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.
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13.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere13.4% Complete
86.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus86.6% Complete
Southland businesses are fearing another lockdown may be imposed if the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland cannot be contained. On Tuesday Auckland moved into alert level 3 and the rest of the country moved to level 2. Are you worried things will get worse?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced at an urgent press conference on Tuesday night that Auckland would enter a three-day level 3 lockdown from midday Wednesday to midnight Friday, while the rest of the country would move to alert level 2 for the same timeframe.
On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.
Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.
Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.
Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.
In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.
The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.
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