176 days ago

National's Denise Lee stays on as Maungakiekie MP - just

Brittany Keogh Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Hi neighbours, If you live in Ellerslie or Greenlane, National's Denise Lee is your local MP after she narrowly won the candidate vote in the Maungakiekie electorate. Lee beat Priyanca Radhakrishnan, who is a Labour list MP, by just 580 votes on Saturday. The result surprised a politics expert who expected Radhakrishnan to win.

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4 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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5 hours ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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