57 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

We have released the first edition of our newly revamped Seniors newsletter, which you can read here: officeforseniors.govt.nz...

In this issue we catch up with a veteran fencer, delve into all things insurance and discuss a bit about our Digital Literacy programme, plus more.

More messages from your neighbours
3 hours ago

Heading to the bach this summer?

Climate Insights

Summer is nearly here and for many folks it is time to head to the beach. Whether you have your own batch or rent one it can be interesting to know about sea level rise, risk posed by storms, and of course tsunami.

With the Climate Insights property report you can get information on all three ocean-related events. With easy to read graphs and insights for reducing your family's and a property's risk it is an essential part of your coastal awareness toolkit.
Download your Property Climate Report

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24 days ago

Land Grab !! Significant Natural Areas - WCC Draft Plan

Lim from Northland

Dear Neighbours,

We have just received a letter from WCC saying that a significant part of our land is going to be designated as Significant Natural Areas (SNA).

To put it as not so fine a point, SNA is more akin to a blatant land grab whereby your private land is being treated almost like Council reserve land. Anything more than minor maintenance of your land eg. trimming *will* require a resource consent. Essentially SNA strips away many of your rights as property and land owners.

We are all in for natural conversation but this is a a very heavy handed approach more like what happens to other overseas authoritarian regimes where land grab is a given. What annoys us the most is when there were property development in the neighbourhood and the developers were cutting down *ALL* the trees on road reserve, we wrote to WCC and they decided to turn a blind eye. And now WCC is talking about SNA. What an unprincipled and a hypocritcal proposal.

You can read more about SNA on WCC site here:
planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz...

and the map of Significant Natural Areas in Wellington:
wcc.maps.arcgis.com...


A commentary by Barbara Mckenzie on Scoop, she had started a petition for WCC to abandon its SNA policy:

www.scoop.co.nz...

www.change.org...

Submission to WCC can be made here ( due 14 December 2021):

EMAIL: planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz...

ONLINE: planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz...

16 hours ago

Put away the lawnmower

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Have you thought of abandoning your lawn. Th Wellington City Council is encouraging people to think about the benefits of meadows.
The council team at Botanic Garden ki Paekākā are putting down their mowers and growing a meadow on Glenmore Lawn (pictured).
Not mowing means less maintenance but also has benefits for the environment. Not mowing saves on petrol and also promotes bio diversity. Bees, insects and caterpillars all love long grass.
What do you think about growing meadows and not cutting lawns?

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