Climate change, dry weather and deforestation have all led to an early hose ban in Northland's Kaikohe. There are no such restrictions in Whangārei but it has been a dry year here and reservoir storage levels were down in winter. If one was introduced, how would a hose ban impact you?
A coronavirus has spread from China across Asia, and has now reached the US. It is yet to reach New Zealand.
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The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?
25.7% Yes, the $300 fine helps25.7% Complete
5.7% Yes, owners better understand the risks5.7% Complete
62.9% No, I still see dogs in hot cars62.9% Complete
5.7% Other (please say what in the comments below)5.7% Complete