Lynmouth - Moturoa, New Plymouth

2 hours ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

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2 hours ago

Grab your local paper and an Airfryer

Mags4gifts

Purchase a three month subscription to the Taranaki Daily News for just $146.64 and get a free Airfryer.

Visit mags4gifts.co.nz/airfryer and use the code "Airfryer" at checkout.Terms and Conditions apply.
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1 day 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.

12 hours ago

School subjects.

NumberWorks'nWords New Plymouth

What do you think should be introduced or reintroduced as part of the curriculum in modern day schools?

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11 hours ago

What's On: Working Bee

Brittany from Blagdon - Marfell

Biweekly on Sunday afternoons, come to the maara to garden with others, contribute to a community pataka kai, and support a thriving community. All are welcome, all ideas are valued.
Working Bee
  • Marfell Community Garden
4 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?

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4 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?

1 day 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
2 days 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!
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2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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!
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