Glen Avon - Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth

10 hours ago

WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Russell from Lynmouth - Moturoa

STOP TALKING - PICK UP THE PHONE, SEND AN EMAIL OR WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR MAYOR AND ALL COUNCILLORS AND LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING ASSETS THAT YOU, YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS PAID FOR, BEING STOLEN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO APPEASE THEIR OUTRAGEOUS AGENDA. DO IT NOW … View moreSTOP TALKING - PICK UP THE PHONE, SEND AN EMAIL OR WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR MAYOR AND ALL COUNCILLORS AND LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING ASSETS THAT YOU, YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS PAID FOR, BEING STOLEN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO APPEASE THEIR OUTRAGEOUS AGENDA. DO IT NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE TO HAVE YOUR SAY - IF THIS GOVERNMENT DECIDES TO CHANGE THE LAW (THEY ARE GOOD AT THAT) YOU MAY NOT GET A SAY AT ALL. YOUR RIGHTS AS A NEW ZEALANDER ARE GETTING STOMPED ON - WAKE UP PEOPLE!



The Three Waters $120B grab - what you’re not being told The three waters are drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. The Three Waters Plan (that you may have seen advertisements for) is a tricky co-governance plan for central government to get control of our assets which are managed by our local councils. After more than 60 iwi-only meetings, the Government and tribal leaders have divided New Zealand into four massive, unwieldy zones. Each zone will take ownership and control of our water and water-related infrastructure.

Who will be in control?
Each zone will have a mega agency, managed 50:50 by tribal and council appointees on a 12-member board. For instance, the 20 local authorities in the South Island entity will have only six seats in total, despite contributing all infrastructure. One tribe there will have the other six seats. Those tribal representatives will, in effect, have a veto over what your community gets and pays as 75% of the board must agree on all decisions.

Is co-governance a fair structure?
Based on the performance of existing co-governance entities, no they’re not. The public representatives have nothing at stake, so choose an easy life, taking their pay while agreeing to whatever the tribal appointees demand. And demand they do, often in an intimidating way.
How does this affect you?
Each water agency will decide what services you get or not, how well pipes are maintained or not, how quickly repairs are done or not, and where new infrastructure will be built or not. Most importantly, they will decide how much you pay, whether you receive any benefit or not. Private landowners, businesses and farms will be vulnerable to tribal agendas and conflicts of interest.
Will the board be answerable to you?
No. Board members are not elected. There is no way to challenge them, to make them accountable, to avoid conflicts of interest, or to remedy poor decision-making or damage done.
Will councils be paid for assets we ratepayers funded?
No. The Government will borrow money to settle any Council debt on existing water infrastructure, but they won’t buy the asset. They’ll simply confiscate billions of dollars of value, paid for by generations of ratepayers. Councils will no longer have water infrastructure as an asset to use as security for borrowing. This will undermine council viability.

The Government claims improved water services. Is this credible?
No it’s not. Independent experts have reviewed government’s estimates of cost reductions and say the figures are “founded on unsound evidence and faulty analysis” (Castalia) and “should not be relied on to project actual expenditure, revenue and pricing outcomes” (Farrier).
Are councils in favour of Three Waters?
Councils have less than two weeks to decide. Many are saying “NO” to Three Waters, many are so far sitting on the fence, some are in favour. Cash-strapped councils are being pressured by financial inducements from central government to support the confiscation.
Do councils have to consult with their communities?
Councils are legally bound to consult ratepayers over major decisions on water. Unfortunately, the Government’s determination suggests they may pass special legislation to nullify this democratic requirement.
Why do some call this a silent ‘revolution’?
It fits. The Government’s Three Waters proposal involves the dismantling of our democracy, the denial of access by individuals to decision-makers, and the loss of accountability to affected communities.
YOU CAN HELP –

1. Demand a referendum. Please contact your councillor today or tomorrow and demand a right to vote on whether or not your community wants to give your three waters infrastructure to central government, to be managed by just six council representatives (from all the councils in your water zone) and six iwi appointees.


Neil.Holdom@npdc.govt.nz -
Stacey.Hitchcock@npdc.govt.nz -
Gordon.Brown@npdc.govt.nz -
David.Bublitz@npdc.govt.nz -
Dinnie.Moeahu@npdc.govt.nz -
murray.chong@npdc.govt.nz -
marie.pearce@npdc.govt.nz -
Colin.Johnston@npdc.govt.nz -
tony.bedford@npdc.govt.nz -
harry.duynhoven@npdc.govt.nz -
anneka.carlson@npdc.govt.nz -
sam.bennett@npdc.govt.nz -
richard.handley@npdc.govt.nz -
richard.jordan@npdc.govt.nz -
amanda.clintongohdes@npdc.govt.nz -

2. Copy this page and deliver into letter boxes in your neighbourhood or email to others.
NOTE: Three Waters is part of the He Puapua plan to set up two governments for New Zealand, one by Maori for Maori, and the other, a fully multi-cultural government for everyone else. This system would be subject to a tribal monitoring committee.

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3 days ago

Another Escapee from Auckland

Neil from Hurworth

So another Escapee users his Essential Workers Permit to get out of Auckland to attend a Witt class in New Plymouth. Now he'll have to self - isolate and have multiple tests and when he is finished those and when he's clear he'll be allowed back in CLASS. That's BS, send him … View moreSo another Escapee users his Essential Workers Permit to get out of Auckland to attend a Witt class in New Plymouth. Now he'll have to self - isolate and have multiple tests and when he is finished those and when he's clear he'll be allowed back in CLASS. That's BS, send him back to Auckland and Fine him too. He has just put the whole of New Plymouth at risk not to Mention the rest of New Zealand. The Tutor did not report this to the police what is wrong with him too?

11 hours ago

What's On: World Quaker Day

Alex from Stratford

Learn about this spiritual community, our values and beliefs in an informal inclusive gathering. 3 - 4.30pm. phone Liz 0272950435. All welcome
World Quaker Day
  • Community House
22 hours ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
Learn more

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2 days ago

Taranaki luge track to open

Blanton Smith Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

The region's first luge track will open on Saturday. Will you be checking it out?

1 day ago

What's On: Free legal advice

John from Welbourn

Free legal advice; Citizens Advice Bureau at Community House (next to YMCA) every Monday night 7.15 to 9pm; call 7585942 during office hours for an appointment.
Free legal advice
  • 32 Leach St
1 day ago

What's On: New Plymouth Bike Kitchen

Stuart from Westown

Free help with bike repair. Volunteer learner mechanics needed. 2nd hand bikes available for koha. Sat 10 am - 1 pm and Wed. 5.30 - 7 pm
New Plymouth Bike Kitchen
  • Metro Plaza Shop 3
1 day ago

What's On: New Plymouth Bike Kitchen

Stuart from Westown

Free help with bike repair. Volunteer learner mechanics needed. 2nd hand bikes available for koha. Sat 10 am - 1 pm and Wed. 5.30 - 7 pm
New Plymouth Bike Kitchen
  • Metro Plaza Shop 3
1 day ago

What's On: New Plymouth Bike Kitchen

Stuart from Westown

Free help with bike repair. Volunteer learner mechanics needed. 2nd hand bikes available for koha. Sat 10 am - 1 pm and Wed. 5.30 - 7 pm
New Plymouth Bike Kitchen
  • Metro Plaza Shop 3
1 day ago

What's On: Free Legal Advice

John from Welbourn

Every Monday evening; 15 minute appointments. Hours: 7.15 - 9pm. Call Citizens Advice Bureau during office hours to make appointments: 067589542. Citizens Advice Bureau, Community House, (next to the YMCA).
Free Legal Advice
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
1 day ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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2 days ago

Donations

Annie from Westown

Saint Vincent de Paul Op Shop, Fitzroy

Thank you for your support-unfortunately we have run out of storage space so will not be accepting donations for the next two weeks while we sort what have received already. God Bless

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4 days ago

Volly Call - Festival of Lights Volunteers

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS VOLUNTEERS

We are very excited to be working with Fraser of New Plymouth District Council to help expand the volunteer numbers for this year's TSB Festival of Lights 2021/22.

Every year the Events Teams work really hard to bring together the events within our community. … View more
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS VOLUNTEERS

We are very excited to be working with Fraser of New Plymouth District Council to help expand the volunteer numbers for this year's TSB Festival of Lights 2021/22.

Every year the Events Teams work really hard to bring together the events within our community. They could not do it as well as they do without the great support of awesome volunteers - who give of their time to maintain the friendly atmosphere of these events. It is always a fun and lively experience and those who have previously volunteered most often come back year on year.

The Festival starts 18th December 2021 through to 30th January 2022. Shifts are 8.00pm – 11pm.

You are provided with a free festival t-shirt and there is a great wrap up party at the end of the festival. You have rostered nights on and you can select which nights of the week you prefer and also list dates you are not available. You are paired up for the night – so if you have a friend (who is also volunteering) and you would like to be together then you can request that too.

We are making a call out to those who have not yet registered to help. Registrations close on October 15th, 2021. If you have the digital technology to register here is the Link: festivaloflights.nz... . This will take you to the website and click on the icon with three bars on the top right hand side, which will then show Get Involved it will explain there about volunteering and then Apply Now tab to register.

We know that there are people who would really enjoy being part of this great event and perhaps have not seen it advertised or have not registered because they are not in the digital age and are not able to register on line.

We have an alternative for you - if you phone us we can take your details and register for you.

There are some criteria to volunteering:

Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age and be prepared to work from 8:00pm – 11pm for a minimum of 6 nights during the festival.

There are two volunteer roles at the 2021 / 22 Festival – seated and mobile.

1. Seated – Festival Hub where you meet and greet the public, talk about what’s on, hand out maps, brochures and encourage them to fill in the survey and enter the competition to WIN.

2. Mobile role – Various locations including the Fernery – hang out at the various interactive features and engage the public, talk about the feature, artist and show them how to use it! – You get a chance to spend the night at 2/3 features over the course of the night in this role.

So please, if you think you would like to help or just want to know more, contact Wendy at Volunteering New Plymouth on (06) 758 8986, email: admin@volunteeringnewplymouth.nz or phone or text 022 571 4228 so that she can register your interest to help

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2 days ago

Nissan Dualis 2008 2lt R20 Engine

Malcom from Spotswood

Runs ok when cold, has a compromised head gasket and starts missing when warmed up.
193,000 kms
Could be repaired or used for parts.
Includes coil’s, plugs, water pump, tensioner, flex plate and inlet manifold.

Price: $295

2 days ago

Masks

Te Ana from Hillsborough - Lepperton

Med-for kids or small adult face.
large- for Adult
XL- for bigger face
2 layers. Can post with a fee or you can pickup or if I’m out and about I can drop off. Phone 027 226 3396

Price: $5

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