If you are, which memorial will you visit? Local politician Sandra Coney has shared her insights into the history of some of the war memorials around West Auckland. Did you know Titirangi may have been the first community to commemorate Anzac Day?
Hi neighbors, can anyone help or recommend someone that can fix my son's Chromebook
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Recently I got the problem for oversea package lost by NZ post. Early this month my package from oversea came to NZ and NZ Post said no detail delivery address for receiver and sent it back to sender straight away but at the tracking no. page just say deliver fail. I called to NZ post and …View moreRecently I got the problem for oversea package lost by NZ post. Early this month my package from oversea came to NZ and NZ Post said no detail delivery address for receiver and sent it back to sender straight away but at the tracking no. page just say deliver fail. I called to NZ post and requested to change delivery status to Return to Sender but they don't change and just they took my detail and no reply. I contacted to sender said package has not have detail add: and sent it back to them by NZ post. But sender said without proper address could not leave their country and tracking page shown only delivery fail means my package is still in the NZ and so their reply was no refund.
Same thing again happen in last week my package was delivered successfully in NZ post tracking page. But I could not receive it. I call this morning to NZ Post and they took my detail again and they said they will contact me what they find out.
Is anybody happen like this issue before and I wish to know how to sort it out?
Did anyone see that car smashed to pieces at parrs park yesterday 😕 Did anyone survive ?
Monday and Tuesday stay the same
no collection Wednesday been ANZAC day
Wednesday becomes Thursday
Thursday becomes Friday
Friday becomes Saturday
Newmarket's Kingdon St to Broadway transit lane is only 150-metres long - however 8462 drivers were caught breaking its rules between November 2016 and 2017. Transit lanes are limited to certain vehicles during peak periods in order to decrease congestion and ensure smooth traffic flow. …View moreNewmarket's Kingdon St to Broadway transit lane is only 150-metres long - however 8462 drivers were caught breaking its rules between November 2016 and 2017. Transit lanes are limited to certain vehicles during peak periods in order to decrease congestion and ensure smooth traffic flow. Motorists are only allowed to enter them 50 metres before making a left turn. In total, Auckland Transport (AT) doled out $1.27 million in fines to unwary motorists, according to figures released.
AT spokesman James Ireland says it's been an "ongoing battle" to prevent motorists from entering the lanes."This not about raising money, this is about compliance, and keeping the city moving."Buses are the backbone of Auckland's public transport system and it's essential that they can move as freely as possible, and this is why bus and transit lanes are so important." But even this pales in comparison to the revenue the Waterview Tunnel gathered in the early weeks it was opened. Four speed cameras captured 9756 people going over the strict 80km/h speed limit in its first six weeks. Data released by police showed $948,220 in fines was issued - nearly one fine every six minutes. Police insist the fines are not a revenue-gathering exercise.
There are growing calls for New Zealand to take a stronger stand against Australia's treatment of Kiwis living across the ditch. Since 2001, Kiwis in the lucky country have faced ever-greater restrictions on what they can and can't do and access. A Reid Research poll last year found Kiwis…View moreThere are growing calls for New Zealand to take a stronger stand against Australia's treatment of Kiwis living across the ditch. Since 2001, Kiwis in the lucky country have faced ever-greater restrictions on what they can and can't do and access. A Reid Research poll last year found Kiwis were in favour of retaliation the next time the Australian government takes more rights away. Timothy Gassin, chairman of advocacy group Oz-Kiwi, said at the time retaliation might be cathartic but wouldn't work, since it would only affect the 50,000-odd Aussies living here in New Zealand - not the millions more back home. Speaking today, Dr Gassin said Australia is continuing to "push New Zealand around", if it even considers its smaller neighbour at all."There is this feeling that New Zealand has been neglected - that Australia doesn't think about New Zealand in making policies, and Australia hasn't exactly shown the generosity that might be expected of New Zealanders who have made their lives in Australia."
Around 600,000 Kiwis live in Australia.
"Australia benefits from all these New Zealanders there - they're contributing to the Australian economy, contributing to Australia society, they're paying their taxes. "New Zealand has educated many of these people at great expense, and Australia is reaping the benefits of their working years."Despite the growing gulf between Kiwis' rights in Australia and Aussies' rights here, Mr Gassin says trade and cultural ties are closer than ever.
Aussie banks cashing in on Kiwis
Dr Paul Spoonley, a sociologist at Massey University, says that's being exploited by Australia however, with its banks and insurance companies dominating the local marketplace."If you look at the stats, there are a number of Australians coming to New Zealand. If you look at those banks and companies, their middle and senior managers are typically all Australian. Why are we giving them rights?" He says Australia's shunning of New Zealanders is partly financial - Kiwis were an easy target for former Prime Minister John Howard when he needed to balance the budget - but there might also be a racist element, with many of those coming from New Zealand having Maori or Pacific backgrounds. "I've been in meetings over the years when we've talked to Australian ministers - particularly of immigration - where they bag New Zealand very significantly because they see us as the back door... People come to New Zealand, then move on to Australia. There's a little bit of truth in that."
'Who is New Zealand's best friend?'
Australian broadcaster Jason Morrison told no one in Australia thinks there is a problem with the status quo. "I always hear this argument, 'Australia's turned its back on New Zealand, Australia has downgraded New Zealand'. Alright then, who's your best mate? Who is your best mate? They'd say, 'Oh, it's not you.' I'd love you to proffer to me, who is New Zealand's best friend?" He said any Kiwis living in Australia who don't like it can always go home. "Our relationship was born in fire, it was born on the battlefield, it's been born by geography... by the fact we're closer to you than anyone else. I don't think it was born by social security." But he expects New Zealand to respond if Australia's ever in trouble. "If someone comes for us, the first people we'll turn and reach for... will be New Zealand."
Hi does anyone have a good fruiting avocado tree in their garden I could take some cuttings from to graft onto my trees. Thanks in advance Sandy
Have you organised other transport amid strikes this week? Some AT metro bus services will be cancelled from April 17 until April 27. So make sure you have a ride sorted! Will you be affected by the strikes?
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Crater Hill (Ngā Kapua Kohuora) volcanic cone and the elite soils of Pūkaki Peninsula are to remain protected from residential development and future urbanisation under a significant decision of the Environment Court.
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