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You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute puppy, the UK's longest-married couple, and Stewart Island's "savage" New Year's Eve here. If you'd like the Antidote delivered direct to your inbox, sign up here.
Whangārei District Councillors decided unanimously this morning to extend the consultation period on the Whangārei Airport Location Study by five weeks, to 1 July 2022, and to publish further background reports on the project.
The newly available documents will be available on our consultation page by 1 June 2022. In the meantime, we will also be contacting everyone who has made a submission so far, to provide an opportunity to change or add to their feedback.
New key dates:
✈ Closing date for submissions: 4:30pm on Friday 1 July 2022
☁ Council Hearings: 9:00am on Tuesday 26 July 2022
🌎 Council Briefing (issues and options): 10:30am on Tuesday 9 August 2022
🛩 Decision on selection of preferred option: 1:00pm on Thursday 18 August 2022
Make sure to find out about the four options and have your say on this significant project: Have Your Say.
Do you ever walk past a business affected by Covid and wonder what you could do to help? We created Short Notice to link community members with spare time on their hands to surrounding businesses in need.
Whether you have a week, a day or an hour to volunteer, head to the Short Notice community hub to introduce yourself and share how you can lend a hand.
If you're a business owner sign up for a FREE Premium Business listing to get access to Short Notice and let your community know what help you need.
Together, let's help keep our small businesses thriving!
Over the past year, Northpower has been working on upgrading three sub-stations at Ngunguru, Parua Bay and Hikurangi, all of which have now been completed ahead of time and within budget! ⚡️
Planning is now underway for three more substations with upgrades starting this year at Ruawai, Poroti, Kaiwaka and Kensington.
Click here to learn more.