23 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?
  • 13.5% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere
    13.5% Complete
  • 86.5% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus
    86.5% Complete
2899 votes
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3 hours ago

COVID-19 Testing – important health message to our community

Community Testing Centres

There is currently no evidence of COVID-19 in Auckland outside of the isolation and quarantine facilities.

Four new Community Testing Centres have opened, to provide long term and sustainable, free COVID-19 testing:

North Northcote Community Testing Centre 16-18 College Rd, Northcote
Central Eden Terrace Community Testing Centre, 112 New North Rd, Eden Terrace
West Whānau House, 6-8 Pioneer Street, Henderson
South The Whānau Ora Community Clinic, 25 Druces Rd, Wiri

Operating Hours are 8am-3pm, Monday to Friday. To get a COVID-19 test outside these hours, please contact your GP or visit your local Urgent Care Clinic.

Should I get tested?
If you have at least one of the following symptoms we encourage you to get tested, as a precaution:
● New or worsening cough
● Sore throat
● Shortness of breath
● Loss of smell
● Runny nose
● Fever

The DHB’s are taking every precaution, it is important we all remain vigilant to combat COVID-19.

For information visit your local DHB website:
www.adhb.health.nz...
www.countiesmanukau.health.nz
www.waitematadhb.govt.nz...
www.northlanddhb.org.nz...
Find out more

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3 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

Click here to read our August newsletter: bit.ly...
Or to subscribe to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...

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3 days ago

Recycle Reuse Relove

The Team from Red Cross Shop Wairau Park

Hi everyone,
This week, we want to raise awareness about sustainability and how everyone can help reduce waste by simply embracing this idea: Recycle, Reuse, Relove.
RECYCLE
Most of us love shopping and buying something new, but do we also think about the things we throw out?
It’s a shame to send functional, good quality items to landfill when someone else could still reuse and benefit from them.
REUSE
The exciting news is that many people are recycling by giving good stuff to charity, so that others have the opportunity to reuse and relove them.
Give pre-loved items a chance to be reused by donating them to your local Red Cross Shop!
RELOVE
Come in and have a look at the great things we have received in our Red Cross Shops. You might find something to reuse, and even relove.
The best part: every dollar spent in the shop goes to help vulnerable people in communities across New Zealand and around the world.

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