Diwali has different meanings worldwide depending where you live but primarily it celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Whether you are celebrating at home by lighting lamps & eating treats, or you are going to a nearby festival, we'd love to hear about your Diwali celebrations. Feel free to share your photos and best wishes to your community below.
Tikipunga and Hikurangi residents have been helping shape the development of their communities as part of our Placemaking programme. Thank you for your input last year!
Urban Designer Alicia Lawrie says the feedback received has helped identify opportunities, future projects and actions to include within these long-term neighbourhood spatial plans.
We've put updated summaries and reports on our website. We are now working on draft Placemaking Plans which the community can give feedback on before they are formally presented to Council for adoption later this year.
Stuff's live blog has the latest information on the Northland community case of Covid-19. As of Wednesday, none of the case's close contacts have tested positive for coronavirus and queues at community-based testing stations have eased.