28 days ago

Have you changed your commuting habits?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Driver shortages, power outages and timetable changes are affecting Wellington's public transport, while the roads are increasingly congested and slowed by roadworks. How are you dealing with commuter frustrations? Have you changed your commuting habits in the past year? (Please mark comments not for print NFP)

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More messages from your neighbours
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13 hours ago

Plastic recycling

Sophie from Lyall Bay

Hi, my name is Sophie. I am a Year 12 student at Wellington East Girls College. As part of my Outdoor Education sustainability project, I signed up as a TerraCycle drop off location.

Thank you so much to everyone who has dropped off recycling. It does prove that every little bit counts. So far we have diverted over 10kgs of waste from landfill and earned over $20 for Predator Free Lyall Bay and Melrose.

I am sad to say Fonterra will no longer be recycling their yoghurt pouches next school term. So please drop off those clean pouches before October 14th (first day of term 4). The Collective yoghurt brand will still be recycling their own brand ONLY.

In exciting news however we have two new recycling schemes:
- BIC is offering to recycle any brand plastic pens, mechanical pencils, correction fluid and tape containers and markers (felts, highlighters, permanent and whiteboard). I need to ship these by the carton full so please ask your schools and workplaces.
- ZURU Bunch O Balloons. All used balloons and plastic stems and packaging that comes with them.

I am still collecting these waste streams too:
- Plastic toothbrushes (Please hot wash and dry these for hygiene reasons)
- Empty toothpaste tubes
- Empty dental floss containers
- Any cardboard packaging that the above items came in
- Any brand coffee pods
- Empty Collective brand ONLY yoghurt pouches/suckies and caps (Please cut the bottoms open and wash and dry)
- Glad wrap (Clean and dry)
- Glad zip lock bags (Washed and dried)
- Glad storage containers (Washed and dried also includes microwaveable takeaway containers that have the number 5 recycling symbol)

Please deliver items for recycling to 91a Freyberg Street. If no one is home items can be left in the blue recycling bin just inside our gate.

Since this recycling initiative attracts a small amount of money I will be donating this directly to Predator Free Lyall Bay and Melrose group to help buy more traps and tunnels to hopefully see Lyall Bay become predator-free and bring back the birdlife such as Kereru and Kaka.

2 hours ago

A stronger school culture, greater resilience and more kindness.

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Those are the benefits that Paul Barker, Principal of Kaeo School is seeing in his Northland school thanks to the Kiwi Can programme.

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4 hours ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 65.5% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    65.5% Complete
  • 24.6% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    24.6% Complete
  • 9.9% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    9.9% Complete
443 votes