48 days ago

Could the Northcote electoral seat change hands?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, The Northcote electoral seat, currently held by National MP Dan Bidois, has previously been won by a small margin. Political science academic Dr Lara Greaves has analysed voting trends and demographics in the area. She weighed in on whether Labour is likely to take the seat this year. Find out what Greaves' prediction was by clicking the below link.

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2 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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7 hours ago

DRUM ROLL! Our 2021 Calendar Competition winners are in! 🤩

The Team from SPCA - Auckland Centre

We were blown away by the amazing entries we received for our 2021 Calendar Competition. We’ve now completed the very difficult judging process - we had well over 2000 entries which is incredible and by far the most we’ve ever received!
The calendars have been finalised, we have selected the winners, and are thrilled to say they are now available to PRE-ORDER!

Filled with incredible photos of pets across New Zealand, we are so happy with how the calendars look and now is your chance to get your paws on your copies early!

We are running pre-orders for a limited time only, so get your orders in NOW! We have three versions to buy: cat, dog and 'companions, great and small’!
You can pre-order yours here: www.spca.nz...

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted your beautiful pet photos. It made us so happy seeing how loved and happy so many animals in New Zealand are!

All pre-orders, as well as complimentary calendars for entrants, will be posted at the end of October / beginning of November!

Check out all of our winners on our website here: www.spca.nz...

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6 hours ago

Election 2020: North Shore candidates for local MP

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be North Shore’s MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.

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