45 days ago

Three recycling truck fires in three weeks in Auckland

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, Auckland Council has issued a warning to residents about disposing hazardous waste proper after three recycling trucks in Ōtara, Lynfield and Sunnynook. Gas cooker canisters or lighter fluid cans may have been responsible for one of the fires. Another led to 6 tonnes of recyclable material going to landfill. The story below has some tips for people who aren't sure how to dispose of products including paint, gas cylinders and batteries.

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9 hours ago

Poll: Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?
  • 7.9% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    7.9% Complete
  • 83.2% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    83.2% Complete
  • 8.9% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    8.9% Complete
721 votes
9 hours ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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6 hours ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Auckland City District Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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