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Extra ferry services in time for the holiday weekend

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Extra ferry services in time for the holiday weekend

Source: Auckland Council Weekend ferry services to and from Hobsonville start this weekend. On Saturdays, there will be seven services running between Hobsonville, Beach Haven and the Downtown Ferry Terminal and on Sunday there will be six services. Funding for the weekend ferries is provided in a joint partnership with the Hobsonville Point Residents’ Society, […]

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This is what we are all about: Royal Reserve Playground officially open!

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on This is what we are all about: Royal Reserve Playground officially open!

Source: Auckland Council Henderson-Massey residents have celebrated the official opening of the new $4.1 million Royal Reserve Playground in Massey, with a BBQ and live music on offer for the community to enjoy. Funded by Henderson-Massey Local Board, the opening follows an 18-month construction period that turned an overgrown field into one of the best […]

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Stoat sleuthing reveals nothing suspicious

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Stoat sleuthing reveals nothing suspicious

Source: Auckland Council After two weeks of intensive searching, attempts to confirm the sighting of two stoats on Aotea / Great Barrier Island are to be scaled back. The search began after a resident of the island reported seeing a pair of what was believed to be stoats crossing the road at Medlands Beach. The sighting […]

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Changes to public transport fares from 10 February

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Changes to public transport fares from 10 February

Source: Auckland Council Bus, train and ferry fares will be changing from 10 February. By law, Auckland Transport reviews fares each year to ensure they keep pace with operating costs and so that the correct portion of costs is recovered from passenger fares. These reviews have seen customers benefit, in real terms, with the average […]

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Summer’s a busy time for repairing roads

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Summer’s a busy time for repairing roads

Source: Auckland Council Tony McCartney, AT Group Manager Assets and Maintenance, explains summertime road maintenance in Auckland: This time of year is peak time for maintenance on our road network. The weather is better and there is less traffic, meaning we can work quicker, meaning jobs cost less to complete. Our region has around 7500km […]

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Vector Lights celebrates its first birthday

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Vector Lights celebrates its first birthday

Source: Auckland Council Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge is celebrating its first birthday this Auckland Anniversary Weekend with a replay of last year’s dazzling opening light show. The six-minute sustainable show will light up the Waitematā Harbour with references to Tama-Nui te Rā (the sun), Hikohiko (electrical energy) and Hei te Ao […]

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Eco Art – Crayon Making: Summer School Holiday Workshop

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Eco Art – Crayon Making: Summer School Holiday Workshop

Source: Auckland Council When Eco Art – Crayon Making: Summer School Holiday Workshop 2019-01-21 10:00:00 2019-01-21 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland Eco Art – Crayon Making: Summer School Holiday Workshop: Mon 21 Jan 2019 10:00 AM, Cost: $140 for 2-day course Bookings: studioone.org.nz/courses, info@studioone.org.nz, 09 376 3221, http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2019/01/eco-art-crayon-making-summer-school-holiday-workshop/ Eco […]

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Tupu Youth Library gets surprise star guests

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Tupu Youth Library gets surprise star guests

Source: Auckland Council Two unusual guests dropped by Tupu Youth Library on Thursday. The Project hosts Jesse Mulligan and Kanoa Lloyd took time from their busy schedules to hang out with the kids for an afternoon. The pair spoke at Tupu’s ‘Living Legends’ sessions which bring in different speakers from creative industries – artists, musicians, […]

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Have your say on Waitakere track reopenings

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Have your say on Waitakere track reopenings

Source: Auckland Council In May 2018, Auckland Council closed the forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges Ranges Regional Park to increase protection of the forest from kauri dieback disease. Several tracks were marked as priorities for upgrade during 2018/19. Staff have been working hard carrying out improvement work on tracks so that they meet the […]

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Success for Waiheke Island’s newest baby dotterel

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Success for Waiheke Island’s newest baby dotterel

Source: Auckland Council A little dotterel chick which has been at the centre of local attention and conservation efforts on Waiheke has taken flight. Popular dog-walking spot Surfdale Beach was temporarily closed over the breeding season to protect the nesting site of endangered New Zealand dotterels that had recently become established in the area. A […]

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Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Chocolate found to be effective for pest control Posted on 17 January 2019 by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are taking the phrase ‘Death by chocolate’ to a whole new level with an innovative rat control method – using chocolate instead […]

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Make the most of your park visit

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Make the most of your park visit

Source: Auckland Council Summer is well and truly here and what better way to embrace these warmer days than by visiting a park. With more than 4000 parks across the region, including 27 regional parks and the local park down the road, we are spoilt for choice. From walking, camping and kayaking to picnicking, mountain […]

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Green light for red light safety cameras

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Green light for red light safety cameras

Source: Auckland Council The chances of being caught running a red light double from today as all of Auckland’s 12 red light safety cameras are enforcing following a new agreement between Auckland Transport and New Zealand Police. The new agreement ensures all 12 of Auckland’s red light safety cameras are operational and enforcing at any […]

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Urgent removal of pines in Western Springs Lakeside Park

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Urgent removal of pines in Western Springs Lakeside Park

Source: Auckland Council In response to neighbouring residents’ concerns about the stability of large trees along the western side of Western Springs Lakeside Park, Auckland Council arborists inspected the trees’ health and identified thirteen for immediate removal. “Many of the larger pines at Western Springs are either dead, have heavily reduced canopies, have sustained damage […]

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Chinese martial arts flourishing in Orakei

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Chinese martial arts flourishing in Orakei

Source: Auckland Council In November, the New Zealand Kung-Fu Wushu Federation delivered their national championships at the Auckland Netball Centre in St Johns following a Quick Response Grant given by Ōrākei Local Board. The championships are described by the Federation as the “pinnacle Chinese martial arts event in New Zealand.” Wushu, better known in the […]

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Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers Posted on 16 January 2019 by Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for […]

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Waiheke Island’s Matiatia Plan underway

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Waiheke Island’s Matiatia Plan underway

Source: Auckland Council Increased carparking and improved transport facilities could be on the cards for an iconic section of Waiheke Island as the first steps of a detailed plan are undertaken. A project team including Waiheke Local Board, council officers, Direction Mātiatia and Ngati Paoa representatives have begun collaboration towards a new future for Mātiatia. […]

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Maungauika / North Head governance transfers to Tūpuna Maunga Authority

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Maungauika / North Head governance transfers to Tūpuna Maunga Authority

Source: Auckland Council Legal administration of Maungauika / North Head transfers to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority from the Department of Conservation (DoC) on Friday, 18 January 2019. The transfer is welcomed by the Authority as a completion of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 which saw ownership of fourteen Tūpuna […]

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Save with these zero-waste summer meals

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Save with these zero-waste summer meals

Source: Auckland Council Are you feeling like the summer holidays have taken a bit of a toll, both on your wallet and your waistline? The summer edition of Easy Choice – Family Kai meal planner by Love Food Hate Waste is here to help you get back on track. The meal planner contains four weeks […]

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Summer adventures in and around Tāmaki Makaurau

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Summer adventures in and around Tāmaki Makaurau

Source: Auckland Council Travel doesn’t have to mean stress, last minute lost passports and gridlock – it doesn’t even have to mean leaving the house. Try the latest trend in travel and tour new locations and activities nearby. The best part of it? By planning a local holiday within a four-hour drive instead of flying […]

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