Greenlane, Auckland

1 day ago

Auckland Transport gives car transporters loading bays after years of illegal parking

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

Car transporters have been thrown a lifeline by Auckland Transport, which plans to provide four new loading zones on a busy arterial road in attempt to put an end to illegal parking.

The organisation has been unable to clamp down on car transporters, which currently load and offload vehicles into … View more
Car transporters have been thrown a lifeline by Auckland Transport, which plans to provide four new loading zones on a busy arterial road in attempt to put an end to illegal parking.

The organisation has been unable to clamp down on car transporters, which currently load and offload vehicles into oncoming traffic while parked on the roadside and flush medians of Great North Rd in Grey Lynn.

Tickets and fines have not been effective in deterring the illegal parking.

Auckland Transport is proposing to fix the issue as part of its recently announced Great North Rd improvements, which aim to make a section of the road between Crummer and Ponsonby roads “safer for all road users, especially people walking and on bikes”.

The project, estimated to cost between $15 and $19 million, will see four new loading bays suitable for car transporters.

Click 'read more' for the full story.

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19 hours ago

Art in the Park hits Eden Park stadium

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland's Eden Park stadium will host 100 artists in its debut showcase Art in the Park in July.

Painters, sculptors, photographers and print makers will meet members of the community from July 23 to July 25.

Art in the Park, in association with Auckland Unlimited, is part of the Elemental… View more
Auckland's Eden Park stadium will host 100 artists in its debut showcase Art in the Park in July.

Painters, sculptors, photographers and print makers will meet members of the community from July 23 to July 25.

Art in the Park, in association with Auckland Unlimited, is part of the Elemental Auckland festival- a program of arts, eats, and beats.

Visitors can meet individual artists, learn about their work, see them create, and take home the art which inspires them the most.

The event will champion the next generation of artists by showcasing some students from Elam School of Fine Arts and emerging professional artists.

Designed by directors Cary Cochrane and Sofija Matich, Art in the Park aims to bring communities together through art that enriches cultures.

"This show offers a new platform for New Zealand artists and a new opportunity to support the creative industries in New Zealand," Matich said.

7 hours ago

Are you living with foot pain?

Corrective Foot Solutions

Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

Fix the problem so you can enjoy being active again.

Fortunately, at Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle hands-on technique to … View more
Having foot and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to keep up with family or even complete basic tasks around the house.

Fix the problem so you can enjoy being active again.

Fortunately, at Corrective Foot Solutions, we use a gentle hands-on technique to effectively treat and fix foot problems without the need for surgery, orthotics or pain killers.

We use foot mobilisation therapy to correct the underlying causes of your foot pain by working on the misalignments in the foot, as well as strengthening the weakened muscles around the joints for long term relief.

We’ve decided to run a SPECIAL OFFER for foot pain sufferers.
“Foot Pain Assessment” for only $30 (Worth $85).
Offer valid 14/04/2020 - 14/05/2021.

Address - Level 3, 272 Parnell Road, Parnell.
Call us on - 09 212 9250.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Queen St redesign: Businesses lose court bid to halt council redevelopment work

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A group of downtown Auckland businesses have lost their bid to temporarily halt work on a planned upgrade of Queen Street, due to begin on Monday.

In a statement, Save the Queen Street said it was disappointed an interim injunction to delay work was unsuccessful, but said members would continue to… View more
A group of downtown Auckland businesses have lost their bid to temporarily halt work on a planned upgrade of Queen Street, due to begin on Monday.

In a statement, Save the Queen Street said it was disappointed an interim injunction to delay work was unsuccessful, but said members would continue to prepare for a more substantive court hearing, aimed at pushing back against the redevelopment plans.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomed the court’s decision, saying the redesign would make Queen St more people-friendly and accessible.

The council intends to improve pedestrian spaces between Shortland and Customs streets, limit traffic to a single lane each way with bus priority in the evening peak, with work scheduled for the next six weeks.

Save Queen Street, which includes commercial landlords and retailers, argued that ongoing trials of new arrangement could run for years, damaging commerce in an already struggling strip.

“The current arrangement of the street has caused economic harm – business are up against it,” their lawyer Sam Lowery told Wednesday’s injunction hearing.

The council’s lawyer Padraig McNamara said given Save Queen Street wanted to stop the improvements to the 2020 temporary arrangement of plastic sticks and concrete blocks, its injunction bid was “counter-intuitive”.

Businesses have been hit by the absence of foreign tourists and overseas students, and from more office staff working from home, the court heard.

Lowery told the High Court foot traffic was down 40 per cent or more, 90 of 345 retail shopfronts are empty, and part of the problem is the council’s treatment of the street over the past year.

In a statement released after the court decision on Thursday, Goff said the council would continue to work with all stakeholders to progress improvements to Queen St.

While the court decision means work can begin as planned on May 10, Save Queen Street has put forward 10 further challenges that will be heard at a substantive court hearing. A date for that hearing has not yet been set.

The redevelopment will see pavements widened with high-quality decking, new street furniture and vibrant green spaces with native planting and a new pocket park.

Todd Niall.

Hi neighbours,

What do you think of the redevelopment plans for Queen St?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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4 days ago

What's On: Forest & Bird; Chlöe Swarbrick

Marty from Mount Albert

MP Chlöe Swarbrick on matters important to our rohe: protection of the Hauraki Gulf and urban trees in particular, with ample time for questions and discussion.
Forest & Bird; Chlöe Swarbrick
  • Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
1 day ago

Million-dollar dumps: The Auckland car park worth $82.5 million

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a … View more
Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a 4417 square metre plot of land, valued at $82.5 million.

The land has sat undeveloped as a car park - where an hour will cost you $19 - since the Royal International Hotel was demolished in 1987.

It was purchased by Singapore company NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited for $53m in 2012, and in 2017 the company was given approval by the Overseas Investment Office to build and operate a 52-storey, five- star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with 300 guest rooms, four floors for hotel facilities, six for retail and five for car parking.

The development is expected to cost $350m, with the start of construction dependent on the completion of City Rail Link. However, the resource consent for the tower is due to expire in October.

Click 'read more' for our full story.

3 days ago

1st Auckland Cavell Guide Unit Set to Celebrate Centenary

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is… View more
Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is gearing up to commemorate its centenary.

A social afternoon is planned for July 3, kicking off at 2pm with historic guiding activities such as knot tying and making arm slings.

Guests will be treated to afternoon tea and a birthday cake before photographs are taken of the girls.

The day will end with a singalong around the campfire.

The next day, a church parade will march through St Andrews Church, Epsom, where the unit has been meeting since 1921.

Parishioners are invited to a morning tea after the procession.

The unit, initially known as the St Andrew's Peace Scout Group, is believed to be the first guide company which has kept going since it was launched.

It all started when eighteen-year-old Mona Burgin wrote to the Dominion chief scout Colonel Cosgrove, a New Zealand Boer War veteran, asking about Girl Peace Scouts.

He arranged to meet her in Queen St, Auckland and wrote she would recognize him by the red flower in his buttonhole.

Soon after the meeting Burgin formed the troop on July 6.

Girl Peace Scouts wore khaki uniforms and the St Andrews troop wore a red open-ended tie.

In 1923, the Dominion Council became affiliated with the original Girls Guides Association in London.

*Former unit members can email cavellgirlguidesnz@gmail.com for details of the centenary.

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20 hours ago

Call for stories

Lucy from Greenlane

Kia ora neighbours,
I am a student journalist at AUT and I am keen to write stories about events, concerns and matters from my local area. If you feel like you have a story please message me. Ngā mihi, Lucy

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1 day ago

What's On: Morning Meditation in Mt Eden

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org........................ $12/$8 Beginners welcome, come any week.
Morning Meditation in Mt Eden
  • Mount Eden Village centre
1 day ago

Man behind proposal for 18-lane Auckland Harbour Bridge seeks local board seat

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Central Leader

The man behind a proposal to upgrade Auckland’s Harbour Bridge into an 18-lane superstructure is running for local government.

Lawyer Will McKenzie said he gained confidence in his ideas while working as John Tamihere’s policy advisor in his 2019 run for the Auckland mayoralty.

McKenzie … View more
The man behind a proposal to upgrade Auckland’s Harbour Bridge into an 18-lane superstructure is running for local government.

Lawyer Will McKenzie said he gained confidence in his ideas while working as John Tamihere’s policy advisor in his 2019 run for the Auckland mayoralty.

McKenzie will contest the Albert-Eden Local Board by-election against lawyer and transport advocate Bernadette Power, who calls his ideas “far-fetched”.

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1 day ago

Help !! Anyone traveling to Melbourne this week 10 - 14 May 2021?

Graeme from Epsom

I need to get a product from NZ which is not available in Aussi, and if someone was able to bring it across that would be great. It is a special type of glue which I would get from Bunnings and still be in original packaging with purchase receipt. Weight would be no more than 1 kilo and possibly … View moreI need to get a product from NZ which is not available in Aussi, and if someone was able to bring it across that would be great. It is a special type of glue which I would get from Bunnings and still be in original packaging with purchase receipt. Weight would be no more than 1 kilo and possibly 500grams and I would have it delivered to you. I am in S E Melbourne but could pick up from most places here. (Bunnings do not stock it in Australia and I cant find a substitute) You can open the containers and have a look to confirm it is only glue before packing it.
Thanks
Graeme

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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Mount Eden

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org............ $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Mount Eden
  • Meditate in Mount Eden
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1 day ago

New Track pants( One already sold) with good warm lining.

Sharon from Epsom

Great for winter. Unisex Small size, $30.

Price: $30

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1 day ago

Mahinga Kai - Forage with Riki Bennett

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Learning about plants and their purpose - from medicinal to edible, the legend of Maui and fire with Riki giving an impressive demonstration of traditional fire making with a Mahoe stick rubbed until it creates an ember. Meanwhile at NZSFW, the kai cooker smokes and steams our lamb, packages of … View moreLearning about plants and their purpose - from medicinal to edible, the legend of Maui and fire with Riki giving an impressive demonstration of traditional fire making with a Mahoe stick rubbed until it creates an ember. Meanwhile at NZSFW, the kai cooker smokes and steams our lamb, packages of plantain with coconut cream, wrapped in cabbage leaves, potatoes, spinach emulsion and finishing with golden syrup steamed pudding and caramelised coxes orange apples.
The next one will be in July this year.

1 day ago

Eid in Auckland: 12,000 Muslims to gather at Eden Park to celebrate end of Ramadan

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Central Leader

More than 12,000 Muslims are expected to gather to mark the end of Ramadan at New Zealand's largest stadium, Eden Park.

Eid, or Eid al Fitr, is one of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan, a month-long spiritual observation that began on the night of April… View more
More than 12,000 Muslims are expected to gather to mark the end of Ramadan at New Zealand's largest stadium, Eden Park.

Eid, or Eid al Fitr, is one of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan, a month-long spiritual observation that began on the night of April 13.

The month is marked by fasting from sunrise to sunset, prayers, and spiritual reflection.

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1 day ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

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