More messages from your neighbours
13 hours ago

Poll: Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.

Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.

In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.

To read more, click here.

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Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?
  • 17.1% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere
    17.1% Complete
  • 82.9% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus
    82.9% Complete
650 votes
2 hours ago

Come along to our community meeting

David Seymour from David Seymour - MP for Epsom

Hi Neighbours,

As your local MP, I hold regular community meetings with informative speakers on a range of timely topics. We have hosted ambassadors, the Mayor, Reserve Bank Governors, animal welfare advocates and IRD tax experts.

Each year, I invite councillors serving the Epsom electorate to give a report on council activities. The decisions of the Council are often felt more acutely than those of central government, so it is important to hear from those making those decisions on our behalf.

On 24 July, I will be hosting Desley Simpson, the Auckland Councillor for the Orakei Ward at the Somervell Presbyterian Church 497 Remuera Road. The meeting will begin at 2:00pm, with light refreshments available from 1:30pm.

I do hope that you will be able to join me at what promises to be a most interesting presentation.

I am accepting pre-submitted questions so we can maximise the time available. Please email your questions to mpepsom@parliament.govt.nz.

Please register quickly to secure your place. You can register by calling 09 522 7464 or emailing mpepsom@parliament.govt.nz. Please note there is very limited parking available at the venue.

I do hope you will be able to join.

Authorised by David Seymour, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

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1 day ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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