29 days ago

Poll: Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.

Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.

In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.

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Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?
  • 13.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere
    13.4% Complete
  • 86.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus
    86.6% Complete
2902 votes
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4 hours ago

Kmart staying shut while Smiths City moving to Dunedin's Meridian Mall

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Kmart will not reopen its Dunedin store anytime soon, and will be replaced in the city’s Meridian Mall by Smiths City.

The Kmart store recently closed in the mall and a spokesperson said on Tuesday they had been unable to find a temporary site as planned. Staff would be redeployed, and otherwise would face redundancy, the spokesperson said. Kmart has been in the city for 23 years.

Smiths City on Tuesday confirmed its move to the site previously occupied by Kmart.

Earlier this year The Warehouse announced it would be closing nine stores across the country, including its Dunedin central store, which will now become a “dark store”, used only for filling online orders.

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5 hours ago

Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and nominate a gardening hero for Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and sensational new peace lilies from Gellert’s.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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10 hours ago

Free Low E double glazing upgrade from Plus to Max for Super Gold card members

RetroFit Double Glazing - Central Otago

If you’re a super gold card holder and are thinking about getting retrofit double glazing check out this great special! All you need to do is request a free quote in August and book a summer install and you can get a free upgrade! Get your free measure and quote here or call us on 0800 658 658. Terms apply click here to view

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