Birkdale, Auckland

15 days ago

Auckland, meet your 2022 Kiwibank Local Hero Medallists

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

From fighting against poverty to supporting youth social development, you may recognise one of these champions going above and beyond to make your neighbourhood a better place.

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27 days ago

Police searching for missing woman in Sandringham

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Police are appealing to the public for sightings of missing woman Cindy Li, from Sandringham.

Cindy, aged 70, has been missing since Tuesday morning. She is known to have left an address on Tranmere Road and failed to return.

Police believe she may be in the wider Auckland City … View more
Hi neighbours,

Police are appealing to the public for sightings of missing woman Cindy Li, from Sandringham.

Cindy, aged 70, has been missing since Tuesday morning. She is known to have left an address on Tranmere Road and failed to return.

Police believe she may be in the wider Auckland City area and are currently trying to locate her.

Cindy was last seen wearing a long sleeve t-shirt, long track pants and black shoes.

Anyone who sees Cindy should call 111.

Anyone with any information about her whereabouts or movements since yesterday morning should contact 105, quoting file number 211110/4026.

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17 days ago

Onewa Road Camera Poles

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Yesterday I joined Magic Talk host (and local resident) Leah Panapa to discuss the placement of the T3 camera poles in the middle of the paths on Onewa Road. Listen below.

Magic Talk: youtu.be...
NZ Herald article:
www.nzherald.co.nz...

15 days ago

Independence + support = balance

Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village

We all value our independence, however over time our needs can change. Assisted-living apartments balance an independence lifestyle in a stylish apartment alongside support that makes life easier. Housekeeping, a chef-prepared meal, activities and outings, it’s the perfect balance.

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15 days ago

Do I need a new executor?​

Public Trust

Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you … View more
Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you update your will – you can even appoint Public Trust, which gives you the reassurance of an executor who is impartial, always available and has the right expertise. ​
Read on to find out more.

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16 days ago

Bus Stop Proposal: Hinemoa Street

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Auckland Transport are proposing to make changes to the bus stops around 75 Hinemoa Street.

The proposal includes:
* New bus stop outside 75 Hinemoa Street, with new bus stop road markings, ‘No Stopping’ broken yellow lines, tactile pavers and edge line.
* Upgrade existing bus stop outside … View more
Auckland Transport are proposing to make changes to the bus stops around 75 Hinemoa Street.

The proposal includes:
* New bus stop outside 75 Hinemoa Street, with new bus stop road markings, ‘No Stopping’ broken yellow lines, tactile pavers and edge line.
* Upgrade existing bus stop outside 58-60 Hinemoa Street, with new bus stop road markings, ‘No Stopping’ broken yellow lines, tactile pavers and edge line.
* New pedestrian refuge crossing outside 79 Hinemoa Street, with the installation of side islands, refuge islands, tactile pavers, edge lines and flush median road markings.
* Removal of 14 on-street parking spaces on Hinemoa Street.

Consultation closes: Wednesday 24 November
There doesn't appear to be an online submission form yet, and only some neighbours have been notified, so please leave your feedback below or email me and I will pass it on: john.gillon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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16 days ago

Free Queen mattress free

Axel from Birkdale

You can pick up contactless. We can put it on the porch under cover.

Free

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16 days ago

Cacti

Lena from Chatswood

txt 0212773720

Price: $20

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16 days ago

Cacti

Lena from Chatswood

pick up from Chatswood. pl txt 0212773720

Price: $30

17 days ago

Birkenhead Town Centre Liquorban now 24/7

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

The Kaipatiki Local Board has approved an extension of the liquor ban at the Birkenhead Town Centre to 24-hours, 7 days a week.

OurAuckland article:
ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

The decision follows concerns expressed by the Birkenhead Village town centre association, local businesses … View more
The Kaipatiki Local Board has approved an extension of the liquor ban at the Birkenhead Town Centre to 24-hours, 7 days a week.

OurAuckland article:
ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

The decision follows concerns expressed by the Birkenhead Village town centre association, local businesses and landlords, the Police, the Birkenhead Residents Association, Birkenhead Primary School, Shanan Halbert- MP and many, many others who have contacted local board members detailing concerns and examples of alcohol-related antisocial behaviour and supporting an extension of the liquor ban.

In response, the Local Board has unanimously endorsed an extension of the liquor ban to 24/7 around the town centre and part of Birkenhead War Memorial Park, shown in blue on the map. This also includes an extension of the liquor ban area to include Kaimatara o Wai Manawa (lookout), Birkenhead Primary carpark, Nell Fisher Reserve, Enterprise St, Trader St, the top of Hinemoa St and the top of Colonial Rd.

The area shown in red retains a liquor ban from 10pm to 7am during daylight saving, and 7pm to 7am outside of daylight saving.

Note that the liquor ban does not apply to business liquor licences, or public events with temporary liquor licences.

Thankyou to the Birkenhead Village for submitting the request and to local board member Adrian Tyler for co-ordinating responses.
Thankyou also to Kae Condon and Jude Turner of Birkenhead Village, Sgt Dave Murden of the Police, and Liz Lees of Northcote & Birkenhead Tigers Rugby League for presenting to our local board meeting on the issue.

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17 days ago

Lounge suite

Judy from Birkdale

Lovely 3 piece John Young lounge suite. 3 seater couch and 2 recliner rockers. Must be picked up this morning

Free

17 days ago

Lounge suite

Judy from Birkdale

Lovely comfortable John Young 3 piece lounge suite. 3 seater couch and two recliner rockers.
Must pick up this Saturday morning.

Free

17 days ago

Make a kid’s Christmas

Variety – the Children’s Charity

In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner … View more
In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner 2-3 times a week so that the children have enough food. This is very stressful… a lot of crying and minimal sleep.” 

Food insecurity is the everyday reality for 98.8% of the families Variety helps.

Please donate today to provide grocery support for families like Melody’s this Christmas.
Donate now

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19 days ago

Auckland man to run seven marathons in seven days for children’s charity

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

A runner will complete seven marathons in as many days to raise money for underprivileged children.

West Auckland man Harrison Sanders, 23, said he wanted to experience a struggle, and encourage others to make a change with him.

“There are tens upon thousands of kiwis children that are … View more
A runner will complete seven marathons in as many days to raise money for underprivileged children.

West Auckland man Harrison Sanders, 23, said he wanted to experience a struggle, and encourage others to make a change with him.

“There are tens upon thousands of kiwis children that are going without food and the basic essentials to get by over this time of joy,” he said.

“So this year, I wanted to help out those who are in need over this time of joy.”

The primary school teacher will complete the runs from December 13 to 19, starting from Hobsonville School and running around west Auckland.

“The route will be the same every day, and I would love people to join in for parts of it whether it be running, biking, scootering, or even driving alongside,” Sanders said.

He has partnered with Pak n Save Westgate, Breaker and Tuatara Baseball, and every $100 raised will supply a child with a $75 Pak n Save voucher, $25 towards school stationary and a free sports ball.

Sanders previously ran 45km a week in the space of a year to raise money for mental health, alzheimers and epilepsy charities.

“Nothing prepares you for this amount though. So I look forward to the mental game I will be faced with,” he said.

“The route will be the same every day, and I would love people to join in for parts of it whether it be running, biking, scootering, or even driving alongside.”

He has set up a Givealittle to receive donations.

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18 days ago

Certificate in Spirits, Cocktails and Bartending (Micro-Credential)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Love Cocktails? ?
Learn to prepare delicious summer cocktails over 5 days with our new Certificate in Spirits, Cocktails & Bartending (Micro-Credential).
This course will provide practical, hands-on training in bartending, product knowledge, customer service and more. Domestic students receive … View more
Love Cocktails? ?
Learn to prepare delicious summer cocktails over 5 days with our new Certificate in Spirits, Cocktails & Bartending (Micro-Credential).
This course will provide practical, hands-on training in bartending, product knowledge, customer service and more. Domestic students receive a subsidy on the course fees from the NZ Government.
Social distancing and covid protocols will be in place for this in-person session.
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29, 30 Nov & 1, 2, 3 December 2021 (9am - 2.30pm)

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