Kia ora Auckland,
Should Queen Street be car-free?
Major roading upgrades are set to get underway on Queen Street which the council says will improve pedestrian spaces.
The work is set to begin on Monday between Shortland and Customs streets, limiting traffic to a single lane each way and with bus priority in the evening peak.
Some have expressed their concerns for the project including a group of businesses and landlords calling itself Save Queen. The group applied for an interim injunction to halt the council's planned Queen St upgrade and a High Court Judge will decide whether to approve the injunction later today.
Should the upgrade go even further and ban passenger vehicles altogether? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment used in your local community paper.
Since the start of the year, we've had more than 1,500 people sign-up to become apprentices. Some of them are re-skilling from one profession into a career they love. With skills shortages in key industries, employers are hiring and offering training through the fees-free apprenticeships programme.
Sign-up with Competenz to find your apprenticeship.
The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!
In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.
We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and Andrea Gaskin, Director and Founder of charity organisation Connect the Dots, about how she’s making the art scene in Auckland accessible to seniors.
There’s advice on how to eat healthy, how to get tech savvy, and updated laws for renters and landlords.
Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...
Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...
Get more of what you want delivered to your inbox with Stuff's free email newsletters.
We've got something for everyone; whether you want the day's top news in two minutes flat, a wrap of the latest rugby action, travel deals and giveaways, gorgeous home inspiration, tips on what to stream and watch this weekend, or breaking news alerts and behind-the-scenes insight into stories and newsroom decisions.
... and that's not all.
Check out our full collection and sign up here.