31 days ago

Crises bring swift decisions - why can't we always be that swift?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland's raft of crises in 2020 has resulted in some clever and quick responses. So why can't our decision-makers always be so nimble? Read the story below:

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you planning to open your door to trick-or-treaters this Saturday night?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

As Halloween edges closer, some Auckland streets are going all out to decorate their homes and stock up on sugary treats.

Others will be banning trick-or-treaters this Saturday night in post-pandemic New Zealand.

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Are you planning to open your door to trick-or-treaters this Saturday night?
  • 25.2% Yes
    25.2% Complete
  • 74.8% No
    74.8% Complete
618 votes
2 days ago

Poll: Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.

Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.

"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.

"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."

The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.

Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.

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Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?
  • 7.4% Yes
    7.4% Complete
  • 92.6% No
    92.6% Complete
639 votes
28 minutes ago

Recognise this man?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police are appealing to the public to help identify this person.

Police believe he may be able to assist them with enquiries into a theft in the Henderson area.

If you recognise him, or have any information about his identity, phone 105 quoting file number 201017/9691
@[organisation_10338]

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