51 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

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10 hours ago

Your voice matters this April

Waikato Regional Council

We love where we live and we want to make it even better. So, this month we’re asking for your feedback on our:

• 2021-2031 Long Term Plan
• Regional Pest Management Plan
• Waikato Regional Coastal Plan.

At their heart, these plans are about making our rohe even better for the generations here now, and those to come.

These plans cover some big issues – issues that really matter. We know not every proposal will affect you or be of interest, but we believe there will be something that matters to you. Take a look and give your feedback by 30 April.
Find out more

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1 day ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter - April edition out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through fitness.

There’s also some advice on why Daylight Saving might be making you groggy and what you can do about it.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

Speed limit for Napier-Taupō highway described as 'naive'

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A proposed speed limit for the notorious Napier-Taupō highway is 'naive' according to racing driver Greg Murphy.
On Monday, Waka Kotahi announced it would be consulting and seeking feedback from members of the public on a proposed speed limit between Rangitaiki and Esk Valley on SH5, which would reduce from 100kmh to 80kmh. It was also asking for consultation on speed limits across Hawke’s Bay’s SH51.
A blown-out tyre and two windscreen replacements are few of many experiences V8 super car driver Greg Murphy​ has encountered on the Napier-Taupō Rd (State Highway 5).
But Murphy still believes Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) proposed new speed limits for the notorious highway are about as useful as an “ambulance at the bottom of a cliff.”
Lack of training, poor decision-making, and driving experience were reasons for why crashes occurred on SH5, Murphy said.

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