1568 days ago

New listing - Well-appointed, near new 3 bedroom property in central Matakana

Linda Otter from Quinovic Warkworth

Well-appointed, near new 3 bedroom property in central Matakana - walk to the markets & cafes. Available from 11th October. Click link below to view and apply.

www.quinovic.co.nz...

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More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago

Eggs Benedict

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Great results for the Eggs Benedict & Blueberry muffins assessment for the Foundation cooks. Eggs Benedict - a popular Kiwi breakfast or brunch dish, consisting of two halves of an English muffin, each topped with bacon, a poached egg, hollandaise sauce and garnished with chopped parsley.

It was originally popularised in New York City.

3 hours ago

Husband for sale (and other happy things) in today's Antidote

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

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Today: The story of a husband for sale on Trade Me, a skipper with a digger, kiwi chicks in the skies and many, many beers for Betty White.

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1 day ago

Poll: Should Penlink be a toll road?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

Kia ora neighbours. Waka Kotahi NZTA is now taking feedback on whether Penlink should be a toll road.

Construction on the highly anticipated highway is expected to begin this year, for completion by 2026.

If Waka Kotahi proceed with tolling the road, there could be different toll prices for peak and off-peak hours. The prices could vary between $1 to $4, with heavy freight paying more than light vehicles.

Three toll points on the road are being considered, meaning motorists will only have to pay for the parts they use. Those who don’t wish to pay the toll may still access free alternative routes.

Waka Kotahi national manager of infrastructure delivery Mark Kinvig​ said the toll would go towards maintaining the road to keep it “safe and resilient”.

“Variable tolling helps people make choices about when they travel, and therefore the toll price they pay. It will also reduce travel times on Penlink during peak hours,” Kinvig said.

What do you think about Penlink being tolled? Vote in our poll, share your thoughts in the comments below and make your submission to Waka Kotahi here: www.surveymonkey.com...

Read more about the proposal here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should Penlink be a toll road?
  • 18.5% Yes - Road maintenance is vital for keeping motorists safe
    18.5% Complete
  • 11.1% Yes - Tolling the road will help ease congestion
    11.1% Complete
  • 51.9% No - This is what my taxes are for
    51.9% Complete
  • 14.8% No - I won't use Penlink if I have to pay
    14.8% Complete
  • 3.7% Undecided - Tell us in the comments
    3.7% Complete
54 votes