Hi Neighbours, He's famous on Instagram, but Fonzie the Cockatoo has a new claim to fame, after getting such a fright he landed on a powerline, giving his owner a 20-hour ordeal while he hung upside down. Read the happy ending :
Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.
Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.
Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️
Brace yourself. Substantial cuts to Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board services, projects and events ahead, plus an increase in asset sales, increase in debt, and a 3.5% or 2.5% rates rise.
For example, "A minimum reduction of 80-90% of planned 2020/2021 renewals for buildings, playgrounds and open space. This level of reduction will mean a noticeable deterioration of community assets and a risk of closure of assets should they become a health and safety risk (example broken walkways, broken play equipment, leaking buildings with dampness or mould issues)."
Have your say on the proposed "Emergency Budget" for 2020/21 here: akhaveyoursay.nz/emergency-budget
Consultation is open until 19 June.
Download the PDF of the proposal: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...
NZ Herald article: www.nzherald.co.nz...
Stuff article: www.stuff.co.nz...
Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave intersection, Glenfield:
Work is currently underway on the long-awaited safety upgrades to the Bentley Ave/Chartwell Avenue intersection. Work is due to be completed by the end of July, but could be earlier, depending on the weather.
The project includes a mountable roundabout island, the removal of the existing slip lane and construction of pedestrian refuge islands and raised zebra crossings.
This intersection has been identified as high risk with an existing crash pattern between vehicles travelling northbound along Chartwell Avenue and vehicles turning right into Bentley Avenue from the northern leg of Chartwell Avenue.
For more information on the design and responses from Auckland Transport to public feedback, see: at.govt.nz...