51 days ago

‘Jacinda and a terrible orange’ artwork up for grabs on Trade Me

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

A sketch of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holding a “terrible orange” drawn in an unflattering resemblance of US President Donald Trump is selling on Trade Me.

The original artwork was made by a New Zealand artist using a graphite pencil and watercolours.

"The artwork is signed and dated on the back and framed in a 18" x 24" Rimu frame with a white mat border," it states on the auction.

The auction closes on Sunday, and the current bid is $177. The reserve price has not been met yet.

The artwork is titled “Jacinda and a terrible orange”.

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1 day 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?
  • 6.3% Yes
    6.3% Complete
  • 93.7% No
    93.7% Complete
476 votes
1 day ago

Could you be "The Namer" and find Auckland's new brand?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Officially the short-list has been drawn up for a new name for the merged council agencies ATEED and RFA. But here's the criteria - see if you can do better. What would you call it? Read the story below:

3 hours ago

Riddle me this!

NumberWorks'nWords Manukau

What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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