Taupaki, Taupaki

5 hours ago

Police plea for restraint selling whipping cream chargers, which contain laughing gas

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kumeu police are appealing to store owners to be socially responsible after reports of a cream whipping device being sold to children.

A concerned resident alerted officers after she saw a Kumeu dairy owner allegedly selling a whipping cream charger, which contains laughing gas, to youngsters.

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Kumeu police are appealing to store owners to be socially responsible after reports of a cream whipping device being sold to children.

A concerned resident alerted officers after she saw a Kumeu dairy owner allegedly selling a whipping cream charger, which contains laughing gas, to youngsters.

The charger was displayed at the front of the store by the Eftpos machine, police said.

Selling laughing gas, also known as NOS, nitrous oxide and nangs, for therapeutic purposes is banned under the Medicines Act 1981, which requires a prescription for the sale.

Using a cream dispenser or ‘’cracker’’, a small cannister filled with NOS, known as a cream charger, is released into a balloon, which is then inhaled for a short-lived but intense euphoric-like feeling.

However, the sale of the product within the food industry is legal, with nitrous oxide being used for cream whipping devices.

Under the current law, retailers selling the product must ensure it is not being used for therapeutical purposes, the Ministry of Health states.

Kumeu community constable Dimitry Pantileev said shop owners should be socially responsible when it came to selling the chargers to children and should not display them in a prominent place.

".. we can only charge them if we can prove in court without reasonable doubt that the product they're selling is used for inhalation, " Pantileev said.

"It's possible but it's very difficult to prove that the person at the counter or the store owner had the knowledge that it was going to be inhaled."

Pantileev said perhaps it was time for a law change.

"On a broad spectrum, legislators need to look into that," he said.

"The desirable outcome is that the law change is implemented at least to forbid this product to be sold to minors and somehow to limit their display to the public."

A MOH spokeswoman in August said Medsafe had taken action in this area in the past and was currently investigating the issue.

“It is for the retailers to ensure they comply with the law and only supply products that could not be regarded as prescription medicines. Retailers should be aware of the potential for these products to be used for purposes that could constitute a therapeutic purpose. Having a means of ensuring customers had a legitimate purpose for purchasing the products would be wise.”

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Why or why not?

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7 days ago

A question of 'rights'?🤔

Fiona from Henderson

A quick question (or 3) for you all.
Do we as customers, have the right to ask for proof of a negative COVID test if we are being attended to by someone who has a continuous cough and sniffs a lot, even though this person was wearing a mask?
If said customer service rep says it's allergies and… View more
A quick question (or 3) for you all.
Do we as customers, have the right to ask for proof of a negative COVID test if we are being attended to by someone who has a continuous cough and sniffs a lot, even though this person was wearing a mask?
If said customer service rep says it's allergies and also throws in for good measure that they have been tested negative for COVID, do we ask to see proof of that result?
Do you mention it to management and risk being treated with hostility when you return?
If you can't be attended by anyone else apart from that person, what would you do?

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2 hours ago

Open Home

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

Check out my Open Home this Sunday 29 November.
For more details go to my website:
nickyhorsbrough.harcourts.co.nz...

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2 hours ago

Baby Capsule and base

Alex Neighbourly Lead from Henderson

In great condition

Negotiable

1 day ago

Rare white and yellow pōhutukawa trees

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo … View more
Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo in the comments or email me the tree's location at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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2 days ago

Take part in the senior road users quiz!

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Answer five road safety questions and go into the prize draw to win 1 of 3 x $50 Pak'nSave vouchers!

Entries open 12pm Tuesday 24 November 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

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1 day ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

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7 hours ago

Huapai Plus School Summer Holiday Programme

Luke from Huapai - Kumeu

Summer holidays are just around the corner and Huapai Plus is going to be the place to be. We have 4 weeks of awesome activities planned to keep boredom at bay.
Christmas Part
Messy Monday
Movies (trip day)
Mystery at Huapai
Past, Present & Future (VR Studios visit)
Auckland Zoo (trip day)
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Summer holidays are just around the corner and Huapai Plus is going to be the place to be. We have 4 weeks of awesome activities planned to keep boredom at bay.
Christmas Part
Messy Monday
Movies (trip day)
Mystery at Huapai
Past, Present & Future (VR Studios visit)
Auckland Zoo (trip day)
Engineering in our World
Huapai Plus Carnival
And much much more
We are MSD accredited and WINZ approved.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at huapaiplus@hds.school.nz
huapaidistrict.aimyplus.com...

Summer HP Pamphlet.pdf Download View

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1 day ago

Grazing land available in Waimauku (25.11.20)

Chris from Waimauku

We have a 5 acre piece of land available for grazing. If of interest get in touch as we would need to think about a few things like water but happy to accommodate if of interest. One other horse on the property next door that also has 5 acres, we do currently allow this horse around our house … View moreWe have a 5 acre piece of land available for grazing. If of interest get in touch as we would need to think about a few things like water but happy to accommodate if of interest. One other horse on the property next door that also has 5 acres, we do currently allow this horse around our house garden only and not on the grazing land referred to.

8 hours ago

Drain with overflow

Alex Neighbourly Lead from Henderson

90mm waste drain with overflow
In new packet

Negotiable

6 days ago

Poll: Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.

Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.

She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of … View more
Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.

Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.

She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of sailing on the Waitemata Harbour.

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

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Do you like the design of the new Team New Zealand's America's Cup vessel?
  • 80.1% Yes
    80.1% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
584 votes
20 hours ago

Maximise your outdoor space post lockdown!

Shade Design

Winter is here guys but at Shade Design we have every outdoor solution you need to make the most of your space all year round.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help yourself but tell … View more
Winter is here guys but at Shade Design we have every outdoor solution you need to make the most of your space all year round.

With our experienced and friendly team, we pride ourselves on making sure you only have the best experience working with us and that you can’t help yourself but tell all your family and friends.

With our custom aluminium frames and awnings, we stand by our products and offer a 5-year warranty.

Check out our winter deals or call 0223424082 and see how we can maximise your outdoor area this winter.
Visit us online

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20 hours ago

Found it!

Santa in the Suburbs

Good spotting - here is today's secret Santa Code...

Now head through to our competition page to enter to win a shopping spree at Farmers.

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3 days ago

Auckland promised a lot to its south, now it's time to deliver

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Making a big difference to lives in the south was a top priority in Auckland's 2012 visionary plan. Despite hard work on the ground, is the promise fulfilled? Read the story below:

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1 day ago

ADLY MOTO - 49cc Scooter for sale

Chris from Waimauku

The time has come to sell the tusty stead. I have moved out of the city and no longer have a use for it.

Good little bike with a Yamaha engine.

2 years old

Has had a service or two

Points to note:
Speedometer is not working, it can be fixed. It went in for a service at Scootling (Dealer in … View more
The time has come to sell the tusty stead. I have moved out of the city and no longer have a use for it.

Good little bike with a Yamaha engine.

2 years old

Has had a service or two

Points to note:
Speedometer is not working, it can be fixed. It went in for a service at Scootling (Dealer in AKL Great North Rd) and came out with the speedo not working, never bothered to get it fixed as a) didn't think I would sell and b) I know how fast it goes and wont exeed 65/70 km/hr

Little bit of rust on carrier and handle bars but nothing that cant be sorted out either,

Overall it runs really well, I have been happy and had allot of fun ot it and would not sell if I had a use for it.

Original purchase papers attached in the pic

Price new - $2,598
I will throw in the helmet too as I have no use for that

Would suit office worker in the city or a teenager on a farm!

Location: Waimauku

Fits in the back of my van so can be collected.
Not currently registered
Not subject to NZ WOF - does not need one
Drivers License required, not a motorcycle license.

Price: $1,000

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1 day ago

Music stand.

Cathy from Ranui

Procussion brand. Very stable. Really good condition. Can be altered for height and storage. Not needed anymore.

Price: $50

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