38 days ago

Sonographer strike expected to cause 'major disruption'

Hannah Martin Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Sonographers are going on strike for 12 weeks across Auckland's three district health boards from Saturday, potentially impacting patient wait times.

Have you been affected by the strike action?

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4 hours ago

Wildlife Photographer of the Year opens

The Team from Auckland Museum

Bald eagles, a Weddell seal, a gentoo penguin, a three-toed sloth, a grey whale and a curious racoon are just some of the many animals featured in The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, opening on Friday at Auckland Museum.

This week, visitors to the Museum will get their first opportunity to immerse themselves in some of the most vibrant, fascinating images collected this year of the vast and varied nature of life on Earth. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is the world’s most prestigious international nature photography exhibition, direct from London's Natural History Museum.
The longest-running nature photography exhibition in the world, it is known for inspiring curiosity and wonder, while also reminding us of the fragility of our planet and our responsibility to protect it.

Among those featured is the work of 14-year-old Aucklander, Cruz Erdmann, who won the title of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his snap of a bigfin squid illuminating the inky blackness of the ocean.

Don't miss your chance to see up close the images that have got the whole world talking. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is free with Museum entry.
Learn more

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16 hours ago

Jellyfish blooms

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours, warm waters around Auckland are attracting tiny jellyfish towards our shores, causing some people to break out in a rash. Have you been affected by these jellyfish this summer?

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8 hours ago

Three recycling truck fires in three weeks in Auckland

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, Auckland Council has issued a warning to residents about disposing hazardous waste proper after three recycling trucks in Ōtara, Lynfield and Sunnynook. Gas cooker canisters or lighter fluid cans may have been responsible for one of the fires. Another led to 6 tonnes of recyclable material going to landfill. The story below has some tips for people who aren't sure how to dispose of products including paint, gas cylinders and batteries.

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