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September start for Torbay sports field upgrade

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on September start for Torbay sports field upgrade

Source: Auckland Council The referee has blown her whistle to get the match underway at Torbay’s Deep Creek Reserve sports field upgrade – or at least she will soon. The $1.2 million upgrade was delayed for a year until September as the work is dependent on sports field usage, and consent delays have had an […]

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Sustainable design a step closer for Henderson

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Sustainable design a step closer for Henderson

Source: Auckland Council Henderson’s future as an ‘urban eco-centre’ has received a boost with five high-calibre teams shortlisted in a global design competition to redevelop two car parks into housing. Last year, two Henderson sites – the Falls and Alderman car parks – were nominated for Reinventing Cities, an international contest to inspire world-leading sustainable […]

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Help save lives this summer

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Help save lives this summer

Source: Auckland Council Applications are now open for paid lifeguard positions at our pools across Auckland this summer. If you’re a confident swimmer with effective communication skills and an interest in community wellbeing, then this is the role for you and could be just the thing to open the door to your career in the […]

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Discover over 200 fascinating heritage stories at Auckland Heritage Festival 2018

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Discover over 200 fascinating heritage stories at Auckland Heritage Festival 2018

Source: Auckland Council Celebrate people and cultures from all over the world that have made Tāmaki Makaurau the diverse city it is today at the 2018 Auckland Heritage Festival. This year’s festival theme is Ngā iwi o Tāmaki Makaurau – Celebrating the heritage of our people, bringing together the heritage stories of the many different […]

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Chalk it up for Diwali Festival

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Chalk it up for Diwali Festival

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Win $500 cash for a rangoli design ahead of this year’s festival   Colourful chalk rangoli designs will cover the ground outside Ellen Melville Centre before the Auckland Diwali Festival – and one of them will secure a $500 cash prize for its creator. Ellen Melville Centre and festival […]

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New baseball franchise named Auckland Tuatara

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New baseball franchise named Auckland Tuatara

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) New Zealand’s newest sporting franchise and the Auckland-based baseball team competing in the Australian Baseball League will be called the Auckland Tuatara. The club’s official name, logo and colours were unveiled at a press conference at Auckland Zoo today in front of invited guests and media. Auckland […]

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Rating religious use properties: what you need to know

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Rating religious use properties: what you need to know

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council’s review of non-rateable properties has hit the headlines this week. Here’s what you need to know. The non-rateable review Between April 2016 and April 2018, Auckland Council’s rates team undertook a review of all non-rateable properties in Auckland. This was done to ensure the council complied with legislation, because different […]

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Maori Cultural Initiatives Fund empowering local marae

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Maori Cultural Initiatives Fund empowering local marae

Source: Auckland Council Councillors from the Community Development and Safety Committee, along with local board members and council staff, recently had the honour of visiting two marae in Māngere. The visit enabled members of the committee to view work that had been completed as a result of Auckland Council’s Māori Cultural Initiatives Fund. It was […]

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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff marks start of construction on older peoples housing in Henderson

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Auckland Mayor Phil Goff marks start of construction on older peoples housing in Henderson

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has marked the start of construction of 40 new homes as part of a new housing development for older people in Henderson. The 40-apartment development at 33 Henderson Valley Road will increase the number of homes for older people in Auckland to 1452 and the number of villages […]

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The weaving wāhine

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on The weaving wāhine

Source: Auckland Council From what plant can you make kākahu (garments), kete (kits), taura (rope) and whāriki (matting)? Harakeke (flax) of course! Kerry Gillbanks, our very own weaving wāhine, has been the harakeke collection curator at the Auckland Botanic Gardens for over a decade. “Harakeke is a valuable and precious resource that can be used […]

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How you are represented on the council

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on How you are represented on the council

Source: Auckland Council You have until 11 September to have your say on the proposed changes to Auckland Council’s ward boundaries and local board subdivisions. The proposed changes, required by a statutory representation review, will affect how some people would vote at next year’s local body elections. The review affects only council wards and not […]

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Grants available for great zero-waste ideas

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Grants available for great zero-waste ideas

Source: Auckland Council Have you got an innovative idea about how to approach the waste that Aucklanders produce? Applications open September 1 for Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF). Businesses, iwi and education and community groups can apply for up to $50,000 towards their project. Councillor Penny Hulse, Chair of the Environment and […]

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Four Seasons in One Gallery

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Four Seasons in One Gallery

Source: Auckland Council When Monday 27 August 2018, 6.00pm – Saturday 15 September 2018, 3.00pm Opening event: Mon 27 Aug, 6pm Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm Where Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, Auckland Show map Free parking onsite Cost Free Contact Colleen Pugh info@lakehousearts.org.nz 09 486 4877 Website lakehousearts.org.nz/calendar/1/ Four […]

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Bylaw changes to further protect the health of Aucklanders

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Bylaw changes to further protect the health of Aucklanders

Source: Auckland Council Every day, Aucklanders use a wide range of services like beauty and health treatments, tattoo, body piercing and local swimming pools, and Auckland Council wants to ensure that these kinds of services have appropriate hygiene or health practices in place. The council is proposing changes to the ‘Te Ture ā-Rohe Whakamaru Hauora […]

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How to become an hero at beating weeds

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on How to become an hero at beating weeds

Source: Auckland Council Here are three simple steps to keep pest weeds under control in your garden and help make Auckland pest free. Friend or foe? Identifying weeds Before attacking – make sure that plant you’re suspicious about is actually a weed. To identify weeds, check out Auckland Council’s plant search. It has photos and descriptions […]

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Students inspire environmental design at Sherwood Reserve on the North Shore

By   /  August 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Students inspire environmental design at Sherwood Reserve on the North Shore

Source: Auckland Council What would your perfect park look like? Would it have waterfalls? Comfy benches? Bridges carved like fish? Last year, Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters team kicked off the Taiaotea Environmental Project. It aims to transform Sherwood Reserve on the North Shore to attract native birds and fish – including the short-finned eel, banded […]

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When a rodent crawls – who do you call?

By   /  August 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on When a rodent crawls – who do you call?

Source: Auckland Council As part of Auckland Council’s EnviroSchools programme, a team of Botany Downs Secondary College students have been trapping and capturing rats at the school and local reserve. These young heroes are determined to help make the area pest free and protect New Zealand’s native species. “It’s heartening to see our local environment in the […]

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Building red-light districts for inanga!

By   /  August 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Building red-light districts for inanga!

Source: Auckland Council You never know where you might end up. Shelley Hackett never thought she’d be running ‘love hotels’ for īnanga (whitebait), for example, but rivers run where they will.  Shelley is one of Auckland Council’s senior community waterways specialists, and works across the region helping endangered īnanga breed. Recently, she’s given a helping fin […]

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Non-rateable property reviewed

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Non-rateable property reviewed

Source: Auckland Council Properties identified in the council’s rating system as ‘non-rateable’ are being carefully checked to ensure they are being correctly rated and that rating legislation is applied consistently across the region. The results of the review that relate to churches and religious-use properties will be further considered by councillors.  Auckland Council head of rates […]

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Farming with feeling

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Farming with feeling

Source: Auckland Council Would you be surprised to learn Auckland Council is the largest urban farmer in the region? Grazing nearly 1500ha across 19 regional parks, this farming operation boasts some of the most picturesque coastal farmland while providing a cost-effective means of retaining these open spaces without compromising park values. It allows Aucklanders the […]

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