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Additional ferry sailings for north and west Auckland

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Additional ferry sailings for north and west Auckland

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Transport has announced more good news for north and west Auckland ferry users.  From Monday 25 February, Hobsonville and Beach Haven ferry users will get four additional trips each weekday to choose from. This comes on the back of the recent commencement of weekend ferry services.  Check the new weekday timetable […]

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Stoat hunt shuts down

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Stoat hunt shuts down

Source: Auckland Council After an exhaustive effort over the last six weeks, Auckland Council and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have signed off on a collaborative biosecurity response following an unconfirmed sighting of a pair of stoats in the Medlands Beach area early in January. A full-scale biosecurity operation was deployed using a team of stoat […]

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Hokianga Ferry to resume sailing Tuesday

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Hokianga Ferry to resume sailing Tuesday

Source: Far North District Council The Hokianga Ferry should resume normal services tomorrow with repairs to one of its engines due to be completed today.  Sailings of the Hokianga vehicle ferry were halted yesterday as a precaution due to mechanical issues.  The Far North District Council is now working with a local ferry operator to […]

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Damaged Beach Haven bridge to be rebuilt

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Damaged Beach Haven bridge to be rebuilt

Source: Auckland Council A fire that destroyed a large section of a pedestrian bridge used daily by hundreds of people in Beach Haven will need to be fully rebuilt. A structural engineer has assessed the remains of the bridge that linked Fordham and Lanigan Streets and has advised that it is not repairable and it […]

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Onehunga Foreshore cleanup planned for Seaweek

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Onehunga Foreshore cleanup planned for Seaweek

Source: Auckland Council Tweet this quote Share Share this Volunteer at the Onehunga Foreshore cleanup event as part of Seaweek 2019 Across the region, groups are getting together to find ways to support Seaweek 2019. Among events being organised in Maungakiekie Tamaki area is a group effort by Hirepool, Fishing & Adventure TV and Sustainable […]

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Aucklanders urged to have their say on their Annual Budget

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Aucklanders urged to have their say on their Annual Budget

Source: Auckland Council Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the city’s proposed 2019/2020 budget. Last year we introduced our 10-year budget 2018-2028 which committed to the largest ever investment in Auckland’s infrastructure. This year’s budget focuses on delivering our ambitious program of work and supporting a growing Auckland. The […]

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Get together and #SnapAKL this February to win

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Get together and #SnapAKL this February to win

Source: Auckland Council It’s the perfect time of year for getting out and about in Auckland, but with so many things to do, how do you know where to start? Get your summer sorted and challenge your friends and family to an Auckland scavenger hunt! Play the SnapAKL game and explore Auckland this February with […]

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Annual Budget consultation meetings to be held for Great Barrier residents

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Annual Budget consultation meetings to be held for Great Barrier residents

Source: Auckland Council Consultation on the Annual Budget for the financial year 2019/2020 is open until 17 March and there will be four local opportunities where Great Barrier residents can chat with their local board. These will be informal meetings, so feel free to come along and have a say on proposed financial priorities for […]

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Make a pledge to cycle to work during Bike Month

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Make a pledge to cycle to work during Bike Month

Source: Auckland Council Did you know that cycling to work instead of driving just one day a week throughout the year could save you 237kg of carbon emissions and up to $800 in petrol? Cycling to work instead of driving on your commute is a win that’s good for your wallet, fitness and the planet. […]

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Five beautiful public spaces to enjoy this summer

By   /  February 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Five beautiful public spaces to enjoy this summer

Source: Auckland Council Auckland’s beautiful public spaces come alive during the summer with friends and family getting together.  From playgrounds, urban parks to creative streetscapes, discover premier public spaces that connect people with their community and with each other. Check out our top five picks that are perfect for playing with the kids, enjoying a […]

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Update on Avondale Business Association

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Update on Avondale Business Association

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council can confirm that it has now written to the Avondale Business Association regarding concerns over its financial and governance practices. It follows on from a request from the council in December 2018, requesting several steps be taken to satisfy the council that the ABA was operating in line with its […]

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Last call for Matariki Festival event submissions

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Last call for Matariki Festival event submissions

Source: Auckland Council As we prepare for our Matariki Festival, taking place from 22 June to 14 July in Auckland this year, all expressions of interest (EOIs) are welcome for programmes fitting any of these categories: Hapori – Community Kai – Food Kiriata – Film Kōrero – Lectures / Presentations Ngā Mahi Toi – Visual Arts Taiao – Environment […]

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New partnership to boost Chinese visitors to New Zealand

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New partnership to boost Chinese visitors to New Zealand

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) A partnership aimed at attracting more high-value Chinese visitors to New Zealand during shoulder and off-peak seasons has been formed between Auckland’s economic development agency, the bankcard scheme with the world’s largest cardholder base, and Immigration New Zealand (INZ).  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) signed […]

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Devonport Arts Festival

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Devonport Arts Festival

Source: Auckland Council The Devonport Arts Festival is a 3-day event offering the public access to a range of art types accross the Peninsula. With a large interactive art installation going up at the Band Rotunda, there will be a whole host of activities for all the family from puppetry, to plate spinning, performance poetry […]

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Fruit fly investigation underway in Devonport

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Fruit fly investigation underway in Devonport

Source: Auckland Council An investigation is underway after a single male Queensland fruit fly was caught in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Devonport. This investigation is being led by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). The fly was collected from a fruit fly trap and formally identified on the afternoon of 14 […]

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Kūkūwai Karnival celebrates end of Waterview Tunnel work disruption

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Kūkūwai Karnival celebrates end of Waterview Tunnel work disruption

Source: Auckland Council The Waterview Tunnel is a key piece of the Western Ring Route, connecting west Auckland with Manukau, the city and north. This 2.4km tunnel took just over six years to complete and was opened in July 2017.  Albert Eden and Whau local boards are holding a community event to celebrate the end […]

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Improving Auckland’s dog rules

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Improving Auckland’s dog rules

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council has recently completed a review of its policy on dogs and related bylaws so that improvements can be made to the way dogs are managed across the region. This week, the council’s Regulatory Committee recommended to the Governing Body that proposed changes to the Auckland Council Policy on Dogs 2012 […]

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Auckland’s sporting heavyweights unite behind World’s Biggest Bootcamp

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Auckland’s sporting heavyweights unite behind World’s Biggest Bootcamp

Source: Auckland Council Auckland’s professional sports teams are united in their support of the World’s Biggest Bootcamp at Eden Park – an event that aims to encourage healthy living and highlight the obesity epidemic afflicting many of New Zealand’s communities. In what is surely an unprecedented show of cross-code unity, the Blues (rugby), Warriors (league), […]

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Seaweek volunteers needed for Manukau Harbour tidy

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Seaweek volunteers needed for Manukau Harbour tidy

Source: Auckland Council Manukau Harbour is set to receive a clean as part of Seaweek from 2-10 March. A harbour-wide beach clean-up is being organised, with sea cleaners using their boats to access tough-to-get-to places, and Sustainable Coastlines providing supplies. Papakura Local Board chair Brent Catchpole hopes locals will join the initiative by organising a group […]

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Growing community gardens in Albert-Eden

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Growing community gardens in Albert-Eden

Source: Auckland Council Over the last few years, community-based garden initiatives have sprung up around Albert-Eden. They provide a welcome refuge for birds, butterflies and people in the local area and beyond. Local Board Chair Peter Haynes says, “We recognise that community gardens not only benefit health and wellbeing but also bring diverse ethnic and […]

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