So, on Tuesday 8th May, the next OKE Growing A Future Working Bee will be taking place at Papatoetoe South Primary school. We've been very fortunate to receive funds from Fonterra Grassroots Fund to cover some of the costs of the working bee and once again we'll have Bunnings on board.
We need more volunteers to help build the garden, so if you're free, please do come along. Everything kicks off at 8.45am and the garden should be all built by 3.30pm! See you there :)
It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.
For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?
Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.
Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.
"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.
"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."
The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.
Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.
6.3% Yes6.3% Complete
93.7% No93.7% Complete
Hi Neighbours, Officially the short-list has been drawn up for a new name for the merged council agencies ATEED and RFA. But here's the criteria - see if you can do better. What would you call it? Read the story below:
What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!