Community News

30 Mar

Cityhop drives expansion in Hobsonville

Car share provider Cityhop continues to expand their fleet in the Hobsonville area, now boasting 4 on demand vehicles including a cargo van. Members of the service can book for as little as an hour or as long as they like, tap their Cityhop smartcard (think AT Hop card) on the windscreen to unlock, hop in and get going..

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27 Mar

Why volunteer?

A belated welcome to 2020 – a new year is a great time to think about doing new things. With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers help to people in need, and to the community but even greater can be the benefits for you the volunteer...

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24 Mar

New year, new location, same outstanding service

Westgate Optometrists have moved premises. Following some initial unforeseen delays we’re now up and running and open for business in our brand new location. Don’t worry we haven’t gone far, just down the road in-fact. You can now find us at: 4/46 Maki Street, opposite Kiwibank and NorthWest Mall and just around the corner from Goode Brothers...

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20 Mar

Hibiscus and Rose Cookies

Ingredients: ¾ cup butter, softened but not melted; 3 T coconut sugar; 1 cup ground almonds (skins can be left on); 1 cup flour; 1 t baking powder; 1 egg; 1 t vanilla; ¼ t sea salt; 2 T Dried Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa) powdered (use a mortar and pestle or blender); 2 T Dried Rose petals powdered; Extras: Caster sugar to roll cookies in; Raspberry jam to stick the cookies together.

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17 Mar

Stories from a pet photographer

One of the best parts of my job as a pet photographer is how unpredictable it can be. One day I could be doing a family photo session at the beach, the next I might be doing dog portraits at a park...and then along comes a pig!

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17 Mar

Monthly spotlight – drainage

Drains should be kept clean and clear for them to work effectively. Drain maintenance goes a long way in keeping your drains in good working condition and reducing the chance of a blockage. Laser Plumbing Whenuapai can provide regular maintenance checks to prevent blockages from occurring...

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13 Mar

Solarcraft – commercial solar / the way forward…

We’ve been really busy quoting on and installing more and more commercial solar systems.

The joy of a solar power system on the roof of your business is that you can;

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10 Mar

Deceased estates – Do I have to apply to the High Court?

At Gina Jansen Lawyers, we understand that losing a loved one is a time of immense difficulty and hardship and the onset of legal issues can add undue stress to grieving families. Our solicitors guide you through the process of estate administration by explaining who has the responsibilities and liabilities, obtaining formal administration of the estate, such as Probate or Letters of Administration from the High Court, managing assets, paying off any estate debts, filing tax returns and distributing estate assets to the beneficiaries...

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7 Mar

Chichester Cottage

Hobsonville Point Residents Society is pleased to announce the long-awaited opening of Chichester Cottage. It’s the cute little black and white building on Te Ara Manawa (our coastal walkway) tucked under trees close to Bear Park daycare centre at the northern end of Buckley Avenue...

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4 Mar

Battery recycling comes to Hobsonville Point

Hobsonville Point resident, Kay Mathewson, felt horrified when she learned how household batteries lead to increased toxicity levels in landfills, which is where they commonly end up if no recycling scheme is available...

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1 Mar

Hobsonville Point Choir

A few nights before Christmas, Hobsonville Point Choir members joined singers from choirs all over Auckland, to perform among the lights and festivities of Franklin Rd, to an audience that spilled onto the street. That night $1,500 was collected and when added to the Christmas Concert’s takings, more than $20,000 was raised for the Auckland City Mission...

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28 Feb

New Shoots shares their summer sun safety tips

We know how hard it is trying to keep your children sun safe. With little ones squirming while you try to apply sunscreen and then pulling off hats and sunglasses, it can be a challenge to keep children protected from the sun’s harsh rays during summer - but it is one of the most important things you can do for your children...

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24 Feb

Meet the new owners of Hobsonville Physiotherapy

If we haven’t already met, please let me introduce myself. My name is Emma Mackie, and along with my husband James, we are the new owners of Hobsonville Physiotherapy...

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21 Feb

Peko Peko

We have some vegetarian and vegan-friendly options at our new restaurant on Hobsonville Rd. All our foods are house-made and our vegetable broth makes it possible to serve vegan miso soup...

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18 Feb

Meet Nick McIndoe

Not only does Nick work a full time job at Auckland Airport but he is also a husband and father. So what motivates Nick to give up the very small amount of spare time that he has to teach kids about dog safety?

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14 Feb

Meet Laser Whenupai’s office manager – Samantha Wing

If you have booked in a plumbing job lately, you would have spoken to Sam, our amazing office manager. Sam not only looks after all the Laser accounts and office administration, but also manages the Maintenance Plumbing team. We couldn’t function without her...

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11 Feb

The arrival of the Trusts Act 2019

The Trusts Act 2019 makes important changes to trust law in New Zealand and replaces the Trustee Act 1956 and the Perpetuities Act 1964. The Act has been enacted and will come into force on 30 January 2021. Trustees and beneficiaries should be aware of both the changes and impacts on their rights and obligations...

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7 Feb

Local kids give it a try at West Auckland Kids’ TRYathlon

Hundreds of West Auckland children swam, cycled & ran their way to the finish line as part of the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in December. The popular kids’ event was held at Keith Hay Park.  The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is designed for Kiwi kids aged 7-15 years to help them stay active and healthy through a programme of participation...

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4 Feb

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

If you have seen the movie Coco then you will have a good idea of what Day of the Dead is like, but for those who don’t, it is an event in Mexico that usually happens early November, in celebration of souls of the dead crossing the metaphorical bridge back to the land of the living to be reunited with their loved ones...

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1 Feb

Have you visited Café Botannix Westgate inside Palmers yet?

Emma is the new owner of Café Botannix Westgate. Her passion for food started at an early age, as both her mother and grandmother had an interest in baking. Emma’s love for cooking lead her to enrol in Chef School where she was given the freedom to push the limits of her creativity...

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