12 days ago

Poll: Do you like the new colour of the New Plymouth District Council building?

Blanton Smith Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

We can't call it the purple palace anymore. Are you a fan of the brown or not?

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Do you like the new colour of the New Plymouth District Council building?
  • 30.4% Yes, it's a nice earthy colour
    30.4% Complete
  • 19.6% No, its bland
    19.6% Complete
  • 50% Who cares
    50% Complete
92 votes
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4 minutes ago

Vogeltown businesses unhappy about street revamp. Are you affected?

The team Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Businesses involved in a New Plymouth street revamp are petitioning against the proposed changes because of the potential of more than a dozen parking spaces being removed.

Shaina Groombridge, owner of Headz Upp, said "it's hard to find a carpark in the area as it was" and she's "fighting for her business but at the same time she's fighting for the community".

What are your thoughts? Will your business be affected or do you think these changes are for the better?

stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/114323626/new-plymouth-businesses-cry-foul-over-potential-loss-of-street-parking

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5 days ago

Electric Cars.

Roger from Welbourn

I will start off by saying that we all know that New Zealand is subjected to power cuts at times because of droughts when the hydro lakes get very low and the power companies restrict power. What I would like to know, Are the power charging stations around the country for Electric cars going to be subjected to those same power cuts. I can just imagine scores of people in their electric cars driving up to get charged up only to find there is none and get stranded half way through their trip. Has Ms. J. Genter of the Green party and this Labour Govt. thought about that when they have just introduced the scheme of cheaper electric cars instead of normal petrol or diesel or dual power. They would have been better off by investing more time and money into Hydrogen powered vehicles like Hyundai are showing on TV and only water comes out. How clean and green would that be. Also what I would like to know is what are they going to do with the old batteries from cars when they pack up and not to mention that car batteries I am led to believe are made from oil. Maybe another idea would be to have place where you could exchange your batteries for fully charged ones and be on your way again. Also with all the technology these days why can't electric cars charge themselves while they are going along. ??.

3 days ago

What do you want to see in your city?

Katherine from Westown

Hi Everyone! I am running for council in New Plymouth in this year's local elections. I wanted to ask for feedback from the community about what you want to see more or less of in our city! Do you have any suggestions for shaping the city in the coming years? What's going well that you would like to see more of? I'm keen to hear all about it! Please share your comments below :) I might not have any of the answers at this stage but I'm curious to hear what topics people are interested in. Thank you!