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Let's ditch disposable

Thursday 19/04/2018

There are 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste on Earth. The theme for Earth Day 2018 is “End Plastic Pollution” and looks at solutions, including saying no to single-use plastics.

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Respect and Protect

Friday 13/04/2018

It is sad to have to avoid some of our beautiful walkways for a while… but not as sad as losing our kauri population. Forested areas and tracks in Waitākere will close from May 1.

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Bee A Good Neighbour

Wednesday 04/04/2018

From “pollination paths” to community gardens, work is underway to ensure our precious bee population can survive and thrive. Help make Auckland a bee’s most liveable city!

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Community Notices

Outward Bound volunteer scholarships

Friday 13/04/2018

Are you, or do you know an 18-26 year-old who shows passion and commitment to helping their community? Scholarships are now available for Outward Bound’s 21-day Classic course in the Marlborough Sounds. Scholarships are available for 3 week courses happening throughout 2018.

 The scholarship pays up to 75% of the full course fee. Participants just need to cover the cost of a medical appointment and travel to and from Picton.

 Call 0800 688 927, email or head to for more information and closing dates.

Free tech classes for seniors

Tuesday 20/03/2018

Sandringham Community Centre hosts free weekly classes to help master the use of devices such as smartphones and laptops. Learn basic skills such as making a phone call or sending a text message, or get help with paying online bills, surfing the web, and keeping in touch with loved ones overseas. Take your device along to a Smart Tech class and explore your digital horizons! FREE to pensioners. Every Tuesday 12.30-2:30pm Main Hall, Sandringham Community Centre, 18-20 Kitchener Rd. You can contact the Community Centre on (09) 379 2030.

Free Conversational English Classes

Thursday 08/02/2018

It costs you nothing but time.  Join weekly Beginners’ English class covering grammar, listening and pronunciation exercises. Taught by a local qualified English teacher, the classes are at the Pt. Chev Community Centre, Tuesdays from 12pm to 3pm.  A free and friendly way to improve your English – enquiries to

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