The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:
TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre," says Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage.
"If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so. More updates here.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Auckland Transport says detours are affecting the NX2 22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, 248X, 82, 802, 923, 75, 18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, 209, 105, 106, 110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, 134 InnerLink and OuterLink bus services. There are also changes to bus stops.
-The SkyCity carpark was expected to open this morning and customers whose cars were stuck in the carpark on Tuesday night wouldn't be charged for the extra day.
Imagine receiving this pamphlet in your letterbox. Would you be compelled to donate?
In 1923 this was sent out to Auckland's citizens, requesting help to raise the remaining £50,000 of the total £200,000 which was needed to build the new Auckland War Memorial Museum. It included a call to donate, initial drawings of the planned Museum and a list of early donors.
The people of Auckland came through and all the funds were raised! The new Auckland Museum was opened on 28 November 1929.
We’re celebrating 90 years of Auckland Museum in Auckland Domain. Read more about the origins of the building here.
Christmas is all about sharing time, gifts and good food with family and friends. Sadly, this isn’t always a reality for many Kiwis. Statistics show that one in five Kiwi children are living in households without access to enough (healthy) food.
You can make a difference. By donating a Christmas Box, for only $30, you will contribute to feeding a family of four to six people for up to a week!
“Without Christmas Box, we would not be having Christmas. We can now have Christmas dinner and enough food to last for a while. You have brought joy to our family and smiles on our kids faces.” – Christmas Box recipient.
There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.
Find out the answer here.
19% Failing to giveway19% Complete
18.4% Travelling above the speed limit18.4% Complete
24.6% Not stopping at stop sign24.6% Complete
38% Not checking blind spots/mirrors38% Complete