54 days ago

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

Abby Irwin Reporter from Nor-west 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 Nor-West News.

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1 day ago

A Wickedly Wonderful Return to Oz

North Shore Music Theatre

WICKED the Musical flies into Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre in February for a strictly limited season of unmissable musical theatre magic! North Shore Music Theatre are excited to share this ‘swankified’ production with Auckland audiences, with a 40-strong cast of local talent taking you on a bewitching journey back to the magical land of Oz - home of the yellow brick road, munchkins, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The show is presented by North Shore Music Theatre, who are at the heart of community theatre on the North Shore. The talented team are passionate about providing outstanding entertainment, including substantial high quality productions, performed by local talent. After lockdowns dashed plans to stage the show in 2020, and again in 20201, North Shore Music Theatre are positively charmed to have the chance to bring this world-class production to Auckland, and to be able to provide their community with the opportunity to experience the magic of WICKED.

North Shore Music Theatre presents The Barfoot & Thompson Season of WICKED the Musical
4-26 February, 2022 at SkyCity Theatre,
Cnr Hobson Street & Wellesley Street West, Auckland Central
Shows: 7:30 PM Wednesday - Saturday, as well as 1 PM Saturday & 4 PM Sunday matinées. Tickets: $39 - $79, selling quickly at iticket.co.nz, or call 0508 ITICKET. Learn more about the production at www.wickedauckland.co.nz
Book now

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6 days ago

Free fitness in Auckland Domain...

Sarah Moore from Froot Camp

If getting fit is on your 2022 'to do' list, join Froot Camp!

Froot Camp is a completely free bootcamp running in Auckland Domain - a great bunch of people who love to have a laugh while they sweat. We train three times a week and every session is different (so you'll never get bored).

Here's what you need to know:
- it's FREE! (Froot Camp = Free Bootcamp!)
- we train at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 9am Saturday
- we meet at the back of the Museum
- all fitness levels are welcome
- all you need to bring is a good attitude and your water bottle

Questions? Ask below!

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1 day ago