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Business / Economy 27 Jan 2023

Submissions open on Beachlands plan

A private plan change being sought around land in Beachlands could open the way for more than 3000 new dwellings.

Community 26 Jan 2023

Heritage grant for at risk St James

An Auckland Council heritage grant will help fund a much-needed conservation report for Ardmore's St James Church.

14-24 year olds 9 Dec 2022

Rangatahi sought to join Tuia project

Auckland's five southern local boards are offering rangatahi the chance to join the Tuia mentoring programme.

Community 5 Dec 2022

South's local boards unite on Māori journey

Auckland's five southern boards have come together to gain a better understanding of issues facing Māori within their areas.

Beaches 28 Nov 2022

Safe swimming top of mind in Franklin

Water safety advisors will be on hand at Hūnua Falls over summer in a bid to keep visitors safe.

Community 24 Nov 2022

Waiuku Mudlarks ask for help to stop good work going to waste

Presenting a petition to Franklin Local Board, group members Tony Ogilvie and Paul Stewart appealed for help to combat “rampant reinfestation” of mangroves in the area.

Beaches 16 Nov 2022

Cars on Karioitahi a growing problem

Surf lifesavers are concerned there are now so many vehicles on Karioitahi Beach that public safety is at risk.

Environment 15 Nov 2022

Science could help protect milk tree

Franklin Local Board has granted landowner approval for an Auckland University researcher to pick leaves and take samples from rare streblus banksii trees. The project is part of a thesis looking into the genetic and morphological diversity of the species in the Auckland region to better conserve it.

Events

27 Jan 2023 - 19 Feb 2023

Vases for my Ex Lovers

This work is storytelling by integrating writing, sewing, embroidery, flowers, and ceramics.

10 Dec 2022 - 04 Mar 2023

'This Place'

Coming from a range of perspectives, from their whakapapa to a place, to the environmental and social impacts, they explore a range of mediums, photography, oil, and watercolour...

01 Jan 2023 - 28 Mar 2023

Free Tai Chi Exercise

Join our weekly Taichi exercise in Papakura and Manurewa.

19 Jan 2023 - 25 May 2023

Ranger guided walk - Free

Learn about the unique flora and fauna that call the forest and waterways home and important environmental issues that we face today in the reserve.

01 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023

Counties Chess Club Incorporated Club Nights

Come and have a look at our setup and have a chat with a cuppa and biscuits.

19 Feb 2023

Barfoot & Thompson People's Tri Race 3 – Maraetai Beach

A must-do for any triathlon season.

19 Feb 2023

Cyclespot Group Rescue Ride

Join Cyclespot from 3:30pm - 4pm to be in to win spot prizes.

25 Feb 2023

This Place Workshop

Create your own visual story relating to the landscape around you.