55 days ago

We Say, You Say: Home Hobbies

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Manukau Courier

Hi neighbours,

How have you been passing the time during lockdown?

With Auckland back in Level 3, most of us are back working from the kitchen table, juggling work, school and childcare - simultaneously for some.

Last year, Stuff reported on the great array of hobbies New Zealanders picked up during the lockdown, such as home workouts and learning a few new cooking hacks. PC gaming also proved popular with Google search trends for March 2020 showing a 400 per cent search increase for the term.

What are you going to be up to during Level 3? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the Manukau Courier.

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5 days ago

Handy Tips

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our top 4 tips for keeping safe in this rough weather.

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5 hours ago

What's On: Panama School Holiday Programme

Bevan from Mount Wellington

For rangitahi aged 5 - 17, from 19 - 30 April, 8am - 5pm. Limited spaces! Call or text Aioi on 027 717 4123 or email aioi.iona@goodseedtrust.co.nz
Panama School Holiday Programme
  • Panama Road School
4 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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