On Wednesday last at 12.45am, workmen started up two powerful petrol-driven water blasters and cleaned off the roof of the Newmarket railway station. Does Auckland Transport not understand that at least 1000 people live next to the railway and need their sleep? Surely the job could have been done during normal day hours or when trains are suspended for emergency work, which seems to occur regularly. The work went on for at least three hours and was very loud.


Having undergone four operations in the past 12 months, I can't praise the New Zealand health service enough. From surgeons and anaesthetists, to nurses, porters and everyone in between, including St John, I have been treated with professionalism, courtesy, kindness and friendliness at both Auckland Central and Greenlane. Well done New Zealand and a big, big thank you to all who have cared for me.



When will somebody do something about the windscreen washers on the Mt Wellington Highway. They are intimidating. Is this against the law? They are there every weekend.


John, of White Rose Taxis in Pukekohe, deserves a big RAVE for always providing such extraordinary service to my mum, who is confined to a wheelchair. Nothing is too much trouble and he is always there when he says he will be. Well done John!!

W. F

Shame on you! To the person who damaged my grand-daughter's car and didn't leave a note. The car is a Suzuki Swift and was parked near her home in Dallan Place, Albany. It happened on either the 13th or 14th of March. She is a student and can ill afford extra expenses. Please do the right thing.


Our family attended the Thomas and Friends Steam Train day at Glenbrook on Saturday. We had travelled from Tauranga with our twins and 5-year-old who was super-excited. When we arrived at the main entrance, a lovely gentleman, his wife and grandson approached us with his ticket that he hadn't used. He had taken his grandson out for the day to help out his daughter who was home with their twins. Not only did he save us $25, but he also made our day, (as well as his daughter's, I'm sure). We thoroughly enjoyed our day - thank you.


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