27 days ago

Poll: Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.

Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.

In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.

To read more, click here.

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Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?
  • 13.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere
    13.4% Complete
  • 86.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus
    86.6% Complete
2900 votes
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41 minutes ago

Health Minister Chris Hipkins urges Aucklanders to wear face masks

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Health Minister Chris Hipkins is telling Aucklanders to wear a face mask as the city heads into an alert level 3 lockdown today.

“My advice to everyone watching this is: ‘Wear one’,” Hipkins told Stuff.

He said the Government was still working on legal issues around making masks compulsory.


A legal order under the new Covid-19 legislation would be issued on Wednesday. This would give legal effect to the alert levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.

Click here to read more.

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2 hours ago

Coronavirus three-day lockdown: what it means for Auckland

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

After 102 days without community transmission in New Zealand, there are now four new cases of Covid-19.

The source of the four new cases, which are based in south Auckland, has not yet been identified.

In an urgent press conference on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a three-day level 3 lockdown of the Auckland region, and urged anyone who is unwell to seek health advice and get a test. The rest of the country moves to level 2.

Click here to find out what we know so far about what the lockdown from midday today means for Auckland.

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1 hour ago

Supermarkets urge calm as queues build ahead of Covid-19 lockdown

Josephine Franks Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Kia ora neighbours, shoppers are being asked not to panic-buy as queues build ahead of the country going into alert level 3 lockdown.

Outside supermarkets across the city, queues of shoppers snaked into carparks, and some shops had to close early on Tuesday night after being inundated.

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