71 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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1 day ago

house sitters

Felicity from Grey Lynn

We are a couple in our 60s and we are returning to NZ from 20th Jan to 1st May 2019 or there abouts. We can garden, pet sit and look after your property. We have references and are also prepared to pay electricity, water, rent . We are in Europe now but can correspond through Neighbourly. Please pm me if you have a need for the whole period or part of. Thank you.

1 day ago

Can you feed a family of five on $60 a week?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you in need of some tips for cutting down your grocery bill? Auckland blogger Stacey Sampson might be able to help.

After a financial emergency drained her and her husband of all their savings, they were left with just $60 in their bank account to feed their three kids.

Now every month she does a "cheap week" that helps cut costs and minimise food wastage. To read about Stacey and her food tips, click here.

"This month we've done it twice to save some extra for Christmas," she says.

Is this something that you do in your family? Or is it something you'd like to try? Share your thoughts, or your own grocery tips to help your neighbours, in the replies below.
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