48 days ago

Magician says 'tool thieves' stole bags of circus props

Melanie Earley Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Kia ora neighbours, a foam baguette, one-of-a-kind rings and juggling balls are just a few of the items an Auckland magician has lost after thieves smashed their way into his van.
“Le Cirque de JP,” a French magician and circus performer who has called New Zealand home since 2009, said two suitcases full of circus props were stolen from outside his home in Kohimarama, while he slept earlier this week. Now he's offering a reward to anyone who can help him find his items.

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7 minutes ago

Bins before breakfast in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's time to put out your rubbish bins early to make sure you don't miss a collection.

Route changes for rubbish truck drivers from November 30 will mean that some people have their bins picked up earlier than before.

Residents in central, east and south Auckland should place their bins at the kerb by 7am to ensure you don't miss out.

If your household already has an early start, that will not change.

New electric trucks are being rolled out for kerbside collections.

The first joined Waiheke Island earlier this year and the next truck is soon bound for Papakura.

When food scrap collections are introduced in 2023, all food scraps trucks will be electric.

Auckland Council said it has been "standardising rubbish collection services across the region, while also setting a goal of zero waste to landfill by 2040."

About 10,000 tonnes of recycling and 15,000 tonnes of rubbish are collected in the region every month.

Do you like the design of this new electric truck on Waiheke Island?

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Photo: Auckland Council

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2 days ago

Take part in the senior road users quiz!

Communications Team from Auckland Transport

Answer five road safety questions and go into the prize draw to win 1 of 3 x $50 Pak'nSave vouchers!

Entries open 12pm Tuesday 24 November 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

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1 day ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.