68 days ago

Police warn public in Fraud Awareness Week

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant as Fraud Awareness Week kicks off today.

They are warning people against giving out personal information over the phone to strangers.

Every year thousands of New Zealanders fall victim to scams- online, over the phone or in person.

Phone scams are common.

Scammers posing as Spark workers stole $10000 from the bank account of 80-year-old Auckland resident Marion.

After following their instructions on the phone, she received a bank alert about the large withdrawal.

Have you been the victim of a phone scam?

If so, what happened?

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5 hours ago

New World Smeg knife collection scheem

Don from Bayswater

For those who don't know, New World Supermarkets have been running a nation wide campaign to induce you to shop there for the reward of as many Smeg knives as you can collect stickers for, at the rate of one sticker per $20.00 spent . the scheme was to run from 2 Nov. 2020 to 24 Jan 2021 while stocks last . Sounds really good. However, stocks have run out nation wide days ago with no plans for more , yet as at mid morning yesterday the checkouts at Devonport New World were still issuing smeg stickers for redemption. I might be wrong but to me the fact that the stickers for redemption are still being issued when there are no knives left is misleading and deceptive at best and a clear breach of the fair trading act. wonder what the commerce commission would think of it. 0800 943 600

3 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:

4 hours ago

Toy library open now

Yi Kang from Northcote Toy Library

Hi, dear families! We are open now! Over 1100 free toys to choose from. Membership fee starts at $65. Great way to reduce landfills and teach the young ones about recycling and sharing! We are looking forward to serving more families in the neighborhood! Visit our website to have a look! northcotetoylibrary.org.nz...