51 days ago

Times are tough for renters

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

If you're looking to secure a rental property, get ready for a competitive and expensive time.

New figures say the number of Trade Me inquiries on rentals is on the up, and with the number of available properties decreasing, significant price jumps are expected in the coming months.

Auckland's median weekly rent rose to $560 in July, while in Wellington the median weekly rent has risen 10 per cent year-on-year to $530.

Are you having a hard time finding and affording a rental property?

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11 hours ago

When bags move like ballerinas

The Team from Auckland Museum

Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the bag hinted at graceful movement while it was under the spotlight in the photography studio - it's inner performer was at the ready.

Although the Museum holds many objet d’art (art objects), the beautiful photography and images of the collection are themselves works of art, as this image of Katzoff's bag here is. Museum photographers work behind the scenes to create images of objects that act as both documentation and art.

As Artweek Auckland comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to showcase just one of many of the wonderful objet d'art from within our Applied Arts & Design collection.

Come and see 'the ballerina' for yourself, alongside many other wonderful works of art at Carried Away: Bags Unpacked, on now and free with Museum entry.

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10 hours ago

Auckland politician Paul Young urges police action after election sign shot

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Eastern Courier

Hi neighbours,

A councillor fears being "hurt, shot or killed" after someone fired 10 shots into a poster of his face.

Do you think this years local elections got too heated?

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3 hours ago

Kiwi Can focuses on integrity

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Nelson Mandela’s philosophy was: “A bright future beckons! The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.”

Read more: bit.ly...

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