72 days ago

Do you know about Operation Flotation?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The theft of a lifesaving flotation tube from Doubtless Bay has done little to dampen the spirits of Operation Flotation, the charity set up to help prevent drownings. Pat Millar started the charity in 2018 after a father drowned at Cable Bay rescuing his daughter, and has been backed by community support ever since. Have you seen the flotation tubes at Langs Beach and Waipu Cove?

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15 hours ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

1 day ago

Poll: "traffic control", or "the cone people"

Peter Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

They seem to put lots of cones out, needed or not. I've seen them cone kilometers of Kamo bypass when there was one small truck parked there and one guy working 20m off the road, cutting scrub. I've seen them several times drive down the highway at 20-30 km/h while they are not working, no road works near by, but flashing their lights and collecting kilometer long queues; both north and south of Whangarei. I've seen them putting 3 stop and go guys on an intersection that normally works just fine with 80km/h traffic flowing both ways on the highway, after they had closed the road to single lane, 50km/h, one direction only and the work was under way hundreds of meters away.

"traffic control", or "the cone people"
  • 8.3% they are just taking the mickey
    8.3% Complete
  • 35.4% it's a rort on public funds
    35.4% Complete
  • 31.3% we need someone to supervise them
    31.3% Complete
  • 25% they are doing a wonderful, responsible job
    25% Complete
48 votes
1 day ago

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