Sunday, May 19, 2024
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Many clients approach us at the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) regarding faulty goods or services, and also issues with neighbours, or developers, who may be encroaching on property or knocking down fences etc. If you have problems with the purchase of goods or services or with a neighbour, which cannot be solved informally, and if the claim is less than...
A patched Killer Beez gang member attempting to avoid a police checkpoint in east Auckland has been arrested and had his vehicle impounded as a result. Counties Manukau East Police area prevention manager, Inspector Rakana Cook, says the incident happened in Highbrook at about 6.50pm on Sunday, May 12. Officers were conducting a routine checkpoint on Highbrook Drive when they noticed...
Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown has made a major announcement this morning in his role as Transport Minister. Brown says the coalition Government is launching ‘Roads of Regional Significance’ to sit alongside its Roads of National Significance as part of its plan to deliver priority roading projects across the country. “The Roads of National Significance (RoNS) built by the previous National Government are...
By Farida Master Shelly Park local Nasreen Morgan’s day begins with a belief in her heart and a prayer on her lips. She is not ready to give up on her husband Erik as they’ve courageously taken on a relentless fight with cancer to heal Erik, the love of her life and the father of her young daughters. A...
By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter, funded by New Zealand on Air Howick ward councillor Maurice Williamson has been left in the dark on questions to Auckland Transport (AT) and his  colleagues have suggested it should stay that way. At Auckland Council’s transport and infrastructure committee meeting on May 9, Williamson asked AT for the name of the official behind...
Popular performers Operatunity are returning to east Auckland as part of their latest Hoedown Showdown concert tour. The show promises to be “brimming with tomfoolery, extravagant outfits and toe-tapping tunes that’ll have you dancing in the aisles”. It features musicians Karl Perigo, Chet O’Connell, Grant Winterburn, Hank Trenton, Isaac Pawson and Marian Burns. Operatunity was formed in 2001 and has grown to become...
East Auckland motorists may not know there are nine red-light cameras operating at local intersections and running one will result in a $150 fine. Auckland Transport (AT) says the city is a ‘Vision Zero’ region, which means the agency is committed to a goal of no deaths or serious injuries on the roads by 2050. “This means as people, we all...
Agreement has been reached for the Kauri Kids Howick early childhood centre to stay in operation until September 30 while negotiations continue with third-party providers to take over the service. The Howick Local Board voted at a recent business meeting to continue the centre’s operation until later this year. Board chairperson Damian Light says staff and relevant stakeholders will be kept...
The skies above east Auckland have been illuminated in a stunning display of red and purple light due to the rare ‘aurora australis’. The phenomenon is caused by a spot on the sun ejecting material into Earth’s atmosphere and can be seen around the country, depending on the extent of cloud cover. Local residents in various locations took to social media...
Nestled in the heart of Rajasthan, India is the white, marbled city of Udaipur that is steeped in history. On a flying visit to Udaipur, Farida Master learnt a lesson or two on the fine art of hospitality that makes every tourist feel so special. As you step out of the aircraft, the first thing that strikes you about Udaipur...