40 days ago

Did you know?

The Team from Ghost Fishing NZ

Ghost nets kill... 650,000 tons of gear is lost yearly in our oceans and can travel thousands of miles on ocean currents.

Ghost Fishing NZ is now working with Healthy Seas to rid New Zealand waters of this waterborne killer.

More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 15.5% Rates
    15.5% Complete
  • 17.1% Housing
    17.1% Complete
  • 7.1% Roads
    7.1% Complete
  • 36.8% Public transport
    36.8% Complete
  • 1.6% Water
    1.6% Complete
  • 4.5% Waste
    4.5% Complete
  • 9.4% Climate + environment
    9.4% Complete
  • 5.5% Infrastructure
    5.5% Complete
  • 2.6% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    2.6% Complete
310 votes
3 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)

11 hours ago

Meet the volunteers removing deadly ghost nets from the ocean

The Team from Ghost Fishing NZ

About a month ago the team at Ghost Fishing HQ and Healthy Seas HQ let us know that National Geographic were coming to interview and video our team in action here in New Zealand. We were astonished!

We spent a few days filming with the Nat Geo team and recovered a 40-50 metre ghost net in some of the worst conditions Wellington had to offer.

The documentary of the mission and recovery has just gone live on Nat Geo.

We're so proud of the Ghost Fishing team and what we have achieved here in New Zealand out of sheer tenacity, teamwork and community.

Feel free to share and enjoy.