147 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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7 minutes ago

Home Doctor Visits

Admin from NZ Home Doctors

Need to see a doctor and sick of having to wait for 2 hours at a hospital or White Cross?

NZ Home Doctors specialise in Home Doctor Visits and we'll come to you. We’re open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our fees are listed on our website nzhomedoctors.co.nz.
If you have private health insurance with Southern Cross, you could save up to 2/3rds of the cost.

Visit our website to find out more and call us so that you'll be on the road to recovery soon.

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21 minutes ago

Jazz in the Park!

I Love Ponsonby

Spend the afternoon relaxing to the sounds of smooth jazz amongst the lush greenery of Western Park! Event starts at 3pm Thursday the 21st, with live music from Pachucos Jazz Collective kicking off from 5pm!


4 hours ago

Everything you need to know about the latest fruit fly discovery

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Ōtara is in a fruit and vegetable lockdown after a facialis fruit fly was found.

It's the first time this particular fruit fly - which is native to Tonga - has been found in New Zealand, and it could be devastating to crops.

How has the fruit fly discovery affected you? Are you worried about purchasing local fruit and veges from the area? Will you still go to the Ōtara markets this weekend?

To find out how to spot the facialis fruit fly, and what to do if you see one, click here.

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