Hi neighbours, the founder of popular Kiwi shoe brand Andrea Biani - and East and Bays local - Sebastiano Perillo has died. Perillo, also known as John, came to NZ from Italy as a refugee in 1951. He spent several decades in the footwear industry and built his family home in Remuera before moving to Parnell. His son David says Perillo will be sorely missed: "He was kind of the last patriarch of the family".
Hi neighbours, as you've probably heard and noticed, Lime and Wave e-scooters must be off the streets today. However, Flamingo is still operating its rental e-scooters in the eastern bays. Here's some more information about where you can find them.
Do you still use e-scooters? Are you missing Limes and Waves? Tell us in the comments.
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Hazy skies caused by the Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)