50 days ago

NCC CEO: Wayne Jack

Jo and Jarrod from Tamatea

Wayne jack: Where do I start, salary package of 360K per annum, millions of dollars rate payers funds on your "Think Big" projects that have failed. Spying on your councillors that opposed your new pool complex plan.
Elected in by our council in 2013, then 2017 your 5 year contract ended and due to any competition you were appointed for another 5 year contract and now I read in the media you are being proposed a $1000,000 payout to terminate your contract early.
It has been a win win for you at our expense and what an absolute joke you should be entitled to any such payout. I don't care about the clauses in your contract, and if any clauses should be considered what about the clause of "Serious misconduct".
The council is holding a closed meeting tomorrow to discuss this matter and apparently it is a closed meeting due to the fact it is an "Employer-Employee" matter. As ratepayers surely we are the "EMPLOYER" are we not? Why are we not entitled to know what will be discussed and what monetary figure it is going to cost us to get rid of you?
I will be glad to see the back of you to be honest as you stated in 2013...… "I look forward to working for my community". Also a joke.
Dirty Water, Infrastructure failures and nose in the public funded trough for way to long .
I will be following this with great interest as once again, decisions will be made, ratepayers funds will be paid to you Mr Jack with out any consultation apart from what goes on behind closed doors and the real funny part is.. we teach our kids, its ok to make mistakes so long as lessons are learnt along the way but in this case nothing will be learnt and we will make the same mistakes all over again. I don't mean to come across negative but one thing I have learnt is whether it be local or central governments … Its a free for all.

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4 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

17 hours ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

8 hours ago

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