54 days ago

Duck left to die after being shot with an arrow in Auckland

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, sadly a duck was shot through the neck with an arrow in Blockhouse Bay on October 1. The SPCA are investigating incident and asked anyone with information to call the SPCA on 09 256 7300. All information would be treated confidentially, a spokesperson said.

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4 days ago

West Auckland girl Miriam Ahmed missing since November 26

Danielle Clent Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours,
Police are seeking the public's help after 15-year-old Miriam Ahmed was reported missing.

Miriam hasn't been seen since last Thursday, when she didn't come home for her school in Henderson.

Police said officers has been making "extensive" inquiries to find her ever since.

"Police and her family are concerned for her safety and well-being and want to ensure she is safe and well," a spokesperson said.

"Police believe she may be in contact with friends and urge anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact us."

Anyone who may have already seen Miriam is urged to call 105 with the file number 201127/9095.

Police asked anyone who does see her to call 111.

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2 hours ago

Water tank charge hike in rural Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

From March 1, it will cost rural communities more to fill up their water tanks.

The cost to fill a tanker with 10,000 litres of water will rise by about $25 from $13.86 to $39 (+GST).

It reflects the cost of providing water at filling stations- a service which has been heavily subsidised for many years, Watercare says.

The new charge comes into force during the summer peak to reduce pressure on rural and coastal communities.

For those of you in rural Auckland on tank water, what is your view on the increase?

And your reasons?

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2 days ago

Would you pay 44 cents a week for more climate change action?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council and the Government have declared climate emergencies. But the proposed 10 year budget, spruns a bolder action programme that would cost 44 cents a week more per ratepayer. Do you agree? Read the story below: