Community Waitakere - Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1

Auckland joined the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 7 October

At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

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All businesses and workplaces must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each location. This legal requirement applies at Alert Level 1 and higher.

A separate poster is needed for each unique location. Each location legally must display their poster in a prominent place at or near the main entrance.

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Stay safe. Be kind.



Man builds full-size working canoe out of newspapers to pass time during lockdown


The news cycle over the last few months has been relentless, but now an Auckland man's taken the news - and turned it into a full-size working canoe.
“I definitely rather there wasn’t a global pandemic, but it was quite nice being at home and having a lot more time to pour into this," David Parker told Seven Sharp.
The canoe has a layer of fiberglass on the inside and outside, with the inside layer made of paper from a cedar strip canoe-building book, Mr Parker explained.
 Underneath the paper layer is several layers of newspaper.
 "A lot of the newspapers had a lot of stories about coronavirus in them, and it was getting a bit bleak, so I decided to hide that," he said.
 Mr Parker took up woodwork six years ago when he started making his own guitar.
 Now, he shares his craft with the world, with his YouTube channel racking up millions of views.
 "I'm not interested in the outdoors that much, like if someone asks me to go on a two-hour hike, I'd say no, but if anyone wanted to go canoeing, I'm always keen."
Check out the NZ Herald article here:
Story courtesy of Stephen Parker, Board Member, Community Waitakere



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During this time of uncertaintly, we are sure of one thing.  We remain committed to keeping West Aucklanders healthy, connected and active

The West Auckland Together Hub provides online information designed specifically for families in West Auckland. The focus is on ideas, resources and tips for family well-being, which are all simple and relevant to whanau.
Resources include everything from videos on Maori games, tips for cooking, local walking routes, fun play initiatives and ways to stay connected.   

The West Auckland Together Hub has been developed by the Collaborative Marketplace partners:

With support from:  Auckland Council, Henderson Massey Local Board, Waitakere Ranges Local Board and Whau Local Board





Meeting Room Space

Waitakere Community Resource Centre provides cost effective and friendly event and meeting space options in central Henderson. 

Large room available perfect for meetings, workshops, forums, launches, training sessions, staff meetings, away-days, both public and private events.

We also office a small sound proof room, suitable for counseliing, supervision or one-on-one sessions.

The Cenre is fully accessible.  Includes a lounge area and kitchen facilities.


You are more than welcome to come and have a look around.


For further details please contact Mandy on 09 838 7903 or email




The impacts of COVID-19 on Young People in South and West Auckland and the way forward​
Author:  Jewelz Petley  - The Western Initiative & The Southern Initiative, Auckland Council

Since COVID-19 entered New Zealand and the country entered Level 4 lockdown, we knew as a nation that we would need to adjust to ‘a new normal’. This is ever more evident after experiencing Auckland’s second lockdown with the appearance of a second wave. The effects of Covid have been most evident on the economy, with businesses closing or having to downsize from as early as the first week of level 4 lockdown in March 2020, resulting in job losses across the board. Industries hit hardest include retail, travel, and tourism and hospitality.  So what does all of this mean for rangatahi in South and West Auckland?

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