41 days ago

What do you think of the solvents stockpile at Marsden Point?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Authorities fear a Marsden Point site where about a million litres of toxic chemicals are stored could cause a "catastrophic" explosion or fire, with the potential to damage New Zealand's fuel pipeline. The site is to be urgently cleared of all hazardous substances but that may not be easy with many in unnamed and leaky containers. What do you think about the site and who should clean it up?

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6 days ago

Do you think moving Ports of Auckland north will be practical?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A report by the National Road Carriers Association has found moving Ports of Auckland north to Northport would be impractical, prohibitively expensive and increase truck trips between Northland and Auckland. But MP Shane Jones says this is just "snobbery" by Aucklanders against Northland, and most of the transportation will be done by rail. What do you think?

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3 minutes ago

What do you think of a new report favouring Manukau Harbour over Northport?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A new report on the Ports of Auckland favours a new port being built at Manukau Harbour, rather than moving the freight to Northport. The report, which says Manukau will cost less and have less environmental impact, has been criticised by Wayne Brown, whose own report recommended a move north. What do you think?

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4 days ago

What's On: Death Cafe Whangarei

Jo from Central Whangarei

An open, light hearted, informative and wide ranging discussion about our relationship to, and understanding of, death in our lives and community. Contact - Jo Moselen 021 450 525
Death Cafe Whangarei
  • Dickens Inn (upstairs)