Revving up for ITM Auckland SuperSprint Fan Day

It’s time to get revved up for the Supercars’ return to Pukekohe with a Fan Day for the motorsport held in Aotea Square on Thursday, November 3. The ITM Auckland SuperSprint is taking place at Pukekohe Park Raceway from Friday to Sunday, November 4 – 6. In the lead-up to the event, motorsport will take over the heart of the […]

Stand up for the Environment in the local body elections

New Zealanders are being urged to stand up for the environment and do their bit to protect their rivers and lakes for swimming as time runs out to vote in the local body elections. The elections are underway now, giving voters the opportunity to choose who will best represent their communities on regional and district councils. Postal voting ballots need […]

Five energywise hacks for spring

Spring –longer days, daylight saving and flowers in the garden. Take advantage of those warmer days to make your home drier, healthier and cleaner – and save money on your energy bill. Christian Hoerning from EECA ENERGYWISE has the top five wise hacks to help make life better in the spring. Dry your clothes outside on the line Enjoy the […]

Pink Ribbon Street appeal needs your help

Not many men are prepared to don a luscious pink wig, but Franklin’s Karl Lindner isn’t shy, as it is all for a great cause. The Pink Ribbon Street appeal is fast approaching, and is coming to the community next week. It is held annually to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. On average, every day seven women […]

Protecting our pets’ welfare and wellbeing over Guy Fawkes

We live in an environment that we share with animals too. The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) urges you all to also remember the wellbeing of our four-legged friends during the Guy Fawkes fireworks. Veterinarians are encouraging pet owners to seek advice well before 5 November to reduce the physical and psychological harm that fireworks may cause in pets. Firework […]

Spring Does Not Lift Auckland Property Market

The combination of tighter mortgage lending restrictions and perceptions that residential property is fully priced continues to slow Auckland housing activity. “In September new listings were down, and sales numbers and prices were restrained,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson. “With the arrival of Spring, housing activity normally lifts, but it has not been the case this […]

Consumer NZ launches “Bad Taste” food marketing awards

Do the claims food marketers use to pass off products as “healthier” choices leave a bad taste in your mouth? Now’s your chance to call them out on their claims. Consumer NZ is inviting nominations for its inaugural “Bad Taste” food marketing awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says the focus of the awards is on claims food companies […]

Stop/Go in place at Riverview Road, Huntly

The main slip on Huntly’s Riverview Road was unable to be cleared yesterday, but Council’s roading crews are working hard to get the job finished today. Stop/Go traffic management is in place as the work continues and the road will be open to the public as soon as possible. Huntly received 90 millimetres of rain over a two hour period […]

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