37 days ago

New MP for Manurewa focussed on justice reform, affordable health care

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Manukau Courier

Hi neighbours, lawyer Arena Williams will represent the electorate of Manurewa in Parliament for the next three years. The 30-year-old stormed to victory with more than 10,000 votes over her closest rival, National’s Nuwi Samarakone. She said her priority would be justice reform and affordable housing. The Manurewa electorate includes the suburbs of Clendon Park, Weymouth and Wiri, as well as some streets in Manukau and Manurewa.

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Entered the Santa in the Suburbs competition today?

Neighbourly from Neighbourly Nz

Running EVERY DAY until the 20th of December, there's so many more chances to win!

Scroll down the noticeboard to find today's secret Santa code written on a Neighbourly post, you'll then be able to enter the draw for today's amazing prize.

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8 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

1 hour ago

Poll: Do you think New Zealand police should be routinely armed?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Neighbours are worried after a spate of drive by shootings in South Auckland.

An Otara resident says he slept on the floor with his children after a house he lived near was shot at in the most recent drive-by shootings as gang tensions boiled over onto the streets of a south Auckland community.

Gary Cooper said they were home on Saturday evening when they heard two loud bangs, shortly after 10pm.

Armed police teams were scrapped earlier this year and will not return after strong public opposition.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster in June said the controversial armed response teams would not become permanent in New Zealand after a six-month trial.

The decision not to roll-out ARTs had been made based on preliminary findings from the trial evaluation, feedback received from the public, and consultation with community forum groups.

Coster in June told Stuff it was clear from the feedback, including 4000 letters in the last week, that there was not support for ARTs as something that aligned with the style of policing people wanted for New Zealand.

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

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