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Water safety: Prevent drownings at Hunua Falls

Water Safety New Zealand, Auckland Council, Drowning Prevention Auckland and a number of Auckland water safety partners are working together this summer to prevent...

Inorganic collection: Mary’s rubbish story just the tipping point

By Jim Birchall The Times had quite a response to last week’s inorganic collection story, in which 79-year-old Mary Wilton aired her grievance with council’s...

Mary: inorganic policy is rubbish

By Jim Birchall Buckland’s beach local, 79-year-old Mary Wilton is fed up with Auckland Council’s inorganic collection policy. The current system, allows for a ratepayer to...

Voting closes on midday on Saturday

If you haven’t voted in the local elections yet, it’s time to get a move on. Voting closes at midday on Saturday, but Auckland Council...

Still no clarity on freedom camping

By Jim Birchall Driving and dossing coming to Howick beach this summer. The contentious issue of freedom camping around Howick has reared its head again. The matter...

COMMENT: A year of action and progress

Since returning to Parliament at the start of the year, I've spent a lot of time talking to locals and knocking on thousands of...

Local election candidates named  

The preliminary list of Auckland local election candidates has been released. There are 21 mayoral candidates, 54 people vying for councillor roles, and 348 people...

Ormiston to finally get four new footpaths

After a decade-long wait and residents pushing for footpaths, looks like construction of much needed footpaths in Flat Bush will become a reality, thanks...

Beware of waste disposal ads on social media

Following a recent successful illegal dumping prosecution in the Manukau District Court, Auckland Council is cautioning Aucklanders to be wary of cheap waste disposal...

Fight over park safety heating up

A group of determined east Auckland residents battling to improve safety at their neighbourhood park aren’t ready to give up the fight. Locals who live...


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