53 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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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

8 hours ago

Make your own modernist art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Matamata

Make your own modernist art and release your inner Matisse with easy-to-create canvas artworks. Use Resene testpots to suit your colour scheme for a co-ordinated look.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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11 hours ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 6.4% Auckland
    6.4% Complete
  • 18.4% Coromandel
    18.4% Complete
  • 9.9% Rotorua
    9.9% Complete
  • 4.3% Taupō
    4.3% Complete
  • 7.1% Wellington
    7.1% Complete
  • 14.2% Nelson Tasman
    14.2% Complete
  • 11.3% Marlborough
    11.3% Complete
  • 28.4% Central Otago/Lakes
    28.4% Complete
141 votes