Kelston, Auckland

12 days ago

Cuss the Cursed ToyMota Virus!

Kevin from Henderson

Throwing a Spanner in the Works w/ Our Regular Monthly West Auckland LinUX eNthusiasts Network Hui Hosted @ Waitakere Central Library Foyer ( altho I Suppose We might consider an Alternative Venue, that's Free, We Welcome any Offers or Suggestions, Our Head Count iz Typically a handfull! )

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Throwing a Spanner in the Works w/ Our Regular Monthly West Auckland LinUX eNthusiasts Network Hui Hosted @ Waitakere Central Library Foyer ( altho I Suppose We might consider an Alternative Venue, that's Free, We Welcome any Offers or Suggestions, Our Head Count iz Typically a handfull! )


Also Hopefully We'll get 2 C Local Super Rugby on Telly


;-)K

12 days ago

Be Neighbourly, and...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Covid-19 separating us physically, we need to ensure we aren’t making any group of people feel distant from our community. Let's continue to show our Kiwi spirit and support reach other #RaceRelationsDay2020

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12 days ago

Free manual hand mower

Stefanie from Avondale

Pick up Avondale

Free

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12 days ago

Two excellent and informative articles about the Coronavirus situation

Markus from Blockhouse Bay

Two excellent articles:

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

medium.com...


Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance
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Two excellent articles:

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

medium.com...


Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance

medium.com...


and for balance two demonstrating utter stupidity:

Coronavirus: Wetherspoons boss causes outrage after insisting he will keep chain open as ‘virus doesn’t spread in pubs’

www.independent.co.uk...

Brazilian church wins court battle to remain open despite coronavirus pandemic

www.theguardian.com...

My take on “The devil works with fear” is “Nowadays the devil finds working with stupidity much more effective”.

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12 days ago

Free garden chairs

Stefanie from Avondale

Pick up Avondale

Free

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13 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reach Out is a hub for Kiwis to find and give support from others during this global pandemic. Head over to the page and share how you're coping, how you can support each other, and what everyone is doing to embrace the changes that are happening around us. Visit page

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13 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

is it time for you to remove that unused car taking up space in your yard?

At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars.

We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
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Hi neighbours,

is it time for you to remove that unused car taking up space in your yard?

At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars.

We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Enquire now

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13 days ago

Umm hey - communities - CALM DOWN

Julia from Henderson

Umm hey - communities - CALM DOWN - please, thank you
kudos and respect West Wave Pools & Leisure for closing for 2 weeks
part of wider closure of Auckland Council
– love being a New Zealander – from NZ
– out west – we have an *awesome* community- really really special
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Umm hey - communities - CALM DOWN - please, thank you
kudos and respect West Wave Pools & Leisure for closing for 2 weeks
part of wider closure of Auckland Council
– love being a New Zealander – from NZ
– out west – we have an *awesome* community- really really special
so community – Henderson, Te Atatu (where I live, where I socialise – where I go every week) and – everywhere in between – please, please, please CALM DOWN
listen to the *experts* - "weak" virus - washing hands with soap will kill it - CALM DOWN - please stop panic buying - CALM DOWN - only vulnerable - elderly & immunity compromised need worry - normal healthy adults are fine (and experts say kiddies are fine, don't seem to be catching it) - just please, people CALM DOWN
we're KIWIS - not Americas - they are led by drumpf - we are self reliant
- PLUS - we have awesome leadership (whatever your political persuasion - personally I'm neutral, chose each election) - the whole world is jealous of our leadership - seriously
Oh and LISTENING to the elderly today - 'we have been through worse' - the war - polio epidemic - great depression - we are KIWIS - we can get through this - TOGETHER!
we were talking - some of us at west wave - after we found out - closing for 2 weeks - about how this was a great *opportunity* for a fresh start - for the whole world - a time out - a reboot - a rethink about our lives and our choices
(yes very deep and meaningful - its also very very typical - have had many great deep and meaningful conversations with the wonderful community members at west wave - part of greater community 'out west' - lets BE the wave - create positive ripple - create change - through this *opportunity*
BE the change we want to see in the world - we've done it before - this is WHO WE ARE
New Zealanders - WE LEAD THE WORLD - this is WHO WE ARE - as a nation, as a people - time and time and time again - look at the *people* on our money - who they are - what they represent
Sir Edmund Hillary
Kate Sheppard
Sir Āpirana Ngata
Lord Rutherford of Nelson
Sir Ed – how did he do this? WITH Tenzing Norgay– “we stood on top” (not ME - *WE* - who else but a kiwi would say this)- and spent the rest of his life helping the Nepalese people – who he was – what he did – helping others, humble and modest
there is no photo of Hillary at the top – no – only of Norgay - when Norgay offered to take Hillary's photograph Hillary declined—"I motioned to Hillary that I would now take his picture. But for some reason he shook his head; he did not want it"
Kate Sheppard – not only were we the first – 1893 – we had been almost there, *almost* there - for years and years - 1869 the fight officially started - 1878, 1879 and 1887 we were almost there..
MOST countries – women didn’t get the vote until after world war 1 – USA – 1920! (African-American woman – and men – not until the 1960s – some would argue with voter suppression there, still an issue in 2020!)
Sir Āpirana Ngata – yes women got the vote in 1893 – Maori men already had the vote – why – because they earned it, they earned the respect, the mana – read the work done by James Belich – watch his series the New Zealand Wars -
Sir Āpirana – a lawyer, a politician, a statesman, skilled orator – a leader - also known for his work in promoting and protecting Māori culture and language –
Rutherford – do you know what they call him in the history of science –internationally “father of nuclear physics” not just nuclear physic – quantum physic – international *respect* from scientific community for who he was and what he did – his work was the foundation for so many others..
– now nuclear has a bad reputation – New Zealand – we are nuclear free – remember that – that fight – who we are
Welfare state -we led that “from the cradle to the grave” -
Healthcare – we led that – before UK NHS (America, love them – but they can’t do this – why are we looking to them for our behaviour?
ACC, Industry Training - I could go on and on...

oh and the whole TP thing - started in China - people were using it as face masks - so that's how that started - so calm down - stop panic buying, stop panicking, please - calm down and LISTEN to the *experts* and their advice
WHO WE ARE – KIWIS – all race, religion, shapes, size, colours, genders, identity, backgrounds… ALL WELCOME
KIWIS – been having this discussion over and over again – in west wave – all over ‘west’ community – with some tangata whenua – (some, not all – many peoples, many voices)
you come here, you are a kiwi
you come here -you are welcome, *encouraged* - to keep your culture – makes us more diverse – as a people, as a nation -
(me, kiwi born and bred – generations – also proud Irish citizen (long story..)
keep your culture – ALSO adopt OUR culture – be a kiwi –
be a kiwi – live by our rules – no matter where you are from
be kind
be considerate
be thoughtful to and of others
be respectful
be grateful
take care of each other – our community – our environment
be helpful

oh and GET OUT OF THE WAY OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

(that’s just my rules – for me – if you agree – fine – if you don’t – all good)

– no matter where you are from – who you are – haere mai – welcome HOME

Look out for each other – for our community - respect
Kiwi attitude – find the positive
great *opportunity* for a fresh start - for the whole world - a time out - a reboot - a rethink about our lives and our choices
BE the change we want to see in the world - we've done it before - this is WHO WE ARE – as kiwis

'out west' - lets BE the wave - create positive ripple - create change - through this *opportunity*

13 days ago

♥️A little kindness goes such a long way♥️

Fiona from Henderson

If you Google Viral Kindness, you will find a few options of this form ready for you to use, but just in case others can't download here is a decent sized one for you to use.
Also, here is one from our very own Neighbourhood Support.
For those who can download and print them, would you be so … View more
If you Google Viral Kindness, you will find a few options of this form ready for you to use, but just in case others can't download here is a decent sized one for you to use.
Also, here is one from our very own Neighbourhood Support.
For those who can download and print them, would you be so kind and print quite a few and pass them around to others.
This would be a great wee project for the young ones to help with. Maybe they can cut them to size or deliver them in the letterboxes, community boards etc ...
All for one and one for all 👍
P.S. I cannot believe that I have to add this bit, but to those who are self isolating, please be careful who you give cash to as I am fairly sure that all the sharks & snakes will be coming out to play🦈🐍
I would like to think that our Neighbourly bunch are a good lot, but there will be always be one rotten apple in the barrel.
To those who will be the angels of mercy in these times, I take my hat off to you and maybe I will see you around as well 👍♥️

19 days ago

Handyman needed

Nicole from New Lynn

Hi Guys,

I need someone to fix a hole in my bathrooom wall. Please message me. Here are some photos of the damage. Thanks

13 days ago

Foodstuffs is looking for more than 400 staff - over 300 of those are for its stores - as it grapples with a surge in demand created by Covid-19.

Brian from New Lynn

Supermarkets around Auckland have notices up in their windows seeking urgent help within their stores, some supermarkets have resorted to opening one hour later than usual in the mornings to allow enough time for staff to restock shelves. There are more than 350 job vacancies listed on Foodstuffs … View moreSupermarkets around Auckland have notices up in their windows seeking urgent help within their stores, some supermarkets have resorted to opening one hour later than usual in the mornings to allow enough time for staff to restock shelves. There are more than 350 job vacancies listed on Foodstuffs North Island website, the majority advertising for sales and store assistants, and more than 75 in the South Island. A spokeswoman for the company, which operates supermarket chains Pak'nSave, New World, and Gilmours, said the actual vacancy numbers were likely much higher. The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand has swelled to 39 in recent days. The rapid rise in cases has sent supermarkets into overdrive, who are calling for shoppers to "shop normally". Foodstuffs executives were unable to speak to the Herald today due to the chaos created by people stocking up on groceries in preparation for self-isolation. In a statement, Foodstuffs head of corporate affairs, Antoinette Laird, confirmed some supermarket stores, including some Pak'nSaves, had delayed their opening times by an hour or so to enable their teams to get the maximum volumes they can on the shelves. Countdown has announced that from tomorrow, all of its store, including its online service, will open from 9am instead of 8am. "Staff are working round the clock to make sure customers' needs are met and we are very conscious of looking after them and making sure they are cared for and coping – giving the team extra time is one way of doing this," Laird told. "Our operators are working closely with their local communities to scale up their teams accordingly and meet the increased customer demand Covid-19 has created. "This increased demand has opened a door for our owners to take on new team members whose previous employment may have been adversely affected by the outbreak – in times like these locals helping locals is incredibly important and it's great to see the community pulling together." New World and Pak'nSave supermarkets were also grappling with a surge in demand for its click and collect services following the outbreak, Laird said. "Online demand has increased significantly – we encourage customers to plan ahead as much as they can as stores are working extremely hard to fulfil online and meet additional customer needs." Prior to the outbreak, shoppers were able to make an order the night before a click and collect collection, the Herald understands shoppers now have to wait at least two days to get a pick up time slot.
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