31 days ago

Freshen your curtains from stains and lingering odours

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

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1 day ago

How to recycle broken glass

The Team from Auckland Council

Learn what to do when recycling broken glass. Large chunks are ok, as long as they are from grocery packaging. Always remember when recycling if in doubt, leave it out.

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10 days ago

Human sex trafficking captured through the lens of Auckland photographer

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Nikki Denholm is haunted by the universal hollowness in eyes that have seen too much.

The Auckland photographer captures powerful images of young girls sold into sex slavery in countries ranging from Cambodia to Uganda.

“I’m there in what tiny way I can to tell their story, but when I come home the eyes stick,” Denholm said.

“The same sense of desolation and hopelessness you see in a lot of the girls’ eyes, no matter which country they’re from, is something that does stay with me.

“I might cry when they’re telling me their stories, but in terms of me processing the enormity of human trafficking and the injustice of it, that’s something I will pick up when I’m at home.”

Denholm, 53, has worked in more than 40 countries documenting the stories of people suffering through war, famine, persecution, and crisis.

The mother of three girls was inspired to focus on human sex trafficking six years ago after a symposium in India alerted her to the severity of the problem.

At the time, 16,000 girls each year were trafficked from Nepal across the border to India, she said.

The Mission Bay resident worked in a red-light district in Mumbai where an estimated 42,000 young girls were held captive in high-rise brothels across seven streets.

“I was quite shocked at how many young girls and women are sold into human sex trafficking and how poor the outcomes are for them in terms of ever being rescued,” Denholm said.

Today, it is estimated that between 28-30 million people across the world have been trafficked into some form of human slavery, with between four and a half million and five million sold into sex slavery, she said.

“Something happens at a different level when you see a photograph than when you just read four and a half million girls have been sex-trafficked. I think what a photograph does is it brings the issues into people’s hearts really.”

Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing criminal area, reaping an estimated NZ$230 billion profit a year, according to Tearfund.

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9 hours ago

Seeking a flat or apartment for a three month stay

Erin from Remuera

Helping a friend who requires a clean flat or apartment close to Remuera area for a three month period to care for her ill father. Please message me with any details and I’ll come back to you ASAP. Thank you!