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West City Band

On The Road With West City Band

On The Road With West City Band! Have you ever tried to squeeze a set of kettle drums into a hatchback car? Well, that was the problem faced by the West City Band every time they played a concert. A part of the West Auckland music scene for over 40 years, the West City Band…

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Defibrillators

Defibrillators at all Trusts sites

Thousands to Benefit from New Lifesaving Equipment Donation Thousands of West Aucklanders are set to benefit from a new initiative which will significantly increase the number of publicly available Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) around the region. A defibrillator or AED delivers an electric shock directly to a patient’s heart to help it return to a…

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Literacy Waitakere

Helping Address Adult Literacy Rates

Helping Address Adult Literacy Rates More needs to be done to de-stigmatise low adult literacy, and schools need greater resources in the early years, if we are to help educate the more than one million Kiwis who have literacy issues, according to an industry expert. Research shows that around a quarter of Kiwis do not…

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A Community Action of Kindness Brings Warmth to Many

A Community Action of Kindness Brings Warmth to Many A community activated action of kindness will again bring much needed warmth to thousands of children and families across Auckland this winter. ‘Give A Kid A Blanket’ was established in 2015 by social practice artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten. The initiative provides vulnerable children…

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Waitakere Hindi Language & Cultural School

Celebrations At Waitakere Hindi School!

Celebrations At Waitakere Hindi School! There’s much to celebrate at Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural School. Not only has the school enjoyed success in this year’s Million Dollar Mission, the experience has also brought the whole school community together in a way that hadn’t been anticipated. Operating on Sundays out of St Dominic’s College, Henderson,…

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Sport Waitakere Excellence Awards

Nominations open for Sport Waitākere Excellence Awards

Nominations open for the Sport Waitākere Excellence Awards Which local sports stars will join the likes of former All Black, Michael Jones, Olympic rower, Mahè Drysdale, Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Beatrice Faumuina and have their names etched in time at the Sport Waitākere Excellence Awards? Nominations are now open for rising local sports…

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Whau River Catchment Trust

Rosebank Peninsula Environmental Project Gets Started

Rosebank Peninsula Environmental Project Gets Started You may not realise it but the coastal bush, wetlands and mangroves around the Rosebank Peninsula are an important wildlife habitat for nesting and migratory birds as well as a wide range of native species including lizards and insects. However, the area is under threat from animal pests such…

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Henderson High School Van

On The Road With Henderson High School

On The Road With Henderson High School   Developing social and leadership skills is an important aim at Henderson High School. As well as enabling academic achievement, the school’s goal is for students to graduate as mature and confident young people. To this end, Henderson High has an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities. However, getting students to and from the wide-ranging programme was…

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Well Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic

Caring For Our Communities With The Well Foundation

Caring For Our Communities With The Well Foundation The Well Foundation is all about caring for local communities. The Foundation, which is the official charity of Waitakere Hospital, has recently launched a new mobile dental clinic. An amazing $261,538 was raised by the Foundation to purchase the van from a number of charitable organisations including…

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Mission Generates Buzz At Titirangi Primary School

Mission Generates Buzz At Titirangi Primary School Titirangi Primary School is one of our finalists in this year’s Million Dollar Mission. And in a record six days, the school reached its target of $25,000 to carry out much needed repairs to the swimming pool. We went along to the school to find out the secret…

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