79 days ago

Indie-pop festival Laneway cancelled in 2020 by coronavirus

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Central Leader

Auckland’s Laneway music festival will not go ahead this year as organisers “do not believe we can operate to our full capabilities.”

In a statement, they said: “After much deliberation, we are very disappointed to announce that Laneway Festival Auckland will not be taking place in Summer 2021.

“The current circumstances surrounding border closures and the unpredictability of future Covid-19 outbreaks have created an extremely tough environment for festivals

The festival was postoned until 2022 and organisers were “sending our love and support to all our loyal crew and suppliers who we hope to see again, along with all the punters, in summer 2022.”

Laneway, which has run for the past 11 years, usually features major international musicians as headliners; last January’s festival was led by performances from English acts The 1975, Charli XCX, and Ruel.

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1 day ago

Would you pay 44 cents a week for more climate change action?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council and the Government have declared climate emergencies. But the proposed 10 year budget, spruns a bolder action programme that would cost 44 cents a week more per ratepayer. Do you agree? Read the story below:

2 days ago

Your favourite ever summer holiday

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

3 days ago

Poll: Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Aucklanders will see their rates bills soar 5 per cent to help counteract a $1 billion fall in council revenue over the next four years.

The one-off hike, up from a planned 3.5 per cent increase, will add $36 to the rates bill of an average value home before annual increases return to the previous path of 3.5 per cent rises.

The proposed increase is included in the update of Auckland Council's 10-year budget, which starts in July.

Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?
  • 8.4% Yes
    8.4% Complete
  • 87.8% No
    87.8% Complete
  • 3.8% Undecided. It's too complex.
    3.8% Complete
1072 votes