31 days ago

How did the $1.2m supercar race leave Auckland?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The V8 supercars race costs Auckland ratepayers $1.2m and is the city's most-publicly-sponsored major event. So how did it suddenly end up shifting from its Pukekohe home to Waikato's Hampton Downs? Read the story below:

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1 day ago

Should Auckland Council execs get ATHOP cards instead of carparks?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council is looking to reduce the number of ratepayer funded carparks enjoyed by senior managers. It's down from 77 to 49. Is the council right to consider offering ATHOP cards instead? Read the story below:

1 hour ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Lynn

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

2 hours ago

Air New Zealand Grabaseat airfares launched: $19 domestic flights, $99 overseas travel

Brian from New Lynn

Air New Zealand has launched one of its best-ever Grabaseat deals, offering Kiwis flights around the country for just $19. The flights go on sale on Friday morning. The airline giant is releasing 1000 domestic flights for just $19 to all Air New Zealand's 20 destinations, and thousands more across the country from $39. If you fancy a cheap overseas holiday, Grabaseat is launching some of the cheapest flights to Australia ever seen. One-way tickets from Auckland to Sydney and Christchurch to Brisbane are on sale for $99, while flights to the Gold Coast and Melbourne are available from $119. If an Adelaide getaway appeals to you, it'll cost you just $199 and Perth one way is $299. Air New Zealand is also offering a cut-price tropical getaway for Kiwis, with flights from Auckland to Hawaii's Honolulu available from $299 one way. If you fancy Fiji, there will be 500 seats from Auckland to Nadi from just $119 one way. "Whether you're looking for an Aussie break, a relaxing Waikiki getaway, or are planning a catch up with friends and family across New Zealand, this is your chance to fly at a fantastic price," Air New Zealand CRO Cam Wallace said. "These deals will fly off the site, so make sure you're logged into grabaseat.co.nz and ready to book a bargain at 9am." Deals are also available on the Grabaseat mobile app.