Point Chevalier, Auckland

14 hours ago

Poll: Will you be using trains to get to work this morning?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Stuff

Hi Aucklanders. Auckland Transport suffered a 30 minute train suspension across the network due to a KiwiRail signalling fault yesterday. It was the second time in a week that trains were non-operational, network wide. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said the delays were "not good enough". He … View moreHi Aucklanders. Auckland Transport suffered a 30 minute train suspension across the network due to a KiwiRail signalling fault yesterday. It was the second time in a week that trains were non-operational, network wide. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said the delays were "not good enough". He asked KiwiRail if its infrastructure was fit for purpose. KiwiRail has promised an independent review into the recent signal faults.
Keep up-to-date with all traffic and transport delays with our live blog www.stuff.co.nz...
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Will you be using trains to get to work this morning?
  • 24.6% No - The network is becoming unreliable
    24.6% Complete
  • 16.9% Yes - Trains are faster than being stuck in traffic even if they're unreliable
    16.9% Complete
  • 2% Undecided - Tell us in the comments
    2% Complete
  • 56.5% No - I don't use trains
    56.5% Complete
301 votes
9 days ago

Donating goods to families/children/teenagers in need

Caro Neighbourly Lead from Westmere

Hi all, We're slowly moving into another property and as we embark on the move (over the next few months) I'm going through everything in the house and finding all manner of things to donate. Most are new clothes (size 14 +/-) and other things like warm scarves etc for winter. Does … View moreHi all, We're slowly moving into another property and as we embark on the move (over the next few months) I'm going through everything in the house and finding all manner of things to donate. Most are new clothes (size 14 +/-) and other things like warm scarves etc for winter. Does anyone know of any organisation or people connected with them, that will actually gift these items to people in need now...not via the sallies or hospice or anything like that. I have plenty of other things to go there. I'm thinking maybe even children who can't afford clothes/shoes and sanitary products...that kind of organisation. Do any schools have something set up for students in need?

1 day ago

Abuse and threats to Auckland Transport staff 'not acceptable'

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, there has been a "concerning" number of attacks and threats made to Auckland Transport staff in the past year. What are your thoughts on this?

stuff.co.nz/national/crime/113616474/abuse-and-threats-to-auckland-transport-staff-not-acceptable

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you feel safe on cycleways?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, a university professor has called for e-bikes to be regulated on the Northwestern cycleway after a head-on crash left him with a brain injury. Do you feel safe on cycleways around the city?

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Hi neighbours, a university professor has called for e-bikes to be regulated on the Northwestern cycleway after a head-on crash left him with a brain injury. Do you feel safe on cycleways around the city?

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Do you feel safe on cycleways?
  • 35.5% Yes I feel safe on cycleways
    35.5% Complete
  • 46.8% No I don't feel safe on cycleways
    46.8% Complete
  • 17.7% Not sure
    17.7% Complete
62 votes
9 hours ago

Auckland city's first kava bar

Harrison Christian Reporter from Central Leader

Auckland is set to get its first dedicated spot for the non-alcoholic Pacific drink, kava. Have you ever tried it?

stuff.co.nz/life-style/113630039/auckland-set-to-get-its-first-kava-bar-at-victoria-park-markets

1 day ago

New Zealand scientists to launch world-leading climate change study in Antarctica

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, an expedition to study the ocean around Antarctica and its impact on climate change has been given the green light. Are you excited NZ scientists could be helping to solve a major global issue?

stuff.co.nz/environment/113601379/new-zealand-scientists-launch-worldleading-climate-change-study-in-antarctica

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2 days ago

Poll: Would you live in an adult dorm?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, The Coh – short for "co-home" – is a 22-bedroom, three-storey complex overlooking spaghetti junction at the top of Symonds St, aimed at young professionals, each person will have a small private bedroom and share a living space.

Would you live in an adult dorm?

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Hi neighbours, The Coh – short for "co-home" – is a 22-bedroom, three-storey complex overlooking spaghetti junction at the top of Symonds St, aimed at young professionals, each person will have a small private bedroom and share a living space.

Would you live in an adult dorm?

www.stuff.co.nz...

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Would you live in an adult dorm?
  • 17.3% Yes seems like an awesome idea
    17.3% Complete
  • 71.2% No I hate it
    71.2% Complete
  • 11.5% I'm not sure
    11.5% Complete
104 votes
5 hours ago

What's On: APO Friends Meet the Artist

Bryce from Auckland Central

Mikhail Tatarnikov, conductor for the APO’s “Pathetique” concert on 27 June will be interviewed. Mikhail studied conducting at the St Petersburg Conservatory. Morning includes music and a light lunch Description
APO Friends Meet the Artist
  • Ellerslie War Memorial Hall
6 hours ago

Take A Step Today For World Refugee Day 👟💛

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the … View more
Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the #StepWithRefugees campaign, where participants will collectively walk, run and cycle 1 billion miles - the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety, by adding your steps here: stepwithrefugees.org...

Another option is to volunteer with the New Zealand Red Cross as a Refugee Support Volunteer. Volunteers help families start again, while teaching them about New Zealand culture and connecting them with people from the community.

For anyone based in the Wairarapa, Masterton Neighbourhood Support has a programme called 'WeConnect' that matches new residents from diverse backgrounds including refugees to a local buddy. If you're interested in volunteering or supporting the programme in other ways you can email Masterton Neighbourhood Support Area Coordinator, Cathy Cameron, at: cathy@connectingcommunities.org.nz

un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

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8 hours ago

Using mobile phone and he drove into back of me

David from Point Chevalier

Hi Folks,
On Monday I was waiting in line to join the motorway on ramp when the chap behind drove into the back of me. He confessed he was using is mobile phone. No visible damage to cars but I thought..what if a motor bike, bicycle, pedestrian was between the cars when it happened. When I … View more
Hi Folks,
On Monday I was waiting in line to join the motorway on ramp when the chap behind drove into the back of me. He confessed he was using is mobile phone. No visible damage to cars but I thought..what if a motor bike, bicycle, pedestrian was between the cars when it happened. When I mentioned I was going to report this to the police the chap changed his story and said he was not using his phone , he was mistaken.
I observe everyday people txting and using phones..the ones that keep looking down, up, down, rear view mirror etc. all blatant and don't care. I mentioned this to work colleagues and they say they have been hit too!

How do you report these potential killers? 111 , 105 and #555 are, to my knowledge not appropriate. The online reporting form forms.police.govt.nz... makes you feel you have just wasted you time and effort.

How can we stop mobile phone and driving..its a killer.

Is another police reporting tool available, where you can submit details, photo, dash cam video etc.

Can we start one, with police backing? Some folk in the UK sent this to me www.nextbase.com...

Can we have this in New Zealand?

Anyone with ideas?

All the best
D. Thorpe

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8 hours ago

Car abandoned in Dignan Street?

David from Point Chevalier

Hi Folks,
A car is parked up in Dignan Street, opposite Lynch Street for a number of months now. It's parked facing the wrong way. I checked with the police and unless its been reported stolen or has no current registration certificate they won't investigate. My concern is that I have … View more
Hi Folks,
A car is parked up in Dignan Street, opposite Lynch Street for a number of months now. It's parked facing the wrong way. I checked with the police and unless its been reported stolen or has no current registration certificate they won't investigate. My concern is that I have now, on a two occasions, seen 'undesirables' trying to force open a door and play around with the windows. I've door knocked the houses close by and it seems no-one knows the owner. I feel very sorry for some poor person who's car it is and it won't be there much longer.
If anyone know's of the owner can you let them know to move or make safe the car?

All the best

D. Thorpe

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8 hours ago

What's On: Ukulele Sing-along at Central Library

Miyuki from Remuera

For beginner and more experienced ukulele players. BYO ukulele. Music sheet provided. Sing-along only is also welcome. Meet new people and have fun! Fourth Thursday every month
Ukulele Sing-along at Central Library
  • Central City Library
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