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18 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 … View more
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
242 votes
1 day ago

Could you be "The Namer" and find Auckland's new brand?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Officially the short-list has been drawn up for a new name for the merged council agencies ATEED and RFA. But here's the criteria - see if you can do better. What would you call it? Read the story below:

6 hours ago

Sign up for a free social enterprise workshop and networking dinner

Tāmaki AKL

Do you have a business in Glen Innes, Point England or Panmure? Tāmaki Regeneration invites you to sign up for its free LEVEL UP ‘Social Enterprise’ workshop on Thursday, October 29.

This four-hour workshop, followed by dinner and networking, is designed for early-stage businesses or those … View more
Do you have a business in Glen Innes, Point England or Panmure? Tāmaki Regeneration invites you to sign up for its free LEVEL UP ‘Social Enterprise’ workshop on Thursday, October 29.

This four-hour workshop, followed by dinner and networking, is designed for early-stage businesses or those developing a new product or service. You’ll come away with tools and tactics to help develop a strong social enterprise strategy.

There are six free LEVEL UP workshops for businesses in Tāmaki. For more information and to secure your tickets, please click here.
Secure your tickets

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20 days ago

Tanks for doing your part

The Team from Auckland Council

Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.

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8 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 … View moreKia 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 … View moreWas 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...

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15 hours ago

Wanted Large Scoria Garden Rocks

Michelle from Wattle Downs

Hi looking for large garden rocks for my garden if you have any cheap or free please message me thanks

21 hours ago

Recognise these?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Have you seen these watches?

The speciality pieces were stolen in a burglary in One Tree Hill last week.

Onehunga Police are appealing to the community to help return the watches to their rightful owner.

If you have any information that could help police, email David.mead@police.govt.nz or call… View more
Have you seen these watches?

The speciality pieces were stolen in a burglary in One Tree Hill last week.

Onehunga Police are appealing to the community to help return the watches to their rightful owner.

If you have any information that could help police, email David.mead@police.govt.nz or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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17 hours ago

Summer School - Cookery Intensive

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Learn foundation cookery skills and get a Part time job.
Join the summer intensive of the NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 3 running from Nov 23 2020 - 2021 Summer Holidays.
Call us on 09 377 7961 for details.

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15 days ago

Lower-cost plan to hook water tanks to mains supply

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, More than 4,000 households on rain tank water supply will be given a lower-cost option to top up from the mains. The price is not yet known, but will be cheaper than a $7k full connection. Good idea? Read the story below:

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7 days ago

We Say, You Say: Auckland Uni Exams

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Neighbours,

Auckland uni students have spoken out against on-campus exams this year as their overseas counterparts will be able to check notes while they will not be able to.

Those international and domestic students remaining in New Zealand will be completing their exams under … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Auckland uni students have spoken out against on-campus exams this year as their overseas counterparts will be able to check notes while they will not be able to.

Those international and domestic students remaining in New Zealand will be completing their exams under supervised conditions. A university email obtained by Stuff showed that overseas students will also be given a 30 minute grace period, in case of any technical faults, with this time able to be used towards the final exam.

Do you think this is fair?

*Type NFP if you do not want your comment feature in our Conversations section.

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1 day ago

Cash for your wrecked car. Support your local business

Universal Auto Parts

Universal Auto Parts are back in business and as a local wrecker, we are happy to provide you with the best cash offer for your unused cars. Nationwide Pickup. Call today 0800 500 001.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing … View more
Universal Auto Parts are back in business and as a local wrecker, we are happy to provide you with the best cash offer for your unused cars. Nationwide Pickup. Call today 0800 500 001.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing truck, mask and gloves on at all times.

Universal Auto Parts are offering the best rates in the market to pick up the old cars for the next one month due to COVID19 situation.

Support your local buyer. Instant cash. Best rates guaranteed for your unwanted cars and free removal of cars.

Instant Cash for your wrecked car

For best quotes. Call us 0800 500 001.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Southern Line train stoppage

Auckland Transport

Southern Line closed between Homai and Pukekohe 19th Oct – 15th Nov.

Buses will replace trains from stations affected, in both directions. Trains running from Manukau via southern and eastern lines.

For details visit our website
Find out more

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5 days ago

Don’t miss your collection day!

The Team from Auckland Council

Due to the long weekend, the council's kerbside collections will be one day later from 26 – 31 October.

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1 day ago

Single horse float

Roy from Opaheke

New sub frame built 99.9 percent complete just need rego and wof plates has expired back 2014.
Open to offers welcome to view. 021999621

Price: $2,500

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1 day ago

Wanted Large Scoria Rocks for Garden

Michelle from Wattle Downs

Hi I’m looking for large scoria rocks for my garden please message me if you have any going cheap or free thanks

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