38 days ago

Possible record low for voter turnout as 12pm deadline looms

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Only 31 per cent of people in New Zealand's biggest city have voted in the Local Body Elections, with polls set to close at midday.

As of Saturday morning, Auckland voter turnout was sitting at 31.48 per cent, which is 3.7 per cent lower than in 2016 and 1.7 per cent below 2013, which had the lowest ever turnout for an Auckland Council election.

Usually the last day of voting will add between two and three per cent, meaning this years election could fall short of the 2013 low of 35.2 per cent.

Click the link to read more and find out how to vote if you are yet to do so, but be quick - you only have until 12pm.

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20 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 39.7% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    39.7% Complete
  • 11.7% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    11.7% Complete
  • 6% I don’t have an opinion
    6% Complete
  • 42.6% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    42.6% Complete
685 votes
7 hours ago

You're invited to our open day!

AGE School

AGE School is a boutique urban school in Takapuna, designed for children who thrive in smaller class sizes.

We are reimagining education to be a place where wellbeing and knowing ourselves comes first. With much of our time spent outside the school within our community and natural environment, our passion for real-world learning is a very real part of student life too .

You are warmly invited to our Open Day:
● Thursday 21st November, 9:30 - 10:30am
● 9 Huron Street, Takapuna
Contact us

7 hours ago

WIN a VIP Experience at the Night Noodle Markets

Grace Scown from Night Noodle Markets

Set to take over Victoria Park for 10 nights, this now iconic pop-up Asian dining extravaganza packs in the dog-friendly family fun from Friday 29 November to Sunday 8th December.

The free event runs daily with live entertainment and a licenced bar from 4pm - 10pm, with doors shutting at 9pm on closing night.

To go in the draw to win the VIP date night experience on Monday 2nd December click the button below to enter your details

Entries close Saturday 30th November 2019.
Be into win!

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