689 days ago

Operation Attend: Free food hampers for families of kids missing school

Mildred Armah Reporter from Eastern Courier

Free food hampers and a sympathetic ear are on offer to East Auckland families whose kids are missing school.

It’s a joint initiative between a local charity and police, who have previously raised concerns about low attendance rates in Glenn Innes.

“Some families are struggling,” says Sergeant Rhys Smith​, who works on youth aid for the Auckland City East district.

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1 day ago

Cleaner needed

Fiona from Botany Downs

Could anyone recommend a cleaner for a house in Botany please.It may need to be variable days as I am a shift worker.
Looking at 2 weekly.
Thanks in advance:)

8 hours ago

Say goodbye to tyre waste

Tyrewise

About 40% of the 6.5 million tyres Kiwis use every year are recycled, repurposed, or used as tyre-derived fuel. But the rest end up in landfills, stockpiled or dumped.

The good news is now there’s an easy solution to all that tyre waste. It’s called Tyrewise and is New Zealand’s first national tyre recycling scheme.

Tyrewise ensures that tyres in Aotearoa New Zealand are recycled or repurposed properly, saving millions from going to the landfill.

Find out more about the scheme online.
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2 days ago

Poll: Does the building consent process need to change?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Does the building consent process need to change?
  • 91.8% Yes
    91.8% Complete
  • 7.8% No
    7.8% Complete
  • 0.5% Other - I'll share below!
    0.5% Complete
850 votes