Have your rubbish tags vanished before your wheelie bins were collected?
Is this a frequent or rare occurrence in your neighbourhood?
Last year Auckland Council fielded 1996 requests for service related to missing bin tags.
This comprised 538 from the North Shore, 331 from Papakura and 1126 from West Auckland.
The council collected nearly 3.5 million bins using tags last year.
The council saw 23 requests for service related to missing tags last week out of around 60,000 bins collected each week in the user pays area.
A council spokeswoman said the average number of requests had not changed since pre-lockdown and marked a 7% reduction from 2019.
Parul Sood, Auckland Council general manager for waste solutions, said missing bin tags are rare but it does happen.
The council recommends residents put their address and date on the tag and delay tagging their bin until close to collection time, he said.
They should report missing tags to Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 so the incident could be tracked and investigated.
Go to www.makethemostofwaste.co.nz... for more information about rubbish collection options in your area.
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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.
During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.
Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.
He has not been seen or heard from since.
“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.
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