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Hi Neighbours, Auckland is this year getting serious about reducing carbon emissions. Transport is the city's biggest single emitter. So how does it make sense to hike public transport fares? Read the story below:
Do you know how to spot a rip?
A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.
One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.
The vast majority could not do so.
According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.
“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”
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Aucklanders seem to be embracing re-cyling instead of dumping their rubbish, according to figures released by Auckland Council.
The city slickers are keeping more than 1500 tonnes of materials out of landfill each year by using the inorganic collections service.
More than 150 community groups have registered to benefit from these items which include electronics, whiteware and furniture.
Aucklanders are also dropping off 5200 tonnes of unwanted items at community recycling centres.
Auckland Councillor Richard Hills said using the on-property collection service had kept more than 7417 tonnes - the combined weight of 49 blue whales_ out of landfill and given those items a second life.
Before the booked inorganic service rolled out, people were leaving the materials on the kerbside to be picked up as rubbish, he said.
"Aucklanders were sending all of those items to landfill this way each year; nothing was recycled."
Do you recycle your rubbish?
Do you prefer to book the inorganic collection or drop your goods off at recycling centres?
Have you seen any evidence of rubbish dumping in streets around your neighbourhood?
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