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76 days ago

Fireworks Ban

Joanna from Masterton District

Local Government NZ (LGNZ) voted at their AGM this year to petition government to ban the private sale of fireworks in NZ. I called Masterton District Council today and was told they did NOT vote in favour of this ban! How many people did they consult before making that obviously ill-informed decision???
Do they not read Neighbourly and get a sense of the misery and destruction fireworks cause at ALL times of the year??
How dare they decide it's ok to continue with this stupid and outdated activity which causes such harm.
I am trying to find out how we can let govt know that there is a big silent majority who hate backyard fireworks, want private sales banned but dont know how to makes our voices heard.
If we want change, we ALL need to speak up.

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Where are you renting?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Trade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you choosing to rent these days?

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1 day ago

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3 days ago

Jars with lids

Julia Neighbourly Lead from South Wairarapa District

I'd like to offer my place as a drop-off for people who want glass jars with lids. They could be little or large. A lot of us are making jams or preserves from our fruit and vegetable gardens at the moment. I've been recycling like mad, but lately have been collecting jars for apricot and blackberry jam, and elderberry syrup. Suddenly my stash of jars seems unequal to the task. Anyone out there who would like to participate?