Community News

7 Jul

NorthWest rewards schools

It’s back for 2022. NorthWest Shopping Centre is giving away a total prize pool of $6000 to three lucky West Auckland schools, and you get to vote for who wins. Every $1 spent = 1 point. PLUS, vote for your school until 24 July and be in to WIN* a $500 NorthWest gift card!

*T&Cs apply, see northwestshoppingcentre.co.nz for more info.

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4 Jul

Scott Point School

Scott Point School at 11 Scott Road opened its gates for the first time after operating in the temporary site since the beginning of 2021. After the blessing of the buildings the previous week, an open afternoon for families to do a walkthrough and the moving in of all the furniture, the school was ready for children to start in their new classrooms from Tuesday the 3rd of June, 2022...

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1 Jul

Mitre 10 Mega Westgate

In 2014 Dave and Elaine Hargreaves were joined by their team in throwing open the doors to the brand-new Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate. Their months of hard work now allowed them to welcome customers to a store offering a huge range of products designed to help Kiwis make their homes a better place to live...

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30 Jun

A musical partnership

In 2012, Marcus Powell (from award winning band Blindspott) founded the Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa (CTOA) to support students making original music and learning music production skills. Since that time CTOA has mentored over 3,000 rangatahi (young people) and supported them in their journey to further education, employment, or internships...

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27 Jun

My Multiple Sclerosis journey to happiness, joy and writing

I will start by changing one word in the wonderful song for the film “Love Story” “Where do I begin, to tell the story of how great a love can be.”

I will change that to:

“Where do I begin to tell the story of how great a life can be.”

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24 Jun

Luxury skin treatments – Hobsonville Point

If it’s a luxury skincare experience you are looking for, then visit Rachel from SKINMED NZ. After many years of providing a variety of services within the skin treatment, cosmetic appearance, and make-up artistry working across Auckland, Rachel decided 2022 was going to be the year to kick off her own skincare clinic and so SKINMED NZ was born in Hobsonville Point...

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20 Jun

Eye healthy winter-warmer with Westgate Optometrists

A classic in a kiwi winter cookbook, apple crumble truly is the greatest dessert around for many of us. As well as being a good source of vitamin C, apples are also packed full of bioflavonoid, which lower your risk of developing cataracts or age-related macular degeneration. Which is just another reason why you should whip up a crumble next time you fancy something sweet!

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17 Jun

CareVets Hobsonville

Opened in September 2020, CareVets Hobsonville is a new, custom-built clinic located at 6 Rawiri Place, next to the Hobsonville SPCA and Kristal Pet Grooming. Alongside our work with the SPCA, we provide a full range of services to our growing client base. This includes consultations, vaccinations, diagnostics, senior wellness checks, routine surgery and dental procedures...

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13 Jun

Only rain down the drain

Most of us would never tip paint or chemicals into a stream or the sea and would be angry if we saw someone else doing that. We might even report them to the authorities. But many of us also don’t understand what happens to water once it goes down the sink or the drain, and this can lead to people inadvertently polluting local streams – which of course eventually gets to the sea...

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10 Jun

GR Finance

Looking for a fast and easy way Looking for a fast and easy way to obtain finance for the things you want today, then look no further than GR Finance, your friendly, fast and efficient online portal right here in Hobsonville Point.

Gary Patterson and his wife Rachel started the GR Finance portal earlier this year because they wanted others to experience a fast and efficient service with access to competitive finance as and when they required, and all totally online. We have all experienced the frustration and slowness of the typical lending/banking channels and it occurred to us (over a couple of wines!) that others were likely in the same boat, so we decided in conjunction with our fintech partner to develop a new portal right here in the West...

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6 Jun

New Principal at Massey High School

With the departure of Mr Denham to take on a role of Headmaster at Wellington College, Massey High School’s Board of Trustees has much pleasure to announce that it, with the assistance of our whanau group representatives, has appointed Mr Alastair Fairley as our new Principal. We are excited to have someone of such experience and talent to lead the school. Mr Fairley has been at Massey High for 16 years...

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4 Jun

Parent Aid North West celebrate their 20th birthday

Parent Aid North West are proud to be celebrating their 20th year in operation.

Our organisation was initially started in 2002 by a group of local women based in the Helensville area that recognised the need for support for parents with babies and children under 5 years of age...

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1 Jun

Little Creatures

Beer lovers rejoice! Little Creatures has spread its cherubic wings and flown back into action.

Our Creatures team are delighted to be back and ready to quench thirsts with our exciting range of craft beers accompanied with new mouth-watering seasonal dishes from Head Chef Barry Armstrong. Over the next several weeks we will begin to share an array of exciting weekly rituals and events including our very popular Quiz Night, our new All You Can Eat Ribs evenings and those eclectic sounds of live music and guest DJ’s. Are Thursdays the new Fridays? Keep your ear to the ground for some exciting news about local Thursdays at Little Creatures..

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30 May

Improving water safety in West Auckland

The cost of bus transport, lack of togs and parental fear of water are just some of the barriers limiting children’s access to water safety classes in West Auckland.

Sport Waitākere works alongside a number of schools in the region and while many children undertake water safety lessons at school, a significant number are still being left on the sideline, explains Young People Advisor, Pauline Butt...

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27 May

Kaz Elizabeth

Kaz Elizabeth is a Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. With over 10 years in the makeup industry, she is predominantly a mobile make-up artist and travelling locally to Whenuapai, Hobsonville, West Harbour and Massey.

From TVs commercials, weddings, special events, portraits and everything in-between...

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23 May

Elderberry syrup recipe

Elderberry syrup is an ancient and traditional remedy, most commonly used to assist with coughs and colds.  Elderberries are tiny, dark burgundy-coloured berries that are sour in taste and contain many nutrients, in particular, high levels of antioxidants.  Elder trees grow well in Auckland and can be propagated from cuttings.  The flowers are often used to make cordial or wine and are typically ready in early-mid summer, with the berries being ripe in mid-late summer.  Trees will often contain both flowers and berries at the same time...

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19 May

98% Reduction in Dog Bites with Education

The Dog Safe Workplace was established in 2016 when it created an Online Training Platform for industries where the staff are required to enter properties where dogs are present. Prior to 2016 they offered only Face-2-Face training.

Moving forward 6 years and they now offer Face-2-Face, Online, Video Conference via Microsoft Teams and they can now create a SCORM file to sit on your companies Learning Management System..

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16 May

Wash Rite

Philip and his team are based in Te Atatu Peninsula and service from Blockhouse to the west coast beaches and north through to Helensville.  They are experts in all aspects of exterior cleaning and there is no job too big or too small for this expert team...

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13 May

Autumn is here

Even though most of New Zealand enjoyed a long and hot warm summer, autumn is most definitely here. It is season of the year between summer and winter during which temperatures gradually decrease and the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter...

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9 May

Safer Communities

Its been a strange Anzac Day celebration around the country with mixed messaging and limited turnout of active personal. It is a privilege to march in uniform in support of the men and women that served for, and continue to serve for our country and our communities. Remember those that have fallen and the sacrifices that have been made for us to live in a democracy. It also serves as a reminder with the current conflicts and civil unrest around the world how fragile freedom is, and how important it is to protect. Thank you to the families that supported the Anzac Day Parades and placed special messages on their gates and fences...

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5 May

Supporting local in Hobsonville

Hobsonville Community Trust is still offering $100 local food vouchers for streets or blocks to get their community together.  It’s a chance to connect again with our neighbours and break through the isolation that many have been experiencing...

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1 May

Chemist Warehouse Westgate

Since opening its first store in 2017, Chemist Warehouse has focused on making healthcare more affordable and accessible to all Kiwis, ensuring a wide range of health and beauty brands and are offered at the lowest prices in many communities across the country. They currently have 31 stores operating across New Zealand with the aim of an additional 10 stores set to open by the end of 2022.

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