63 days ago

We Say/You Say: Should the Hauraki Gulf be protected?

Abby Irwin Reporter from Franklin County News

Kia ora neighbours,

A new poll released by the Hauraki Gulf Forum has found there is overwhelming public support for more measures to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana.

Of over 1000 respondents, 81% said they love and have a very strong attachment to the Gulf, including its beaches, shorelines and islands. The greatest public concerns for the health of the Gulf are plastics (73% of respondents said this had the most negative impact), sewage (72%), chemicals (70%), and commercial fishing (63%).

Methods proposed to protect the Gulf include planting all waterways, re-establishing lost shellfish-beds and reefs, and banning fishing methods such as dredging and bottom-trawling that damage the sea-floor. 84% of respondents supported these actions, with less than 3% in opposition.

Do you love being in/around the Gulf, and do you think it should be protected? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the Franklin County News.

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1 day ago

Here are some of the best ideas of summer living

Acacia Cove Village

A busy year to look back on and an exciting 2022 ahead. On behalf of the Team at Acacia Cove, the very best of wishes to everyone for a wonderful & safe days and months ahead.

Here are some of the best ideas of summer living.

Explore the local countryside:
The site of our retirement village isn't random – they’re inspired! Our village is surrounded by beautiful local countryside, so you can explore the area and enjoy the summer sun in gorgeous surroundings. You could take a morning walk, an evening stroll, or even a bike ride if you want to pick up the pace.

Good times with friends:
At our retirement village, we pride ourselves on creating a sense of community and bringing you to the heart of it. We have a whole host of activities on offer in the village center – which is perfect with music events and much more. What’s better than spending the summer months doing fun activities, eating good food, and lapping up the lovely weather with friends new and old.

First-class facilities:
Our retirement village has a variety of excellent on-site facilities to enjoy all summer long, including spa and restaurants. We also have a wide range of exciting activities to get involved in

Lock up and leave!:
With restrictions on their way to being lifted, holidays and trips away are – at long last – back on the cards. You can head out on your summer adventures knowing that your home is safe and secure in our village.

So here’s to 2022 and wishing you all a happy New Year!
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1 day ago

Auckland is at Red – here’s what you need to know

The Team from Auckland Council

Tāmaki Makaurau and the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand is now under the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework’s traffic light system.
For what you need to know to stay safe and enjoy Auckland at Red, click on 'Read More'.

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1 day ago

If anyone is looking for a 4bedroom place

Talia from Pukekohe

In pukekohe I'm looking for someone to take over my lease. Text message Me 0220437365 for more info