40 days ago

Youth politicians accuse Auckland Council of 'ageism'

Brittany Keogh Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Auckland Council has been accused of ageism for paying members of its youth panel 30 per cent less than its older advisors.

Members of its youth advisory board, who are aged 14 to 24, are paid $173 per meeting, but a review has recommended the council raise their pay to match the rate of $250 per meeting, that members of other demographic panels get.

What do you think? Should young people get a pay rise? Read the full story here.

More messages from your neighbours
4 days ago

Cat trap

Kevin from Kohimarama

Does anyone have a cat trap they can lend me? An unknown cat has just ruined five or six new seedlings in my garden and I am not happy. I intend to treat the cat kindly and transport it to the SPCA. This has been going on for weeks. Today's disaster is the final straw. It's not the cat's fault but I am sick of neighbour's cats using my garden to shit in and make a mess. Needless to say they will also be hunting birds.

1 hour ago

When did you last update your family photos?

Lesley from Stonefields

With a fully portable photography studio, I come to your home on the weekend at a time to suit your busy family schedule.

Only 3 sessions remain in 2019 (15, 21 and 22 December) for my 2 hour family photography package.

Package is for up to six people (pets welcome) with your choice of backdrop as shown, white with pink, blue or neutral theme or Christmas. Photography packages, for a minimum of 10 high resolution digital images start at $350.

Travel charge applies if you live north of Silverdale, west of Huapai, south of Takanini.

Payment options: credit card or bank transfer.

Contact lesley@lesleywhytephotography.co.nz to book your family photos.

6 days ago

Swimming warnings at Auckland beaches

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.

The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from swimming was issued for Castor Bay just after 3pm yesterday.

It's recommended that people do not enter the water while the warnings are in place.
Check here to see where's safe to swim.
Source: NZ Herald