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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Put out that cigarette, smokers!
Smoking outside hundreds of cafes, restaurants and bars has been snubbed out by Auckland Council.
The council is making more than 800 restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor dining smokefree as part of new licensing rules.
To read more click here.
What do you think of the ban? Do smokers ruin your dining experience? Or do you enjoy a cigarette with a couple of after work drinks? How will this affect you? (Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your comments used on Stuff)
Hi neighbours - come along and celebrate Diwali with me this Friday 26th October 6pm at the Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mount Albert Rd, Three Kings.
Rawhiti Estate is a premium retirement village like no other. If you are considering care for yourself or a loved one, we welcome you to discover the latest technology, state-of-the-art facilities and our modern care philosophy.
We offer high quality rest home and hospital care, with a dedicated memory loss suite.
Please join our special care suites open evening on Thursday 1st November, from 4-7pm at 14 Rangitoto Ave, Remuera, to meet our team and experience what makes Rawhiti Estate so unique.
For more information visit www.rawhitiestate.co.nz