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28 days ago

Permanent chlorination possible for town's water supply. What are your thoughts?

The team Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Chlorination of the Richmond water supply may work out cheaper than keeping it free of the chemical, according to Tasman District Council.

A report states that "chlorination of the Richmond water supply is an effective way to prevent re-contamination of the network. Turning the supply on and … View more
Chlorination of the Richmond water supply may work out cheaper than keeping it free of the chemical, according to Tasman District Council.

A report states that "chlorination of the Richmond water supply is an effective way to prevent re-contamination of the network. Turning the supply on and off results in significant staff and contractor costs and resourcing issues".

What do you think? Is this an effective way to manage water contamination risks?

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25 days ago

Poll: Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the … View more
It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the actual and reasonable costs they incurred". Charging $65 for a short overstay in an empty carpark is as far from reasonable as you can get.

To find out what to do in this situation, click here

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Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?
  • 46.9% Yes, and I won!
    46.9% Complete
  • 32.4% Nah, I jut pay it
    32.4% Complete
  • 20.7% Yes, but I still had to pay
    20.7% Complete
1167 votes
25 days ago

Cutting down on waste, one bowl at a time.

Amy Ridout Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Yum Granola's honesty box system is tackling waste, one bowl at a time.

Which other Nelson businesses are helping consumers avoid unnecessary packaging?

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25 days ago

Thank you Countdown stores and shoppers!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items… View moreWe want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items which are much needed during this tough winter period.

Click the link below to watch a heartfelt video of thanks from the team at our Porirua Salvation Army centre!

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26 days ago

Age Concern Nelson Tasman holds hui on social connection. Did you attend?

The team Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Age Concern Nelson Tasman hopes a hui held this morning will help it find new ways to tackle loneliness and social isolation that affect some older people in the region.

Age Concern Nelson Tasman Manager, Caroline Budge, says "we have worked really hard these past few years to keep older … View more
Age Concern Nelson Tasman hopes a hui held this morning will help it find new ways to tackle loneliness and social isolation that affect some older people in the region.

Age Concern Nelson Tasman Manager, Caroline Budge, says "we have worked really hard these past few years to keep older people connected to their communities".

She hoped the hui would help kick start a new phase of social connection initiatives.

Did you attend the meeting? Do you feel connected within your community?

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26 days ago

We want to hear from you!

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Do you have 2 minutes to share your thoughts? We're looking into what we can do to become a power company you deserve. Complete our survey before the 30th of August you'll be in to WIN 1 of 2 $100 Prezzy cards! Take the survey

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27 days ago

Do you care about the council elections?

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Are you 18-30? Are you going to vote in the council elections? How do you keep up with what it's doing?
The council is generally seen as a place that interests older residents but it is trying to reach more young people. How can it reach you? Please comment below.

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27 days ago

Kmart's list of 31 recalls

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The … View more
Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The $55 timber Occasional Chair is the latest casualty, although this is a withdrawal rather than a recall. We don't know the reason for its withdrawal, except Kmart says it is for "a potential quality issue". But what other products have been found wanting?

To find out what else is on the recall list, click here

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28 days ago

I’m not sure if I need to see a doctor, who to talk to, or where to go?

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Healthline is here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 611 116. Healthline nurses are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone.
Phone calls are free within New Zealand.
#healthcarestartshere

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