Hi neighbours. A dangerous building notice has been placed upon part of a home sitting atop an eroding cliff after further slips left parts teetering over the edge.
The notice, issued by Auckland Council, comes after a spate of slips sent boulders, fencing and a mature pōhutukawa tree tumbling down Dan Jones Bluff, on to Browns Bay Beach.
The Building Act 2004 considers a building dangerous if it may cause injury, death or damage to other property.
The most recent slip has left a footpath railing hanging off the cliff’s edge, and several trees only remain attached to the cliff by their roots.
The owners or occupiers of the property must "take action to reduce or remove the danger”, according to Auckland Council policy.
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Next Sunday 8 November Auckland Museum is hosting a free panel discussion with members of Auckland's Indian community, as they explore the prejudice and pressures, as well as the joys, of their unique identity. Panellists for the evening of kōrero include Sarah Dutt, Rohan Adarkar, Kartika Singh, Karishma Kumar and Vinod Suresh.
The event is free but is ticketed, so be sure to secure your seat here: bit.ly...
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
Police asked and you responded.
Members of the public have helped to christen Auckland Police's new puppy Etu.
Police appealed to the public last week for suggestions for a name starting with E for their latest canine recruit.
People were quick to come up with names.
Echo, Ernie, Eddie and Ezra were top contenders but officers were taken with the name Etu.