43 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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2 days ago

Congestion charge for Onewa Road?

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Congestion charge for Onewa Road?
The NZ Parliament is currently consulting on a proposal for congestion charges for Auckland. Submissions can be made online and close on Thursday 20 May 2021.
Parliament are wanting to know your views on different congestion charge options, such as when entering the city centre, or using "strategic corridors". They are proposing to start rolling out these charges when the City Rail Link opens.
To me it appears from the attached map that Parliament are suggesting that the lower North Shore could be included in Phase 1 (2025) or Phase 2 (2028) of the roll-out. Does that mean that they are proposing congestion charges for Onewa Road and Lake Road (Takapuna/Devonport)?
Please have your say on whether or not you support being charged to travel to/from the city centre, and to use "strategic corridors" which may include Onewa Road and Lake Road.

Have your say: www.parliament.nz...

Download the report: www.transport.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

North Harbour Stadium kitchen to help feed 9000 school kids per day

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

More than 9000 kids will have full tummies to help them focus at school each day, thanks to an agreement putting the underused North Harbour Stadium kitchen to work.

Spotless and Auckland Unlimited, which owns the stadium in Albany, have come together to provide the free healthy lunches daily to 26 schools in Henderson, Massey, Ōrākei and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki.

The stadium’s full production-sized kitchen was a big investment but was “hardly” used during the week, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said.

However, the arrangement would see the kitchen used every weekday, producing a stream of revenue for Auckland Council, eliminate some of the burden from ratepayers all while creating employment for 90 people in what Goff described as a win-win arrangement.

Click 'read more' for the full story.

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1 day ago

Poll: Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Flights from India to New Zealand will be suspended for two weeks in a bid to curb the rising number of travellers testing positive on arrival.

Stuff reported the restrictions ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that officials had recommended the drastic and unprecedented move in light of a massive wave of cases in India.

At a press conference in Auckland on Thursday afternoon, Ardern announced that no-one who had recently been in India would be allowed into the country until April 28.

The ban covers all travellers, including New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

This suspension will take place from 4pm on April 11 and will be in place until April 28.

India is currently battling a massive resurgence of the virus, with about 116,000 new cases announced on April 6 alone.

Auckland barrister Grant Illingworth,​ QC, said that under civil aviation law the Government could deny entry to aircraft and vessels from other countries.

New Zealand citizens have the right to enter the country and that right could not be taken away except by authority from Parliament, Illingworth said.

“But just because a New Zealand citizen is on a plane doesn’t mean that the whole plane will be allowed to come to New Zealand, and the Government almost certainly does have the authority to shut down flights from particular countries.”

Are you in favour of the temporary ban on flights from India to New Zealand?
  • 92.9% Yes
    92.9% Complete
  • 4.6% No
    4.6% Complete
  • 1.8% Undecided- it's too complex
    1.8% Complete
  • 0.7% Neutral
    0.7% Complete
1541 votes