40 days ago

Developers’ Rights

Jay from New Lynn

Has anyone noticed that developers now have the right to do whatever they want on a development site? Resource consents for intensive, multi unit sites are not only non notified but now have virtually zero conditions.This allows council to absolve themselves of all responsibility for any adverse effects on neighbouring properties, such as damage to health from dust, damage to neighbours’ tree roots, damage to neighbours’ houses from construction and effects on privacy and quality of life. These consents are no longer processed by council officers but by private companies who could well have links to developers. Neighbours have in many cases lived there for over 20 years and without their rates payments, councillors and council monitoring officers would be out of a job.

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4 days ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

11 hours ago

What's On: Waitakere Grey Power General Meeting

Mate from Oratia

Guest Speaker is Professor Boyd Swinburn, Professor of Population Nutrition at Auckland University Medical School. All members and friends welcome. Light refreshments provided?
Waitakere Grey Power General Meeting
  • Te Atatu South Community Centre
10 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.