Albany, Auckland

7 days ago

*An Obituary printed in the London*

Nikhil from Oteha

*Times.....Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!* 👌👌

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having … View more
*Times.....Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!* 👌👌

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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*Very well written piece. Should circulate to all those who still have the common sense to understand what this piece is all about.*
🙏🏼🙏🏼

8 days ago

Poll: Supermarkets buying rosters

Amjad ("AJ") from Greenhithe

Do you think having a specific time slot for each suburb to buy from supermarkets will help to reduce massive gathering and it will allow the supermarkets staff to stock the products easily?

Supermarkets buying rosters
  • 69.1% Yes
    69.1% Complete
  • 30.9% No
    30.9% Complete
68 votes
8 days ago

British Isles Info

Owner from British Isles Inn Eatery & Bar - Rothesay Bay

Hi all

You will most of likely heard by now about the Prime Ministers announcement that the country is now at Level 3 and
will be at Level 4 in 48 hours.

I understand the information in this announcement will be creating a number of questions, uncertainty and anxiousness.
First and foremost, … View more
Hi all

You will most of likely heard by now about the Prime Ministers announcement that the country is now at Level 3 and
will be at Level 4 in 48 hours.

I understand the information in this announcement will be creating a number of questions, uncertainty and anxiousness.
First and foremost, my thoughts are with my customers and your families at this time and encourage you to priorities your collective well being.

As beautiful New Zealand enters Level 4,
The British Isles Inn will be closed until further notice.

It is the people in our lives that matter.
Our family, our friends, our employees and our customers.

We promise you that the British Isles Inn will re-open as
soon as the restrictions are lifted.
Take care of each other and be kind.

Uwe, my family and the Team at the British Isles Inn

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7 days ago

HairSalon Open Today

Carolyn from Greenhithe

If you need any of your favourite products to treat your hair over lockdown or a gift voucher for someone special we are open. 11-2 today. No haircuts or hairdressing work is allowed.

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7 days ago

Maximise your outdoor space!

Shade Design

At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

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 … View more
At Shade Design we are a family-focused company along with offering the best products and service at the most affordable prices in the industry.

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.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Covid-19 information and resources

Jon-Paul from Willowgrove Consulting Limited

We face unprecedented times and there is a shortage of good information around.

We've been watching this train wreck happen since it started in China and we have compiled a resource of well-supported information for people so they can come up to speed on this far quicker.

The measures … View more
We face unprecedented times and there is a shortage of good information around.

We've been watching this train wreck happen since it started in China and we have compiled a resource of well-supported information for people so they can come up to speed on this far quicker.

The measures implemented by the government are welcomed and will help, however, like most things it is helped more by people doing what is asked of them and being informed to do it in the best possible way.

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10 days ago

Use of Cheques

Pat from Albany

Recently the banks announced their intention to cease offering cheque services in the near future. Already organisations such as IRD and the Post Office are no longer accepting them. Some businesses are also starting to become reluctant to handle cash, for fear of infection.

Most of us use … View more
Recently the banks announced their intention to cease offering cheque services in the near future. Already organisations such as IRD and the Post Office are no longer accepting them. Some businesses are also starting to become reluctant to handle cash, for fear of infection.

Most of us use cards and internet banking, so this is no problem. However, a significant number of older people don't have access to these methods, and rely on cheques or cash to pay some of their bills.
The covid-19 advice to all people over 70 is to self isolate as much as possible.

Surely the banks should announce postponement of their move and IRD, Post Office etc should reverse their decision for the immediate future to prevent additional stress to some particularly vulnerable members of society at this dreadful time.

12 days ago

Auckland Council to close pools, recreation centres and major venues to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission

The Team from Auckland Council

Auckland's libraries, pools and recreational centres, as well as the Maritime Museum and Art Gallery, will close for two weeks from today in line with Government recommendations to constrain the spread of COVID-19.

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8 days ago

What public transport will be available for you?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If you need public transport to get around, it's likely services will move into weekend mode, due to the tightening Coronavirus restrictions. Will that meet your needs? Read the story below:

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8 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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8 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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