16 days ago

Former Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino to stand for parliament

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

John Palino has announced his intention to run in the 2020 general election despite not being in the country.

Palino, who is best known for his three unsuccessful campaigns for Auckland mayor, has signed on as a list candidate for the minor Tea Party.

But Palino is currently based in Florida, United States, after travelling to visit family at the end of last year and deeming it too dangerous to return due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He says he will run his campaign from there and return if the Tea Party is “lucky and fortunate” to get enough votes.

The Taxpayers and Entrepreneurs Alliance formally registered earlier this year, and is running on a platform of support for business, opposition to capital gains taxes, opposition to recreational drugs, and embracing migration.

Palino was approached to stand by Tea Party co-leader John Hong, who ran alongside Palino in the Auckland race last year.

Do you think the fourth time is the charm for the once mayoral hopeful?

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8 days ago

Ko te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau e tautoko ana i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

The Team from Auckland Council

While COVID-19 has had a big impact on plans for this year, we still have some fantastic opportunities for you to practice your reo (language) this Māori Language Week. Find out how by clicking on 'Read More' below.

1 day ago

Auckland Museum translates online war records into te reo Māori

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An online military database has been translated into te reo to honour Māori servicemen and women.

Auckland War Memorial Museum has introduced the changes to the user interfaces of its online cenotaph and collections in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week.

The initiative was funded by a $15,000 grant from InternetNZ, a lobby group that aims to support digital inclusion.

1 day ago

TV / Audio technician wanted

Tony from Helensville

I have a newish LG 50 inch TV with a Klipsch sound bar that I cannot integrate.
Is there a local expert in or near Helensville who can set it up properly?