48 days ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

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2 days ago

Ever noticed the empty buses ? What's the answer ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If buses are running near empty, maybe the traditional way of providing public transport needs a rethink. Read the story below on the empty buses of Hobsonville Point. What's the answer ?

1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

4 hours ago

Historic Pohutukawa Restored to Quay St

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

While the city sleeps, Auckland's urban forest will welcome home the first of seven mature pohutukawa in Quay St.

The dual-crane operation will take a painstaking nine hours from 7.30 pm Wednesday night to return the majestic tree from Teal Park to its original home.

The 40-year-old pohutukawa will take pride of place in the city's new Te Wananga waterfront space about midnight, weather permitting.

Reuniting the city centre with the sea, Te Wānanga will open for Aucklanders in June.

Mayor Phil Goff said he was pleased to see the first tree returning to bring shade and much-needed greenery to Auckland's CBD.

Studies showed trees had a positive effect on the community's health and well-being, he said.

The pohutukawa were moved to Teal Park a year ago and tended by Auckland Council arborists.