Henderson, Auckland

4 days ago

Poll: Who would you vote for as New Zealander of the year?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The New Zealander of the the Year finalists are Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Farid Ahmed and Ranjna Patel.

The awards honour extraordinary Kiwis who inspire, give hope and lead.

Wiles is a microbiologist and science communicator from Auckland.

When Covid-19 first hit New Zealand, Dr Siouxsie Wiles rose … View more
The New Zealander of the the Year finalists are Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Farid Ahmed and Ranjna Patel.

The awards honour extraordinary Kiwis who inspire, give hope and lead.

Wiles is a microbiologist and science communicator from Auckland.

When Covid-19 first hit New Zealand, Dr Siouxsie Wiles rose to the challenge, said Miriama Kamo, Te Koruru – patron of the awards.

"... she's stood tall to speak to hundreds of millions globally," Kamo said.

"Her work helped us all to see beyond the fear and complexity of the pandemic, to understand not only what was happening, but also how we could, and can continue to, collectively respond."

Ahmed is the Muslim community leader who became an icon of forgiveness following the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch.

After losing his wife in the attacks, Ahmed demonstratred how faith and love could
provide a pathway to navigate deep grief.

Awarded an international peace prize for his ongoing work, he published Husna's Story in March last year, donating all royalties to St John Ambulance.

The third finalist, Ranjna Patel, is the Tamaki Health director and a domestic violence social entrepreneur.

When Patel was asked to offer guidance around family violence in in the south Asian community, she identified a crucial missing step in family violence intervention – engaging offenders in their own rehabilitation.

In 2014, she established the first Gandhi Nivas home for perpetrators in Otahuhu, providing innovative early intervention and prevention services for Kiwi men.

A study undertaken by Massey University looked at men five years before entering Gandhi Nivas and after, and found 60% of men did not re-offend.

The annual Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards are in their 12th year.

The six winners will be announced in Auckland on March 31.

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

Who would you vote for as New Zealander of the year?
  • 65.7% Dr Siouxsie Wiles
    65.7% Complete
  • 17.2% Ranjna Patel
    17.2% Complete
  • 17.2% Farid Ahmed
    17.2% Complete
99 votes
6 days ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid case had contact with infected family during lockdown, PM says

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.

* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.

* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L

* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.

* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.

* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.

* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:

www.stuff.co.nz...

* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Alf toy

Lorraine from Henderson

Looking to buy an Alf Toy anyone got one
0211224859

9 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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4 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car! Call us 0800 500 001

Ali Sohrabi 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.
Enquire now

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4 days ago

PayAsUGO is a flexible wheelie bin service available in your area

Waste Management

PayAsUGO is your flexible wheelie bin service and is available in your area.

PayAsUGO is a great alternative to your council bin tag. We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected.

• Pause your service
• Receive notifications
• View your collection … View more
PayAsUGO is your flexible wheelie bin service and is available in your area.

PayAsUGO is a great alternative to your council bin tag. We will deliver a bin direct to you, and you choose how often it’s collected.

• Pause your service
• Receive notifications
• View your collection calendar

Book your new wheelie bin service today .
Get started

5 days ago

Is Your Business Struggling Due to Covid-19?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you lost your job or your business due to the financial fallout from Covid-19?

Or are you about to lose your job due to the pandemic?

Is your business already in liquidation?
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Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you lost your job or your business due to the financial fallout from Covid-19?

Or are you about to lose your job due to the pandemic?

Is your business already in liquidation?

If this has happened to you, would you be happy to be interviewed by Stuff?

Feel free to email ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Journalist
Stuff.co.nz

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5 days ago

Price for Builder to fix my Fence

Lorraine from Henderson

Price for Builder to fix my Fence need someone to give a price for fixing my fence a builder please

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5 days ago

looking for a screen divider in good condition & bubble wrap

Lorraine from Henderson

need a nice screen divider folding at a reasonable price
and any one have any free bubble wrap they don't need
0211224859

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5 days ago

What's On: Indoor Bowls

Pam from New Lynn

Indoor Bowls every Tuesday morning at Western Hall, 38 Portage Road, New Lynn. Starts 11am until 2.15pm approx. Please phone Glenis 827 4461
Indoor Bowls
  • Western Hall
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5 days ago

What's On: Indoor Bowls

Pam from New Lynn

Indoor Bowls every Thursday evening at Western Hall, 38 Portage Road, New Lynn. Starts 7.30pm until 9.30pm approx. Two free sessions. Ph Glenis at 827 4461
Indoor Bowls
  • Western Hall
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5 days ago

What's On: Social Indoor Bowls

Pam from New Lynn

Every Friday Social Indoor Bowls 11am until 2.15pm approx. Western Hall, 38 Portage Road, New Lynn. Beginners welcome. For more info ph Bill 627 3113
Social Indoor Bowls
  • Western Hall
5 days ago

Police Issue 68 Infringement Notices: Gang Motorcycle Run

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police handed out 68 infringement notices at a Hells Angels Nomads motorbike ride on Saturday.

Some members of the Head Hunters and Tribesmen joined the cavalcade, police said.

Officers set up checkpoints along the ride and issued tickets for a variety of offences.

Two unlicensed drivers were … View more
Police handed out 68 infringement notices at a Hells Angels Nomads motorbike ride on Saturday.

Some members of the Head Hunters and Tribesmen joined the cavalcade, police said.

Officers set up checkpoints along the ride and issued tickets for a variety of offences.

Two unlicensed drivers were forbidden from driving and five people had their licences suspended because of excess demerit points.

Eighteen vehicles were taken off the road because they failed to be roadworthy.

One man was arrested on unrelated family harm matters.

Inspector Simon Walker said police wanted to thank the community for reporting dangerous driving.

"This operation sends a clear message to gangs that unsafe behaviour on our roads will not be tolerated by police and our community."

Call 105 to report driving offences.

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5 days ago

Escape the city, head to Ruapehu

Visit Ruapehu

Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the … View more
Immerse yourself in our wide-open spaces, epic activities, hidden gems, and untamed wilderness in the Ruapehu region. The perfect place to relax, refresh, and have a bit of adventure.

Get inspired and tick these off your bucket list:
- Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Take a ride on the Sky Waka, NZ’s most unique gondola experience
- Cycle the Ohakune Old Coach Road
- Paddle down the Whanganui River
- Explore the Bridge to Nowhere
- Take a ride with Forgotten World Adventures ...and much more!

There's still plenty of awesome deals available in Ruapehu, so book now!
Find out more

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5 days ago

Te Whau Day Out celebrating the Whau River

Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust

*DUE TO LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN EVENT POSTPONED NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED*

Fun activities for all ages! Bring a picnic and make a day of it.

Fun activities for all ages: Bike Fun, Entertainment, Bug Club, Ethnic Food, Coffee Cart, Kayak and waka adventures on the Whau River, Music, Environmental … View more
*DUE TO LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN EVENT POSTPONED NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED*

Fun activities for all ages! Bring a picnic and make a day of it.

Fun activities for all ages: Bike Fun, Entertainment, Bug Club, Ethnic Food, Coffee Cart, Kayak and waka adventures on the Whau River, Music, Environmental Activities.

When: Saturday 6th March 2021 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Archibald Park, 47 Beaubank Rd, Kelston, Auckland

This is a Zero Waste Event please feel free to bring a container from home for take away Kai.
Find out more

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