26 days ago

Our family loves Science!

Christine from Christine Lyford - Barfoot & Thompson Beachlands

Our family is extremely proud to be sponsoring the Maraetai Beach School Science Fair. Hubby Colin has a Bachelor of Science - Food Technology and our youngest daughter Jessica has a Bachelor of Science - Animal Behaviour (Hamilton ZooKeeper) Our family have a passion for education. Our eldest daughter Claire is a Primary School Teacher and I have a Teachers Aide certificate, having worked in pre-schools and Primary schools in Australia and New Zealand. Hubby, Colin and I look forward to chatting with the children about their science projects and celebrating with them their achievements. Where would we be without Science?

More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Poll: Should Auckland build a monorail?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hello neighbours,

Auckland mayoral candidate Craig Lord wants to build a monorail to solve the Super City's transport woes, however the plan has been rubbished by Auckland Transport.

To read more, click here.

Should Auckland build a monorail?
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2 hours ago

Valderama Dr and Ormiston Rd Safety

Wenkai from Flat Bush

Hi everyone,

Previously I made a post about the intersection of Valderama Dr and Ormiston road (see below).

If you use this intersection, please keep reading, if you don’t, please keep reading anyway.

I have contacted Auckland Transport and they basically said although there has been accidents, no one has been seriously hurt or died. So no urgent plans to do anything about it.

But with the new half of Valderama Dr opened, the intersection looks a little something like the google maps screenshot with arrows (see attached).

So I’m urging you, if you are as concerned as I am about the potential serious accident, injuries, deaths, that may happen at this intersection. Please go onto the Auckland Transport website, hit the contact button on top right and fill in a feedback form. Maybe if they receive more than 2, they might take this matter seriously.

Thanks for your time. (If you aren’t concerned, fill in a feedback form anyway, we should unite together)

Previous post:

Hi all,

I have becoming increasingly concerned over the intersection of Valderama Drive and Ormiston Rd.

Here is a screenshot of the enquiry I sent to the council which got forwarded to Auckland Transport on the 4th March 2019. And then the next screenshot is their response which I chased up on 9th August 2019.

In my opinion, I feel their response is pretty poor, do we wait until someone is dead or seriously hurt before we do something about it? Since submitting the enquiry, I’ve seen another two accidents. Although no one was hurt, but another two nevertheless.

What are your thoughts and advice?

Thanks for your time.

1 day ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.