76 days ago

Alert Level Three Update

Papakura Toyota

Dear Customers

We again find ourselves at Alert Level Three.

This means that Botany Toyota, Bridgestone Botany, Manukau Toyota, Papakura Toyota, Bridgestone Takanini and Pukekohe Toyota are open standard hours but with all activities contactless, and customers not allowed on our yards or in our buildings.
Head over to our website and choose your store of choice for a comprehensive list of contact phone numbers and email addresses for our various departments.

Look after each other and please stay safe.

Darren Smart
CEO, Manukau Toyota Group

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3 days 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.


8 hours ago

IHC Op Shop

Janet from Pukekohe

New IHC Op Shop opens its doors
Staff, volunteers and representatives of IHC have celebrated the official opening of their brand new op shop in Pukekohe.
The new 2,500 sqm premises at 7 Hall Street are a step-up from the previous store on Seddon Street, but the staff and volunteers are old hands at moving – this is their fourth shop in their 25 years of trading.

Counties IHC Association acting chair Mick Irwin welcomed everyone to the celebrations on 29 March, with chair Mike Moloney (who was unable to attend) represented by his son, Michael. Andrew Bayly, MP for Port Waikato, was on hand to officially open the premises for business.

The IDEA Services Counties Area Kapa Haka Group gave a fantastic performance, including songs and poi twirling, which Mr Bayly acknowledged. “Thank you to everyone that has worked so hard and contributed towards this marvellous facility,” he said. “It is people like you who contribute so much to the community and add such spirit.”

Mick Irwin suggested Mr Bayly might be able to help them get the 10-minute car parking extended outside the premises on Hall Street. “Ten minutes isn’t nearly enough time to shop here,” Mr Bayly laughed.

The Hall Street shop is open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays, and is managed by Keita Lawrence, with her mum, Wai, as assistant manager. All other staff are volunteers, with around six to seven in the shop at any one time, on hand to assist with sales and donations. All uniforms are provided by IHC.

“They’re just wonderful people,” Ms Lawrence says. “So many gave up hours and hours of their own time to help with the move.”

“We could do with some more volunteers,” Mr Irwin adds. “Young or old, anyone that’s able-bodied. People love working here – we are like their other family.”

IHC is New Zealand’s largest provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and the op shop is just one of many fund-raising initiatives. Funds raised by the shop will be spent in the local community, helping to support people with intellectual disabilities to enjoy great lives.

Mainstream services are provided through IDEA Services, a subsidiary of IHC Group. Angie Kumar, Counties area manager for IDEA Services, says they have employed a new part-time community liaison officer who will act as the contact person in the community to support families that need help. The liaison coordinator role is also funded by the association and provides support to the Counties area.

1 day ago

Love Food Hate Waste - Feed Your Family For Less With Leftovers

Lisa Beale from Beautification Trust

Interested in learning how to make the most of your leftovers, so you can feed your family for less?

This Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm the Beautification Trust located at 38 Holmes Road, Manurewa are hosting Love Food Hate Waste tutor Jennifer, this session is brought to you by EcoMatters, thanks to Auckland Council.

Free but please register in advance using the link below...