27 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
2900 votes
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3 minutes ago

Hamilton testing station overwhelmed

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

A rush on Hamilton’s Covid-19 swabbing centre means people are facing waits of up to five hours.

“Due to high demand and long wait times the assessment centre is currently not accepting any more patrons,” an 11.41am update shared by Hamilton City Council said.

Current wait times were four to five hours, it said.

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24 minutes ago

Move to Alert Level 2 - affect on Libraries

Dee from Cambridge

At 12 noon today, the Waikato Region moves to Alert Level 2. Our libraries will be open but with restrictions in place.

This will affect our opening hours and our programmes will also be affected. There will be no Toddler Time (Thursday) and no Makerspace in Te Awamutu Library (Thursday).

No events will take place until further notice. Tonight's event in Cambridge (Disaster on Four Small Paws) has been cancelled. There will be no Film Club on Friday night.

Please stay safe, and remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

1 hour ago

COVID-19 Update

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

We will be closing our New Zealand care centres to all visitors from 10am on Wednesday August 12 following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community in Auckland, and Level 2 Alert level in the remainder of New Zealand.