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News in Brief - April 22

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Staff Reporter

21 April 2024, 10:41 PM

News in Brief - April 22Latest News.

Auckland Welcomes First Social Supermarket

Auckland celebrates the opening of its inaugural social supermarket, offering essential groceries at minimal to no cost for those in financial need.

Shoppers can tailor their selections using a points system, facilitated by colour-coded shelving indicating point values.

Point allocations vary according to household size, with access strictly by appointment.

Prior engagement with financial mentors is required, ensuring holistic support for long-term financial empowerment.

Demand Grows for Blues Matches at North Harbour Stadium

The Blues secured a resounding victory over the Brumbies on Friday night, triumphing 46-7, yet faced a notable absence of spectators at Eden Park.

Concerns arise over ticket prices and waning enthusiasm for rugby union, impacting attendance at home games.

Amidst this, North Harbour Stadium, once a popular venue, sees no Blues matches, leaving its future uncertain.

Auckland Housing Update: April 2024

February 2024 witnessed 1234 new dwellings consented, contributing to a yearly total of 15,254 across Auckland.

Notably, 29% were houses, 11% apartments, and 60% townhouses or other attached dwellings.

Within the Rapid Urban Boundary, 95% of new dwellings were consented in the past year, with 12% located within 1500m of rapid transit networks.

March saw the creation of 1391 new residential parcels under 5000m² and 1404 parcels of all sizes, while January recorded 6074 long-term arrivals and 1092 public housing applications housed in the December quarter of 2023.