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Kaeo water customers get reprieve

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Far North District Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Kaeo water customers get reprieve

Source: Far North District Council Water will keep flowing to 23 Kaeo households and businesses for another seven months following a deal struck between the water supplier and the Far North District Council. Wai Care Environmental Consultants notified its customers earlier this month that it intended to stop supplying water from 23 November. The notice […]

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Lower Hutt Stands Up Against Violence Towards Women

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Lower Hutt Stands Up Against Violence Towards Women

Source: Hutt City E Tù Te Awa Kairangi is the theme of a community breakfast being held at the Walter Nash Centre on Thursday 22 November. Media are invited to attend this event which will feature local White Ribbon Ambassadors, an address by Scott Brown the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, Lower Hutt Mayor Ray […]

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Beltway Cycleway consultation opens today

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Beltway Cycleway consultation opens today

Source: Hutt City The new route, which will eventually run from Seaview through the east of the city and connect with the Hutt River Trail in Taita, is part of a $28 million investment by Council and NZTA in a network of walking and cycling routes which will provide many benefits for the city. Council’s […]

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New van to help community move step closer to zero-waste goal

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New van to help community move step closer to zero-waste goal

Source: Auckland Council The redistribution of a community’s resources just got a bit easier thanks to Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board empowering a local organisation with their resource recovery service. The board has approved $20,000 for ME Family Services to buy an amazing new van, which will be used to pick up larger items people don’t need […]

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Bringing books to Aucklanders

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Bringing books to Aucklanders

Source: Auckland Council This month, Our Auckland is meeting some of the people who work ‘behind the scenes’ to make Tāmaki Makaurau a great place to live. We chat to Gill Clive, a Homebound Service Coordinator, who delivers library services to Aucklanders who are no longer able to travel to a physical library.   Among […]

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Auckland Council wants good-faith negotiation with Homes, Land and Communities Limited over Te Onekiritea

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Auckland Council wants good-faith negotiation with Homes, Land and Communities Limited over Te Onekiritea

Source: Auckland Council At this week’s Environment and Community Committee meeting, councillors agreed on a way forward for Auckland Council to acquire land for open space at Te Onekiritea (Bomb Point), Hobsonville. This discussion was held in confidence due to commercial sensitivity. The land is currently under the ownership of Homes, Land and Communities (HLC) […]

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Local boards work together to restore Newmarket stream

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Local boards work together to restore Newmarket stream

Source: Auckland Council Ōrākei and Waitematā local boards are working together with their local communities to restore the Newmarket stream. Restoration efforts include getting rid of invasive weeds and replanting the stream banks with native plants.  Waitematā Local Board Environment portfolio lead Rob Thomas says it’s vital that local boards support environmental work in their […]

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Summer fun in Kaipatiki

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Summer fun in Kaipatiki

Source: Auckland Council Kaipātiki is a great place to be over summer with loads of things to do and see, including over 180 free family-friendly events between now and April 2019. Throughout the summer months there will be a range of events on offer including family orientated Summer Fun and Families in Parks events, community Christmas […]

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New Waitematā Safe Routes designs open for feedback

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New Waitematā Safe Routes designs open for feedback

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Transport (AT) is asking for feedback on its newly designed Waitematā Safe Routes project, which will deliver walking, cycling, road safety and village centre improvements to Garnet, Old Mill, Surrey and Richmond Roads in Grey Lynn. The new designs are the result of months of engagement with schools, businesses, community groups […]

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Ten library tips for teens and young people

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Ten library tips for teens and young people

Source: Auckland Council With exams finishing and summer stretching out ahead, it’s a hectic time for younger Aucklanders. Check out this list of free services from Auckland Libraries to make your life easier. Book a librarian Get one-on-one help putting together your CV, whether you’ve just finished school or are looking for a summer job. […]

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Track closures to keep Waiheke dieback free

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Track closures to keep Waiheke dieback free

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council and Waiheke Local Board will temporarily close vulnerable tracks to protect Waiheke Island’s kauri against the risk of kauri dieback disease being spread from the mainland. Two tracks are currently planned for closure to protect kauri: Fisher Road and part of the walkway through Sir Rob Fenwick’s property linking Awaawaroa […]

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Auckland City of Music strategy launched

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Auckland City of Music strategy launched

Source: Auckland Council Auckland is officially a City of Music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network last year when an application for this status was granted. The cultural arm of the United Nations, UNESCO, launched the Creative Cities Network in 2004 to promote social, economic and cultural development among cities that have identified creativity as […]

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Panmure Wharf is ready for summer

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Panmure Wharf is ready for summer

Source: Auckland Council In the latter parts of this year Auckland Council completed the renewal of the historic wharf at Panmure. The existing structure had deteriorated to such an extent that parts were no longer safe for public use. The works provided an opportunity to improve more than what was required to ensure public safety, […]

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New pathway connection to Parnell Station now open

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New pathway connection to Parnell Station now open

Source: Auckland Council This week, members of Waitematā Local Board, Auckland Transport, Parnell Community Committee and Parnell Business Association enjoyed a first walk on the new pathway connecting Parnell Station with Carlaw Park student village and business centre. Waitematā Local Board funded the pathway and chairperson Pippa Coom says the pathway provides a much-needed connection […]

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The one stop shop for free fun in Otara

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on The one stop shop for free fun in Otara

Source: Auckland Council This month, OurAuckland is meeting some of the people who work ‘behind the scenes’ to make Tāmaki Makaurau a great place to live. Proving expensive isn’t always better, Ōtara Town Centre facilities have rallied together to provide valuable school holiday activities that are fun, free and for the whole whānau. October marked the eighth […]

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Post office building lifted for City Rail Link

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Post office building lifted for City Rail Link

Source: Auckland Council One of the most complex engineering challenges for the City Rail Link to date has just been completed and it has taken two years of planning and preparation by NZ and international experts. In order to construct new railway tunnels under the Britomart train station, the building had to first be moved […]

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Committee to consider rating of religious use properties report

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Committee to consider rating of religious use properties report

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee is to consider how rates are applied to religious-use properties at its meeting next week. On Tuesday 20 November, the committee will be asked to agree to transitioning the rates increases for religious use properties by deferring the increases to 2019/2020. This would be done by […]

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Protecting kauri in Kaipatiki

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Protecting kauri in Kaipatiki

Source: Auckland Council In response to kauri dieback being confirmed at Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve earlier this year, many tracks and reserves have been closed to contain and reduce the chance of dieback spreading further. Kaipātiki Local Board Chair John Gillon says it’s critical for kauri that people respect the closures that are in place. […]

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Serious fun with eels, insects and effluent

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Bay Of Plenty Regional Council, DJF, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Serious fun with eels, insects and effluent

Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:00 p.m. More than one hundred students from 10 Bay of Plenty schools enjoyed a day out discovering how to monitor and care for their local waterways yesterday. Another eighty students from eight more schools are doing the same today. The 8-12 year olds are […]

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Work starts to remove properties for Eastern Busway

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Work starts to remove properties for Eastern Busway

Source: Auckland Council Work started today to remove 61 properties as part of the AMETI Eastern Busway route. The properties are all owned by Auckland Council and are along the Panmure to Pakuranga stage of AMETI. The removal of properties on the northern side of Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Road will finish by early next […]

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