45 days ago

Summer’s here! Be water smart

The Team from Smart Water

Water-saving tips to help you reduce your water use

Gardening
- Water early morning or late evening to prevent 70% of water evaporating.
- Give your plants a good long soak twice a week rather than a short daily water. You will encourage deeper, healthier roots.
- Use a digital water timer with a rain sensor– it switches on only when needed.  

Pool
- Use a cover to prevent evaporation and keep the water warm
- Keep your pool clean, wipe your feet before you jump in.

Play your part. We value wai in the Waikato.

For more water saving tips visit www.smartwater.org.nz/tips
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More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

NZ Police / ACC Booze Bus

Frans from Karapiro - Maungatautari

Late on Friday evening early Saturday morning (10th - 11th Jan 2020) the NZ Police were doing their thing on the Leamington side of the High Bridge, as they do. When they were packing up to head off to another location the NZ Police Booze Bus turned left ONTO the High Bridge hitting the overhead Drop down signs that smash into the top of large vehicles. The driver of the NZ Police Booze Bus stopped then kept on going across the bridge into town.


Can the NZ Police please let us know if they issued a Infringement Notice to that NZ Police person behind the steering wheel of that Booze bus for crossing over the bridge and damaging not only the overhead warning signs but also severely damaging the top of the Booze Bus? (The booze bus is owned by the NZ Tax Payer).


I always thought the NZ Police should be setting a good example but it appears in this case the driver was either pissed or asleep at the wheel and crossed over!


Will the NZ Police please respond/comment.


Thank you.
(Screenshot of image found in Stuff)

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4 hours ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

4 hours ago