12 days ago

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle - will not run this Thursday

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle will not run this Thursday because of uncertainty surrounding Auckland's COVID Alert Level. However, as soon as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives us the green light, we'll be back on the road again.
Here's a quick recap about how this vital MECOSS activity, operates within YOUR community!
The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle, is a door-to-door service enabling socially isolated seniors an opportunity to get-out-and- about and do their own personal shopping at Botany Town Centre and Pakuranga Plaza.
A $10 fee includes the return trip, 2 hours of shopping time and a chance to enjoy a chat over a FREE cup of coffee or tea.
Assistance from a supportive and friendly Companion Shopper is always on hand and Mobility Equipment is available if required.
Necessary social distancing protocol and face mask wearing regulations are strictly adhered to.
For more information, please phone the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle on 0800 632 677
“He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.”
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

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1 day ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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3 days ago

We Say/You Say: Coastal Erosion

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the impacts this will have on communities the Auckland region.

Sea level rise is notoriously difficult for scientists to follow and this has meant coastal erosion rates have been difficult to predict.

New Zealand's sea levels have risen an average 1.67mm per year since 1989, but the Ministry of Environment says this will accelerate if little action is taken on climate change.

What do you think should be done about it? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community newspaper.

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12 hours ago

Poll: Do you think rising house prices in Auckland will hit a limit?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland houses are less affordable than those in all but three other cities from eight countries surveyed for the 2021 Demographia international housing affordability report.

It’s now more affordable to buy a house in San Francisco or London than in Auckland. A new report has ranked the Super City as the fourth least affordable housing market in the world.

The 2021 annual Demographia international housing affordability report, which is a scaled down version of previous years’ reports, looks at housing affordability in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and the US.

It ranks 92 major housing markets – with populations of more than one million – in eight countries based on the median multiple, which measures median house price divided by gross median household income.

According to the report, Auckland now has a “median multiple” of 10.0. That’s up from 8.6 last year when it was the equal sixth most unaffordable market with Toronto, and from 6.4 in 2010, just a decade ago.

Regions with house prices more than three times the median regional income are considered unaffordable, so Auckland’s median multiple makes it severely unaffordable.

Read more here:

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*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you think rising house prices in Auckland will hit a limit?
  • 22.2% Yes
    22.2% Complete
  • 52.6% No
    52.6% Complete
  • 25.1% Unsure- it's too complex
    25.1% Complete
171 votes