58 days ago

New reporter for the North Shore

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, my name is Caroline and I'm going to be covering news on the North Shore temporarily while our other reporter works on another project.

A bit about me: I moved to Auckland from Palmerston North in 2018 to cover news for the Rodney Times. I've been on Stuff's breaking news team since early 2019. I live in Albany and will split my time between Stuff's Ponsonby and Takapuna offices. I enjoy writing about crime, social issues and anything funny, weird or wacky.

If there is anything you think Stuff should be reporting on or investigating, I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to message me via Neighbourly, Facebook (link below) or flick me an email at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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4 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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14 hours ago

Poll: Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light rail system connecting the airport to Auckland's central city may finally get off the ground.

But Transport Minister Phil Twyford alluded key decisions are still to be made.

Twyford said in June the governing parties could not agree on a preferred proposal and the future of the project would be decided by the new Government following the election.

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Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?
  • 25% Yes
    25% Complete
  • 75% No
    75% Complete
268 votes
7 hours ago

Kayaker plucked from Manukau Harbour

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.

Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.

The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.

It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.

They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.

Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.

The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.

Auckland City District Police

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