41 days ago

Ukrainian Struggle

Mark from Highlands Park

Unbelievable how the Ukrainian people are being treated and what they have endured so far
I would like to contribute to Ron Mark who is on the ground over there helping to distribute humanitarian aid
He has impressed me so much and I know that most people feel helpless to contribute to a cause that would make a difference
If anyone has a link for making a donation for Ron it would be appreciated

Mark Revell

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3 days ago

Property Water Meters, another NPDC rort!

Tom P from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Very quietly, i have realized that the cubic meter volume of water we now are charged for, has increased In July 2017 the meter was installed and a water cost of $1.28 per cubic meter was the charged rate. Here we are now, June 2022 and the rate has increased, with no transparency or forward notification, to $1.68 per cubic meter. Yes, 40 cents or close to a increase cost per volume of 30%. Yet this product [WATER} is free, by law in the Local Govt Act. How come now we are paying for such a increase. No prior knowledge or fan-fare to let rate payers know? Also remember Councilor Handley , when he installed his water meter, front page of the Daily News; he was to have a report every so often, on the savings it concurred. Haven't seen a squeak on that one! Councillors, are you aware of this cost increase?

5 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

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)

17 hours ago

Riding for the Disabled Fundraiser

Tricia from Westown

Wanting a fun night out??? Come along and show your support.
Please contact Tricia on 027 426 2942 or
06 753 9008 for tickets.