What do you think about the incoming increased public transport fares?
On Monday, Auckland Council announced a 4 percent increase for peak-time travel with a discount approved for off-peak travel.
According to Auckland Transport (AT), some passengers would be paying an extra 35 cents per trip, with a daily maximum spend of $20 per day which for some, would mean an unlimited daily pass.
Former AT chairman Dr Lester Levy advocated for fare freezes have not been heeded in the 2021 review.
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The most wonderful thing happened late arvo today.I was shopping with my two children at Countdown South.My daughter had used my eftpos card earlier today and didn't put it back in my wallet after using. After realizing that it wasn't there, (at the counter) I started to dial my husbands phone to come and pay immediately, but out the blue a tall man swooped over us and pay waved my groceries for me. Thank you good man...I shall pass on the goodness that you showed us today.
In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.
During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.
Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.
He has not been seen or heard from since.
“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.
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MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.
Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.
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