35 days ago

Blue September

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

We are proudly supporting Blue September! ๐Ÿ’™
Pop into our office to grab your raffle tickets for this awesome gift basket or see Ellena at the Kaukapakapa Market on Sunday.

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1 day 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?
  • 6.3% Yes
    6.3% Complete
  • 93.7% No
    93.7% Complete
476 votes
21 minutes ago

Harcourts Foundation NZ

Nicky Horsbrough - Harcourts Helensville

The Harcourts Foundation New Zealand - Round 47 grant applications close on Tuesday 3rd November, so get in quick if you haven't submitted your application.

Apply online here: harcourtsfoundation.org...

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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: