Mount Roskill, Auckland

1 day ago

Poll: Do you think rising house prices in Auckland will hit a limit?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland houses are less affordable than those in all but three other cities from eight countries surveyed for the 2021 Demographia international housing affordability report.

It’s now more affordable to buy a house in San Francisco or London than in Auckland. A new report has ranked the Super … View more
Auckland houses are less affordable than those in all but three other cities from eight countries surveyed for the 2021 Demographia international housing affordability report.

It’s now more affordable to buy a house in San Francisco or London than in Auckland. A new report has ranked the Super City as the fourth least affordable housing market in the world.

The 2021 annual Demographia international housing affordability report, which is a scaled down version of previous years’ reports, looks at housing affordability in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and the US.

It ranks 92 major housing markets – with populations of more than one million – in eight countries based on the median multiple, which measures median house price divided by gross median household income.

According to the report, Auckland now has a “median multiple” of 10.0. That’s up from 8.6 last year when it was the equal sixth most unaffordable market with Toronto, and from 6.4 in 2010, just a decade ago.

Regions with house prices more than three times the median regional income are considered unaffordable, so Auckland’s median multiple makes it severely unaffordable.

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Do you think rising house prices in Auckland will hit a limit?
  • 22.5% Yes
    22.5% Complete
  • 52.9% No
    52.9% Complete
  • 24.6% Unsure- it's too complex
    24.6% Complete
244 votes
4 days ago

Are you struggling to find a rental or buy a home in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is … View more
Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is willing to talk please drop me a message: ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Reporter
stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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24 minutes ago

Thank you for your support

The Team from Round the Bays

Thank you for all the support from our amazing Round the Bays whānau.

We’re disappointed the event couldn’t go ahead due to the move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland. Our immediate priority is ensuring the safe pack down of the various event sites. We are looking at event options and will update … View more
Thank you for all the support from our amazing Round the Bays whānau.

We’re disappointed the event couldn’t go ahead due to the move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland. Our immediate priority is ensuring the safe pack down of the various event sites. We are looking at event options and will update everyone as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.

Kia kaha neighbours 💙

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13 hours ago

PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS EVENT IS NOT GOING AHEAD

The Team from Round the Bays

We’re sorry to let you know that the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is not going ahead due to the Ministry of Health’s move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland which comes into effect at 6am on Sunday, 28 February.

We know how much all our participants were looking forward to event day, but … View more
We’re sorry to let you know that the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is not going ahead due to the Ministry of Health’s move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland which comes into effect at 6am on Sunday, 28 February.

We know how much all our participants were looking forward to event day, but we respect the need to keep everyone safe and contain the spread of COVID-19.

We will communicate further details tomorrow (Sunday, 28 February) by email and on our website.

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays team

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5 days ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19: Kmart and vape store among new locations of interest linked to new case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the closure of his shop on Wednesday for deep cleaning, followed by his mandatory self-isolation, would be tough for his small business.

Three new community cases of Covid-19 in south Auckland were announced on Tuesday.

The first was a student at Papatoetoe High School, which the Ministry of Health announced earlier in the day. Two other cases – the student’s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant – were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Kmart in Botany, in east Auckland, and Dark Vapes are among the places of interest visited by one of the cases, with further locations expected to be released on Wednesday.

Kmart Botany

The teenager reported as a new case on Tuesday night works at Kmart Botany.

They were at work on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, between 3.30pm and 10.30pm.

The store was closed on Tuesday night, and a thorough sanitisation of the store was being carried out, a Kmart spokesperson said.

Thirty-one Kmart staff have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating, the ministry said.

Any members of the public who visited Kmart Botany at the times the student was working is considered a casual plus contact, and must self-isolate at home immediately.

Casual plus contacts are those who would have been considered casual contacts, but have been upgraded due to the risk of the more transmissible strains of the virus.

“If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,” the ministry said.

Dark Vapes

One of the two high school students announced as new cases on Tuesday also twice visited Dark Vapes in East Tamaki, on Friday and Saturday.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said the store would be closed on Wednesday for deep cleaning, and he would isolate at home for 14-days, as per Ministry of Health advice.

“It's going to be tough for the business.”

He said the store would be able to reopen after cleaning as another staff member was available to help run it.

The owner did not know the identity of the case who visited.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said she was not sure which of the cases visited the store.

The visits to the vape store took place on Friday, February 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm, and also Saturday, February 20, between 7pm and 8.30pm.

People who visited the store during these times are considered to be casual-plus contacts.

More locations are expected to be released by the ministry on its website.

13 hours ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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25 days ago

Let's talk fundraising!

The Team from Round the Bays

Auckland's biggest fun run is just around the corner and it's time to talk fundraising!

Choosing who to fundraise for can be hard so we've made it easy for you. Either choose a cause close to your heart or support our offical charity partner Auckland City Mission!

Head to our … View more
Auckland's biggest fun run is just around the corner and it's time to talk fundraising!

Choosing who to fundraise for can be hard so we've made it easy for you. Either choose a cause close to your heart or support our offical charity partner Auckland City Mission!

Head to our website to read more about Auckland City Mission or our other charity partners here www.roundthebays.co.nz...

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14 hours ago

Breaking: Auckland at Alert Level 3 from 6am Sunday 28 February

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 10.58pm Saturday 27 Feb

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 from 6am Sunday 28 February for seven days until at least March 6. The rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2.

Auckland locations of interest include:
• Hunter Plaza (26 February) 2.55pm - 5pm
• Burger … View more
**UPDATED:** 10.58pm Saturday 27 Feb

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 from 6am Sunday 28 February for seven days until at least March 6. The rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2.

Auckland locations of interest include:
• Hunter Plaza (26 February) 2.55pm - 5pm
• Burger King Highland Park (25 February) 8pm-9pm
• Your Health Pharmacy (23 February) 2.45pm - 3.50pm
• Pak n Save Manakau (21 February) 5.30pm - 6.40pm

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- Round the Bays is not taking place
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Stay home, in your bubbles if you are in Auckland. Gatherings with others outside this bubble are prohibited.
- A border will be established around Auckland, similar to the demarcations before.
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Aucklanders are asked to wear facial coverings when accessing essential services.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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14 hours ago

Lost pet - Blue Ringneck (Louise)

Adwait from New Windsor

Hi all our beloved pet Louise took to the skies this afternoon near waitati reserve and hasnt been seen since. She is blue in color and keeps whistling. Please let me know if you notice her near you. She loves fruits and corn. I am afraid she will be hungry and thirsty soon. Will be great if you … View moreHi all our beloved pet Louise took to the skies this afternoon near waitati reserve and hasnt been seen since. She is blue in color and keeps whistling. Please let me know if you notice her near you. She loves fruits and corn. I am afraid she will be hungry and thirsty soon. Will be great if you let me know if you find her near you. Waiting for her to come back home soon safey.

You can contact me on 021301605.

Ady

4 days ago

We Say/You Say: Coastal Erosion

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the … View more
Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the impacts this will have on communities the Auckland region.

Sea level rise is notoriously difficult for scientists to follow and this has meant coastal erosion rates have been difficult to predict.

New Zealand's sea levels have risen an average 1.67mm per year since 1989, but the Ministry of Environment says this will accelerate if little action is taken on climate change.

What do you think should be done about it? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community newspaper.

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19 hours ago

What's On: APO Friends Meet The Artist

Bryce from Auckland Central

Music from the Karakia duo, Dominic (cello) and Anna (violin) Lee followed by an interview with Gale Mahood, APO Director of Artistic Planning. The morning concludes with a light lunch.
APO Friends Meet The Artist
  • Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre
3 days ago

No motor push mower

Karin from Hillsborough

Does anyone have a push mower no motor for cheap in good condition please

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1 day ago

Free couch with pull out bed

Darrel from Mount Roskill

Hi Neighbours,
A couch with a pull out bed free to a good home. This is a non-smoking, non-pet home. Need to give away as we are upgrading.
Please message me to arrange time for viewing.
Regards

Free

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1 day ago

Star Wars characters at Mt. Roskill. Countdown

Stuart from Sandringham

Outpost 42 are collecting for Child Cancer Foundation. Come get a free photo with the troops and make a donation while you are here!

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