266 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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21 hours ago

Red Bull Flugtag comes to Auckland: Rules, prizes, how to enter and where to watch

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Come November 27, teams of brave inventors will hurl themselves off an Auckland pier and into the waters below, all in the name of Flugtag.

It’s a welcome return to New Zealand for the Red Bull Flugtag competition, which last graced our shores in 2004 when it was hosted in Wellington.

The competition will see amateur aviators design, build and then fly contraptions in a bid to be crowned winner.

The thousands of people set to descend upon Wynyard Quarter to see the event are likely to keep business booming for local hospitality hotspots.

For the full story, see below.

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3 days ago

Volunteer work wanted

Emily from Remuera

I am applying for postgraduate programs in psychology and want some volunteer experience on my CV for when I apply. I am currently in the process of working as a youth mentor which is great. Would like to add another volunteer experience that would be in a role of care (i.e., working with refugees or children with learning disabilities). The work must be face to face to show I have had real experience. Please let me know if you know of any positions or can personally recommend any amazing organisation. I have a BA in Psychology and Sociology.

2 days ago

Restaurant Month: Cheap menus courtesy of Auckland's top dining establishments

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.

Restaurants included span those from the waterfront to the CBD, and from stalwarts such as Euro, Botswana Butchery and Odettes​ Eatery, to the newcomers and the underdogs.

Viv Beck, Heart of the City chief executive, said this year’s lineup is “more world-class than ever” thanks to the “inspiring lineup of chefs”, some of whom have recently returned to Auckland from stints overseas.

For the full story, see below.

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