Kelston, Auckland

2 days ago

Green Bay street surprises 6-year-old after birthday party cancelled

Josephine Franks Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, a Green Bay street has thrown a lovely surprise for a little boy's birthday during lockdown.

Thirty houses on the street decorated with balloons and left out happy birthday messages for 6-year-old Jim Buckton's birthday on Tuesday.

His mum said he was "very, … View more
Kia ora neighbours, a Green Bay street has thrown a lovely surprise for a little boy's birthday during lockdown.

Thirty houses on the street decorated with balloons and left out happy birthday messages for 6-year-old Jim Buckton's birthday on Tuesday.

His mum said he was "very, very excited": "Imagine a pogo stick going up and down."

Is your neighbourhood coming together during lockdown?

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3 days ago

Auckland man could face 14 years' jail for allegedly spitting on police while claiming to have COVID-19

Brian from New Lynn

Three police officers are now in isolation after allegedly being spat on while arresting the 30-year-old man in Silverdale. Police were called to the address after reports of a family harm incident late on Monday night - the man was arrested over a different matter. When officers tried to put the … View moreThree police officers are now in isolation after allegedly being spat on while arresting the 30-year-old man in Silverdale. Police were called to the address after reports of a family harm incident late on Monday night - the man was arrested over a different matter. When officers tried to put the man in the car, he lashed out and began trying to hit and kick them while claiming he had tested positive for coronavirus. He is then alleged to have spat at the three police officers multiple times. All three officers have been isolated and two police cars are being decontaminated, a police spokesperson told. The alleged offender is being tested for the virus. If his test returns positive and he has infected the officers, he could face serious jail time. The penalty for knowingly infecting someone with disease is 14 years imprisonment. Superintendent Naila Hassan, Waitematā District Commander, said the incident was "appalling". "We take this matter extremely seriously and we will not tolerate anyone who thinks it's acceptable to spit at our staff," she said.
The man has been charged with offences including assaults with intent to injure and resisting police, and was scheduled to appear in the Waitakere District Court on Tuesday.
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2 days ago

IRD blunder: 240,000 letters sent cancelling Working for Families payments

Brian from New Lynn

The Notice of Entitlement letter told recipients they would not receive any payments from April 1. An Inland Revenue spokeswoman confirmed to the Herald "around 240,000" letters were sent, and they were investigating how it came about. "Essentially, the letters shouldn't have … View moreThe Notice of Entitlement letter told recipients they would not receive any payments from April 1. An Inland Revenue spokeswoman confirmed to the Herald "around 240,000" letters were sent, and they were investigating how it came about. "Essentially, the letters shouldn't have gone and we're sorry for any distress caused," she said. On social media, Inland Revenue posted an explanation, saying no payments had been cancelled, and an apology for the confusion caused. "If you have received a notice implying that your Working for Families entitlements will cease as of 1 April 2020, please ignore it. "You can refer to your most recent Notice of Entitlement which includes the amount that you will continue to be paid. "Apologies for any confusion this may have caused." The post has drawn hundreds of comments, many upset at the stress caused and the timing with the Covid-19 lockdown. "What a stressful time to stuff up," commented one person. "I freaked out thinking we were going to be homeless because we now rely on this money now because of this Covid-19 and how it has affected hubbies work. "I just hope you send another letter to everyone because not everyone will have Facebook and see this."
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2 days ago

Growing an edible garden

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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6 days ago

Stay At Home - Don't Take Covid 19 as a JOKE.

Jitendriya from New Lynn

Kia Ora Everyone,

I am an essential services worker for last 3 days on my way to work n way back I was observing that we need to change our habits.

Life has changed quite a lot since last couple of months as Covid 19 originated.

We are feeling it for the last 3 days. Most of the people who … View more
Kia Ora Everyone,

I am an essential services worker for last 3 days on my way to work n way back I was observing that we need to change our habits.

Life has changed quite a lot since last couple of months as Covid 19 originated.

We are feeling it for the last 3 days. Most of the people who are following the rules laid by government is a big achievement for all of us. These rules are for us n for our safety.

As a part of community worry for me n for you in coming days will be those people who are ignorant of the devastating effects of the virus n jumping around thinking they are immune. Sorry guys, noone is. It's just a matter of time.

I request these people not to stay outside or get in contact with other people outside their BUBBLE.

Just for a few weeks we have to do this...if we don't want to do it for too long.

If people who are healthy won't go for a walk or for bike ride, I don't think so it will harm them for couple of weeks. Possibly you can do some excercises at home..spend time with other family members.

I have seen kids playing outside touching so many things....can you think what this can lead to??

Suppose someone who was infected with this virus n have coughed or sneezed or touched those railings, n those innocent kids will get the virus if they are going to touch it. Just because of stupid parenting...this will then infect the whole family. n that's how it spread.

Scientists are still unsure how long this virus stays alive on different surfaces. Just for this reason, stay at home for some weeks so at least we all will break the chain. As this virus spreads quick and fast.

This will give a chance to the virus to die as it won't get in contact with anyone else.

We can do certain things:
*Only designate one person to go out to buy groceries.
*Give chance n space to people who need to walk outside due to health issues like diabetic;
*Stay local - meaning in your drive way or max in your street if it's to walk when;
*use all possible hygiene methods for yourself and in your home;
*obey the rules.

May be we don't know each other but we still need everyone...think practically..emotionally any which way you want.

n See the Big picture...We have to do it for our kids, our family, our community, our country n our world.

Please 🙏🙏🙏🙏.....please stay at home...stay safe..

We are in this together. we will fight it together.

God bless.

3 days ago

A very important Covid-19 safety message from NZ police

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. … View more
Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. Please, stay home. Let's break the chain and save lives. If we follow the rules, we'll end this lockdown sooner. Let's slay this dragon, and get back to doing the things we love, like eating pies."
Click the link below to watch the video.

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2 days ago

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3 days ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

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3 days ago

Coronavirus: Auckland landlord offering free rentals wants others to do the same

Danielle Clent Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours, a landlord who is offering two properties for free to families in need during the coronavirus pandemic is calling on other landlords and property developers to do the same.
Just before the country went into lockdown at 11.59pm on Wednesday, a five-bedroom home in Auckland's … View more
Hi neighbours, a landlord who is offering two properties for free to families in need during the coronavirus pandemic is calling on other landlords and property developers to do the same.
Just before the country went into lockdown at 11.59pm on Wednesday, a five-bedroom home in Auckland's West Harbour was listed on Trade Me for just $1 a week.
Owner Angela Olsen said she just wanted to do her part to help stranded families during the next four weeks and would do it for free.
What do you think of this? Do you believe other landlords would be in a position to do this too?

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4 days ago

Thieves still out there

Tracy from New Lynn

A friend contacted me who lives on blockhouse bay road. She had 3 plant pots pinched from her doorstep and a concrete statue of an angelic woman holding a bird in her left hand with a right hand holding a small bird bath. Sad that even at this time thugs still feel they are entitled to take from … View moreA friend contacted me who lives on blockhouse bay road. She had 3 plant pots pinched from her doorstep and a concrete statue of an angelic woman holding a bird in her left hand with a right hand holding a small bird bath. Sad that even at this time thugs still feel they are entitled to take from others. Hope karma gets them.

4 days ago

Missing Cat

Rajneel from Glen Eden

Anyone seen our cat around Danube Lane , May wood cres or Glengarry red. Missing from Tuesday ( 24/3) night. Responds to name Chotu.if seen pls txt or call 0210721112 / 0211607250.

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