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Council approves $142,000 for marae on North Shore

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Council approves $142,000 for marae on North Shore

Source: Auckland Council Beach Haven’s Uruamo Maranga Ake Marae project has taken another important step forward after receiving $142,000 in funding from Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee. The funding from the council’s Māori Cultural Initiatives Fund will enable Uruamo Maranga Ake Charitable Trust to move from concept and into design for its new […]

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When Pat met Suzie

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on When Pat met Suzie

Source: Auckland Council We chat to Albert-Eden-Roskill Councillor Cathy Casey about Auckland Council’s animal shelters and her new pup Suzie. Cathy’s older canine chum, Pat, had been getting lonely since his mother Mitzi died, so Cathy thought it was time to introduce another member of the family. Knowing that 14-year-old Pat was a chap set […]

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Franklin Local Board boosts child safety

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Franklin Local Board boosts child safety

Source: Auckland Council Franklin Local Board is helping make local children safe, it’s got together with Auckland Transport (AT) to buy child restraints for families in the Franklin area. The board has given $5000 from its Community Response Fund to support AT, Plunket and the Police in their efforts to improve the safety of children. […]

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Help refine safe walking plans for Mt Roskill

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Help refine safe walking plans for Mt Roskill

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Transport is seeking community feedback around designs to improve walking in Mt Roskill. There are a number of schools in Mt Roskill, and a busy town centre, which require upgraded walking facilities to make it safer and easier to get around. Last year Auckland Transport engaged with the community around improving […]

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Discover the stars of Matariki and how to spot them!

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Discover the stars of Matariki and how to spot them!

Source: Auckland Council Matariki is the Māori name for Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, and is an internationally recognised galactic cluster that can be seen all over the world. The rise of Matariki in the winter skies above Aotearoa is an important time in the Māori calendar, as it signifies the start of the Māori […]

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OMAC celebrates 30 years of music making

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on OMAC celebrates 30 years of music making

Source: Auckland Council The Ōtara Music Arts Centre (OMAC) has been a musical cornerstone of the south Auckland community for the past three decades – so it’s time to celebrate its amazing legacy and ongoing contribution. The centre played a vital role in New Zealand’s music history, particularly in its contribution to Pacific and Māori […]

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Paying tribute to the Avon Ōtākaro Network

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Paying tribute to the Avon Ōtākaro Network

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council This month, I want to pay tribute to the amazing volunteers who so willingly give their time to the Avon Ōtākaro Network.  The network presented to the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee at a recent meeting and it demonstrated the power of a group of committed individuals to achieve amazing […]

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Hibiscus and Bays volunteers honoured in National Volunteer Week

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Hibiscus and Bays volunteers honoured in National Volunteer Week

Source: Auckland Council Volunteers have been honoured and their community contributions recognised at the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board volunteer awards. Held at the start of National Volunteer Week, 19 volunteers were acknowledged at a celebration at Torbay Sailing Club. Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chair Julia Parfitt thanked the volunteers for their contributions to […]

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Ellen Melville Centre wins

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Ellen Melville Centre wins

Source: Auckland Council The Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place upgrade has been recognised for design excellence. Funded by Waitematā Local Board, the project won the Civic and Arts Property Award at the 2018 Property Council industry awards, beating out major developments around the country, including Manukau Bus Station and Auckland’s Objectspace. The centre was also […]

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Nominations open for Howick by-election

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24/7, Auckland Council, Local Government, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Nominations open for Howick by-election

Source: Auckland Council Nominations open today 20 June to fill a vacancy on the council’s Governing Body following the passing of Howick Ward Councillor Dick Quax. The Electoral Officer must receive nominations by 12 noon on Wednesday 18 July. Voting documents will be posted to eligible voters from Wednesday 22 August and voting will close […]

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