96 days ago

National's Denise Lee stays on as Maungakiekie MP - just

Brittany Keogh Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Hi neighbours, If you live in Ellerslie or Greenlane, National's Denise Lee is your local MP after she narrowly won the candidate vote in the Maungakiekie electorate. Lee beat Priyanca Radhakrishnan, who is a Labour list MP, by just 580 votes on Saturday. The result surprised a politics expert who expected Radhakrishnan to win.

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1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:

1 hour ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over you life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

1 hour ago

Trains to stop running on parts of Eastern line

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Trains will not run on the Eastern line between Britomart and Otahuhu for the next two weeks.

This will pave the way for Kiwi Rail to finish replacing worn rail on the line from January 25 until February 8.

Auckland Transport will be running bus replacements and freight trains will be re-routed through Newmarket.

The Eastern line was closed for four weeks last year while a section of track was fixed between Orakei and Otahuhu.

The focus this time is on replacing rail and sleepers along the Hobson Bay causeway, said Kiwi Rail's chief operating officer Todd Moyle.

Kiwi Rail teams are also continuing to work around the clock to replace rail on the Western line, Moyle said.

“We appreciate it’s frustrating for train users who are returning to work and still facing travel disruptions."

"We’ve been working hard this summer and have made good progress with the required work and are nearing the end of major disruptions. "

The Western line will reopen on February 2.