59 days ago

Poll: Do you support council turning on splashpads in the drought?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

All seven council-owned splashpads across Tāmaki Makaurau will be open over the summer, despite water restrictions in place due to the drought.

Meanwhile, locals will be pinged for using a hose without the correct nozzle.

The council says splashpads recycle a high percentage of water, and the centres themselves have made significant water savings in the last nine months.

Do you support council turning on splashpads in the drought?

Please vote and explain your views in the comments!

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Do you support council turning on splashpads in the drought?
  • 45.6% Yes
    45.6% Complete
  • 54.4% No
    54.4% Complete
1102 votes
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If cutting emissions is the big goal - why put up PT fares ?

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1 day ago

We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

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12 hours ago

Too busy to walk your furry friend?

Pam from My To Do List - your chores done for you!

We are dedicated to looking after our customers, staff, and even your furry little friends! Want your dogs walked and the home cleaned by the time you come home from work?

Schedule a welcome meeting with a To-Do Guru before your To-Do List gets too long 🐶

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