Three white flags will fly from the very top of the Sky Tower this week, to raise awareness about mental health in the construction industry.
SkyCity spokesperson Arron Money said the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide in the commercial sector in New Zealand.
“Flying the flags from the top of the Sky Tower is our way of acknowledging the problem and empowering the industry to do something about it. The flags are a visual reminder for workers to stop and have the courage to ask a mate if they are alright,” he said.
Fly the Flag is a campaign created by Mates in Construction - an organisation established to combat the high rate of suicide among construction workers in New Zealand.
As a mark of respect for the families who have lost loved ones to suicide, the Sky Tower will also be lit as large ribbon with colours of orange and gold on September 10 to support World Suicide Prevention Day.
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Half of the struggling eateries at central Auckland's Elliott Stables dining village have been served notices to pay rent and operating expenses in arrears of tens of thousands of dollars each or possibly lose their leases.
Five out of 11 owners received notices between September 4 and September 8, with some being delivered to their homes and accountants, as well as their eateries.
With personal guarantees on their leases, the businesses are worried landlord The Icon Group will effectively take their homes to recoup its losses.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, eateries at Elliott Stables said they have been “crippled” by the pandemic.
An online military database has been translated into te reo to honour Māori servicemen and women.
Auckland War Memorial Museum has introduced the changes to the user interfaces of its online cenotaph and collections in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week.
The initiative was funded by a $15,000 grant from InternetNZ, a lobby group that aims to support digital inclusion.