Porirua City Council (PCC) is changing its District Plan to use a fast-track process for the Plimmerton Farm development, and is asking for the public to give their views on it. This is our only chance to influence the outcome of this development by persuading the Minister for the Environment (who makes the final decision on the plan change) to protect the unique values of the Taupō Swamp and wetlands in the area. We will have to live with the decisions made now in perpetuity.
Hello, I am studying for my Master of Architecture (Prof) at Victoria University of Wellington and am seeking participants for two focus groups.
The emphasis will be on how your dwelling has promoted or detracted from your own well-being in the 2020 COVID-19 lock-down period. Preference is towards those who spent the lock-down in Wellington City.
The first focus group is hoped to be held on the 10th of June (subject to change), with the second focus group around 4 weeks after. Participants will be awarded a $5 Coffee voucher on completion of a focus group.
Please get in touch with me at email@example.com. Please feel free to forward this!
New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.
The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.
The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any individual has received these emails, NZ Post has advised to delete it immediately.
For more information on the scam, please see the NZ Post's Cyber Security Alerts page.
More to come.
This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just refused to go and six years on, he still brings the same sponge to me every night. I'm pretty sure it is the equivalent of roses in his mind."
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.