Act now to beat the water shortage:
• Install a rainwater tank (resource consent fees waived).
• Maintain your tank (check guttering is clear).
• Install water saving devices (shower head/taps).
• Install a water sensor to monitor your usage.
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.
Just a very small selection of the vivid and stunning colours from my garden.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and stay safe.
Is anyone else having trouble getting things dealt with via the council call centre? Just one example: After a very lengthy hold listening to dire last century NZ songs, I spent half an hour detailing an issue which the operator recorded. She then said she'd get back to me. Several hours later she phoned back and said that she'd spoken to "dispatch" and "they don't deal with this". She then hung up without giving a Job no. Lately other attempts to contact the call centre have resulted in complaints not being accurately recorded resulting in time being wasted by council officers. I now prefer to bypass the call centre entirely. And not all issues can be dealt with via the council website Report a Maintenance Issue form.