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Council confirms funding for America’s Cup Infrastructure

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Council confirms funding for America’s Cup Infrastructure

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council has agreed to provide a further $14.5 million to complete the infrastructure needed for the holding of the America’s Cup defence in 2021. The decision by the Governing Body to provide additional funding follows the government’s decision to provide further investment of $22.5 million. The additional funding is the result […]

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Must-have books on a desert island

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Must-have books on a desert island

Source: Auckland Council The O’Jays had it right, you got to give the people what they want. And that’s exactly what Central City Library is doing with the Desert Island Bookcase. While the current Librarians’ Choice shelf showcases an outstanding response to great literature, they are always on the lookout for more feedback on what the […]

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Locals supported to help preserve ecological treasure

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Locals supported to help preserve ecological treasure

Source: Auckland Council The Albert-Eden Local Board area is home to an area of lava rock forest described in New Zealand Geographic as “one of the rarest ecosystems in the world”. Once widespread throughout the Auckland region, today only 23 hectares of volcanic lava flow forest survive, which is less than 0.5 per cent of […]

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Council ferry and pool contracts under review

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Far North District Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Council ferry and pool contracts under review

Source: Far North District Council Far North District Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from potential operators of the Hokianga Ferry and the district’s public swimming pools. The request is part of a review of two long-standing service contracts held by Broadspectrum, which has operated the Hokianga Ferry for over 30 years, and CBEC, […]

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Kerikeri gets new recycling and rubbish station

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Far North District Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Kerikeri gets new recycling and rubbish station

Source: Far North District Council A new refuse transfer station will open next week in Waipapa following a deal struck between Far North District Council and locally-owned waste and recycling company, Northland Waste. The Kerikeri/Waipapa refuse transfer station will be open seven days a week from Monday 10 December and will accept bulk and bagged […]

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No time to be casual about pool safety

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on No time to be casual about pool safety

Source: Auckland Council After losing her two-year-old daughter in a home pool drowning in 2017, Chantal Kerlin is sharing her story to encourage parents to educate themselves around pool safety. Her “little pocket rocket”, Saylor Rose, was found unconscious in a friend’s pool in October 2017. She died four days later surrounded by friends and […]

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Breakthrough in Auckland City Rail Link tunnel construction

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Breakthrough in Auckland City Rail Link tunnel construction

Source: Auckland Council Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) celebrated a major milestone on 6 December with the breakthrough from the Albert Street tunnels to CRL tunnels across the Commercial Bay site, Downtown Auckland. Mayor Phil Goff says, “With the Albert Street trench excavation complete we are one step closer to delivering Auckland’s first underground rail […]

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Snow in the Park nominated for top national award

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Snow in the Park nominated for top national award

Source: Auckland Council Snow in the Park, one of the most popular events in the Henderson-Massey Local Board event calendar, has been nominated for Best Local Government Event at the 2018 New Zealand Event Awards. The nomination pits the annual snow-themed event, held at Royal Reserve in Massey which includes a four-lane tube run, under […]

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Council on the right track with consents

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Council on the right track with consents

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council is focussed on improvements to its consenting processes and has taken on the feedback from the Deputy Auditor-General in his annual audit report on the Auckland Council group for 2017/18. Mr Schollum identified issues with processing times and errors in the recording of time to process consents. James Hassall, Acting […]

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Safeswim summer returns to Auckland with new swimming spots

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Safeswim summer returns to Auckland with new swimming spots

Source: Auckland Council Ready for summer? Auckland Council’s Safeswim website is, with a range of new improved features on offer to beachgoers. 2017 was a real eye-opener for many Aucklanders with the realisation the water quality and beach safety at their favourite swimming spots wasn’t always as good as they thought. Using real-time, modelled data, […]

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Takapuna Beach Holiday Park lease progress update

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Takapuna Beach Holiday Park lease progress update

Source: Auckland Council Panuku Development Auckland is continuing to progress plans for the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park. “The Takapuna Beach Holiday Park is the jewel in the crown of Takapuna, and we’re working hard to secure the right operator for this special location,” says Ian Wheeler, Director Portfolio Management at Panuku Development Auckland. After a […]

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Panmure Library hosts community pantry

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Panmure Library hosts community pantry

Source: Auckland Council Librarians at Panmure Library have set up a community pantry to provide food for those in need. Librarians sought advice from facilitators of a regular, and popular, Love Food Hate Waste workshop held at the library and, along with some good advice and early support from the Salvation Army, the community pantry […]

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Local library feeds body and minds

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Local library feeds body and minds

Source: Auckland Council Librarians at Panmure Library have set up a community pantry to provide food for those in need. Librarians sought advice from facilitators of a regular, and popular, Love Food Hate Waste workshop held at the library and, along with some good advice and early support from the Salvation Army, the community pantry […]

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Improving safety at rail crossings in Tamaki

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Improving safety at rail crossings in Tamaki

Source: Auckland Council Incidents at level crossings in Glen Innes have raised questions around the future of the crossings, and the potential for a new footbridge. “Safety is a major issue at the Glen Innes level crossings,” says Councillor Josephine Bartley. “The number of incidents hasn’t dropped over recent years, despite increased signage and awareness […]

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top up machines

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, DJF, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on top up machines

Source: Auckland Transport Ticket and top-up machines are located at all train stations and on the Northern busway, and are used to buy a single-trip paper ticket for train travel, or to top-up your AT HOP card. Most ticket and top-up machines accept cash, credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or Eftpos to pay for your […]

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Hutt Programme Makes a Difference to Science Education

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Hutt Programme Makes a Difference to Science Education

Source: Hutt City This is despite a new national report on children’s science literacy levels showing poor results in science for children finishing primary school. The National Monitoring Study of Student Assessment shows just one in five Year 8 children across New Zealand are reaching the expected level of achievement in science – the worst […]

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National award for Orion Street neighbourhood group

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on National award for Orion Street neighbourhood group

Source: Auckland Council A little bit of love has gone a long way to making Papakura’s Orion Street a champion. Saddled with a reputation as a tough neighbourhood, residents decided to take action to improve their local area. Baggie Sandra Tilyard got to work, knocking on doors and pulling out all the stops to form […]

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Pedestrian crossings get a makeover to make communities safer

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Pedestrian crossings get a makeover to make communities safer

Source: Auckland Council Some of Auckland’s crossings are in for much-needed upgrades that will slow drivers down and make streets safer for pedestrians. Made possible by the Regional Fuel Tax, Auckland Transport (AT) is undertaking improvement work on 49 level crossings as part of its road safety programme. As well as improved signage, lighting, kerb […]

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Summer fun in Albert-Eden

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Summer fun in Albert-Eden

Source: Auckland Council There’s no reason to stray far from home as the temperatures rise this summer. To keep you and your whanau busy over the coming months, here are our top 11 local spaces, places and cool spots around Albert-Eden. Get Out & About in Albert-Eden Albert-Eden Local Board’s Out and About programme brings […]

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Council tackles sediment contamination

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Council tackles sediment contamination

Source: Auckland Council Auckland is growing quickly. Our population is expected to reach in the region of two million by 2028, and 313,000 more dwellings will be needed in the next 30 years.   With growth moving at this pace, development is intensifying, which in turn is having an impact on our environment. One such […]

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