18 days ago

Have your say on Auckland’s freshwater

The Team from Auckland Council

We are calling on Aucklanders to give their feedback on what they value most about the region’s freshwater, to help inform upcoming changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP).

Consultation is open 13 June - 17 July.

Find out more on what this implies, how to have your say and upcoming webinars/pop-up events by clicking on 'Read More'.


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4 days ago

Roe v Wade: Constituents call for Simon O'Connor to resign after social media post

Mildred Armah Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Residents in the Tāmaki electorate have called for the resignation of National MP Simon O'Connor following his social media post on Saturday supporting the US decision to end the nationwide right to an abortion.

The post, which has since been deleted, read “this is a good day” and was posted shortly after the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that recognised a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

On Tuesday, O’Connor said he willingly took down the post because it was causing “spiralling distress”. Party leader Christopher Luxon said the post was taken down because “it does not represent the position of the National Party”.

11 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

11 hours ago

What's blocking your drains?

Drain Ranger

As scary as these pictures look, they’re real footage of CCTV inspections in our area. The worst part is, you often don't know your drains are blocked until you're faced with drains overflowing or a blocked toilet.

Ever forgotten a spanner or two on the floor after doing DIY? No biggie, right? Trouble is, rain will wash everything in its path down your stormwater drain. A Hydro Jett is an affordable way to maintain your drains and can save you money in the long term.

Call the locals working for locals, email hello@drainranger.co.nz, call 021 709 783 or visit www.drainranger.co.nz and get the ball rolling and your drains flowing.

10% discount to Neighbourly customers if you book during the month of July.
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