95 days ago

100 public rubbish bins set to be removed

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Around 100 public rubbish bins will be removed from the Kaipātiki Local Board area during March.
As part of the Mayor's 2023/24 budget cuts, councillors agreed to remove one third of all public rubbish bins from across Auckland.
While it is true that there are some bins that are close together and probably not needed, this decision was purely based on cost-saving rather than whether the bins are actually needed.
Facing this enforced cut, the Kaipātiki Local Board directed staff to not remove bins at park entrances or bus stops. But we will still have bins removed from within parks, town centres and local shopping areas.
Meanwhile, the Local Board has decided to fund some wheelie bins in wooden frames that will replace some of the lost bins in high-use areas of parks (these will be installed at a later date). Hopefully that will help to mitigate some of the loss.

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7 days ago

Share your most delicious (but affordable!) go-to meal...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

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18 days ago

And the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero is...

Prospa

A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a local called Margaret and the nomination reads:
'On Feb 14, 2023, Cyclone Gabrielle flooded many of the rural areas. Puketapu Hotel went under perhaps half a meter of water. However, immediately Mary Danielson and her son, Sam Danielson, along with their loyal staff pulled it together to cook copious amounts of food that without electricity would have been wasted. Throughout the years many of us have been treated with a pub gathering where we can reconnect and a free meal. At Christmas there was Santa, games, gifts for kids, donated patchwork for adults, an ice cream truck and lots of camaraderie.
This February on the cyclone anniversary, they again pulled out the stops to give hundreds of us a special night. We are all tired of the cyclone cleanup and they understood that it was needed.'

Such a deserving business and team, well done Mary and Sam. And thank you to all those who voted!

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3 days ago

Daily riddle time!

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What is full of holes but still holds water?

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