54 days ago

Driveways driven away by new rule

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

Property developer Phil Robinson said scrapping car park rules was a “big change”, but he was unsure if it was a “big win”.

What do you think of having more new builds in your area with fewer driveways and garages?

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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

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2 days ago

Where's the urgency here?! Yet another infant murdered

Dianne from Hamilton East

It is absolutely dreadful to think a police officer was opened fire upon; I can only praise her quick actions/reactions.
And now the hunt goes on for these abhorrent people and what a manhunt it is.
I just wonder when are we going to have the same urgency, the same level of prevention, the same level of monitoring of families who continue to murder the weakest in our society.
They have no means to defend themselves, they are entirely and absolutely defenceles:_
WHEN WILL ANYONE PUT IN PLACE PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO ensure this does not happen again
WHEN WILL the justice system give these murderers a just sentence, and at least a 5 year program of detailed, intensive intervention to ensure no more of our pepe are murdered

2 days ago

Riddle me this!

NumberWorks'nWords Hamilton Central

What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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