Henderson, Auckland

29 minutes ago

"Mr Henderson" laid to rest

Debrin Foxcroft Reporter from Western Leader

In a poignant funeral in Henderson the former mayor of West Auckland, Assid Corban, was remembered for his determination and love of community.
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stuff.co.nz/national/politics/107344909/giant-of-wine-making-and-local-politics-remembered-in-emotional-and-poignant-farewell

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18 minutes ago

International Day of Older Persons 2018 - We can all Champion Human Rights and be Human Rights Champions – Take the Pledge!

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders… View more
International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders to sign up as Age Concern Dignity Champions and stand up for the human rights of older Kiwis.


“There is no excuse for elder abuse, says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive. I am appalled that we are still having to deal with cases each day where older people are taken advantage of.


“Just because someone is older it doesn’t mean they are less valuable, have less purpose or should lose basic human rights, the right to make their own choices and respect from those around them.

“Of the cases we see, 75% of alleged abusers are family members, either adult children or partners of adult children and that needs to stop!

“So come on Kiwis we all have a part to play. You can take a stand against ageism and join me by signing up today!” says Stephanie.

An Age Concern Dignity Champion pledges to:
• Reject stereotypes and focus on the uniqueness of every individual
• Speak up when they hear people speaking negatively about growing old
• Have the courage to question practices they feel are disrespectful to older people
• Not patronise older people
• Be patient, polite and friendly
• Have zero tolerance for abuse or neglect
• Build relationships – they combat isolation and loneliness by getting to know the older people in their lives.

ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Dignity_Champions/ACNZ_Public/Dignity_Champions.aspx?hkey=6375570c-b632-4221-8285-8ae56b2d79bb

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4 hours ago

Poll: Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Do you fancy year-round summer hours?
The European Union will soon recommend members drop daylight saving hours in favour of staying on summer time throughout the year.
Would you like the same for Aotearoa? Let us know!

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Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?
  • 54% Drop daylight savings, summer hours should be year-round.
    54% Complete
  • 46% Keep it! I love the change in hours.
    46% Complete
428 votes
1 day ago

Have you been opening OXO cubes the wrong way?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be … View more
Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be flattened. To read more click here.

Simply open up the flaps on the side, flatten them out and then crumble the cube inside the package, turning it into a powder that's a heck of a lot easier to add to your dish.

Did you know this handy trick? Have you been opening the cubes the wrong way your whole life like the rest of us? Will this make cooking for your family a little easier? Share your thoughts in the replies below!

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7 days ago

"Community Art exposure" scam

Elizabeth from Glen Eden

Kia ora folks.
I have just received a visit from a young lady asking for a minute of my time to show me some art for a "local community art exposure". Being an art teacher, I was all about it and agreed to participate. I knew something was definitely not right when she attributed one … View more
Kia ora folks.
I have just received a visit from a young lady asking for a minute of my time to show me some art for a "local community art exposure". Being an art teacher, I was all about it and agreed to participate. I knew something was definitely not right when she attributed one art work to the wrong artist but of a similar style. Unfortunately and not surprisingly, it became a sales call and had very little to do with enriching the community. The girl, I'm guessing on a working holiday seemed quite harmless and had a very pleasant approach. Yet she followed a script that was highly manipulative and included information that I believe to be false. Part of this script stated that the artworks are made by people who have recently finished art school from countries all around the world. I have traveled a bit in my life and know these paintings are done in villages in China and parts of South East Asia. The works are usually sold to tourists for around $40 depending on your negotiation skills. I do not wish to deprive these artists an income, but I object to the dishonesty and manipulative strategies employed by this business. When I said I didn't want to buy anything, the guilt was laid on thick and fast- "it's awful being out on a night like this, I hope I sell something" etc etc. I think it's all part of their training and designed to make you buy something.
I do not wish to deter anyone from purchasing these if you genuinely like the works, but I want people to get the whole picture and not get sucked in by the word "community" being used to gain trust.

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12 days ago

The Trusts Monopoly

Norman from Henderson

This looks like an interesting place. Of course they are located just outside the Trusts boundary because they wouldn't be allowed to operate inside it.
A perfect example of how the Trusts monopoly holds back the hospitality industry and limits the options for West Aucklanders.


A deal a … View more
This looks like an interesting place. Of course they are located just outside the Trusts boundary because they wouldn't be allowed to operate inside it.
A perfect example of how the Trusts monopoly holds back the hospitality industry and limits the options for West Aucklanders.


A deal a day at The Fireplace!

The Fireplace - Bar & Restaurant

The Fireplace is located in the heart of Kumeu wine country. It’s your local family restaurant offering soul food, a wide selection of drinks, great ambience and a cosy fireplace. It’s your go-to place for a get together for drinks, lunch or dinner.

Whether you're having a birthday party, engagement, anniversary or business lunch, we're the perfect venue! The function room at the rear is your own private space, accommodating up to 24 people seated, or 50 people cocktail style, including your own outdoor area.

For bigger bookings of 90-100, the main restaurant has great indoor/outdoor flow. We can create menus for your function as per your requirements.

Come in and see us soon! We've got a deal a day no matter when you pop by.

Find us at 64 Main Road, Kumeu.

www.thefireplace.net.nz...

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4 hours ago

Try BMX for FREE

Leesa from Titirangi

Waitakere Bmx Club Open Day
Sat 29th Sept 11 - 3
Te Rangi Horia Park - 103 Glen Rd, Ranui

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3 days ago

Could the Alcohol Licensing Trusts model work for cannabis?

Hannah Ross Reporter from Western Leader

With a referendum on the legalisation of cannabis on the way, a researcher is looking at how a community trusts model could work for the regulation of cannabis.

stuff.co.nz/business/107295679/alcohol-licensing-trusts-model-looked-at-as-option-for-cannabis-regulation

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7 hours ago

Trouble when picking up/dropping off at schools?

Hannah Ross Reporter from Western Leader

Has anyone found any trouble with parking around schools when picking up or dropping off their child? Let me know in the comments below or email me at hannah.ross@stuff.co.nz

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16 hours ago

Visit the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

Taranaki Garden Trust

Organised and produced by gardeners who are passionate about their craft, our 10-day Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival provides the opportunity to observe garden construction and planting, talk to the gardeners, obtain practical advice and be enchanted by the incredible landscapes that have been … View moreOrganised and produced by gardeners who are passionate about their craft, our 10-day Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival provides the opportunity to observe garden construction and planting, talk to the gardeners, obtain practical advice and be enchanted by the incredible landscapes that have been created throughout the region.

The Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival is a unique experience that will inspire and motivate you to take your gardening skills to the next level. Our festival is in its 14th year, our success being due to the diversity and quality of the gardens we have on offer.

We invite you to come and visit our 50+ gardens and enjoy the arts, crafts and vintage machinery on our festival trail. Purchase plants seen in various gardens and receive amazing hospitality from our garden hosts.

In 2018 the festival runs from Oct 26th - Nov 4th. See our website for more details or to download a brochure. Brochures available at iSite's and major garden centres. $2pp entry fee to each garden.
Watch Festival video!

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16 hours ago

Day of Decision Event

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

Change only comes when you DECIDE you’ve had enough and take action. It’s your decision to stay as you are — or to do something different, attend this event, and apply what you learn and change your life.

On Sunday, 14th October at 10am, a generous amount of holy oil, blended with olive … View more
Change only comes when you DECIDE you’ve had enough and take action. It’s your decision to stay as you are — or to do something different, attend this event, and apply what you learn and change your life.

On Sunday, 14th October at 10am, a generous amount of holy oil, blended with olive oil from the Holy Land will be given FREE OF CHARGE to everyone who attends.

This oil will serve as a point of contact, a tangible way for you to use your faith and connect with God.

We challenge you to come with your problems and see for yourself what God can do in your life.

Call us now to reserve your bottle! Ph: 09 262 2286 / 021 501 271
Find out more

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