107 days ago

Notorious Grey Lynn boarding house transformed into boutique hotel

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, once known as the home of last resort, an old nunnery on Grey Lynn's Great North Rd has been reborn from a decrepit boarding house to a boutique hotel, named The Convent.
Would you stay here?

More messages from your neighbours
6 hours ago

Is the government giving financial support to families that are self-isolating?

Betty from Mount Wellington

Hi, my neighbours
We know that these days many families live in south Auckland, like Papatoetoe and now east Auckland, like Botany are self-isolating as government required.
I just wonder could they apply any help during the isolation or does the government supply any help?
I worry that those people who are self-isolating are suffering from a lot of pressure. Not everyone is wealthy enough to self-isolate without support, right? Do they have enough income to pay for their rent or food or cover their basic expenses? Could they keep working at home and not lose their jobs? How can they get help? And if so from where?

Could anyone who has experienced this share their thoughts and feelings about this subject?

Kind regards

1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

5 hours ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
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