Mairangi Bay, Auckland

16 days ago

Have you taken steps to futureproof your career?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Have you found yourself back in the classroom - virtual or otherwise - long after you left school? We’re looking for people who have taken steps to futureproof their careers by upskilling.

Perhaps you’re teaching yourself to code, or maybe you’ve enrolled in an evening class or online … View more
Have you found yourself back in the classroom - virtual or otherwise - long after you left school? We’re looking for people who have taken steps to futureproof their careers by upskilling.

Perhaps you’re teaching yourself to code, or maybe you’ve enrolled in an evening class or online course to help your employment prospects. It might have been something you did with your employer’s blessing, or maybe you’ve struck out on your own.

Maybe you’ve struggled to find work and did it as a way to get back on the career ladder, or perhaps you’re concerned about the pace of change in your field and want to stay ahead.

Whatever your brand of lifelong learning, we want to hear from you - email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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17 days ago

Should schools close to stop coronavirus spreading?

Denise Piper Reporter from North Shore Times

Schools are getting ready to run classes online, in case the spread of coronavirus gets worse in New Zealand. Do you think schools should close, or take holidays early, to stop the virus spreading? What would be the trigger point for this? And how would it affect your family if it did happen?

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39 days ago

DOES YOUR DOG NEED A HOME AWAY FROM HOME?

The Team from SPCA - Auckland Centre

SPCA Doggy Daycare is here to help! 🐕🐩🐕‍🦺

Located at our brand new centre in Hobsonville, SPCA Doggy Daycare combines state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities with the expertise and care of our SPCA canine carers to create the ideal home away from home for dogs and puppies of all … View more
SPCA Doggy Daycare is here to help! 🐕🐩🐕‍🦺

Located at our brand new centre in Hobsonville, SPCA Doggy Daycare combines state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities with the expertise and care of our SPCA canine carers to create the ideal home away from home for dogs and puppies of all shapes and sizes!

We are proud to provide a safe and loving environment where all dogs can thrive and have fun, while you have the peace of mind that they are being given the best of care.

With a carefully crafted timetable, your pup will have time for play, relaxation and socialization, all while being constantly supervised!

All proceeds go towards helping SPCA animals find loving forever homes 💖

SPCA Doggy Daycare is open Mon-Fri 7am-6.30pm, with plenty of parking for easy pick-up and drop-off!

To find out more, contact our staff on 09 869 6700 or at hobsonville.doggydaycare@spca.nz 🐶

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24 days ago

Replacing the private long-distance bus terminal would cost ratepayers

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If the long-distance bus terminal moves out of Sky City's complex, ratepayers will probably foot the bill. Ngāti Whātua opposes AT's plan to put it on their land. See below what it would look like, but should it stay where it is ?

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17 days ago

Will the 1080 REFERENDUM be another casualty of COVID-19?

Tottie from Browns Bay

PRESS RELEASE:
Monday 16th March 2020
Friends of Sherwood
Will The 1080 REFERENDUM Be Another Casualty of COVID-19?

With the canceling of major events, organisers of the petition about 1080 and other cruel poisons, are calling on the Ministry of Health to invoke their provisions for a … View more
PRESS RELEASE:
Monday 16th March 2020
Friends of Sherwood
Will The 1080 REFERENDUM Be Another Casualty of COVID-19?

With the canceling of major events, organisers of the petition about 1080 and other cruel poisons, are calling on the Ministry of Health to invoke their provisions for a pandemic, and support their call for an extension of time to collect the required number of signatures.

The Clerk of the House has replied to their request by saying that this is not possible under the Citizens Initiated Referendum Act 1993 that they are charged with administering, so Friends of Sherwood hope that the extraordinary powers vested in the Government in the event of a pandemic being declared, will be able to be brought to bear, and they can secure an extension to at least a month past the time cruise ships are once again able to berth in New Zealand, which, at the moment, is the 30th June.

To date they have received no reply to their request, and the help line was unable to assist, despite the situation being described by a trustee as dire, since their collectors have been known to gather hundreds of signatures in one day with just a couple of pens, and they have asked the Ministry of Health to provide guidelines to minimise the risks should an extension not be granted, and they need to continue to collect vigorously.

It is an unusual situation since, if the target is not reached by Friday 17th April, then it will be another 5 years before the question can be put to all voters: “Should New Zealand stop using all cruel and inhumane poisons, such as 1080, brodifacoum, and PAPP, to kill wildlife because these toxic substances inflict intense and prolonged, unjustifiable suffering on all animals, including native birds, pets and livestock.”

Despite falling well short of getting signatures from the required 10% of eligible voters, within a year of the question being gazetted, hope was still alive for it to become a Citizens Initiated Referendum in the September election, once the Clerk of the House officially declared that the petition had lapsed, on 17th February, and they had 2 months to bring the total up to the required 325,500 petitioners.

Friends of Sherwood Trustee, Tricia Cheel, says,

"We would of course be relieved to discontinue public collections at this time, since we don't want to put our collectors at any unnecessary risk, nor be accused of being a vector in the spread of CoVid19, since the petition involves nationwide activity relying on hand to pen to hand contact with hundreds of people, and having just turned 70, and thus been catapulted into the next significant risk category, I am no longer looking forward to receiving mountains of potentially, lethally infected, petition forms through my mail box!!!"

The problem could be solved if signatures could be received on-line as other petitions to Parliament are now being done, but present requirements of the CIR Act 1993 accept only original signatures in hard copy. After carefully numbering 33,000 petition forms, the organisers have reluctantly made the petition form available on the web site hosting the referendum, so that people may print it out, make as many copies as they wish, collect signatures from wherever they can, and post them back before Easter.

All details are available on the internet at www.STOP366.wordpress.com...

ENDS


Pic shows Tricia and Philip at the Browns Bay Market with the message to DOC ~ STOP TUTU'ing about with CRUEL POISONS!!!

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18 days ago

Proposed changes to footpaths and streets

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Make sure to have your say and spread the word about the Government's proposed 'accessible streets' rule changes.

One of the biggest changes would allow people riding things like bicycles, skateboards and e-scooters (powered scooter) to use the footpath, with a … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Make sure to have your say and spread the word about the Government's proposed 'accessible streets' rule changes.

One of the biggest changes would allow people riding things like bicycles, skateboards and e-scooters (powered scooter) to use the footpath, with a speed limit of 15 kilometres per hour.

Find out about all the changes and submit your feedback on this important issue here: bit.ly...

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17 days ago

Poll: How many people do you know that suffer from Varicose Veins?

Vein and Laser Group

The symptoms and appearance of Varicose Veins will slowly get worse over time. As you age and become less active they can deteriorate leading to skin changes or even ulcers.

Even small veins can become painful and can undermine a person's confidence and self-esteem.

At Vein & Laser, … View more
The symptoms and appearance of Varicose Veins will slowly get worse over time. As you age and become less active they can deteriorate leading to skin changes or even ulcers.

Even small veins can become painful and can undermine a person's confidence and self-esteem.

At Vein & Laser, we want to know your thoughts. Simply vote down below.

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How many people do you know that suffer from Varicose Veins?
  • 71.7% 1-3 people
    71.7% Complete
  • 15.7% 4-6 people
    15.7% Complete
  • 12.6% 7 +
    12.6% Complete
159 votes
18 days ago

We can detect smiles from far away.

Bachmann Orthodontics

Humans can detect smiles from more than 300 feet away, which developed out of a need to be able to distinguish friend from foe.
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Keep your distance and smile.
The WHO World Health Organisation advises keeping a distance of at least two meters distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing… View more
Humans can detect smiles from more than 300 feet away, which developed out of a need to be able to distinguish friend from foe.
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Keep your distance and smile.
The WHO World Health Organisation advises keeping a distance of at least two meters distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Wash your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
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Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
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Practice respiratory hygiene.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
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If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
Stay home if you feel unwell. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
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We want to see our patient healthy.
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What can we do to make you smile?
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18 days ago

SMEG wall oven - needs repair

Campbell from Waiake

Available for pick up our SMEG wall oven. Stopped heating up a couple months ago, likely thermostat. Fan still turns on.
For someone in the should a straight forward fix. When working it was a great oven.

Free

18 days ago

What can I do to help during a pandemic?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

There's no better time than now to get to know your neighbours, start a Neighbourhood Support group or update your group contact details. Together let's REACH OUT, LOOK OUT, and HELP OUT to keep our communities safe, resilient and connected.

For the latest COVID-19 health advice, visit … View more
There's no better time than now to get to know your neighbours, start a Neighbourhood Support group or update your group contact details. Together let's REACH OUT, LOOK OUT, and HELP OUT to keep our communities safe, resilient and connected.

For the latest COVID-19 health advice, visit the Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora's website.

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18 days ago

Volunteer for Bloom - a teen holistic education foundation

Jacqueline from Campbells Bay

Bloom focuses on encouraging teenagers from financial capable family background to support under-privileged students on various aspects, including financial aid, remote tutoring, summer camp etc. If you have a loving heart, ready to offer your time/effort/money to help provide fair education … View moreBloom focuses on encouraging teenagers from financial capable family background to support under-privileged students on various aspects, including financial aid, remote tutoring, summer camp etc. If you have a loving heart, ready to offer your time/effort/money to help provide fair education and/or resources to unfortunate teenagers, you are welcome to email your interest with your resume to: jshen@bloomedu.org
Our website: www.bloomedu.org...
Bloom registerred both in China and US as charity organization. Your donation will be issued by official, government approved receipt from China or US.

18 days ago

Another fantastic Project completed

Geoff Glanville from Total Paint

Great to see another fantastic project completed by the Total Paint team make sure you give Aiden a call for all your painting needs 021 404 940

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18 days ago

Review your balance sheet now

Carol Cheng from Hong Consulting Limited

Do you have a business continuity plan in place to cope with the Covid-19 Crisis? Do you know whether you have enough cash flow to cope with the impact of the coronavirus on your business? Have you reviewed your balance sheet recently with your accountant? It’s time to talk to your accountant. … View moreDo you have a business continuity plan in place to cope with the Covid-19 Crisis? Do you know whether you have enough cash flow to cope with the impact of the coronavirus on your business? Have you reviewed your balance sheet recently with your accountant? It’s time to talk to your accountant. If no, please feel free to talk to Carol.

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