50 days ago

Parents urge skatepark users to wear helmets after son's fatal BMX accident

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

In North Shore teenager Kirill Koninin’s bedroom is a stack of empty shoe boxes.

The 17-year-old BMX rider and skateboarder would wear through his shoes “like fire”, father Vladimir Koninin​ said, following Kirill’s death on Christmas Eve.

On December 23, Kirill fell from his bike at a skatepark in Albany, suffering a head injury. Doctors at Auckland City Hospital later told Vladimir and mother Oxana Koninina​ that their son’s brain surgery had been unsuccessful, and the heartbreaking decision was made to turn off his life support the next day.

The family are hoping to dedicate a bench to Kirill at the park, in an effort to persuade others to wear helmets.

More messages from your neighbours
2 days ago

Are you struggling to find a rental or buy a home in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is willing to talk please drop me a message: ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Reporter
stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Coastal Erosion

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the impacts this will have on communities the Auckland region.

Sea level rise is notoriously difficult for scientists to follow and this has meant coastal erosion rates have been difficult to predict.

New Zealand's sea levels have risen an average 1.67mm per year since 1989, but the Ministry of Environment says this will accelerate if little action is taken on climate change.

What do you think should be done about it? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community newspaper.

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