Mount Eden, Auckland

9 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up … View more
Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

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1 day ago

Ever noticed the empty buses ? What's the answer ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If buses are running near empty, maybe the traditional way of providing public transport needs a rethink. Read the story below on the empty buses of Hobsonville Point. What's the answer ?

1 day ago

Makeover planned for Queen St in Auckland's CBD

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A facelift is set to roll out on Queen St, in Auckland's CBD.

Wide boardwalks, seating and native plants in planter boxes will soon replace the plastic sticks and temporary footpaths on Queen St between Customs St and Shortland St.

Auckland Council has unveiled plans to remove emergency … View more
A facelift is set to roll out on Queen St, in Auckland's CBD.

Wide boardwalks, seating and native plants in planter boxes will soon replace the plastic sticks and temporary footpaths on Queen St between Customs St and Shortland St.

Auckland Council has unveiled plans to remove emergency Covid-19 works in the area and create a pocket park on the corner of Queen St and Fort St.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff said Queen St was due for an upgrade.

“We want the street to be more people-friendly and attractive, and to become a place to visit, rather than just pass through,” he said.

“Last year, temporary measures were put in place by Auckland Transport to allow physical distancing during the pandemic. It’s now time for the yellow markers, stone blocks and painted asphalt to be replaced. "

Extended decking pavements, shrubs in proper planter boxes and street furniture will help change the look and feel of the area, Goff said.

These measures would be trialed before permanent changes were made following feedback from businesses, shoppers, visitors and residents, he said.

“Queen Street has taken a hit from COVID-19, with the loss of tourists, cruise ships and international students."

Goff said the council, businesses and residents needed to work together to help the area recover from Covid-19 and become a vibrant place to shop.

The upgrade will enhance other transformations including the refurbishment of the Chief Post Office, the creation of Te Komititanga, the new public space outside Commercial Bay, and Te Wananga, the new space being built over the water by the ferry building, he said.

Meanwhile, Aucklanders are being invited to give their feedback on a proposal to create bus lanes on sections of Queen St.

The changes are touted to improve reliability as more buses use the street during the next phase of the City Rail Link construction.

What do you think of the improvements to Queen St?

Which changes would you like to see there?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

People have until May 7 to have their say on the changes at:
at.govt.nz...

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1 hour ago

What's On: Stamp Auction

Andrew from Green Bay

The Auckland Philatelic Society is holding a Stamp Auction at the Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall on Sat 8 May - viewing from 11.30am; Auction stars 1.00pm. All welcome.
Stamp Auction
  • Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall
2 hours ago

What's On: Once Upon a Pre-Schooler Market

Renata from Mount Roskill

You're invited to our pre-loved market full of bargains for under 5's kids, we will have a sausage sizzle to fundraise for our centre, and free activities for kids.
Once Upon a Pre-Schooler Market
  • Hillsborough Playcentre
2 days ago

Fire Extinguishers

The Team from Wee Jobs

Fire extinguishers are a great investment to keeping your home safe from small fires. Check out tips below!

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6 hours ago
1 day ago

Construction of Trial Cycleway underway on Auckland's Viaduct.

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A trial cycle way is being rolled out in Auckland's CBD.

Construction has started on the bike path which winds its way through the inner city's Viaduct area, connecting the Nelson St and Quay St cycle ways.

More loading zones, pedestrian crossing points and a one-way system will also … View more
A trial cycle way is being rolled out in Auckland's CBD.

Construction has started on the bike path which winds its way through the inner city's Viaduct area, connecting the Nelson St and Quay St cycle ways.

More loading zones, pedestrian crossing points and a one-way system will also form part of the trial which encompasses Market Place, part of Customs St West and lower Hobson St.

The bike path will open in stages and is expected to be fully open by the middle of May.

It is among more than 20 designs planned for Auckland through Project WAVE, funded by Waka Kotahi NZTA's Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, to boost people-friendly spaces.

Waitemata Local Board chairman Richard Northey said Project WAVE would provide a key missing link for people on bikes.

"It will now be possible for people on bikes and scooters to get from Karangahape Rd and the Northwestern Cycleway directly, all the way down to Quay St, the Viaduct and Britomart on a protected cycleway," he said.

"That is a huge positive and will encourage more people to jump on a bike, knowing their journey will be a safe one."

Auckland Transport will monitor the project during the trial and call for community feedback.

Go to AT.govt.nz/projectwave for more information.

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20 hours ago

What's On: Chrysanthemum Workshop

Toni-Kim from Henderson

Auckland Horticultural Council presents the AK Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society CHRYSANTHEMUM WORKSHOP - trading and display tables | raffles | refreshments. $2 entry. events@aucklandhorticulture.org
Chrysanthemum Workshop
  • Western Springs Garden Community Hall
21 hours ago

Covid-19: locations of interest linked to border worker case

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Three locations of interest have been announced in relation to the Auckland Airport border worker who tested positive for Covid-19.

The fully-vaccinated employee, who works cleaning planes that have come from countries with a high-risk of Covid-19, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

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Three locations of interest have been announced in relation to the Auckland Airport border worker who tested positive for Covid-19.

The fully-vaccinated employee, who works cleaning planes that have come from countries with a high-risk of Covid-19, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

The locations of interest were visited on Saturday April 17 and include:

- Westfield St Lukes Food Court, between 12:15pm and 2:30pm
- Bunnings New Lynn, between 2:30pm and 3:50pm
- Movenpick Dominion Road, between 5:15pm to 7:20pm

The Ministry of Health said people who were at these places are considered casual contacts and should monitor their health and be aware of any symptoms of Covid-19.

If anyone develops symptoms they should stay at home, contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and get a test.

1 day ago

What's On: Chopper Zumba Party 2021

Shrada from Glenfield

Come along to family friendly Zumba class to support life-saving work of Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Buy your ticket online from www.rescuehelicopter.org.nz/events or contact Trinni 0211910508 or Simi on simi@arht.org.nz
Chopper Zumba Party 2021
  • Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
1 day ago

Commemorating Anzac Day

The Team from Auckland Council

We are proud to partner with the Auckland RSA to deliver Auckland’s 2021 Anzac Day. Click on 'Read More' for are all the details you need to honour our veterans and armed forces this Sunday.

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1 day ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Three Kings

Kowhai from Birkdale

FREE - This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-three-kings-3/
Composting Workshop Three Kings
  • Flicking Convention Centre
1 day ago

What's On: Composting Workshop One Tree Hill

Kowhai from Birkdale

FREE - This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-one-tree-hill-2/
Composting Workshop One Tree Hill
  • Athol Syms Hall
12 days ago

Wee Jobs Useful Information

The Team from Wee Jobs

Did you know how much you can save by replacing just one 75 watt incandescent lightbulb with a 11 watt LED lightbulb? Check out our post below!

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14 days ago

Handy Tips

The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our top 4 tips for keeping safe in this rough weather.

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