49 days ago

New MP for Manurewa focussed on justice reform, affordable health care

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Manukau Courier

Hi neighbours, lawyer Arena Williams will represent the electorate of Manurewa in Parliament for the next three years. The 30-year-old stormed to victory with more than 10,000 votes over her closest rival, National’s Nuwi Samarakone. She said her priority would be justice reform and affordable housing. The Manurewa electorate includes the suburbs of Clendon Park, Weymouth and Wiri, as well as some streets in Manukau and Manurewa.

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4 days ago

Poll: Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Aucklanders will see their rates bills soar 5 per cent to help counteract a $1 billion fall in council revenue over the next four years.

The one-off hike, up from a planned 3.5 per cent increase, will add $36 to the rates bill of an average value home before annual increases return to the previous path of 3.5 per cent rises.

The proposed increase is included in the update of Auckland Council's 10-year budget, which starts in July.

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Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?
  • 8.2% Yes
    8.2% Complete
  • 88% No
    88% Complete
  • 3.8% Undecided. It's too complex.
    3.8% Complete
1373 votes
6 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers could be taxed $3.50 to enter the CBD during peak hour.

The congestion charge of up to $3.50 could be implemented within three years under a proposal unveiled by officials.

It is hoped a congestion charge would spur people to leave their cars behind but there are concerns those who are less well off could feel the pinch.

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Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?
  • 22.3% Yes
    22.3% Complete
  • 71% No
    71% Complete
  • 6.8% Undecided. It's too complex.
    6.8% Complete
1563 votes
4 hours ago

Parcel thefts in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

Have you been the victim of parcel theft?

If so, what happened? When and where?

Which items went missing? What was their value?

How do you feel about the theft?

Have you had compensation for your missing items?

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