GirlGuiding NZ needs you!

GirlGuiding NZ needs you! GirlGuiding NZ is on a mission. The not-for-profit organisation develops the confidence and life skills of girls nationwide with a fun, girl-led programme of activities. And they are desperately short of adult volunteers to run the programme in West Auckland. GirlGuiding’s Upper North Island Area Manager, Mary-Ann McAlister, explains more. ‘We…

Destination playground opens at Westgate

Destination playground opens at Westgate West Auckland’s newest and brightest playground has opened at Westgate’s Kopupaka Reserve. And already it’s a big hit, with families travelling far and wide to join in the fun. There’s something for all ages groups, including dedicated junior and senior areas, a picnic and BBQ space, adult fitness hub and…

Matariki

Matariki Festival 2021: Events Out West

Matariki Festival 2021: Events Out West Matariki is a star cluster that appears in the night sky during mid-winter.  And its appearance signals the start of the Māori new year. Throughout New Zealand, there’s been a long tradition of whānau coming together to celebrate the new year with kai, kōrero, special events and entertainment. That…

Anzac Day

West Auckland Anzac Day Services 2021

Anzac Day 2021 Anzac Day is always a special day in our national calendar. However, this year’s commemorations are more anticipated than ever. Find your nearest West Auckland Anzac Day Service here. This time last year, the entire country was in Alert Level 4 lockdown. For the first time in over 104 years, Kiwis were…

Top Up For Toys

Top Up For Toys

Top Up For Toys This Christmas thousands of West Aucklanders will be doing it especially tough. The impact of COVID-19 has meant many people have either lost their jobs or are struggling on reduced wages. For many of these families, everyday costs, like rent, bills and food, mean there isn’t any money left over for…

The Trusts Annual Report

Inquiry into the 2019 Local Elections

Inquiry into the 2019 Local Elections Both the Waitakere and Portage Licensing Trusts made submissions to the Inquiry Into The 2019 Local Elections And Liquor Licensing Trust Elections, And Recent Energy Trust Elections. The inquiry, which is normally held after the triennial elections, had the following terms of reference: 1) Examine the law and administrative…

easy choice family kai The Trusts

Easy Choice Family Kai

Easy Choice Family Kai We are proud to partner with Health Families Waitakere to bring the Easy Choice Family Kai cookbook to West Auckland. This book is a free, seasonal meal planner and recipe book which helps families shop for, cook and eat nourishing and affordable food. The four seasonal cookbooks contain four weekly meal…