38 days ago


Nigel from Richmond

this may save a lot of money getting fixed... i live in a self contained caravan... 2 days b4 heavy rain in richmond..ants invade..2 days ago may solar batteries went dead..so i reached in and turned on the charger. wednesday was beautiful and batteries fully charged but come dark..immediately went flat, short circuit, on opening the battery area, i found dead and live ants all over the charger...sprayed fly spray..the did a full power vacumn all over. the charger lights came on and by morning...everything including the computer worked normal. googled ;ants causing shorting' and found that ants can cause these problems.

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CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

16 hours ago

Nelson Marlborough Community Health Lecture

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Join us to learn more about the impact of dementia / mate wareware on individuals, our families and whānau, and our communities. This evening of discussion aims to inform, educate and provide some answers about a very important area of healthcare that is affecting us more widely as our community ages.

We'll hear from

- Dr Matthew Croucher, Psychiatrist of Old Age and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Otago
- Dr Nicky Baxter, Geriatrician
- Chris Gaul, Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Heather Lackner, Manager / Dementia Educator

To register, visit: events.otago.ac.nz/nm-health-lectures-2022/nmhl

Alternatively, please call Angela Craig on 021 279 1934
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2 days ago

Erosion of back beach

Thomas from Tahunanui

Don't know when it occurred but someone from resource consent would know.
Our NCC had a stupid idea of using tons of sawdust as backfill.
Don't need to be a brain surgeon to see that it won't work.
Now we are being asked for ideas on how to deal with tidal rise.
How about don't trust our council.