Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here
Waste management is asking people to spare a thought for the team dealing with our city's waste.
They regularly see contaminated items such as nappies, bottles of rotten milk, broken glass and rancid meat trays in recycling bins. This waste is unsanitary for the drivers and can cause injuries from broken glass.
Often, the bins are so contaminated that the entire bin will be rejected. Click here for more information.
This year's WEAVE Cultural Market will be on the 6th of December in Garden Place from 4pm till 8pm. Come along and enjoy ethnic food, crafts, cultural performances and other entertainments, celebrating the diversity of our former refugee and migrant communities.
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?
Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!
Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.