89 days ago

Auckland's Diwali Festival now three-week celebration due to coronavirus

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours. Auckland’s Diwali Festival has gone from a two-day event to a three-week celebration due to coronavirus. The Hindu festival of lights is a highlight of Auckland's major events calendar and one of New Zealand's largest cultural festivals. It is traditionally held over two days in Aotea Square, but will now be held from October 27 to November 14 at various community venues.

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21 hours ago

Poll: Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers could be taxed $3.50 to enter the CBD during peak hour.

The congestion charge of up to $3.50 could be implemented within three years under a proposal unveiled by officials.

It is hoped a congestion charge would spur people to leave their cars behind but there are concerns those who are less well off could feel the pinch.

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Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?
  • 19.6% Yes
    19.6% Complete
  • 72.7% No
    72.7% Complete
  • 7.7% Undecided. It's too complex.
    7.7% Complete
531 votes
1 day ago

Poll: Do you support council turning on splashpads in the drought?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

All seven council-owned splashpads across Tāmaki Makaurau will be open over the summer, despite water restrictions in place due to the drought.

Meanwhile, locals will be pinged for using a hose without the correct nozzle.

The council says splashpads recycle a high percentage of water, and the centres themselves have made significant water savings in the last nine months.

Do you support council turning on splashpads in the drought?

Please vote and explain your views in the comments!

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Do you support council turning on splashpads in the drought?
  • 44.5% Yes
    44.5% Complete
  • 55.5% No
    55.5% Complete
438 votes
1 day ago

Would you pay $3.50 to enter the CBD by car - and again to leave?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The shape of a possible congestion charging scheme has become clearer today with the release of the officials' report. Would you get out of your car ? Read the story below: