127 days ago

TradeMe pulls listing for caravan inside shed that was offered as rental

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, a $285 per week rental property, which consisted of a caravan inside a ramshackle shed, has been removed from TradeMe, which says it does not comply with regulations.

The listing, advertised as a one-bedroom property in Waitākere, asked for $285 per week for a single person, or $355 per week for a couple.

The lister, “Rental 123”, said the caravan came with a cooker, small fridge, and hot and cold water.

“Bathroom is shared, cooking is inside caravan. Bed not included, but there is room for a queen or smaller," it said.

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1 day ago

'We are so sad': Parents of missing French teen Eloi Rolland search for answers in NZ

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

French teen Eloi Rolland, who has been missing in Auckland since March 2020, told his family he wanted to bring them to New Zealand.

More than two years after his disappearance, his parents Thierry and Catherine Rolland have finally arrived from France.

They do not know what happened to their son, and they’re desperate for answers.

“We don’t know what’s happened,” Catherine said. “We realise he is perhaps in another place.”

But the couple remain hopeful that Eloi is alive and well and said they would always be there for him.

Click 'read more' for the full story on Stuff.

3 days ago

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