38 days ago

Possible record low for voter turnout as 12pm deadline looms

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Only 31 per cent of people in New Zealand's biggest city have voted in the Local Body Elections, with polls set to close at midday.

As of Saturday morning, Auckland voter turnout was sitting at 31.48 per cent, which is 3.7 per cent lower than in 2016 and 1.7 per cent below 2013, which had the lowest ever turnout for an Auckland Council election.

Usually the last day of voting will add between two and three per cent, meaning this years election could fall short of the 2013 low of 35.2 per cent.

Click the link to read more and find out how to vote if you are yet to do so, but be quick - you only have until 12pm.

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5 hours ago

The team from BreastScreen Auckland

Breast Screen Auckland

Kia ora It’s Miriam and the team from BreastScreen Auckland

BreastScreen Auckland is excited about supporting women in our community aged 45-69 have their FREE BreastScreen (breast x-ray) in their neighbourhood.

We know that being able to have your mammogram close to where you live, work and/or play means less travel and more time for you.

If you need more information, please feel free to drop in and chat to Tangi and team on the Mobile Screening unit between 8.30 – 4.30pm or visit us online at www.timetoscreen.nz.

Registering is easy, just select from one of the 5 options below which best suits you:

* Call 0800 270 200 (select 2)
* Text “Breast” to 226
* Email: info@breastscreen.co.nz
* Ask your GP Practice Team or
* www.timetoscreen.nz

Become a Neighbourly Champion by encouraging women in your life aged 45-69 to go for their FREE mammogram (Breast x-ray) every 2 years.

Come in and visit us outside the Langimalie Health Centre on 29 Hill Street, Onehunga from 25th November – 18th December or at 12 St Marks Road, Remuera.
Find out more

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20 hours ago

Drunk and disorderly at Friday Jams - what did you see?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, thousands of people crammed into Western Springs on Sunday night for Friday Jams - which meant throngs of drunk people filling the streets afterwards, with reports of people urinating on people's property, obstructing traffic and loud and antisocial behaviour. Did you see anything? Comment below or email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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19 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 39.7% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    39.7% Complete
  • 11.7% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    11.7% Complete
  • 6% I don’t have an opinion
    6% Complete
  • 42.6% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    42.6% Complete
685 votes