64 days ago

When does NZ move to the 'traffic light system'?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying Covid-19 was not going to be eradicated from New Zealand.

“The hard truth is that Delta is here and not going away,” Ardern said.

While Aucklanders will finally see an end to New Zealand’s longest lockdown, those in other parts of the country could face far more restrictions if they have not been fully-vaccinated.

Read more here.

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2 days ago

Change your bins

Barry from Papamoa Beach

If you find that the kerbside collection bins provided by the council are too large or too small for your household use you can switch to smaller bins and receive a $30 discount in your annual rates or get larger bins and pay an extra $100 a year. Google "Change your bin size Tauranga" to find the form on the council website. Your order has to be in before the 31st of May and your new bins should arrive before the 1st of July.

Also, on the website you can make a complaint about damaged bins or missed collections. In my book, missed collections includes bins not emptied properly. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the collection service I suggest that you use the "Additional comments" section of the website to make your feelings known.

8 hours ago

Kulim Park temporary closure

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Kulim Park in Ōtūmoetai will be temporarily closed to vehicles today and tomorrow, 26-27 January, while ashphalting work is completed.

Construction areas are safely fenced off so you will still be able to use parts of the park, but you will need to park on the street away from the park. The carpark at the Tauranga Yacht Club at the Kulim Avenue end of the park will be open for limited parking.

To find out more about the Kulim Park upgrade visit bit.ly...

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10 hours ago

Tamariki Talks - Fun Challenges

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Western Bay of Plenty

As the holidays wind down for our tamariki and the countdown to school begins, we thought we'd share some fun challenges for them to try at home! 👍

Whether it's a toilet paper challenge or trying to make a snowglobe, we have the a challenge for them! Can your tamariki conquer them all?