Kelston, Auckland

23 days ago

Why is there no social-distancing on school bus services?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Schools start returning to normal from next Monday, but dedicated school bus services won't have the social-distancing that applies to public transport in Level 2. Why? Read the story below.

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19 days ago

Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford turned away from Wellington cafe

Brian from New Lynn

Nobody is exempt from coronavirus restrictions – not even the Prime Minister.
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Jacinda Ardern was turned away from a Wellington cafe, Olive, this morning because it had already reached its limit of customers under social distancing rules. … View more
Nobody is exempt from coronavirus restrictions – not even the Prime Minister.
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Jacinda Ardern was turned away from a Wellington cafe, Olive, this morning because it had already reached its limit of customers under social distancing rules. A post about the incident on Twitter drew a sheepish reply from Jacinda Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford. "I have to take responsibility for this, I didn't get organised and book anywhere," he admitted. But wait, the story has a happy ending. Shortly after the first couple was turned away, a space opened up, and staff from the restaurant caught up with them. "Was very nice of them to chase us down the street when a spot freed up. A+ service," Gayford said. Olive's owner was bemused by the media attention, but told the Herald it was nice "after all the drama and stress" of the past two months to be talking about "something light-hearted and fun". He didn't want to give his name but confirmed Ardern was turned away by the restaurant manager, and then chased down the street a few minutes later when a table became free - something the owner said they did for other customers as well.
"She had a lovely brunch and left half an hour later. She was lovely with all the staff ... [and] she was treated like a normal customer." He wouldn't say what the Prime Minister ordered at the restaurant, which describes itself online as "an institution on Wellington's Cuba St". But he confirmed the couple, who are engaged to be married, did not have their 23-month-old daughter, Neve, with them. "[It was a] date brunch." Cafe and restaurants, along with most other retailers, were not able to operate at all during the alert level 4 lockdown. Under level 3 they could only serve takeaways. But after New Zealand stopped the spread of Covid-19, those restrictions were eased when the country moved to level 2 just before midnight on Wednesday. The Prime Minister had, however, stipulated cafes and restaurants must follow strict social distancing rules and ensure contact tracing is in place. Customers must be seated at distance from each other and be served at the table, rather than the counter. But his staff felt no pressure with the Prime Minister in the restaurant this morning, Olive's owner said. "We're following every one of the rules."
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38 days ago

25 Life lessons written by a 100 year old man👴🏼💌

Fiona from Henderson

Andy Anderson's life story is inspiring.
Here's what he has learned in his 100 years.
1. Always maintain a good sense of humour.
2. Never be too good to start at the bottom.
3. Exercise every single day, even when you don't feel like it.
4. Don't spend more money than you make.… View more
Andy Anderson's life story is inspiring.
Here's what he has learned in his 100 years.
1. Always maintain a good sense of humour.
2. Never be too good to start at the bottom.
3. Exercise every single day, even when you don't feel like it.
4. Don't spend more money than you make.
5. Drink orange juice every day.
6. Love at first sight is not a fable.
7. Having a bad job is better than having no job at all.
8. Eat around the mould; don't go wasting food.
9. Your family is the most precious thing you will ever have in life.
10. Eat sausage every day — it worked for me.
11. Your life is delicate, and if you neglect yourself, you'll spoil. That's what cheese taught me.
12. Don't ever be afraid to be your true self.
13. Everyone has too many clothes. Wear what you have and quit buying more.
14. You must be able to forgive, even if it's difficult to do.
15. Save your money now and spend it later.
16. Love is not always easy; sometimes you have to work at it.
17. Find something comical in every single situation.
18. If you're faced with a problem, don't delay trying to figure it out. But if there's no way to figure it out, you have to forget about it.
19. Make sure you're doing what you love; don't be afraid to follow those dreams you have for yourself.
20. Education is important, but not necessary. Life can be an education in itself.
21. Explore your world and stay curious.
22. Try not to take yourself so seriously.
23. My full name is William Bradford James Anderson, and my initials always remind me to ask myself, "Why be just anybody?"
24. Have common sense. Think about the most reasonable answer to every situation. If you don't have common sense, you're a bust.
25. Life is a gift that you must unwrap. It's up to you to determine if what's inside will lead you to happiness or dismay. You have the power to make that decision for yourself.
If you're wondering what Andy Anderson is up to, you can find out here:
www.popsugar.com.au...

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19 days ago

Big shout out to our neighbours

New World

We’ve been proud to work with some amazing charities over the past few months who have been helping Kiwis up the road, down the road and ‘round the corner, to get through.

Join us in thanking all the outstanding New Zealanders at The Student Volunteer Army, Kiwi Harvest, Kaibosh, and food … View more
We’ve been proud to work with some amazing charities over the past few months who have been helping Kiwis up the road, down the road and ‘round the corner, to get through.

Join us in thanking all the outstanding New Zealanders at The Student Volunteer Army, Kiwi Harvest, Kaibosh, and food banks like The Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch City Missions.

Ngā mihi maioha.

#neighbourstogether
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20 days ago

Small business owners – take our survey

Stuff Prosper

Small businesses are vital to the recovery of our economy.

During the Covid-19 restrictions, business owners have shown initiative, hard work and resilience to keep afloat.

But many have been hit hard.

Lack of clarity about just how heavy the toll of the restrictions have been on … View more
Small businesses are vital to the recovery of our economy.

During the Covid-19 restrictions, business owners have shown initiative, hard work and resilience to keep afloat.

But many have been hit hard.

Lack of clarity about just how heavy the toll of the restrictions have been on individual businesses and their ability to quickly rebound adds to the uncertainty of the national economic recovery.

Therefore, Prosper is launching a survey targeted at finding out the scale of Covid-19's impact.

You can take that survey right now – it will only take a few minutes.
Take the survey

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20 days ago

How to create a happy and healthy home for less

The Warehouse

Did you know a government and industry study found the condition of as many as one in two New Zealand homes assessed wasn’t as healthy as it should be?

That has a big impact on our health, but despite the obstacles we face, there are lots of simple ways to make your place warmer and drier, … View more
Did you know a government and industry study found the condition of as many as one in two New Zealand homes assessed wasn’t as healthy as it should be?

That has a big impact on our health, but despite the obstacles we face, there are lots of simple ways to make your place warmer and drier, more comfortable and easier to heat.
Find out more

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21 days ago

for Rosie

Julia from Henderson

Hi everyone i have made a Givealittlepage for Rosie to raise funds for another operation. Rosie is my doggie who is at the top of my posts. We have been battling through this past month and i would like to ask my neighbours if you can help us. Rosie and i will be so grateful and will for ever be in… View moreHi everyone i have made a Givealittlepage for Rosie to raise funds for another operation. Rosie is my doggie who is at the top of my posts. We have been battling through this past month and i would like to ask my neighbours if you can help us. Rosie and i will be so grateful and will for ever be in your debt. I don't like Facebook so have chosen to come to my neighbours. If enough money is raised the excess i have told givealittle to make a foundation in Rosies name, to help animal shelters and neighbourly people like yourselves to be able to take their fur babies to their vet for their basic check ups and flea/worming needs with those funds. So come on people lets get busy. Every little bit counts. I tried to add the link to the Givealittlepage for Rosie but it didn't work. This is what the link looks like so i hope you can get it to work. That would be great. Otherwise go to the Givealittle page on google. Many blessings and Hi Paws from Rosie who can't wait to go back to her favourite thing walkies. Thanks from Julia. givealittle.co.nz...

21 days ago

Good quality Airpods Replica

John from Henderson

Anyone wanting these? Compatible with iphones/Macbook/Android phones.
$69, can deliver within Henderson and surrounding area.

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