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Lorna from Papatoetoe

How could you do this to your 94yr old Grandmother and your 99yr old Grandfather who is recovering from Heart Surgery and still SLEEP AT NIGHT

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What's On: Golf Croquet

Beth from Takanini

New members wanted Phone Paddy 2673211. We play Tues.Thurs. Sat..
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What's On: Papatoetoe U3A

Beth from Takanini

Speaker; Sarah MacDonald ;Refugee health and well being. Parking available. Phone M Noakes P 278 1944
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3 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.