45 days ago

Water restrictions ease, but not all of them

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Western Leader

Auckland's dam levels are almost at 67 per cent capacity, with restrictions easing for commercial operators.

A ban on outdoor hose and water blaster use for residential users remains in place. With an agreement allowing Auckland to take an extra 25 million litres a day, do you think that these household restrictions are necessary?

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20 hours ago

Council Call Centre

Jay from New Lynn

Is anyone else having trouble getting things dealt with via the council call centre? Just one example: After a very lengthy hold listening to dire last century NZ songs, I spent half an hour detailing an issue which the operator recorded. She then said she'd get back to me. Several hours later she phoned back and said that she'd spoken to "dispatch" and "they don't deal with this". She then hung up without giving a Job no. Lately other attempts to contact the call centre have resulted in complaints not being accurately recorded resulting in time being wasted by council officers. I now prefer to bypass the call centre entirely. And not all issues can be dealt with via the council website Report a Maintenance Issue form.

11 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

2 days ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.