38 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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2 days ago

FREE SCHOOL LUNCHES

Linda from Henderson

How many of you watched the news last night, when it showed these college aged kids turning up their noses at the cheese sandwiches and extras provided by the goodness of the community and the taxpayers.
Did you pick up that one student commented that there was no meat in the free lunch, and therefore it wasn't worth eating?
Not one of those kids was remotely skinny, mostly overfed and definitely ungrateful.
From now on my charity will stay strictly at home. Help with grandchildren's exorbitant Uni fees, and the so called hungry can be choosy with someone else's contribution.

2 hours ago

What's On: Māori Conversation Group

Rex from Te Atatu Peninsula

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