50 days ago

North Cantabrians in hot debate over cause of mystery noise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A mysterious night-time droning noise is driving some North Canterbury residents insane, but no-one has been able to confirm its origin.

Suggestions flooding social media include 5G towers, seismic activity, angry bees, big brother, electric fences, and the global hum — a phenomenon reportedly experienced worldwide.

The sound has been reported in Belfast, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Rangiora, Mandeville and further afield to Ashley and Loburn, with some saying it keeps them awake at night.

Have you heard the noise?

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12 hours ago

Poll: Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.

Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.

In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.

To read more, click here.

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Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?
  • 17.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere
    17.4% Complete
  • 82.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus
    82.6% Complete
638 votes
33 minutes ago

Want to help shape the future of Neighbourly?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are looking for members across the country to test out some exciting new features and share your thoughts. Interested? Click the link to fill out a quick survey and we will be in touch. Yes, I want to help

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1 day ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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