155 days ago

Priyanca Radhakrishnan now the local MP for Maungakiekie

Brittany Keogh Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Hi neighbours, National's Denise Lee is no longer the MP for the Maungakiekie electorate after the official election results showed Labour candidate Priyanca Radhakrishnan beat her by 635 candidate votes. Denise Lee holds the 34th spot on National's list, which means she's out of Parliament because National only has 33 seats now. That means if you live in Ellerslie or Greenlane, Radhakrishnan is now your local MP.

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Flights from India to New Zealand will be suspended for two weeks in a bid to curb the rising number of travellers testing positive on arrival.

Stuff reported the restrictions ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that officials had recommended the drastic and unprecedented move in light of a massive wave of cases in India.

At a press conference in Auckland on Thursday afternoon, Ardern announced that no-one who had recently been in India would be allowed into the country until April 28.

The ban covers all travellers, including New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

This suspension will take place from 4pm on April 11 and will be in place until April 28.

India is currently battling a massive resurgence of the virus, with about 116,000 new cases announced on April 6 alone.

Auckland barrister Grant Illingworth,​ QC, said that under civil aviation law the Government could deny entry to aircraft and vessels from other countries.

New Zealand citizens have the right to enter the country and that right could not be taken away except by authority from Parliament, Illingworth said.

“But just because a New Zealand citizen is on a plane doesn’t mean that the whole plane will be allowed to come to New Zealand, and the Government almost certainly does have the authority to shut down flights from particular countries.”

Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?
  • 92.9% Yes
    92.9% Complete
  • 4.6% No
    4.6% Complete
  • 1.8% Undecided- it's too complex
    1.8% Complete
  • 0.7% Neutral
    0.7% Complete
1541 votes
1 day ago

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8 hours ago

Drums Lessons/Teacher for children

Inbal from Saint Johns

Hi,
I am looking for drums teacher/class in a reasonable cost for my 12yr boy. It can be a private lesson or in a group setting. Any recommendation will be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks
Inbal