54 days ago

Brighten your walls with this creative project

The Team from Resene ColorShop Wairau Park

Put your own spin on a current wall art trend by painting designs on woven plates!

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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More messages from your neighbours
5 hours ago

Birkenhead Heritage Festival 15+Free Events

Birkenhead Village

Wednesday 7 – Sunday 11 October

We invite you to

SEE, HEAR, CELEBRATE, EXPERIENCE, HERITAGE!

This year we pay homage to Henry Hayward , NZ’s greatest Showman, Entertainer extraordinaire and the Mogul behind the development of NZ Surburban Cinema (Netflix of his hey day) who resided locally at The Cliffs 25 Hinemoa Street.

There will be: A Circus to see, a Workshop to try, Jazz music to savour (Jazz festival from 8th-11th October)

Street Fashion Shows to experience, Vintage cars to check out, and Heritage Displays, Food & Fare from our local businesses to enjoy as we celebrate our unique place in Auckland’s history.

For all Event details and times check out our website.
Find out more

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5 hours ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Find out more

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7 hours ago

North Shore local board members call to be included in decision on additional harbour crossing

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

An open letter to Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council from individual members of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and Kaipātiki Local Board.

29 September 2020

We, the undersigned democratically-elected members of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and Kaipātiki Local Board, representing more than 150,000 people across the North Shore, call on the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), Auckland Transport and Auckland Council to:

i. involve North Shore local boards in the discussion and decision-making process around an additional multi-modal Waitematā Harbour crossing;
ii. issue a clear timeframe for the construction of the additional crossing;
iii. prioritise the additional crossing due to the vulnerability of this vital transport connection made clear by recent events.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is a vital section of State Highway One, connecting the North Shore with the rest of the Auckland region. It is an important link in New Zealand’s economy as it allows the flow of freight and employment across the Auckland region and beyond.

The damage caused to the Auckland Harbour Bridge by the recent incident, and the resulting huge levels of congestion experienced on the North Shore and central city, clearly demonstrates the urgent need for an additional multi-modal solution (including road and rail) to provide the resilience that Auckland needs.

While we acknowledge and thank Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport for the speed with which the disruption was minimised, the recent incident has exposed the economic and societal risk of relying on a single piece of ageing infrastructure. The closure of a number of lanes on the bridge as we wait for permanent repairs has caused significant disruption and stress to businesses and communities.

As local board members, we must be able to share the views of the communities that we represent, and be involved in the decision-making process of major infrastructure in our area.

We therefore request an urgent meeting with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), Auckland Transport and Auckland Council to discuss the above matters regarding an additional Waitematā Harbour crossing.

Yours sincerely,

Members of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:
Aidan Bennett
Jan O’Connor
Trish Deans
Ruth Jackson
Toni van Tonder
George Wood

Members of the Kaipātiki Local Board:
John Gillon
Paula Gillon
Danielle Grant
Melanie Kenrick
Cindy Schmidt
Adrian Tyler

For further information, contact:
Ruth Jackson 021611357 or Paula Gillon 02102951535