Paper Bags

Doing The Right Thing For Our Environment

Doing The Right Thing For Our Environment – It’s In The Bag We’re showing plastic bags the door in your local West Liquor or Village Wine & Spirits store.    We’re rolling out environmentally-friendly paper bags to replace the more than 2 million plastic bags used by customers each year.   The new sustainably-sourced carry bags are still strong enough to carry three bottles of wine or six packs of…

First Aid Kit

Saline Solution Update 18th March

Hello West Auckland If you have one of the free first aid kits issued recently by the Trusts, please read this. We apologise that we have an issue with a component of our First Aid Kits.  We have been alerted today to a potential problem with floating particles in the saline solution provided in the…

Quality Hotel Lincoln Green

Quality Hotel Lincoln Green Achieves Four Star Rating

QUALITY HOTEL LINCOLN GREEN ACHIEVES FOUR STAR RATING   The Quality Hotel Lincoln Green was recently awarded a prestigious four-star rating from Qualmark, the official mark of quality from Tourism New Zealand.    The hotel also received a silver award in the Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Awards in recognition of the hotel’s environmental focus.   Previously a three-star hotel, the upgraded rating reflects the way…


On The Road With Ranui 135

On The Road With Ranui 135  Named after the bus service that connects Ranui with central Auckland, this community-led youth trust is all about getting out there, connecting with, and bringing about positive outcomes for local youth. Back in 2002 when the trust was started, Ranui was hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Education, crime and unemployment were…


Keeping The Roof Over Mount Albert Scouts

Keeping The Roof Over Mount Albert Scouts  The Mount Albert branch of Scouts NZ may have been active for over 90 years, but their base in New North Road was literally falling apart. In urgent need of re-roofing and renovation, the 1st Mt Albert St Jude’s Scout Group applied to the Million Dollar Mission for help. Million Dollar Mission is an…


Welcome to the Neighbourhood Little Creatures

Welcome Little Creatures It has been a busy start to the year in West Auckland’s hospitality scene. Last month we wrote about Mr Illingsworth opening at Te Atatu Peninsula and this month we’d like to officially welcome Lion’s new bar, restaurant and brewery Little Creatures to Hobsonville Point. Some of our Trusts team were lucky…


Predator-Free Cornwallis Peninsula Within Reach

Predator-Free Cornwallis Peninsula Within Reach Thanks to the support of The Trusts and the dedication of the volunteers from Save Cornwallis Old Wharf (SCOW), a predator-free Cornwallis Peninsula is now a real possibility.   Originally set up to stop the impending demolition of the Cornwallis wharf, SCOW is now focusing on wider environmental projects that safeguard the natural habitat of…


More StarJammers Out West!

More StarJammers Out West! Million Dollar Mission funding has been used by StarJam Auckland to develop their programme of music and performance workshops for young West Aucklanders with disabilities. Up to one in five New Zealanders is living with a disability. For young people with disabilities and their families, StarJam provides essential opportunities to channel…