Papatoetoe, Auckland

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46 days ago

Scammers posing as Police officers

The Team from New Zealand Police

Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a … View more
Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a particular department, tell you that you have been a victim of fraud or scam, and begin to try and obtain further financial information from you. This is a scam.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton, from Auckland City’s Financial Crime Unit, says there have been at least a dozen reports made to Police, and these scam calls are largely being made to landlines. “While Police do not have accurate numbers of how many of these scam calls have been received, it is important that the public are aware,” he says. “Police will make some enquiries into these calls, but our experience has shown that often phone-based scammers will be operating from overseas. “We appreciate the vigilance of those who have contact Police so far, as this will help us to make others in the community aware.”

Unfortunately, scams can take many different forms and target victims on different platforms, Detective Senior Sergeant Bolton says. “Scammers are opportunistic and thrive off your trust and good-will. If you receive a call of this nature, do not hand over any personal details.”
New Zealand Police will never contact people seeking their banking details, card numbers, pin numbers or passwords. There are instances where legitimate Police officers will contact you as part of their duties. Police ask that the public remain vigilant.

𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿:
➡️Police will never ask for details about your bank cards, pin numbers or passwords over the phone.
➡️Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, or is too good to be true, it probably is.
➡️If you are uncertain, ask for the officer’s details. Hang up, contact 105 and request the officer to contact you.
➡️Police aren’t in the business of offering prize money.

If you are in the unfortunate position of being a victim of a scam, please report the matter to Police.
Take the chance to upskill yourself on scam awareness, check for further information on the NetSafe website.

𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗺:
Police are also aware of an email scam that has re-emerged, that claims to be authorities from Police and other justice sector partners. This scam has been subject of previous advisories. We continue to advise people to be extremely cautious when receiving unsolicited emails. Do not reply an the email of this nature under any circumstances.

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46 days ago

The Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival

waiuku from Auckland Central

Sunday 14th April- 10am till 2pm in Waiuku town centre. The Waiuku Business & Development Association are really excited, along with local enthusiast club Rusty Studs, to bring the 2024 Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival, our very own event, home-made in Waiuku, which has such a great … View moreSunday 14th April- 10am till 2pm in Waiuku town centre. The Waiuku Business & Development Association are really excited, along with local enthusiast club Rusty Studs, to bring the 2024 Waiuku Steel 'n Wheels Festival, our very own event, home-made in Waiuku, which has such a great following after it first revved up our town centre 12 years ago.This iconic event is a car enthusiast’s dream, but has something for everyone. From Vintage cars to Hot-rods to Tractors, and everything in between.

This year brings new attractions and some favourites including the infamous fire breathing Jet Car, a different kind of fire power from the Quad 50, a Pistol display, lots of booms and bangs, dreamy classics on wheels, live music, dancing, drummers and even some action in the sky with a variety of aircraft including chopper joy rides! Wander the outdoor markets full of crafts, gifts and delicious treats or relax with a coffee or a cold beer at one of our cafes or bars. For the kids; visit the carnival, take a train ride, have your face painted, chat to the Police or Fire fighters, and of course eat candy-floss! Glenbrook Vintage Rail will be running their normal Sunday trips between Glenbrook and Waiuku, arriving at Victoria Ave station by the Cosmopolitan Club. For more info and train fares visit

Don't miss this awesome family day out in Waiuku. $5 Entry and Gold coin for Kids, with all proceeds supporting the continuation of this community event. No Dogs, Alcohol, Bikes or Scooters allowed into the event for safety reasons. Parking available at Waiuku Business Park off Kitchener Rd and in surrounding streets. Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club in Victoria Ave has parking for $5. Road closures from 7am to approx. 4pm; Queen St from King St up to Victoria Ave, Kitchener Rd from Queen St to King St, Bowen St one way section only. The event goes ahead rain or shine.

We would like to thank our 2024 event sponsors for their support; The Franklin Local Board, NZ Steel, GoGraphics and Cutting Edge Detail.
Find out more

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47 days ago

My food bag meals

Sara from Papatoetoe

Hi neighbours

I have a delivery for this Sunday that we are unable to accept this week due to religious reasons but too late to cancel.
It is for 5 nights 4 people.
I purchased for over $200 I am happy to sell it for $150. I’ll just open the box to take out my invoice but I can deliver … View more
Hi neighbours

I have a delivery for this Sunday that we are unable to accept this week due to religious reasons but too late to cancel.
It is for 5 nights 4 people.
I purchased for over $200 I am happy to sell it for $150. I’ll just open the box to take out my invoice but I can deliver this depending on location
see pictures of meals below
Please let me know if you’re interested thank you

Negotiable

47 days ago

One Good Kiwi Support

Paul Dickson from Oke Charity

Kia ora,

Last week the Oke Charity built its 40th outdoor classroom (OC) here in Auckland and we're well on our way to reaching the epic milestone of fifty OC's by the end of 2024. In order to achieve this, we need your help.

Each month One New Zealand gives a share of $100,000 to … View more
Kia ora,

Last week the Oke Charity built its 40th outdoor classroom (OC) here in Auckland and we're well on our way to reaching the epic milestone of fifty OC's by the end of 2024. In order to achieve this, we need your help.

Each month One New Zealand gives a share of $100,000 to 10 different charities. The portion of the $100,000 that Oke Charity will receive depends on how many tokens we are given by our amazing community.

It doesn't cost you anything to support this campaign, just a few minutes. Just head to the One Good Kiwi website (hit the Read More button) and scroll across to find our South Auckland Chief Go-Getter, Alisi, talking about Oke Charity and the work we do with schools.

Click on the green token below Alisi's image and you will see your tokens coming to us with each click :)

If you'd like to support us even more, then you can download the One Good Kiwi app and create an account and you will get 10 tokens to donate to Oke. Hitting the Refer a Friend icon in the app and sharing with friends and family, will earn you even more tokens!

Thank you so much for your support! It will allow us to create more outdoor classrooms like the many we've already built and help Oke to continue Growing Mighty Kids. www.oke.org.nz...

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47 days ago

Poll: Where is this mural in Manukau?

Manukau Heart of the South

"Pretty Piwakawaka playing in Pōhutukawa on Polka Dots" is a vibrant new mural on a chorus box in Manukau created by local artist Paula Green. Have you seen it? Click the Find out More button for the correct answer on Manukau: Heart of the South's facebook page. Find out more

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Where is this mural in Manukau?
  • 10.2% Manukau Supa Centa
    10.2% Complete
  • 65.3% Hayman Park
    65.3% Complete
  • 20.4% 19 Lambie Drive
    20.4% Complete
  • 4.1% on the Rainbow's End rollercoaster
    4.1% Complete
49 votes
48 days ago

Streaming Services Increase Prices

The Team from NZ Compare

Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your… View more
Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your favourite shows! Stay tuned!

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74 days ago

Visit our new SPCA Op Shop in Botany 🎉

The Team from SPCA Auckland - Centres & Op Shops

We are excited to join the local neighbourhood with our new SPCA Op Shop in Botany! Come in and visit our friendly team and have browse through all the treasures we have to offer, there is something for everyone.

We accept donations of clothing, home and kitchenware, books, furniture, toys, dvds… View more
We are excited to join the local neighbourhood with our new SPCA Op Shop in Botany! Come in and visit our friendly team and have browse through all the treasures we have to offer, there is something for everyone.

We accept donations of clothing, home and kitchenware, books, furniture, toys, dvds and more. We also greatly appreciate clean shopping bags and wooden coat hangers. If you'd like to volunteer with us, please visit us in-store or apply online at www.spca.nz...

📍 Botany Junction, Unit 43/277 Te Irirangi Drive, Flat Bush, Auckland 2019
📞 09 869 2442
🕛 Mon to Sun 9:30-5:30pm

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49 days ago

Ryman Prize Awarded to Brain Health Expert

Bruce McLaren Retirement Village

Canadian clinical neuroscientist and researcher Professor Vladimir Hachinski has been announced the winner of the 2024 Ryman Prize - an annual $250,000 grant for the world’s best discovery, development, advancement or achievement that enhances the quality of life for older people.

The prize … View more
Canadian clinical neuroscientist and researcher Professor Vladimir Hachinski has been announced the winner of the 2024 Ryman Prize - an annual $250,000 grant for the world’s best discovery, development, advancement or achievement that enhances the quality of life for older people.

The prize was presented by Prime Minister Christopher Luxon at a ceremony at Logan Campbell Village in Auckland today, celebrating the major contribution Professor Hachinski has made to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and the links between ‘the terrible three’ - stroke, dementia and coronary heart disease.

Click read more for the full article.

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51 days ago

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS REMINDER⏰️

Clarance from Otara

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that it is Daylight Savings tomorrow morning @ 3:00am so dont forget to put your clocks back 1 hour from 3:00am. May you all have a safe & happy weekend now my Neighborly Neighbors, all love from ya Neighborly Uso👋😎

49 days ago

Meals on Wheels volunteers needed in South Auckland

New Zealand Red Cross

At New Zealand Red Cross we recruit and coordinate volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to people who are unable to cook for themselves. Every weekday all around the country, 250 volunteers are on the roads delivering hot, healthy lunches. Last year we distributed over 700,000 meals.

We are … View more
At New Zealand Red Cross we recruit and coordinate volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to people who are unable to cook for themselves. Every weekday all around the country, 250 volunteers are on the roads delivering hot, healthy lunches. Last year we distributed over 700,000 meals.

We are struggling to fill the rosters for volunteer drivers in South Auckland and need up to 70 more drivers. Could you spare just a couple of hours late morning once a week or fortnight? We provide training and support – and your fuel costs will be reimbursed.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver, you can apply apply online or call the contact centre on 0800 RED CROSS (0800 733 27677).

Check out our website

Please consider becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver, especially if you can deliver to Māngere Bridge, Māngere, Māngere East, Favona, Papatoetoe, Otara, Manukau City Centre, Otahuhu and Mt Wellington.
sign up now

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49 days ago

Stay healthy for them this winter.

Ministry of Health

Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine … View more
Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine contact your doctor, pharmacy or healthcare provider, or visit
Find out more

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51 days ago

It’s the weekend again

Derek from Papatoetoe

It’s the weekend again so time for another laugh. But sadly this is also true

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50 days ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Taupō, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Taupō, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, a rental, or you can simply sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
Buy tickets now

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56 days ago

Supermarket aisle rage

Derek from Papatoetoe

Please we so need to do this in a supermarket

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53 days ago

Garage Sale.

Preston from Goodwood Heights

26 Elsted Place, Goodwood Heights
Manukau.
Saturday 6th April 2024
8.00am onwards.
Variety of things.
Come and snag a bargain.

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