Hi neighbours, National MPs Paula Bennett, Nikki Kaye and Maggie Barry have now retired from politics. Maggie Barry is looking forward to saying goodbye to the "100-hour weeks" that come with a career at the Beehive. Nikki Kaye is also keen to have a break. Meanwhile, Paula Bennett is starting a new job on Monday in a very different industry.
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.
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We have the Sunbrella material and need to make 6 flat seat covers and 6 flat back covers for Directors chairs. Simple pattern, just running out of time to do it ourselves.
Can you text me on 021621775 with your details and we can discuss time and costs.
Keen to get these done in next 10 days.
It's that festive time of the year, to enjoy Christmas activities!
Come along and bring your family to meet Santa, the kids will have a good laugh with Jiggles the clown, have their face painted, and walk away with a balloon twisted friend!
A special performance will also be live from 11am - 1pm from The Silver & Strings.