26 days ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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1 day ago

10 Year Plan continued failures and mixed messages.

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Thanks Christina of the Daily News. Good article in paper this morning. Your efforts are appreciated. Thought you portrayed a reasonably balanced approach and some telling comments although there appear to have been some good ones you have missed. One Councillor being happy to use 13 times the average amount of water used by the general population if he does that 2-3 times a week that would double or triple total. Is it any wonder Councillors and probablyis not a good look. Shows some Councillors and staff have little sense of reality or democracy. I note also that another Councillor said only costs would be charged but he forgot we would be paying for it all beforehand anyway. One lady mentioned individual storage as an option. Something I mentioned in my submission. My 400 litre tanks enables me to water my fruit trees and veges regularly in all but the driest spell. There has also been some mention of the Council's preemption of water issue. They for example have surveyed most houses to see where meters would be installed; advertised for a manager (withdrawn in haste when it became politically sensitive) and say they are ready to go in July. What a waste of time.

Please note NPDC has still failed to supply transcript of of 10 year Plan hearings as promised. I will keep reminding them. Today all 4 people involved were not available. What does that tell you.

1 day ago

Water meters

Christina Persico Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Hi all,
Water meters continue to be a decisive topic. What are your thoughts? You are welcome to contact me at christina.persico@stuff.co.nz

Have a read of what councillors were told on Thursday:
www.stuff.co.nz...

8 days ago

Water meters proposal

Christina Persico Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Hi all,

I am writing a story on New Plymouth's proposal for water meters and I am looking for someone to talk to about their thoughts on water meters (and someone who is willing to be photographed for a story).

What are your thoughts on water meters? Send me an email: christina.persico@stuff.co.nz

Thanks.