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51 days ago

Dinning Table and Chairs

Alexandra from Ranui

$200 ono

Family sized extending dining table and four chairs.

Fully extended you could probably fit up to eight people at a sqweeze six with comfort.

Table has served well in at least two households so has a few small marks but is in good condition and very solid, the four chairs are also in good condition with no rips, tears or stains.

Pick up only from Ranui, will need a trailer or ute and two people capable of lifting. No time wasters please.

Price: $200

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Oteha Valley Road Extension - public consultation

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Have your say on the proposed additional traffic lane along Oteha Valley Road Extension in Albany.

The additional traffic lane will reduce travel times and improve travel time reliability for buses and vehicles turning left at the Oteha Valley Road Extension/Dairy Flat Highway intersection.

Feedback in open until Sunday 10 November 2019. To find out more or provide feedback go to www.AT.govt.nz... or call (09) 355 3553.

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6 days ago

Countdown’s quiet hour goes nationwide

Fiona from Henderson

From Wednesday 23 October, Countdown stores across New Zealand* will offer customers a low-sensory Quiet Hour every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Countdown has been holding Quiet Hours in a small number of stores for the last year after one of its team with an autistic child suggested it would be a great idea. After testing how the concept would work for team and customers, Countdown is rolling Quiet Hours out nationally after incredibly positive feedback.

Quiet Hour offers customers a time to shop in Countdown stores that is easy on the eyes and ears by reducing noise, lighting and other distractions in-store. Lighting throughout the store is reduced, in-store radio is turned off, checkout volumes are lowered, trolley collection and shelf-stocking is kept to a bare minimum, and there are no PA announcements except in emergencies.

Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, says Countdown’s decision to roll out Quiet Hour nationwide felt right for its diverse customer base.

“We want our supermarkets to be welcoming and inclusive for all New Zealanders and their families. We know grocery shopping can be an anxiety-inducing experience for some customers and we wanted to help with that. By making a few small changes and creating a Quiet Hour, we hope we can make a big difference.

“The lovely thing about Quiet Hour is that we have had very positive feedback from so many customers. Our older customers seem to really enjoy Quiet Hours too, as well as many other Kiwis who actually just find shopping a bit stressful and can now visit at a more peaceful time,” says Kiri Hannifin.

Countdown’s Quiet Hours have been developed with the support of Autism New Zealand, who have provided advice to Countdown’s team on how they can best support customers with sensory needs in their stores.

Dane Dougan, Autism New Zealand Chief Executive, says the invisible nature of autism can mean it’s hard to create understanding and awareness of the difficulties people with autism face carrying out day-to-day tasks.

“We’re thrilled that Countdown will be offering Quiet Hour in its stores and it highlights how some small changes can create a more inclusive environment that will impact people significantly. We’ve had amazing feedback from the autistic community who have benefited from Quiet Hour over the last year and the increased understanding of autism and sensory needs that it is having as well,” says Dane Dougan.

*Countdown’s Quiet Hours will be held every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, with the exception of two stores – Countdown Silverdale and Countdown Northwest which will hold their Quiet Hour from 9am to 10am. At this stage, Countdown’s two metro city stores will not hold a Quiet Hour.

My thoughts on the hours? Well I think that they could've chosen better hours rather than those chosen. School kids are getting out of school, mothers and their wee ones are walking around. It will still be quite noisy and not really the Quiet Hour they are trying to achieve.

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1 hour ago

Sunset Road/Target Road - Public Consultation

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Have your say at the upcoming public consultation on proposed changes to the Sunset Rd/Target Rd roundabout in Totara Vale.

The additional lanes through the roundabout will reduce travel times and improve travel time reliability for all traffic. This is important because vehicles are experiencing significant delays through this roundabout.
To find out more or provide feedback go to www.AT.govt.nz... or call (09) 355 3553.

If you would like to speak in person, go to the public drop-in session at

Date: 4th November 2019

Time: 4PM – 8PM

Location: Reformed Church of the North Shore, 76 Trias Rd, Totara Vale.

Feedback is open until 10th November 2019.

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