92 days ago

Proposed change to rubbish collection

Elly from Welcome Bay

Hi Everyone, while I was talking to the Council this morning on the flood zoning situation, I mentioned the proposed rubbish collection next year and the use of wheelie bins. Given Mike is disabled and I am semi-disabled and we have a very steep driveway, these bins would have been impossible for us. I received a communication this afternoon from the department in charge of rubbish collection who advise that there will be an assisted service form which will be available to fill in for those people like ourselves, to request this service. It means from my understanding the collectors will take your bins to the roadside, empty them and return them. I have asked Council to please post a message on Neighbourly when this form is available so everyone who is impacted can react.

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13 hours ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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4 hours ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
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13 hours ago

Heavy Metals in the water supply

Maria from Betta Water Filtration

Warning: Long post but important info for your health!

This is straight off the TCC Website - re Heavy Metals in your pipes!

"Plumbosolvency
Flush those taps!
We're encouraging Western Bay residents to flush their water taps daily before drinking or using water for cooking. Why you ask? To get rid of any heavy metals absorbed from household plumbing.

While we are sleeping, or when we don't use our water taps for a number of hours, heavy metals from plumbing fittings - lead, nickel, cadmium, copper and antimony - can dissolve into our water.

To ensure we are not drinking these metals, the Ministry of Health recommends you tip out the first 500ml of water from the cold tap each morning and after returning home at the end of a day away.

Problem solved!" Copied off TCC website.

(REALLY? ) 500 mls is nothing! Run your tap a good 30 secs in the morning, and this will flush about 5 litres through. And if you've a long driveway, make it a minute at least!

Installing a water filter is a much more reliable way to prevent ingesting heavy metals in your water supply!

For more information, see the Ministry of Health's fact sheet.
www.westernbay.govt.nz...

This is an American article, but has a lot of relevant info too about heavy metals potentially in our water supply.
mytapscore.com...

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