West Harbour, Auckland

13 days ago

what it means to be a kiwi....

Julia from Henderson

Hey neighbours – to ALL of you – who passed by the Kelston Community Centre, Great North Road today - Waitangi Day - between 3:30pm and about 5pm

– PAST the woman with the car broken down in the medium strip – on Waitangi Day

– ALL of you – two lanes - between let’s see – … View more
Hey neighbours – to ALL of you – who passed by the Kelston Community Centre, Great North Road today - Waitangi Day - between 3:30pm and about 5pm

– PAST the woman with the car broken down in the medium strip – on Waitangi Day

– ALL of you – two lanes - between let’s see – texted my friend from Kelston countdown at 3:52pm – paid for petrol (low petrol light came on after just dropping her off home, just down the road) at 4:59pm – so a HOUR

– more than - HOUR AND A HALF – she told me she had been there for half an hour – told me I was the first one to stop to help

– a LOT of traffic going by - two lanes each side…


- wasn’t me – wasn’t my car – was a fellow kiwi in need


(was complete stranger, now new friend) - lovely woman - Marama



– she said I was the first to stop in half an hour…

what is wrong with the rest of you?? – esp the ones who just beeped!

We got her battery started

(kiwi chicks – we know how to do this ( – and change a tire)

- she had a battery charger – I had jumper leads

– got it started time and time again – revevved it – would just die – in the middle of acceleration - fine - dead - would start - wouldn't start -

- we gave up in the end – (plan B – asking a kiwi bloke for help – failed)

– so plan c – pushed it off the middle of the road through two lanes of traffic

*thank you* to Angela who DID stop at this point and helped us get it through two lanes of traffic – from the middle of the road (on the medium strip)

Yellow lines - on both sides - every direction –

luckily I had lived just there, a few houses up - a few years back –

was actually on the way to visit former neighbour – left it on her property, off the road (since yellow lines) knocked and knocked to ask permission – she wasn’t home (left notes & texted her)

as for the rest of you… esp the ones who just *beeped*...

- I could clearly see her and her car from a distance - we BOTH had our hazard lights on – in medium strip – two lanes - what the….

luckily was going to visit this former neighbour, lovely woman in her 90s – she wasn’t home, left the car outside her place, sent her a text, left a note in her letterbox & left a message under the windscreen for her –

and dropped Marama off home

Had started to write a facebook post this morning before visiting a friend – what it means to be a kiwi – since this is Waitangi Day – to me it means community – helping each other out…

– had written – “we’ve come a long way as a country – still have a long way to go in many ways, we should however give credit where credit is due”

– credit to Marama for her positive attitude in the face of such a challenging situation, kiwi chicks eh! outstanding!

and credit to Angela – older kiwi - pakeha woman - what an angel coming to help – thank you!


As for the rest of you… very disappointed!

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7 hours ago

Help us be there.

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Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

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19 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

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The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

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The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

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8 days ago

Cameras help cut red-light-running but thousands still do it

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, motorists running through red traffic lights create some of the highest death and injury risks. Auckland Transport's roll-out of cameras is making a difference, but do you think penalties are tough enough ? Read the story below:

5 days ago

Win! Tickets to Hollywood's science guru show

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✨ We have FIVE double passes to giveaway to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll's talk on February 22nd at Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna. Simply like this post and be in the draw! We will pick winners at … View more
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Thanks everyone for your entries! Winners have been contacted.

✨ We have FIVE double passes to giveaway to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll's talk on February 22nd at Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna. Simply like this post and be in the draw! We will pick winners at random at 12noon Monday 17th Feb.✨

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14 hours ago

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🟦NEWS FLASH🟦

Did you know that at ➡️SANGAM⬅️ our curry bases and gravies are made in-house from natural ingredients and spices. We also make our own natural yoghurt and cottage cheese, AND no artificial food colouring or MSG is used in any of our cooking‼💯

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4 days ago

Now this is a perfect example of over reacting!!

Fiona from Henderson

The collapse of Chinese restaurants as customers boycott out of virus fears is starting.
I feel so sorry that these poor business owners have been affected so badly out of the pure ignorance and over reactions from their customers.
For goodness sake people, be fully informed before reacting in such… View more
The collapse of Chinese restaurants as customers boycott out of virus fears is starting.
I feel so sorry that these poor business owners have been affected so badly out of the pure ignorance and over reactions from their customers.
For goodness sake people, be fully informed before reacting in such an ignorant manner.
www.nzherald.co.nz...

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19 hours ago

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18 hours ago

Special Event

Tsui-Lin from Henderson

Bringing nature back! Friday 21st February from 10-11am LovingCare Kindergarten (78 Central Park Drive) is having an opening ceremony for their new outdoor play environment and are inviting the community to come and celebrate with them. Join them for morning tea and a play on the new equipment. … View moreBringing nature back! Friday 21st February from 10-11am LovingCare Kindergarten (78 Central Park Drive) is having an opening ceremony for their new outdoor play environment and are inviting the community to come and celebrate with them. Join them for morning tea and a play on the new equipment. Everyone Welcome!

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21 hours ago

What's On: Make a sustainable flax bag/kete

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22 hours ago

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How many times have we lowered our expectations to manage anxiety while waiting to hear an outcome?⁠

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1 day ago

What's On: Make a sustainable flax bag/kete

Picton from Kawakawa Bay - Orere Point

Learn how to and make your own flax bag/kete or flax basket/kono. All equipment and materials provided - $60. Bookings at www.tukuiho.nz
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1 day ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

The Team from AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
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