perform voluntarily an essential service on our harbour, keeping boaties safe.

Books are priced to sell with nothing over $2, with a good selection of children’s books at 50c. Plus, there is also a good selection of jigsaw puzzles, board games, DVDs, CDs and quality magazines available.
Non-Fiction will be split into twenty separate categories, including one dedicated to New Zealand subjects and a large General Non-Fiction section to browse through.
Fiction is arranged alphabetically by authors, with six special interest groups, the largest of which is the Fantasy/Science Fiction section. There is also a tremendous number of children’s books for all ages.
Small donations of books can be left at Burmester Realty, Helensville or for larger lots, call Chris on 09 420 8527, or any other member of Helensville Lions.
Please note that the last date we are accepting books for this Book Fair is Friday 21st May.

EFTPOS Available

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1 day ago

Mother’s Day

The Team from Auckland Council

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. OurAuckland has some great ideas for things to do with your mother this weekend: bit.ly...

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10 days ago

Poll: What would you use a Louvre for?

The Louvre Company

We provide powder coated aluminium, Motorised Roof Louvres, from start to finish. Our NZ Made and Designed Roof Louvres have an integrated gutter system and are operable with a remote controller. Extending your outdoor living with the perfect sun and rain control. We also specialize in Manually … View moreWe provide powder coated aluminium, Motorised Roof Louvres, from start to finish. Our NZ Made and Designed Roof Louvres have an integrated gutter system and are operable with a remote controller. Extending your outdoor living with the perfect sun and rain control. We also specialize in Manually Operable Louvres and Fixed Louvres.

Now we want to know your thoughts below. Simply let us know what you would use a louvre for.

Get your free quote today! Call or email with the rough measurements of your louvre, and find out for yourself that TLC has quality NZ made and designed louvres for accessible prices!

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What would you use a Louvre for?
  • 18.6% Rain protection
    18.6% Complete
  • 20.3% Sun protection
    20.3% Complete
  • 6.8% Privacy
    6.8% Complete
  • 54.2% To extend my outdoor living area
    54.2% Complete
59 votes
2 days ago

We Say/You Say: Queen Street

The Team from Community News

Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and … View more
Kia ora Auckland,

Should Queen Street be car-free?

Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.

The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and with bus priority in the evening peak.

Some have expressed their concerns for the project including a group of businesses and landlords calling itself Save Queen. The group applied for an interim injunction to halt the council's planned Queen St upgrade and a High Court Judge will decide whether to approve the injunction later today.

Should the upgrade go even further and ban passenger vehicles altogether? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment used in your local community paper.

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1 day ago

Open Homes

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

Check out my Open Homes this Saturday 08 May.
For more details go to my website

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1 day ago

What's On: Autumn Book Fair

Chris from Helensville

Helensville Lions are holding their Book Fair on 29/30 May in the Helensville War Memorial Hall. All books sorted. Nothing over $2, children's books 50c. All proceeds to Coastguard Kaipara.
Autumn Book Fair
  • Helensville War Memorial Hall
3 days ago

Mother's Day

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

It's Mother's Day on Sunday.

The event was founded by Philadelphia resident Anna Jarvis whose mother had organised women's groups to promote friendship and help.

On May 12, 1907, Jarvis held a memorial service at her late mother's church in Grafton, West … View more
Hi neighbours,

It's Mother's Day on Sunday.

The event was founded by Philadelphia resident Anna Jarvis whose mother had organised women's groups to promote friendship and help.

On May 12, 1907, Jarvis held a memorial service at her late mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia and five years later, nearly every state was observing the day.

Jarvis started Mother's Day to honour the sacrifices women made for their children after her own mum died in 1905.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure recognising the second Sunday in May as the official day.

How are you planning to spend the day?

Have you been separated from your mother by Covid-19 travel restrictions? If so, how will you commemorate her?

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

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3 days ago

What's On: CR E-Day

Hannah from Mount Eden

Computer Recycling is hosting an e-waste collection day. Drop off your unwanted electronics at this drive-thru event. Staff will be available to unload everything for your convenience!
CR E-Day
  • Massey University Carpark - Gate 1
4 days ago

Mother's Day is this weekend

Sunday Star Times

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code … View more
Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code SSTMOTHERSDAY at the checkout to redeem.

Hurry! Offer ends Sunday. T&C's apply.
Subscribe Now

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4 days ago

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF WEATHER - Pixies Fundraising Yard Sale - 8th & 9th May

Charmaine Wolmarans from Pixies Animal Rescue

Unfortunately Pixies Animal Rescue has had to cancel its fundraiser yard sale we had been intending to hold this weekend because of the weather. Weather permitting, we will now hold next weekend, 15th & 16th May.

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