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Electric Train wires are now live around
Auckland's rail network.
These wires are 100 times more powerful
than your home power supply.
That's 100 times more deadly than
sticking a knife in a toaster.
So keep your distance and you'll be
sweet. Don't do anything stupid and
be very careful with tall objects.
If you get too close to train wires you
don't get a second chance.
So stay clear.
Watch the Live Wire video at
Help clean up gulf
Help wanted: Volunteers are needed to help DOC on North Head and Rangitoto Island.
Volunteers are needed to help the
Department of Conservation with
work on North Head and on islands in
the Hauraki Gulf.
Auckland DOC is looking for people
who may also be available to help the
Biodiversity team on a regular basis.
The Devonport Guardians pro-
gramme will see volunteers join ran-
gers and become the maintenance crew
on North Head or Fort Takapuna.
Helpers will maintain buildings and
tunnels, plant natives, and remove
weeds by hand and weed eater.
Building and grounds maintenance
at North Head is happening on Sept-
ember 19 and planting and weeding is
on November 13. At Fort Takapuna
building and grounds maintenance is
on October 24 and planting and weed-
ing is on November 14.
All sessions run from 9.30am till
For those who want to venture a lit-
tle further away there is the Rangi-
toto/Motutapu Islands Overnight
A group of 4 to 8 volunteers are
needed for October 10 and 11, Novem-
ber 7 and 8 and December 5 and 6.
Volunteers for a project at the
Okura Bush Walkway will help main-
tain the walking track, clear drains
and cut back vegetation from Haigh
Access Rd through regenerating coa-
stal kauri forest along the Okura River
estuary, and the edge of the Long Bay
-- Okura Marine Reserve working
towards Karepiro Bay and the historic
A medium to high level of fitness is
required and tools are provided.
It is happening on September 25 and
November 27 from 9.45am till 2.30pm.
Contact Trish Irvine, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 445 2174 or
go to doc.govt.nz/aucklandvolunteers.
Church gets heritage status
Outstanding: The Ponsonby Baptist
Church complex has been registered as a
Category 1 historic place.
A cluster of character buildings which
have stood on the corner of Jervois Rd
and Seymour St for more than a cen-
tury have protection to remain part of
The Ponsonby Baptist Church com-
plex has been registered as a Category
1 historic place by the NZ Historic
Places Trust as a place of outstanding
The original building dates back to
1875 and is believed to be the earliest
purpose-built Baptist chapel and
Sunday school to survive in Auckland,
registration heritage adviser Martin
Most people will probably recognise
the impressive main Baptist church
building, with its classical and Italian-
ate architectural influences, but it's
not actually the original church build-
The first Baptist Church on the site
was the chapel building which was
moved to the back of the property
when an adjoining section was pur-
chased making room for its replace-
The later Sunday school hall was
subsequently added to the same site in
All three buildings are included in
The complex is also home to a rare
1779 organ, considered to be the oldest
organ in Australasia remaining close
to its original form and one of only 10
surviving organs in the world con-
structed by London organ-maker John
Meet candidates online
Everything you need to know about
October's local body elections is online
The website profiles the 470
candidates standing for mayor, coun-
cillor and local board member posi-
tions, and provides all the details peo-
ple need to make an informed choice,
once their voting papers arrive in the
post from September 20 to 25.
voteauckland.co.nz lets people:
Search for candidates by name
Enter their address to see who is
standing in each area
View candidate profiles
Create a list of preferred candidates.
An advertising campaign encourag-
ing Aucklanders to vote has also
Online voting may be trialled at the
2016 local elections, but this year's
vote is by post.
For those who haven't enrolled yet,
there is still time to register to cast a
Go to voteauckland.co.nz or phone
0800 922 822.
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