32 days ago

Electric blanket destroys family home

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A young Taranaki family is having to start again after a fire caused by an electric blanket destroyed their home

Homeowner Brittany Nawani, said "the blanket was on for a matter of minutes before catching fire and spreading quite fast."

She will no longer be using electric blankets and hoped others learned from their tragedy.

Advice to electric blanket owners is to replace them every five years, but if damage such as cracked wires or failing controller is showing, the blanket should be replaced immediately.
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2 hours ago

What's On: Opera North Charity Concert

Tony & Alison from Kamo

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of music to suit all tastes. Tickets available at The Hub and Ticketek. Adults $30 / Seniors $25 / School Students $15
Opera North Charity Concert
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5 hours ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

10 hours ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 36% Rates
    36% Complete
  • 10.9% Housing
    10.9% Complete
  • 13.6% Roads
    13.6% Complete
  • 3.2% Public transport
    3.2% Complete
  • 8.7% Water
    8.7% Complete
  • 4.2% Waste
    4.2% Complete
  • 7.4% Climate + environment
    7.4% Complete
  • 10.9% Infrastructure
    10.9% Complete
  • 5.1% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    5.1% Complete
623 votes