Community News

29 Nov

The lowdown on protein powders

We all know how important protein is and I have written about this before.

To recap, we need protein for the structure of our body for the growth, maintenance and repair of all our tissues and to transport our nutrients to our cells. It is a fundamental part of our immune system - making antibodies and other substances that fight infections..

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26 Nov

Olki Straws

Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Reagan, founder of Olki Straws.

We are a locally owned, West Auckland based business with a vision for national and international markets. We make paper straws but not just plain boring straws, we have three fun and fresh, fruity designs to appeal to parties and those passionate about the environment...

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22 Nov

Time to get your teeth professionally cleaned?

Demand for dental hygiene appointments to have your teeth professionally cleaned has majorly increased in recent years. More people are recognising the value in a hygiene appointment to maintain good oral health. So when should you get your teeth professionally cleaned?

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19 Nov

Peko Peko

Thank you for your continuing support through the hard times. We have been opening for takeaway since Level 3 started and we are so grateful to have amazing support from the community. We are open as usual as much as we can on any level. Please check our Facebook and Instagram posts for latest updates. @pekopekonz You can check our takeaway menu and call for pick up. 09 416 1197

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15 Nov

What’s your animal friend trying to tell you?

One question I always ask in animal communication sessions is ‘what would you like your person to know?’ Their answers are many and varied from the everyday to the deeply touching. Rupert shared that the black saddle blanket was itchy, Amigo knew their person was grieving and wanted to support them and Britta shared that the float smelt of death (turned out it was true…)...

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12 Nov

Woolly nightshade

Woolly nightshade is a spreading, capsicum-smelling shrub or small tree growing up to 10m tall, with all parts covered in dusty hairs, and whitish, branching, soft-woody stems. It was originally from South America. Velvety, oval, grey green leaves are whitish underneath with prominent ‘ears’ at the base which clasp the stem. It is usually quite easy to spot as it is paler than surrounding plants. Dense clusters of mauve to purple flowers with yellow anthers are visible year-round and are followed by clusters of round berries that ripen from hard green to soft, dull yellow...

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8 Nov

Western Lock Services

The Team at Western Lock Services are a Family owned and operated local business, servicing most of Auckland.

We are located in the Royal Heights Shopping Centre in Massey, offering a walk in service as well as an onsite mobile workshop providing multiple services...

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5 Nov

Toy Library opens click and collect

It goes without saying, lockdown is hard. But, when you add two working-from-home parents/caregivers and little ones to the mix some days can feel almost impossible.

Never fear, the North West Toy Library is open to help...

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1 Nov

Message from Massey Police

We all love our mobile phones. They are a life-line these days containing business contacts, important reminders, precious and treasured photos, many of which are totally irreplaceable.  Imagine the panic of losing it...

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29 Oct

Balancing privacy with personalisation in social media

Social media marketing is more than ever focused on marketing personalisation - interacting with your audience and customers in a way that feels personal and human. The right social strategy takes into account a person’s likes, dislikes, allowing you to connect with them on a deeper level. But have we gone too far?

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25 Oct

Henderson High designing for a local circular economy

Two teams of students from Henderson High School have been working collaboratively with Ger Tew from The ReCreators and their NCEA business teacher Emma Penty on circular business ventures as part of the Youth Enterprise Scheme (YES)...

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22 Oct

Dr Alisi Keppler

Dr Alisi Keppler has now started with us, replacing Dr Joy Stevens who retired earlier this year. 

Alisi was born and raised in West Auckland in a bicultural environment with a Tongan Mother and a German Father. Alisi attended Massey High School, before completing her Medical studies at the University of Auckland in 2013...

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18 Oct

Jesters Westgate – open during Level 3

Q: What’s worse than being stuck in lockdown for over a month?

A: Being stuck in lockdown without our delicious pies!

Never fear. Jesters Westgate is here and open from alert Level 3. We have opened our store for contactless orders at the door. This will include our full range of pies and frozen take home packs.

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15 Oct

Dogs on Point

Dogs on Point is a boutique dog taxi service and home-care, based in Hobsonville Point, covering Hobsonville, West Harbour, Greenhithe and Whenuapai.  As dedicated dog owners ourselves, we know just how important they are to their humans and we will always refer to our dogs as a part of our family. We love caring for and connecting with your dogs and creating everlasting relationships...

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11 Oct

Moth plant and what to do about it

Moth plant, also known as Araujia Sericifera or Kapok vine, is a highly invasive environmental weed found throughout Auckland and is classified as a National Pest Plant throughout Aotearoa...

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8 Oct

Community kai: a nourishing food future

Community access to fresh, affordable kai and identifying pathways to building a sustainable, nourishing food future was the focus for close to 70 people who came together from across West Auckland recently...

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4 Oct

Countdown’s experience during lockdown

During lockdown, Countdown had over 2100 of their team members isolating across New Zealand. There were several reasons for this, including not having childcare available or being vulnerable to Covid-19. In Auckland and Wellington, teams were isolating due to their stores being a location of interest or if a household member had been impacted by a location of interest...

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1 Oct

Gym Zone

Gym Zone is looking forward to reopening at Level 2 which we hope is for the School holidays 4th – 15th October. We have limited our numbers and set up all the required processes to keep your children safe and active over the holidays...

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30 Sep

Coffee connections – beyond the cup

Words by Juno Scott-Kelly - JSK Communications

Coffee lovers from around the community and greater New Zealand recently celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight - an annual celebration of people, including farmers and families, who are working to make the world fairer...

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27 Sep

Lash Studio

Lash Studio specialise in Yumi lash lifts, eyelash extensions, brow & lash tints and brow shape & waxing. Located in both Hobsonville as well as working in the absolutely gorgeous Perfectly Polished Studio in Mairangi Bay. Models and actresses use eyelash extensions to make their eyes appear brighter and bigger, so why not you?

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24 Sep

Peko Peko

Our new dine-in menu is going well. New popular dishes are ramen noodles and beef bowls. Our ramen noodles are a combination of chicken, pork and fish stocks and of course it is home-made like all other dishes at Peko Peko...

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20 Sep

College Students teach Dog Safe 4 Kids

In the past couple of Issues of The Kumeu Courier or The Westerly you will have seen articles on the new programme Dog Safe 4 Kids and the great work they are doing in the community...

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17 Sep

Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden

Things are starting to feel warmer in the garden and the trees are showing signs of a life as they soak up the season.  Winter was a productive one for us as we worked to install a new shade house.  This will mean we can grow seedlings on site to support our teaching and learning, and because we consume hundreds and hundreds of seedlings each season...

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13 Sep

Safer Communities

The Waitakere Volunteer Fire Brigade went back into operating in bubbles to safely be able to respond to incidents while the country went back into Alert Level 4. This meant no training or social activities at the station, but we can respond in our bubbles to any calls for assistance...

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10 Sep

Hobsonville Community Compost Hub is thriving

Not even a year old, a local Compost Hub tucked along a coastal walkway within the Hobsonville Point community, is thriving. The hub has already been recognised as the Finalist at Zero Waste Awards that celebrate local zero waste heroes who are raising awareness and inspiring change...

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6 Sep

Shooting hoops success for Red Nose Day

Shooting hoops success for Red Nose Day: The Breakers vs. Hobsonville Point Primary School.

From 10am to 1pm on Friday 30 July, a team of students played against the Breakers in a special basketball match for Cure Kids. Following the game a staff vs Breakers match took place, and a few students took part in mini basketball workshops with the Breakers...

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4 Sep

Scott Point School celebrates 100 days

The Scott Point School community recently celebrated their first 100 days of learning. The day was fun filled with children and staff encouraged to dress up or dress down, with many attending School in their pyjamas, while others dressed up in their best suits or super hero outfits. The day was sponsored by Team Edward from Ray White and Premier Kids Club (PKC) before and after school care providers. Children spent the day reflecting on the first 100 days at Scott Point and having some fun enjoying the day..

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1 Sep

Kiwis challenged to sweat for CF this September

Sweatember is back for 2021, challenging Kiwis to commit to any sweaty activity throughout September to get fit and raise money for New Zealanders living with cystic fibrosis (CF).  Created by Cystic Fibrosis NZ, the campaign aims to raise funds for support services and better access to life-saving medications that will help give a brighter future to Kiwis living with CF...

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