27 days 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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9 hours ago

Poll: Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.

Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.

"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.

"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."

The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.

Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.

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Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?
  • 6.2% Yes
    6.2% Complete
  • 93.8% No
    93.8% Complete
193 votes
7 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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4 days ago

Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis

Ole from Takanini

Was the universe designed, or was it a product of random chance? Host Markus Lloyd guides viewers on a journey through gardens and junkyards to illuminate the beauty and complexity of God’s creation, while top creation scientists explain evidence that suggests the biblical interpretation is also the most scientifically valid.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis: Chaos or Cosmos, TODAY at 20:15 and only on Hope Channel.
Freeview Channel 27 and Sky Channel 204
Live stream: www.hopechannel.nz...