54 days ago

We Say/You Say: Bottomless Brunches

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about the Wellington City Council's move to ban "bottomless brunches?"

All-you-can-drink alcoholic beverages over a restaurant brunch could be in jeopardy after councillors indicated a ban on such deals.

Several establishments across the city offer unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for a fixed price and this has led to complaints of excessive drinking.

Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean mentioned that several complaints were being followed up by council and police regarding these "all you can drink" deals.

“The ‘bottomless brunch' arrangements are a clear breach of liquor-licensing laws - which are designed to rule out irresponsible consumption of alcohol and intoxication,” MacLean said.

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Waikanae Recycling and Green Waste station - proposed closing

Bob from Waikanae Beach

Our KCDC is proposing to close Waikanae's recycling and green waste station within 3 months, from 1 August 2021.
The reason is: "Most users of this recycling station also have kerbside recycling services".
This explanation is literally rubbish! As the council knows well, 56% of retired people in Kapiti exist primarily on the pension, and many of them in Waikanae do NOT have kerbside recycling services because of their cost.
The station is well used by older Waikanae people because of its proximity to their residence. They currently do not have to drive far to recycle their paper, glass and plastic waste and but will have to do if and when the station closes.
Waikanae's council benefits are few and now KCDC is wanting to close the station.
If you want the Waikanae recycling and green waste station to remain open, make sure your local councillor and the council have your views, either directly or through the LTP feedback form (the deadline for which is tomorrow, Monday, at 5pm).