31 days ago

Auckland can build rockets - so why can't it afford Santa?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Love him or hate him, downtown Auckland's (and briefly Manukau's) 5-storey Santa appears doomed because of cost, after nearly 60 years. Should he be saved, and by whom? Read the story below:

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1 hour ago

Calls for new road following fatal Dome Valley crash

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours. Yesterday, one person tragically died in a serious crash on SH1 in the Dome Valley. The death has prompted renewed calls for the NZTA to move forward with Ara Tūhono - an extension of the northern motorway from Puhoi to Wellsford, which would provide an alternative route for the dangerous road. At least 30 people have died in accidents on the road since 2000 according to NZTA data, making it one of the North Island's deadliest roads. Construction isn't expected to start for another 10 years.
Do you travel through the Dome Valley a lot? Should this project be brought forward?

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7 hours ago

Loans that suit small businesses

Prospa

When Francis Swart’s home-based Auckland skin and beauty business “Gorgeous You” experienced a period of rapid growth, she realised it was time to expand into a larger space.

After experiencing the run-around from traditional lenders, she came across Prospa on social media. They provided her with the funds she needed to open a new salon premises and do a complete fit out and refresh, all with an easy-to-manage weekly repayment plan that suited business cash flow.

Next step for Francis is to work with a business coach to grow the business further – and Prospa will be right alongside her.
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11 hours ago

What's On: Christmas Carol Service

Paul from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Join us for coffee or tea in the old Parsonage at 6.30pm before our Christmas Carol service in the Old Chapel at 7 pm. All Welcome Gold Coin donation appreciated
Christmas Carol Service
  • Silverdale Pioneer Village