Community News

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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30 Apr

Community sport needs more ethnic leaders

Report finds racism and discrimination alive on and off the sports field.

The Asian community is being left on the side lines when it comes to getting involved in leadership roles in community sports organisations...

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28 Apr

The Doctors Massey Medical

We welcome Dr Charlotte Chapman to The Doctors Massey Medical. Charlotte joins us while Dr Trinh Wright is on maternity leave.  Charlotte works on a Monday PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays all day...

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25 Apr

Jesters Westgate

We’re spicing things up at Jesters Westgate. Our new pie for autumn is the Chilli Cheese Fiesta. Spice up your taste buds with NZ prime beef mince in a Mexican inspired chilli, topped with creamy cheese sauce. It’s fiesta time! Available in store and from our mobile pie vans.

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21 Apr

Midnight marauders

As New Zealand works its way slowly towards becoming predator free by 2050, there’s an elephant (well, actually a pussycat) in the room. Rats, possums, ferrets and stoats are, most of us would agree, not welcome in our environment and should be humanely eradicated, so that our native birds and other wildlife can thrive...

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18 Apr

Lawn Mowing 4U

Lawn Mowing 4U is a local family owned and operated business committed to providing a high standard of lawn care in the West Auckland area. 

Our service includes lawn care, hedge trimming, weed spraying, gardening and general yard care.  We take pride in our work and aim for our customers to be 100% satisfied.  We have been servicing the West Auckland area for over three years now...

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14 Apr

Home loans: Rules are changing

It seems the rules regarding lending which came into place in December are being changed again. You may have seen articles on new deposit requirements, debt-to-income ratios, the amended Credit Contract and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA), and now the review of the CCCFA amendment….

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11 Apr

Supporting local in Hobsonville

We know that times have been tough for so many of us so let’s connect again with our neighbours and break through the isolation that many have been experiencing - get a $100 local food voucher (think pizza, sushi etc) to put towards your next street / block gathering held between March and June 2022 (mini-mum of 5 households, 20 households or more can receive 2 vouchers). There is also an amazing free street kit available with outdoor games, gazebo, tables, speakers etc. to help. Contact for more info...

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7 Apr

SVA grocery delivery service

Volunteers needed.  Are you keen to help those isolating in Hobsonville that are struggling to get their groceries? With so many in our community isolating and battling health challenges, Hobsonville Community Trust (HCT) has been asked to partner up with the Grocery Delivery Service, coordinated by the Student Volunteer Army (SVA).  We are now urgently seeking local volunteers of all ages that are willing to pick up/drop off one or two grocery orders per week (or you can do more if you’re up for it)...

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4 Apr

Lens on learning at Massey High School

Massey High School students are excited to be back in full-swing and taking advantage of the myriad of opportunities offered at the school.  The glorious weather has allowed a full array of events and activities to get underway, with students involved in everything from clubs to sports and service committees.   Learning is well underway in all classes with expert teachers leading learning in all areas...

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1 Apr

Tomi Ro Westgate

Fresh glorious food

Tomi Ro’s Sushi Train and Japanese Robata Grill restaurant offers a fresh offering with crisp and quick servery and contact-less food delivery via the train...

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31 Mar

Talking to toddlers about big emotions

Toddlers are small people with big feelings. They are determined, relentlessly curious and have an enviable zest for life – what’s not to admire? Yet, these big feelings can cause them to say hurtful things to their caregivers, steal their sibling’s doll or push their friend in the sandpit. As a parent, it’s easy to get upset when your child gets hurt by a peer or feel embarrassed when your child is the one doing the hurting...

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28 Mar

New Podiatrist at Hobsonville Podiatry

Here at Hobsonville Podiatry we have a new member of the team, Podiatrist Netta Pope. As a new graduate she is excited to be out treating patients and putting everything she learnt to practice. She is a former teacher and school principal and strives to empower patients to make informed choices about their health through clear explanations of the pathology of presenting conditions...

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25 Mar

Āhuru Coffee Co.

As coffee lovers, moving to Scott Point, Hobsonville 3 months ago made us realise the distance people had to travel to find a coffee shop that was serving good coffee...

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21 Mar

Day Care Education Program

Every year in New Zealand we hear about children being bitten by dogs. Even with the last two years in various states of lockdown ACC have reported over 1300 dog bites to children 4 years and under. We have had over 26,000 bites nationwide to the cost of almost $12 million...

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18 Mar

Moth plant

Pretty white and pink star-shaped flowers on a twisty vine with slim heart-shaped leaves – this sounds like a lovely garden plant. But if it’s moth plant (Araujia hortorum) it is far from lovely and should be number one on your list of weeds to get rid of this summer, whether in your own garden or when out and about. It is flowering and forming pods at the moment, so is easy to spot. The pods are often mistaken for the edible choko, but they are really full of ammunition to help this enemy plant wage war on our native bush...

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14 Mar

Flat plans – what should I look at when buying a property?

Cross-leases are a common form of title in New Zealand, they involve an underlying fee simple title and each owner has a lease for their home or “flat” and often an exclusive use area.  The flat, any common areas and exclusive use areas are shown on the Flat Plan which is attached to the title...

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11 Mar

Hobsonville Point Secondary School 2022

Despite the emergence of the Omicron virus of Covid 19, the 2022 school year has got underway well. We spend the first 2 weeks building relationships, welcoming new people and getting to know each other and how the school operates. This means that by the time scheduled classes begin everyone is comfortable in the space and best place to get into their learning...

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7 Mar

Dine out and support local

You could win a luxury escape for two.NorthWest Shopping Centre is giving away* a getaway for two at local TwoOneSix Luxury Accommodation in Muriwai, valued at $950. The package includes accommodation for two, breakfast daily for two, a gourmet dinner for two and a bonus late check-out...

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4 Mar

Countdown support for Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal

Countdown stores across Aotearoa are accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal to help provide essential supplies and assistance to the people of Tonga and affected surrounding islands...

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1 Mar

Vins Grover The Mortgage Hero

With the recent interesting changes happening in the finance industry, surely there has never been a need for a good mortgage adviser than now. The way the lending regulations have changed in last 3-4 months along with rise in the rate of interest, surely the industry has become much more complicated than before...

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