98 days ago

Rubbish tags missing from Auckland bins

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Have your rubbish tags vanished before your wheelie bins were collected?

Is this a frequent or rare occurrence in your neighbourhood?

Last year Auckland Council fielded 1996 requests for service related to missing bin tags.

This comprised 538 from the North Shore, 331 from Papakura and 1126 from West Auckland.

The council collected nearly 3.5 million bins using tags last year.

The council saw 23 requests for service related to missing tags last week out of around 60,000 bins collected each week in the user pays area.

A council spokeswoman said the average number of requests had not changed since pre-lockdown and marked a 7% reduction from 2019.

Parul Sood, Auckland Council general manager for waste solutions, said missing bin tags are rare but it does happen.

The council recommends residents put their address and date on the tag and delay tagging their bin until close to collection time, he said.

They should report missing tags to Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 so the incident could be tracked and investigated.

Go to www.makethemostofwaste.co.nz... for more information about rubbish collection options in your area.

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5 days ago

Cell Phone in car use

Robert from Motueka

Just so you know if you get caught using your phone will driving the FINE has now doubled to $150. Driving between Motueka and Nelson every weekday I have lost count of drivers using their phones. I do hope you get caught. The fine should be $500 and your phone taken off you. 22 people have died on NZ roads in the past 5 years due to phone use.
Just my thoughts.

4 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store!

Prospa

Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quote - Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

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