59 days ago

Should Council contract cleaners wait longer for Living Wage?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Hundreds of low-paid cleaners and security staff who work at council-facilities, but through contractors, had hoped they would be paid the Living Wage this year. Should Council budget cuts delay that? Read the story below:

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3 hours ago

Are granny flats a good retirement option?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi everyone, I'm Mikaela, a Stuff Homed reporter. We're doing a story on what granny flats are like as a housing option in retirement. For those of you that are either living in a granny flat, or are the family who built/bought a granny flat to add to your property for an elder family member, we'd like to hear about why a granny flat was right for you. What was the process of getting one and learning to live together like? If you're happy to share your story and be featured in the article, please email mikaela.wilkes@stuff.co.nz or let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

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1 day ago

Health Minister Chris Hipkins urges Aucklanders to wear face masks

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Health Minister Chris Hipkins is telling Aucklanders to wear a face mask as the city heads into an alert level 3 lockdown today.

“My advice to everyone watching this is: ‘Wear one’,” Hipkins told Stuff.

He said the Government was still working on legal issues around making masks compulsory.


A legal order under the new Covid-19 legislation would be issued on Wednesday. This would give legal effect to the alert levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.

Click here to read more.

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1 day ago

Coronavirus three-day lockdown: what it means for Auckland

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

After 102 days without community transmission in New Zealand, there are now four new cases of Covid-19.

The source of the four new cases, which are based in south Auckland, has not yet been identified.

In an urgent press conference on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a three-day level 3 lockdown of the Auckland region, and urged anyone who is unwell to seek health advice and get a test. The rest of the country moves to level 2.

Click here to find out what we know so far about what the lockdown from midday today means for Auckland.

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