38 days ago

Up to 160 jobs to go at Auckland Council

Brian from New Lynn

Auckland Council has started a restructure of back-house staff that is expected to lead to the loss of between 100 and 160 staff over the next year. Council chief executive Stephen Town said it was not a "big bang" restructure but would take place over several months. "These are real people and we will be supporting them," Town said. As well as staff losses, Town said the council will be hiring more frontline staff in the regulatory area and for new community facilities like the new library at Westgate which has created 15 new jobs. He said total council staff numbers will rise from 6548 full time equivalents at the end of the 2018-2019 financial year to between 6600 and 6700 during the current financial year.

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1 hour ago

What's On: Alcoholics Anonymous Public Meeting

Rachel from Ranui

Come along to find out how the '12 Step' meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon Family Groups work in your community. Ph or text Rachel 021 2117765 for more info.
Alcoholics Anonymous Public Meeting
  • MPHS Community Centre
2 hours ago

Free family events at the Viaduct this weekend!

The Team from Auckland Museum

This Labour Weekend, the Museum is coming to you at the Viaduct Harbour! As part of Tuia 250 commemorations, we’re offering a range of amazing, hands-on free experiences sure to delight the whole family, from Friday until Monday.

Ata Hira Museum on the Move: Voyage to Aotearoa, our pop-up museum, is a fun, interactive exhibition for kids that explores Tupaia’s life in Tahiti, on board the Endeavour and in his arrival to Aotearoa. Find out more here: www.aucklandmuseum.com...

We’ll also have Native Edible Gardens – Children’s Art Interactive, where kids can cut out their own edible/medicinal native flora from the selection of templates, puzzle them together, colour them in and add them to our Native Forest. There will be guest speakers at various times, offering talks plant taste tests. Find out more here: www.aucklandmuseum.com...

The Viaduct Harbour will be abuzz as the Tuia 250 waka flotilla arrives, with concerts, kai and plenty more happening. If you’re in Tāmaki Makaurau this weekend, make sure to come and check it out!

Many thanks to our Tahitian Community and Iwi partners for their contribution, participation and support of Ata Hira: Voyage to Aotearoa:

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust
Ngati Hei
Ngā Uri o Tahuhunui o Rangi
Ngāti Oneone
Te Aitanga a Hauiti
Ngare Raumati
Te Ātiawa

We would like to acknowledge the on-going support of our Taumata-a-Iwi - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Paoa and Waikato-Tainui.

5 hours ago

On-demand garden waste collection

Sabine from Avondale

There's a new on-demand garden waste service starting around the country. I find garden waste collections at a set time hugely inconvenient, especially with the change of seasons. I just called them to ask when this service will be available in Avondale and the answer was: They have an app that you can download and registe yrour interest by providing your post code and your email address. They then monitor the amount of interest and provide the service to the area when there are enough people registered. Makes sense! By the way, this is not an ad, I'm in no way connected to the provider, but I really, really, really want this to be available in Avondale etc. so if you think like me, please download the app and register :) enviroearth.co.nz...