18 days ago

French exchange student, 18, missing in Auckland

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Eloi Jean Rolland has been missing from his accommodation in Birkenhead for two weeks.
His family back in France are "terribly concerned", but cannot travel to New Zealand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 7, Rolland caught a train from the Britomart Station in the CBD about 6.30am, and exited at New Lynn's Fruitvale Rd station about 7.26am. Mobile phone data indicates he was last in the Piha Rd area, where police have been focusing their search since Tuesday.
Police are requesting Piha residents check their properties for any signs of Rolland, and are asking for people to check dash-cam footage from the morning of March 7.
Rolland is 170cm tall and of thin build and was wearing a blue and white jacket, jeans and dark sneakers when he went missing. He speaks limited English.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should contact Waitematā Police on 09 488 9764.

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4 hours ago

Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

Catrin Owen Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Who loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling adventurous why not make them.
My personal favourites are from Daily Bread. What's your favourite thing about Easter?

1 hour ago

Phils Folly

John from Warkworth

Anyone else staggered by Phil Goff's commitment to stick with a 3.5% rate rise?. It's like he has his head in the sand, hasn't been briefed on C19 global financial shock, or alternatively doesn't give a hoot about ratepayers and residents. Surely Phil understands the implications for ratepayers when treasury forecasts up to 30% unemployment as a consequence of C19 lockdown (s), and similarly appreciates that now is the time to back off some of those grand plans for auckland central that will no longer have tourists to use them, to defer support for an America's Cup that wont happen until 2022 and insist upon deferral of all other non essential projects plus implement a wage reduction across council of 20% (himself included). I encourage all ratepayers and workers to directly express concern to the mayor and his leadership team for this bizarre commitment to rates rises. The mayor can be contacted at following email address phil.goff@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

21 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

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