As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.
Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.
For more information about this and what services are running, please read the full update on our website below.
Sometimes a low-tech tool is the answer.
A blocked stormwater pipe in Titahi Bay led to a CCTV investigation, which identified a blockage about 7 meters from the manhole cover. A water jetter was winched through the pipe and cleared out cans, bottles, Lego blocks and other bits of plastic, but a tangle of roots seen on the screen wouldn’t budge.
Here we have Servicepersons Grayson (at the back holding the handle) and Tito using a corkscrew extended to 7 meters to clear roots out of the pipe.
Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?
The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.
I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.
92.2% Yes, they're OK.92.2% Complete
4.6% I'm not sure.4.6% Complete
3.3% No, they're not OK.3.3% Complete