9 days ago

One new case of Covid-19 in the community - but no need for alarm, officials say

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the community, but the Director-General of Health and the Prime Minister both say there's little risk of community transmission. Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Chris Hipkins have all ruled out a change to alert levels in the immediate future.

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16 hours ago

Waterblasting Thursday.

Peter from St Heliers

Hi neighbours. This thursday i will have access to great quality water blaster. If you want to get those fences, driveways looking good for summer give me a call and ill get it done at a discount rate.
Call pete. 0211016109.

9 hours ago

Poll: Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.

Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.

"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.

"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."

The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.

Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.

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Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?
  • 6.2% Yes
    6.2% Complete
  • 93.8% No
    93.8% Complete
193 votes
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2 hours ago

Swan plants or leaves needed please

Justine from Saint Johns

Hi neighbours, does anyone have some spare swan plant leaves please? We have 2 would be butterflies that have turned our plants into sticks and its the first time my daughter has seen this process.

There is one chubby one and one medium one to feed.