It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.
For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?
Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.
Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.
"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.
"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."
The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.
Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.
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This morning I was at a large Mt Wellington Hardware store and while waiting saw just one person out of ten who entered the store, use the QR code. We have become very complacent and if there is another outbreak of covid we can only blame ourselves as the QR codes indicate what areas need to be quarantined. We will therefore all end up in a lockdown 4 situation again. Please be vigilant and use the QR code and keep our country in the clear.
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.
ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!
Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
No prior experience necessary,
Arrival 15 minutes before start time (10.15) by gate 6. Merton Road. (next to Swimtastic)
SUMMER SUNDAYS Jan 24, 31 & Feb 7th
Koha based. Give what you can.
Tai Chi movements to help bring out the flow, relaxation and release.
(followed by a cup of tea or brunch after)
RSVP by email email@example.com