The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.
Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.
In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.
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13.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere13.4% Complete
86.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus86.6% Complete
The discovery of four Covid-19 cases outside of managed isolation on Tuesday has ended New Zealand's 102 day streak without community transmission. As a result, Auckland has returned to level 3, while the rest of New Zealand step back to level 2.
For those of us outside of Auckland, it means maintaining physical distancing of 2 metres, no more than 100 people at gatherings, and considering working from home if possible.
How have you reacted to the news? Are you now working from home? Are you wearing a face mask when you leave the house? And be honest, have you panic-bought toilet paper?
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Stay safe everyone and take care of each other.
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The announcement this week that Covid-19 has returned and the resulting shift in alert levels has no doubt disrupted lives again, and affected many of us emotionally and possibly financially.
What impact has the shift to level 2 had on you? Has it impacted your workplace or business? Has it affected your employment? Has it disrupted your plans this week? Have you had to get tested?
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Stay safe everyone, and take care of yourselves and others.