Whangarei’s CityLink public buses are now able to accept a new contactless ‘Bee Card’. Bee Card is a new prepaid card, also being adopted by a number of other regions around New Zealand as part of a move towards a cashless society.
While cash will still be accepted on CityLink buses, Bee Cards should make boarding faster and easier for passengers.
To help people get started with the Bee Card, the card fee for online orders will be waived until Monday 31 August, after which Bee Cards will cost $5.
Please read NRC's media release for full details.
Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.
To acknowledge the occasion, we have just released our October SuperSeniors Newsletter, you can read it here: bit.ly...
The day is also special as it marks the start of the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 to 2030, you can find out more about it here: bit.ly...
A Whangārei woman is so terrified of snarling, aggressive dogs that freely roam the streets that she no longer walks her grandson to school, instead spending about $30 a day on taxi rides. Whangārei District Council says there have been fewer dog attacks and complaints about rushing dogs this year, but more wandering complaints compared with the year before - and animal control have limited resources. Have you also had a problem with dogs? What do you think should be done about it?