Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.
❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.
🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.
💦 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.
👧 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.
🧰 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.
📞 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.
🐱 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.
🐮 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.
🌿 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.
More than 70,000 daily bus trips could be affected by a suspension dealt to hundreds of NZ Bus drivers across Auckland. The suspension comes after tensions between NZ Bus and union members as they tried to settle on a new collective agreement regarding pay and work hours. Union members had been declining bus fares from passengers, and planned to do so until Christmas before the suspension began. Now drivers will go without pay until Christmas Eve.
NZ Bus' biggest area is central Auckland, all of the Link services, and those serving the main isthmus arterials to eastern suburbs and along Mt Eden, Dominion and Sandringham Roads, as well as some to the outer west and northwest, and on the North Shore.
How has the bus driver suspension affected you? Let us know in the comments.
Are you close to the action of The America's Cup in Freemans Bay and Ponsonby? We are on the search for high-end furnished properties in these areas. If you would like more information on the properties Zingela is looking for get in touch with Bonita on 027 285 5139.
Join us for a roll up to: celebrate the end of the school year; countdown to Christmas; get some practice in before your work bowls party, or just because you've been meaning to have a go at bowls at Kohi!
TONIGHT - Wednesday Social Fun Bowls, only $5. All you need is flat-soled shoes. Stay for friendly bar service and an optional takeaway meal. Ditch the devices and have a great night out.
5.30- 6.15 arrive , register and bowls practice, order your dinner *
6- 7.15 coaching, practice with game if wanted,
7.15- 8.00 - dinner
*Dinner is take-away meals ordered from the local shops (great to support our neighbours!) and guests pay for their order upon registration. Cash only venue – no eftpos
Call Marlene with any questions or if you are bringing a group 0272923770