50 days ago

Was your place flooded? Flood costs now $17.6m and rising

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The cost of the floods on July 17 and 18 is more than $17.6m for damaged roads and state highways, damaged schools, slips on walkways, broken pipes etc. But this does not include private insurance claims for damaged houses, vehicles, businesses and farms. Was your place flooded? If so, how is the clean-up going?

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2 days ago

Poll: How do you think we should vote for councillors?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei District Council has decided to keep its First Past the Post system for the 2022 election, but voters could demand a poll that could see the system changed to Single Transferable Vote, if there is enough support. In brief, First Past the Post is where voters give a tick to the candidate they support, and the one with the most ticks wins. Single Transferable Vote is where voters rank candidates in terms of preference, and the one with the most overall support wins. Which do you think is best for Whangārei - please explain your answer in the comments below.

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How do you think we should vote for councillors?
  • 63.6% First Past the Post (FPP)
    63.6% Complete
  • 36.4% Single Transferable Vote (STV)
    36.4% Complete
  • 0% I don't vote
    0% Complete
  • 0% Other (please explain below)
    0% Complete
33 votes
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4 days ago

Whale rib

Robert from Kamo

Collected from South Island Beach in 1975 by now deceased parents, I'd like this sold, if possible. Is anyone interested in a fair price? Very willing to negotiate.

1 day ago

Find your nearest voting place

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

The Electoral Commission published a web page with tools to find voting places, on an interactive map, or from a list.
Voting places might be open during the advance period, on election day, or both. Depending on the pandemic alert level during the voting period it might be smart to avoid crowds on voting day itself, make use of advance voting, and know about alternative voting places nearby, as well as their opening hours.
For those of us who can't get to a voting place, there will of course be alternative ways to vote, for example by telephone dictation service or postal vote, and there will be voting services provided at rest homes, managed isolation and quarantine facilities, and prisons. See here for detailed information.

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