43 days ago

Should councils stop using glyphosate?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Environmental activists recently protested outside Nelson City Council, calling for the council to stop using the weedkiller, glyphosate, which they said harms bees. Glyphosate (contained in 90 products in New Zealand, including Roundup) is used by farmers and ecologists alike, but some scientists in New Zealand say we don't know enough its long term effects on the environment, and it should classified as hazardous. What do you think?

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4 hours ago

Go Wireless and get $20* credit each month!

Spark

Ever thought about switching to Wireless Broadband? Motueka is in a great spot to connect to internet that runs over our reliable 4G network. It’s simple to set up with no contractors or digging up your driveway - just plug in your modem and away you go.

Plus, sign up before 30 June & you’ll get $20* credit every month for the life of your plan. That could save you $240* a year by making the switch to Wireless.

*Wireless not available everywhere. Spark modem is required and not included in plan pricing. Spark terms & credit criteria apply.
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3 days ago

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Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

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14 hours ago

NZTA license renewal scam circulating

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A new email scam impersonating the NZTA is being sent around telling vehicle owners their licenses are due.

The email directs the recipient to renew the funds through clicking a 'Renew Now' button at the bottom corner of the email. It then takes the individual to fake website that gets them to fill in personal details.

CERT NZ, the government authority responsible for cyber security said in a tweet, that anyone who receives this email should report it directly to Waka Kotahi (NZTA).

How to spot a phishing scam:
- NZTA will only send an email through if an individual has contacted them first.
- Email addresses will always end in @nzta.govt.nz, @enews.nzta.govt.nz or @reply.nzta.govt.nz.
- The email may be missing specific details that the NZTA will have on file: such as your plate number, the date your vehicle license is due and vehicle make and model.
- Hover over buttons and links to see if the pop-up will take you to a genuine government (.govt.nz) website

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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