125 days ago

Man fails roadside breathalyser test after using hand sanitiser

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, an Auckland man was “shocked” to learn he had failed a breathalyser test due to using hand sanitiser before being pulled over.

Ben Shivas had been driving home from work on Thursday evening when he arrived at a police checkpoint in Herne Bay.

Shivas, 26, was surprised to learn he had failed the roadside test despite not having drunk any alcohol that day.

“It was a bit of a shock, but I knew it had to be an error,” he said. “The officer taking the test questioned me about the result, and when I told her I hadn’t had any alcohol she asked if I’d used hand sanitiser recently.”

Read the full story at the link below.

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2 days ago

'We are so sad': Parents of missing French teen Eloi Rolland search for answers in NZ

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

French teen Eloi Rolland, who has been missing in Auckland since March 2020, told his family he wanted to bring them to New Zealand.

More than two years after his disappearance, his parents Thierry and Catherine Rolland have finally arrived from France.

They do not know what happened to their son, and they’re desperate for answers.

“We don’t know what’s happened,” Catherine said. “We realise he is perhaps in another place.”

But the couple remain hopeful that Eloi is alive and well and said they would always be there for him.

Click 'read more' for the full story on Stuff.

4 hours ago

Meeting rooms for hire

Diane Griffin from Auckland Horticultural Council Inc.


We have meeting rooms in our centre for hire at a reasonable hourly rate. Capacity up to 30 people seated.
Tables & chairs, toilets and kitchen facilities included.
Ideally we would like horticultural related groups, and community groups, however we will consider all applicants.
We are close to the motorway junction for easy access.
For further information and to make a viewing appointment please contact: Diane Griffin
e: president@aucklandhorticulture.org
P: 021 1359613

5 hours ago

What's On: Composting Talk Waiheke

Kowhai from Birkdale

This talk offers an introduction to composting with bokashi bins, worm farms and cold composting bins. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-talk-waiheke-7/
Composting Talk Waiheke
  • Blackpool Community Gardens (Old Blackpool School Hall)