Wattle Downs, Auckland

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2 days ago

After the virus

Brian from Papakura

NZ had Sars back in 2003, Swineflu in 2009, Covid in 2020. It is very probable we will get hit with another pandemic before 2030, only 10 years away. Back at the time of the Swineflu we also had the Global Financial Crisis, 2 Christchurch earthquakes, the Kaikoura earthquake etc. The government of … View moreNZ had Sars back in 2003, Swineflu in 2009, Covid in 2020. It is very probable we will get hit with another pandemic before 2030, only 10 years away. Back at the time of the Swineflu we also had the Global Financial Crisis, 2 Christchurch earthquakes, the Kaikoura earthquake etc. The government of the day borrowed heavily to get us through, increasing debt to 25%. It took 7 year to claw debt back to below 20% and get the government back to a surplus. During this time there were complaints about lack of spending and too much debt. By the end of this crisis we will have less employed, many companies gone under, many others surviving but much smaller, many more benefits being paid out, many more claims on the government. Government debt is likely to be well over 50% with much reduced income and yearly deficits. Yet it is important it gets it's deficit back into surplus and it debt back to 20-30% and fast. It needs to be ready for the next crisis. Whatever government wins the next election, it is going to have to make hard and unpopular decisions. It is going to have to tighten it's belt like never before. Can NZers get behind them or are we going to undercut them at every turn as they did to the Key government working with trying circumstances. If we don't, the next big crisis, or pandemic, is going to find us unprepared and vulnerable like never before without the ability of the government of the time to cushion us from it.

2 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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1 day ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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2 days ago

CM Health to move to telephone appointments

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

To keep you and our staff safe, we are now switching to telephone appointments at Middlemore Hospital and our other clinic sites such as Manukau, Botany and Pukekohe clinics. Please do not come to your appointment, unless we contact you by phone.

For more information visit: … View more
To keep you and our staff safe, we are now switching to telephone appointments at Middlemore Hospital and our other clinic sites such as Manukau, Botany and Pukekohe clinics. Please do not come to your appointment, unless we contact you by phone.

For more information visit: www.countiesmanukau.health.nz...

Haumaru te taonga – keeping our treasures safe.

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9 days ago

CAT SHOT IN ALFRISTON

Karla from Totara Park – Alfriston

My girl was shot in the Alfriston area around 149 Mill Road on the 19th March. It was a slug gun and completely snapped her leg in half. Our neighbours are all animal lovers but we have a lead to somebody in the polo prince area.

Please keep your babies close. I am also asking for donations, this… View more
My girl was shot in the Alfriston area around 149 Mill Road on the 19th March. It was a slug gun and completely snapped her leg in half. Our neighbours are all animal lovers but we have a lead to somebody in the polo prince area.

Please keep your babies close. I am also asking for donations, this has cost over $4000 to fix with visits to the emergency gets, surgery, and there will be more ongoing costs :( any help or any clue to who did this would be greatly appreciated.


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2 days ago

FOR SALE - 3/3 Eulogy Pl, Randwick Park

Pete from Wattle Downs

🚨 LISTING PREVIEW - JUST LANDED! 🚨
📍 3/3 Eulogy Pl, Randwick Park
🛏️ 3 Bedrooms 🛀 1 Bathroom 🛀 1 Garage Parking

A great family home, in a perfectly central location, plus, with long-term tenants, this home is full of opportunity. This home isn't yet online, so to get more … View more
🚨 LISTING PREVIEW - JUST LANDED! 🚨
📍 3/3 Eulogy Pl, Randwick Park
🛏️ 3 Bedrooms 🛀 1 Bathroom 🛀 1 Garage Parking

A great family home, in a perfectly central location, plus, with long-term tenants, this home is full of opportunity. This home isn't yet online, so to get more info, send me a message or head on over to my Facebook page to check out the video!

✔️ REAA Licensed Agent 2008

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3 days ago

Awanuiārangi COVID-19 Update!

Te Whare Wananga O

Tāmaki Makaurau Campus

Given the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4, all teaching and delivery of Awanuiārangi programmes will be suspended for four weeks until Thursday 23 April. All campuses will be closed for this period.

From next week, our Management Team will regroup online to find the … View more
Tāmaki Makaurau Campus

Given the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4, all teaching and delivery of Awanuiārangi programmes will be suspended for four weeks until Thursday 23 April. All campuses will be closed for this period.

From next week, our Management Team will regroup online to find the best way forward for online delivery. We will keep staff and students updated on this and whether timeframes need to change.

We urge students to please stay enrolled. Studylink payments of allowances and loans will continue as normal.

Follow our facebook page and visit our COVID-19 webpage to keep updated.

Ngā manaakitanga, keep safe.
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3 days ago

Quality Panmure Apartments from only $23,250

Rethinking Space

Secure your new apartment in March and receive a $3000 prezzy card!

1 bedroom apartments from $465,000.
● Move-in next month
● 90% sold with options Selling out fast
● Onsite viewings available on Monday and Saturday's

For further information contact Christina Ngawati:
021… View more
Secure your new apartment in March and receive a $3000 prezzy card!

1 bedroom apartments from $465,000.
● Move-in next month
● 90% sold with options Selling out fast
● Onsite viewings available on Monday and Saturday's

For further information contact Christina Ngawati:
021 232 7477 | christina@legacy.co.nz
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3 days ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Manukau

April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am… View more
April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am

Intermediate Challenge

2pm

Senior Challenge

7pm

Answers will be posted the following day.

See you on the 1st of April.

3 days ago

3BR/2BA Pet-friendly family home in Glen Eden For Rent!

Kishan from Manukau - Wiri

Pet-friendly family home in Glen Eden 🏡

📍 2/19 Virgo Place, Glen Eden
🛏️ 3 Bedrooms
🛀 2 Bathrooms
🚗 1 off-street parking

This cosy renovated home in Glen Eden is now available for rent!… View more
Pet-friendly family home in Glen Eden 🏡

📍 2/19 Virgo Place, Glen Eden
🛏️ 3 Bedrooms
🛀 2 Bathrooms
🚗 1 off-street parking

This cosy renovated home in Glen Eden is now available for rent!

Available Date: NOW!

For more information, head to:
cgpm.co.nz...

4 days ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
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