I had an automated call on my landline today saying my ANZ visa had been used to make 2 suspected fraudulent online payments, then asked me to press "1" to cancel payments or "2" to proceed. It then tried to transfer me (I suspect) to a person who I'm pretty sure would have asked me for my card number, but the call got cut off. I then rang ANZ who confirmed this would have been an attempted scam, so beware!!!
The owner of a Banks Peninsula tourist attraction is “flabbergasted” at her endless battle to expand her garden and build a cafe – with bureaucratic consenting costs spiralling to $165,000.
Josie Martin, owner of The Giant’s House mosaic garden in Akaroa, has already spent $97,000 and three years trying to get a consent from Christchurch City Council.
She is now facing additional costs of $67,000 after commissioner David Mountfort decided her consent application needed to be publicly notified.
Do you think this amount of $$$ in consent costs is reasonable?
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.
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