46 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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16 hours ago

Today at 4:30 pm on Radio Kidnappers

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there,
Thank you so much to everyone who has been in contact to say how much they enjoyed my brand new radio programme, "Good Grief - with Rhonda At Your Service".

Episode 1 is being repeated today at 4:30 pm on Radio Kidnappers. Lawrie Willis from Willis Legal has some nuggets of gold to share and I honour my good friend
Dr John Kerr.
Each month there will be a new programme.
October's chat is titled, "E Noho Ra, Tata, Goodbye - I'm Off. Here's What You Need to Know When I'm Gone."
You won't want to miss it! :-)

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1 day ago

Superpass ticket cost to HB Show

Wendi from Havelock North

Does anyone know how much its cost to buy the Superpass ticket for the carnival rides on Friday and Saturday?

1 day ago

Swap

Paula from Camberley

I have been given a banana box of grapefruit I do not need all wanting to swap some for oranges or any other fruit please