54 days ago

Poll: Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Aucklanders will see their rates bills soar 5 per cent to help counteract a $1 billion fall in council revenue over the next four years.

The one-off hike, up from a planned 3.5 per cent increase, will add $36 to the rates bill of an average value home before annual increases return to the previous path of 3.5 per cent rises.

The proposed increase is included in the update of Auckland Council's 10-year budget, which starts in July.

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Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?
  • 9% Yes
    9% Complete
  • 87.6% No
    87.6% Complete
  • 3.4% Undecided. It's too complex.
    3.4% Complete
1714 votes
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5 days ago

Protect and learn about Auckland's environment this summer

The Team from Auckland Council

Every season provides unique opportunities to treasure and restore Aucklands natural environment, and summer is no exception.

Get stuck in and support our environment with weeding, bird monitoring and trapping.

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1 hour ago

Seeking Volunteers

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

If you’re interested in paying forward, here's an opportunity.

Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS), is seeking volunteer drivers and companions for its Manukau East Shopping Shuttle.

Every Thursday, the shuttle takes people, who often live alone or no longer drive, to Botany Town Centre or Pakuranga Plaza for shopping and a cuppa.

Drivers are mainly responsible for arranging the times and routes for pick-ups and delivering their passengers safely.

Companion’s help clients get into and out of the vehicle and assist with seatbelts.

And if required, a walker or scooter can be booked for passengers to use at the shopping centres.

This daily-life activity has far reaching benefits for our passengers including;
1). Stimulating cognitive processes e.g. enabling passengers to ask questions when determining where items can be obtained, evaluate and compare before and after purchase, and determine value as compared to cost
2). Providing physical benefits e.g. walking around the shopping mall.
3). Function as a leisure pursuit that promotes social engagement e.g. chatting with other passengers and forming friendships.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect of shopping as a life-enriching activity is that it can be enjoyed by most people - even those who may have health problems.

When required and with a little help from our volunteers, people with mobility or transportation challenges can experience the cognitive, health, and social benefits a day on the town can provide.

For further information please call 0800 632 677.

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2 hours ago

Poll: Have you had to change careers due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The Covid-19 pandemic led many Aucklanders to change jobs last year.

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Have you had to change careers due to the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • 0% Yes
    0% Complete
  • 0% No
    0% Complete
  • 0% No, I'm an essential worker
    0% Complete
0 votes