MISS­ING MAN LO­CATED

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A 29-year-old West Auck­land man who was not seen by friends or fam­ily since Oc­to­ber 25 was found two days later. Po­lice said Glen Eden’s Ross Tom­lin­son was lo­cated in Tau­ranga about 9pm on Oc­to­ber 27.

SEAL IN BACK­YARD

A West Auck­land fam­ily woke up to find a seal in their yard on Oc­to­ber 29. The seal had made its way into sub­ur­ban Massey. Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion’s Jose Wat­son said staff had cap­tured the seal and re­leased it at a more suit­able place. She said seals were nosey crea­tures and could swim 15 kilo­me­tres in­land, up wa­ter­ways. If you find a seal in an un­ex­pected spot con­tact DOC on 0800 362 468.

GYM­NAS­TICS JU­BILEE

Waita¯kere Gym­nas­tics is cel­e­brat­ing its 60th ju­bilee. As part of the event, or­gan­is­ers are ask­ing for past pho­to­graphs to dis­play on the night. Past and present mem­bers and friends of the club are in­vited to the ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion on Novem­ber 11 at the Ti­ti­rangi Golf Course. See wait­ak­er­e­gym­nas­tics.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

SAFER WALK­ING

A new pedes­trian cross­ing will be built on West Coast Rd, near Parrs Park in Glen Eden. The shared path and pedes­trian cross­ing im­prove­ment works be­gan on Oc­to­ber 2 and was ex­pected to be com­pleted Novem­ber 30.

FES­TI­VAL FUN

In­ter­ACT Dis­abil­ity Arts Fes­ti­val took place over the week­end at the Cor­bans Es­tate Arts Cen­tre. The event brought to­gether hun­dreds of artists, per­form­ers and sto­ry­tellers and in­cluded lunch time pa­rades.

NAPPY DRIVE

Fam­i­lies with spare, un­used nap­pies are be­ing asked to do­nate them to par­ents in need. The Baby Bag founder Jessie Jarvie started the Nappy Drive when she re­alised nap­pies were wasted. The drive will take place on Novem­ber 3 and 4, with Uber driv­ers col­lect­ing un­used, clean nap­pies from peo­ple who re­quest a do­na­tion ve­hi­cle in the Uber app. Nap­pies will be dis­trib­uted to Plun­ket clin­ics and fam­ily cen­tres in Auck­land.

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