98 days ago

Rubbish tags missing from Auckland bins

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Have your rubbish tags vanished before your wheelie bins were collected?

Is this a frequent or rare occurrence in your neighbourhood?

Last year Auckland Council fielded 1996 requests for service related to missing bin tags.

This comprised 538 from the North Shore, 331 from Papakura and 1126 from West Auckland.

The council collected nearly 3.5 million bins using tags last year.

The council saw 23 requests for service related to missing tags last week out of around 60,000 bins collected each week in the user pays area.

A council spokeswoman said the average number of requests had not changed since pre-lockdown and marked a 7% reduction from 2019.

Parul Sood, Auckland Council general manager for waste solutions, said missing bin tags are rare but it does happen.

The council recommends residents put their address and date on the tag and delay tagging their bin until close to collection time, he said.

They should report missing tags to Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 so the incident could be tracked and investigated.

Go to www.makethemostofwaste.co.nz... for more information about rubbish collection options in your area.

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1 day ago

STATE insurance claim

Ifeoluwa from Titirangi

Please I just want to know if this is the usual insurance practice in NZ.

I use my car for my part time business. Before then I have a private vehicle comprehensive insurance on the same vehicle which cost around $50 a month....

Then I changed my insurance to a commercial/ business insurance which then increased my premium to $178 approximately 25% of my car value per annum according to their valuation.

Just before easter , a guy ran into my car and took off but I picked his rego. I immediately reported to the police. They took the details and directed me to my insurance.

Now STATE insurance insist I have to pay an excess of $1000 and also will loose my 40% non- claim discount. They also advise I chase up with the police and see what they can do. Is this supposed to be my duty running after a criminal. I believe they literally saying it's not their job to come up for me when I needed them but never forget to debit my account. Been with them for over 3 years with different vehicle and I'm planning to leave them cause I found them unreliable.

Please I just want to know if this is how things work with insurance.

Thanks

2 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

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1 day ago

Ever noticed the empty buses ? What's the answer ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If buses are running near empty, maybe the traditional way of providing public transport needs a rethink. Read the story below on the empty buses of Hobsonville Point. What's the answer ?