66 days ago

We Say, You Say: Fire burns in Waikato landfill since August

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Waikato District Council has issued a health notice to residents living within three kilometres of Puke Coal’s construction and demolition landfill in Pukemiro, where a fire has been burning since August.

The dioxin warning is a precautionary measure and the number of people the notice affects is low, with a total of 212 households within the buffer zone. Abatement notices have been issued to the landfill owner in relation to breaches of the Resource Management Act.

What extra precautions do you think should be introduced to prevent another environmental incident like this happening again?

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:

3 hours ago

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Susanne from Karapiro - Maungatautari

As you may already know, I am involved with the Cambridge Citizens' Advice Bureau, in Alpha Street.
What you may NOT know, is that everyone who "works" there, except our manager, Marie Payne, is a volunteer. We are looking for more volunteers as people drop out due to changes in commitments, poor health or shifting away from the area.
If this is something that appeals to you please contact us as we are hoping to start a Training Programme for new interviewers in late March. We provide full training, and as long as you have good communication skills in spoken English and are comfortable using a computer to search on the Internet, we would love to talk to you. Age is no restriction, neither are gender, ethnicity or physical disabilities.
If you would like to know more, either call or drop into the Office, at 62 Alpha Street, 07 827 4855. You can find out more about what we do at www.cab.org.nz...

6 hours ago

Waitangi Day 2021 Arts & Crafts Activities, Feb 6 – 8

Trish Seddon from Te Awamutu Museum

A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are ways in which you are learning about our nation's history pre 1840-2021?

The Museum has developed fun ways to support cultural learning and understanding of Māori culture, and its place in our nation's history.

Join us for two days of creative mahi toi!

6th Feb 2021 - Tī Rākau Māori Game of Skill (stick game) with Oriwa and Awatea.
Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau, learn wait song in Te Reo Māori and actions to play the game. A great test of skill while learning its significance in Māori culture.

8th Feb 2021 - Māori Design Badges with Oriwa.
Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns, then make your own unique badge!

$5 per participant, per day.
Open to all ages
10 participants per session, please book your space
All children to be supervised by patron or guardian.