141 days ago

Do you have rubbish bin problems in your neighbourhood?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Some Papakura residents are so frustrated about their bin tags being swiped off their rubbish bins, they're coming up with some pretty creative ways to deter thieves. The pay-as-you-throw tags were introduced by Auckland Council in Papakura and west Auckland earlier this year and range from between $2.60- $5.50 a bin. To read more, click here.

Although the bin tags aren't city-wide, it got us wondering what other rubbish-bin issues were out there? Has your bin been stolen before? Do people fill your bins with their rubbish and recycling? Have you had lids or wheels broken off them? What extreme measures have you taken to make sure your rubbish gets collected? Let us know in the replies.

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More messages from your neighbours
2 minutes ago

Jazz in the Park!

I Love Ponsonby

Spend the afternoon relaxing to the sounds of smooth jazz amongst the lush greenery of Western Park! Event starts at 3pm Thursday the 21st, with live music from Pachucos Jazz Collective kicking off from 5pm!


4 hours ago

Everything you need to know about the latest fruit fly discovery

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Ōtara is in a fruit and vegetable lockdown after a facialis fruit fly was found.

It's the first time this particular fruit fly - which is native to Tonga - has been found in New Zealand, and it could be devastating to crops.

How has the fruit fly discovery affected you? Are you worried about purchasing local fruit and veges from the area? Will you still go to the Ōtara markets this weekend?

To find out how to spot the facialis fruit fly, and what to do if you see one, click here.

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1 hour ago

Home and animal sitting

Debra from Herne Bay

Hi there neighbours :)...
Having found the perfect 3 month sit here on Neighbourly I am now looking to reserve my next home sitting position from the 9th March 2019 , can be a little flexible on dates , preferably here in Herne Bay / Ponsonby and surrounding areas, but will look at anything in Auckland that is near to public transport .

After owning my own home for many years , I'm now taking my house and or animal caring skills to home sitting.
I'm also an animal lover and keeper of gardens !

If you're looking for an impeccable , trustworthy person to look after your property and or animals don't hesitate to be in touch ...and ASAP as I do book out . :-)

I have several excellent references available !..

my email address is:

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards