53 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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18 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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1 day ago

Message from Constable Don Allan - Guy Fawkes

Colleen from Onehunga

Information relating to the use of fireworks

Fireworks, Guy Fawkes bonfires and sky lanterns
Fireworks are dangerous and pose a high fire risk. You must make sure you are using them safely.
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Where you can light fireworks
You can light fireworks on private property:
from 5pm to 10.30pm every day during the year
up to 1am on 1 January for New Year.
Where you cannot light fireworks
You cannot light fireworks on council-controlled land, such as:
beaches
parks and reserves.
You are also prohibited from lighting fireworks in:
forests
conservation areas
road surfaces, berm or footpath on your street.
How to use fireworks safely and considerately
Inform your neighbours, if possible and avoid using them after 10pm.
Have water or fire extinguishers handy.
Read and follow handling instructions carefully.
Do not light fireworks in windy or dry conditions.
Do not point fireworks at any person, animal, property or vegetation.
Always have a responsible adult present.
Keep pets inside or move animals to avoid stress.
For more safety information see the Fire and Emergency New Zealand website.
Where you can light Guy Fawkes bonfires
On public land
It is illegal to light an outdoor fire in any public place within Auckland under the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2103, unless we have given prior approval.
This applies to all:
beaches
parks
conservation areas
forests
road surfaces, berm or footpath on your street.
On residential private land
Bonfires are not allowed in residential areas at any time.
On rural private land
During Guy Fawkes (2-5 November), bonfires are allowed on private land in rural areas but must be lit during daylight hours and extinguish them before nightfall.
You need to:
comply with the general fire safety guidelines
get a fire permit, from Fire and Emergency New Zealand during a Restricted Fire Season.
For fire permit application and information about the current fire seasons see www.checkitsalright.nz... website.

3 days ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Due to the long weekend, the council's kerbside collections will be one day later from 26 – 31 October.

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