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Aucklanders achieve target water savings in June

Watercare chair Margaret Devlin says Aucklanders are to be commended for their water savings in June, achieving an average daily water usage of 402 million litres a day against a target of 410 million litres a day or less. This result was 38 million...... Read More

Electrical fire closes classroom

Pupils at Tomarata School had an exciting start to their morning today when an electrical fire started in one of the classrooms. Principal Cherylene Neels says the alarm was raised by students who noticed a strong smell in Room 7. “They looked...... Read More

Auckland property sales defy forecasts

The Auckland property market did the opposite to economic forecasts, and June sales numbers returned to normal trading levels with prices remaining stable. “It was a remarkably solid month’s trading with no signs of market fragility,”...... Read More

Tender out for Penlink

Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has started an open tender process to select a consortium for the detailed project design and construction phases of the Penlink project. A spokesperson says at this stage, the design work is expected to...... Read More

Two ASB branches remain closed “for now”

Orewa is the only ASB branch open and the bank is unable to say when it will reopen its Silverdale and Whangaparaoa branches. ASB executive general manager, retail banking, Craig Sims, says the closure is due to issues around Covid-19. “The...... Read More

Council makes it easier to collect rainwater

Auckland Council has announced it is scrapping resource consent fees for the installation of rainwater tanks at residential properties. The fee waiver comes in response to the severe water shortages the region is currently experiencing. Other measures...... Read More

Construction shows confidence in business growth

Matvin Group announced its presence on the Hibiscus Coast by constructing what it says is currently the biggest commercial development in Silverdale. It is the first local project for the property development company, which also has a construction...... Read More

Apartments proposed for Whangaparāoa Road

Two homes that recently went up for sale on a busy section of Whangaparaoa Road, opposite Coast Plaza and next to Whangaparaoa College, are being offered as a single lot of 2208sqm, with resource consent  already granted to build 20 townhouses. The...... Read More

Tips for age-friendly bathrooms

Making a bathroom safer and more comfortable to use for your parents or other relatives (or even yourself) as they age requires thinking about upgrading the fixtures and fittings. There are many options specifically designed with older people in mind....... Read More