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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13.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere13.4% Complete
86.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus86.6% Complete
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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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.
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.