73 days ago

We Say, You Say: Fire burns in Waikato landfill since August

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Waikato District Council has issued a health notice to residents living within three kilometres of Puke Coal’s construction and demolition landfill in Pukemiro, where a fire has been burning since August.

The dioxin warning is a precautionary measure and the number of people the notice affects is low, with a total of 212 households within the buffer zone. Abatement notices have been issued to the landfill owner in relation to breaches of the Resource Management Act.

What extra precautions do you think should be introduced to prevent another environmental incident like this happening again?

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4 minutes ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

1 day ago

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1 day ago

Are you our next Pharmacist extraordinaire?

Waikato District Health Board

Pharmacist - Thames Hospital 
Job Number: THA00159 

Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent, 80 hours per fortnight

About the role:
We are seeking a qualified and experienced NZ registered pharmacist to provide clinical pharmacy services to Thames Hospital and assistance with the oversight and further development of rural pharmacy services within Waikato DHB.

Your application:
Please apply online via the Waikato DHB website with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how your
skills and experience to suit the position
 
For any questions relating to the role please contact Grant Macdonald 021 2435399 or email Grant.Macdonald@WaikatoDHB.Health.NZ
Apply now

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