With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...
We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.
New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.
Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.
Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.
Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.
Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️
Brace yourself. Substantial cuts to Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board services, projects and events ahead, plus an increase in asset sales, increase in debt, and a 3.5% or 2.5% rates rise.
For example, "A minimum reduction of 80-90% of planned 2020/2021 renewals for buildings, playgrounds and open space. This level of reduction will mean a noticeable deterioration of community assets and a risk of closure of assets should they become a health and safety risk (example broken walkways, broken play equipment, leaking buildings with dampness or mould issues)."
Have your say on the proposed "Emergency Budget" for 2020/21 here: akhaveyoursay.nz/emergency-budget
Consultation is open until 19 June.
Download the PDF of the proposal: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...
NZ Herald article: www.nzherald.co.nz...
Stuff article: www.stuff.co.nz...
Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki:
From next week, most council facilities will be open again. Birkenhead Pools, Birkdale Hall and Northcote War Memorial Hall are remaining closed for now, but Kaipātiki Local Board members are actively pushing to have them reopened as soon as possible.
Public Toilets: All are either open now or due to open soon.
* Northcote Library: Open now
* Birkenhead Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* ActivZone: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Beach Haven Sports Centre: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Fitness & Rock Climbing: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Pools: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Fitness: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Pools: Lane swimming open from Wednesday 3rd June (No leisure swimming, aqua group fitness, spa, sauna, showers)
* Bayview Community Centre: Open now
* Beach Haven Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Hall: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Community Centre: Open now
* Highbury House: Open now
* NorthArt Gallery: Open now
* Northcote War Memorial Hall: Opening date to be confirmed
Council Service Centres (paying rates, enquiries):
* Birkenhead Council Service Centre: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Council Service Centre: Opening date to be confirmed
* Kaipatiki Local Board Office and Boardroom: Opening date to be confirmed
Early Childhood Centres:
* Birkdale Kauri Kids: Open now
* Beach Haven Kauri Kids: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Kauri Kids: Open now
More info: ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...