36 days ago

Possible record low for voter turnout as 12pm deadline looms

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Only 31 per cent of people in New Zealand's biggest city have voted in the Local Body Elections, with polls set to close at midday.

As of Saturday morning, Auckland voter turnout was sitting at 31.48 per cent, which is 3.7 per cent lower than in 2016 and 1.7 per cent below 2013, which had the lowest ever turnout for an Auckland Council election.

Usually the last day of voting will add between two and three per cent, meaning this years election could fall short of the 2013 low of 35.2 per cent.

Click the link to read more and find out how to vote if you are yet to do so, but be quick - you only have until 12pm.

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6 days ago

Swimming warnings at Auckland beaches

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.

The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from swimming was issued for Castor Bay just after 3pm yesterday.

It's recommended that people do not enter the water while the warnings are in place.
Check here to see where's safe to swim.
Source: NZ Herald

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2 days ago

Auckland councillor slams 'culturally ignorant' protest over Mt Albert/Ōwairaka trees

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours,

A politician has condemned the Mt Albert tree protest in Auckland and questions why the police response to Ihumātao was different.

What are your thoughts on this?

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2 hours ago

Onehunga Xmas Parade 23 November 2019

Colleen from Onehunga

Hi Neighbours,
Our Onehunga Community Constable Don Allan, would like to draw your attention to next weeks parade. Yep Santa in getting his hair done in preparation and the reindeer will have been at the groomers :-)
The link below , Eventfinda, will give you some helpful information
www.eventfinda.co.nz...
or onehunga.net.nz/christmas

Regards
Colleen