776 days ago

Free public tours at Watercare’s Army Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant

Maxine Clayton from Watercare

Saturday 16 November

Watercare is hosting free guided tours of the Army Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, located within Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparāoa Peninsular. This is a great opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at how a wastewater treatment plant operates. Each tour will be hosted by the plant operators themselves, who can provide a knowledgeable and interesting insight into what happens to wastewater ‘after you flush!’

Tour times: Every 45 minutes from 9 am until 12 pm

Bookings are essential: open.day@water.co.nz

Children must be over the age of 12 years old. Please wear flat, covered footwear (no heels or jandals). A reasonable standard of fitness is required as the tour involves some walking and stairs.

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21 hours ago

We Say/You Say: How will you be supporting businesses this summer?

Abby Irwin Reporter from Rodney Times

Kia ora neighbours,

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a $37 million recovery fund for Auckland businesses this morning, which will include 100,000 free vouchers to visit Auckland Council facilities, attractions, and venues.

The goal is to encourage Aucklanders to "rediscover the best of local businesses and visitor attractions" by visiting places like the zoo and museums, or attend summer events organised by community and cultural groups.

What business or attraction would you spend your voucher on this summer? 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 Rodney Times.

3 days ago

What are you looking forward to at the traffic light system?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Rodney Times

Kia ora neighbours, the traffic lights are in sight and we'd love to know what you're most looking forward to once Aucklanders have more freedom. Maybe it's being reunited with family outside Auckland, going to the pub, or just being able to hang out inside a friend's house (and use their loo!). Comment below to share your thoughts - use NFP if you don't want it published - or email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

4 hours ago


New Zealand School of Food & Wine

And we make our own BUTTER! This week our Level 5 Diploma students spent two days prepping for and baking croissants. From shaking cream for thirty minutes to achieve a rich butter, to proving the pastry for a minimum two hours to attain the ideal puff and flake. A very technical yet rewarding few days.