48 days ago

Maungarei/Mt Wellington fire caused by fireworks

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, a large fire on Maungarei seen from across the city on Tuesday night was "very likely" caused by fireworks, Fire and Emergency NZ said, adding that a group of about eight people had been seen acting suspicious in the area prior to the fire. The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is now calling for a total ban on the private sale of fireworks, given it has only been six months since Guy Fawkes night fireworks caused fires on Maungarei and Maungawhau/Mt Eden.
"Only a national ban on the sale of fireworks will prevent them being in the hands of people who continue to put the public and our ancestral heritage at risk," authority chair Paul Majurey said.

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1 day ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

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3 hours ago

Cafe sign telling staff to speak English 'may breach workers' rights'

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Circus Circus cafe has been criticised for telling employees to speak English at all times "out of respect for colleagues".

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3 days ago

Orange clivia plants - FREE

Bridget from Grey Lynn

Hi Neighbours,
We have about 30 orange clivia plants that we've just pulled out of the garden and are available for pick-up outside 37 Schofield Street, Grey Lynn. Small and medium plants which if you settle into your garden now will probably reward you with lovely blooms come late winter/spring. Great for mass planting, and part-shade/ shade areas, flowers good for picking. Enjoy :-)