77 days ago

Is this the solution to Auckland's traffic woes?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Is the solution to Auckland's traffic problem in our pockets? Our National Correspondent has been investigating how the movements of your smartphone are being tracked, collected and sold to government agencies. To read more about this, click here.

The location data Google and Spark collect from our smartphones is being studied to try and solve Auckland's biggest transport problems.

For example, some data is being used to help monitor the performance of new state highway infrastructure or upgrades, including measuring travel times through the Waterview Tunnel.

What are your thoughts on this? Were you aware of it? Do you think a solution to your city's roads can be found in the data? Let us know in the replies!
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1 day ago

Can you feed a family of five on $60 a week?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you in need of some tips for cutting down your grocery bill? Auckland blogger Stacey Sampson might be able to help.

After a financial emergency drained her and her husband of all their savings, they were left with just $60 in their bank account to feed their three kids.

Now every month she does a "cheap week" that helps cut costs and minimise food wastage. To read about Stacey and her food tips, click here.

"This month we've done it twice to save some extra for Christmas," she says.

Is this something that you do in your family? Or is it something you'd like to try? Share your thoughts, or your own grocery tips to help your neighbours, in the replies below.
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1 day ago

house sitters

Felicity from Grey Lynn

We are a couple in our 60s and we are returning to NZ from 20th Jan to 1st May 2019 or there abouts. We can garden, pet sit and look after your property. We have references and are also prepared to pay electricity, water, rent . We are in Europe now but can correspond through Neighbourly. Please pm me if you have a need for the whole period or part of. Thank you.