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68 days ago

What's On: 'Toroa', steam ferry, update

Vivien from Swanson

Talk by Peter McCurdy from the Toroa Preservation Society on the progress of the steam ferry's restoration project. Presented by West Auckland Historical Society. email: info@westaucklandhistory.org.nz
'Toroa', steam ferry, update
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20 hours ago

PLEASE SIGN SH16 Petition to remedy congestion between Brigham Creek Road and Waimauku

Lindsay from Huapai - Kumeu

Hi, I have recently started a petition to the House of Representatives asking the Government to approve funding now for the New Zealand Transport Agency to take immediate action to remedy safety concerns and congestion on SH16 between Brigham Creek Road and Waimauku by increasing the road to four lanes.
Currently improvements to this section of road are at least 10 years away and by then the congestion will be diabolical.
Please sign the petition by clicking the link below:
www.parliament.nz...
It is very important to get as many signatures as possible so ask your friends to sign as well.
Thank you
Lindsay Andrews.

4 hours ago

Auckland bus strike: What you need to know

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

More than 70,000 daily bus trips could be affected by a suspension dealt to hundreds of NZ Bus drivers across Auckland. The suspension comes after tensions between NZ Bus and union members as they tried to settle on a new collective agreement regarding pay and work hours. Union members had been declining bus fares from passengers, and planned to do so until Christmas before the suspension began. Now drivers will go without pay until Christmas Eve.
NZ Bus' biggest area is central Auckland, all of the Link services, and those serving the main isthmus arterials to eastern suburbs and along Mt Eden, Dominion and Sandringham Roads, as well as some to the outer west and northwest, and on the North Shore.
How has the bus driver suspension affected you? Let us know in the comments.

3 days ago

Hazy weekend for New Zealand.. again

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hazy skies caused by the tragic Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)

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