1141 days ago

Porirua's Aotea Lagoon: Home to the pond where ducks dare not dive

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It's one of Porirua's most popular parks, yet the smell and unsightly appearance of Aotea Lagoon and duck pond is proving greatly unpopular with locals, with the city council vowing to fix the ongoing problems.
Warm, sunny weather has made the lagoon’s splash pad and playground an attractive proposition for children but, just metres away, the few birds that brave the murky duck pond carve a path through algae-infested waters.

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20 hours ago

Poll: Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This week we are wondering about some neighbour etiquette that can cause conflict. If your neighbour has a tree overflowing with fruit that is visible from the road, is it okay to help yourself? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?
  • 16% Yes
    16% Complete
  • 78.2% No
    78.2% Complete
  • 5.8% Other - I'll share below
    5.8% Complete
1233 votes
9 hours ago

Police share a warning about Remutaka Hill

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

12:20PM UPDATE: Due to strong winds, Remutaka Hill is now CLOSED between Kaitoke and Featherston gates. Delay travel across the hill at this time.

Motorists are advised to avoid the Remutaka Hill due to weather conditions and an earlier crash.

What you need to know:
- One lane is closed on the south side near the summit after a truck trailer tipped just after 10am.
- High winds are making it increasingly difficult to travel over the hill.
- Police recommend delaying travel, taking alternative routes and extra care, driving to the conditions.

20 hours ago

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