Takapuna, Auckland

2 days ago

Congestion charge for Onewa Road?

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Congestion charge for Onewa Road?
The NZ Parliament is currently consulting on a proposal for congestion charges for Auckland. Submissions can be made online and close on Thursday 20 May 2021.
Parliament are wanting to know your views on different congestion charge options, such as when entering … View more
Congestion charge for Onewa Road?
The NZ Parliament is currently consulting on a proposal for congestion charges for Auckland. Submissions can be made online and close on Thursday 20 May 2021.
Parliament are wanting to know your views on different congestion charge options, such as when entering the city centre, or using "strategic corridors". They are proposing to start rolling out these charges when the City Rail Link opens.
To me it appears from the attached map that Parliament are suggesting that the lower North Shore could be included in Phase 1 (2025) or Phase 2 (2028) of the roll-out. Does that mean that they are proposing congestion charges for Onewa Road and Lake Road (Takapuna/Devonport)?
Please have your say on whether or not you support being charged to travel to/from the city centre, and to use "strategic corridors" which may include Onewa Road and Lake Road.

Have your say: www.parliament.nz...

Download the report: www.transport.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

North Harbour Stadium kitchen to help feed 9000 school kids per day

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

More than 9000 kids will have full tummies to help them focus at school each day, thanks to an agreement putting the underused North Harbour Stadium kitchen to work.

Spotless and Auckland Unlimited, which owns the stadium in Albany, have come together to provide the free healthy lunches daily to … View more
More than 9000 kids will have full tummies to help them focus at school each day, thanks to an agreement putting the underused North Harbour Stadium kitchen to work.

Spotless and Auckland Unlimited, which owns the stadium in Albany, have come together to provide the free healthy lunches daily to 26 schools in Henderson, Massey, Ōrākei and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki.

The stadium’s full production-sized kitchen was a big investment but was “hardly” used during the week, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said.

However, the arrangement would see the kitchen used every weekday, producing a stream of revenue for Auckland Council, eliminate some of the burden from ratepayers all while creating employment for 90 people in what Goff described as a win-win arrangement.

Click 'read more' for the full story.

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Flights from India to New Zealand will be suspended for two weeks in a bid to curb the rising number of travellers testing positive on arrival.

Stuff reported the restrictions ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that officials had recommended the drastic and unprecedented … View more
Flights from India to New Zealand will be suspended for two weeks in a bid to curb the rising number of travellers testing positive on arrival.

Stuff reported the restrictions ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that officials had recommended the drastic and unprecedented move in light of a massive wave of cases in India.

At a press conference in Auckland on Thursday afternoon, Ardern announced that no-one who had recently been in India would be allowed into the country until April 28.

The ban covers all travellers, including New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

This suspension will take place from 4pm on April 11 and will be in place until April 28.

India is currently battling a massive resurgence of the virus, with about 116,000 new cases announced on April 6 alone.

Auckland barrister Grant Illingworth,​ QC, said that under civil aviation law the Government could deny entry to aircraft and vessels from other countries.

New Zealand citizens have the right to enter the country and that right could not be taken away except by authority from Parliament, Illingworth said.

“But just because a New Zealand citizen is on a plane doesn’t mean that the whole plane will be allowed to come to New Zealand, and the Government almost certainly does have the authority to shut down flights from particular countries.”

Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?
  • 92.9% Yes
    92.9% Complete
  • 4.6% No
    4.6% Complete
  • 1.8% Undecided- it's too complex
    1.8% Complete
  • 0.7% Neutral
    0.7% Complete
1541 votes
1 day ago

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6 hours ago

Knitting yarn or crochet

Mel from Forrest Hill

These balls of yarn r no use as I dont need them!!if interested just pm me or txt me on 02040999339 2day!!they wont last long!!winter is coming!!

Price: $30

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8 hours ago

What's On: Nth shore Genealogy

John from Glenfield

Genealogy programs, visitors welcome, $5.00 door fee includes coffee & tea. further information contact John 4444175
Nth shore Genealogy
  • Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall
1 day ago

Milford Reserve Nets Upgrade

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The old toilet and changing room block at Milford Reserve is earmarked for a facelift.

Work is expected to start in mid-April to replace the longstanding brick building with a modern building.

The $1.2 million project will see eight new toilets, two showers, a double external shower, two changing… View more
The old toilet and changing room block at Milford Reserve is earmarked for a facelift.

Work is expected to start in mid-April to replace the longstanding brick building with a modern building.

The $1.2 million project will see eight new toilets, two showers, a double external shower, two changing rooms, a drinking station and a new seating area.

The building will have a beach-themed exterior in response to community feedback.

The old brick building had served users well but had reached the end of its life, said Devonport Takapuna Local Board chair Aidan Bennett.

“In 2018 we sought feedback from the community on what they would like to see here so I am sure everyone is excited to see it get underway.”

The areas will be fenced off during construction and four portaloos will be installed in the reserve for public use.

Construction is expected to take about three months, pending weather conditions.

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11 hours ago

VINTAGE GLASS MILK & CREAM BOTTLES

Sharon from Takapuna

As pic. 9 in total.

Price: $15

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11 hours ago

VINTAGE BOTTLES, INCL. OLD POISON

Sharon from Takapuna

As pics.
Miniature spirits bottles, very old brown glass Poison bottle, + others.

Price: $14

2 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ … View more
To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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1 day ago

Homeviews MOCK AUCTION Workshop Tuesday 13 April - Devonport Library 7pm

Susan from Devonport

Meet New Zealand's top auctioneer, Andrew North, as he spills the beans on how to prepare for auctions and win your bid with a LIVE DEMO. Door prize to the winning bidder (slightly smaller than a house). FREE! Registration required. www.eventbrite.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Independence with support you can count on

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with … View more
Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with certainty about your living expenses.
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1 day ago

Wildlife Conservation Science at work

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your … View more
Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your whanau these school holidays.

Book your ticket online here.
Find out more

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1 day ago

What's On: Meditate in Takapuna

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org... $15 or $10 unwaged Beginners welcome, come any week.
Meditate in Takapuna
  • Takapuna Methodist Church
3 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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