52 days ago

Driveways driven away by new rule

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

Property developer Phil Robinson said scrapping car park rules was a “big change”, but he was unsure if it was a “big win”.

What do you think of having more new builds in your area with fewer driveways and garages?

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What's On: A NIGHT AT THAMES MUSEUM

Carolyn from Thames

New date REMINDER, admission reserved for tickets sold before 14th August. For catering reasons, if you can't come, please contact Robyn 0211826572. We're looking forward to greeting you.
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Carolyn from Thames

Calling all ticket holders to A NIGHT AT THAMES MUSEUM. Only 10 days to go now to this event on Saturday 7th November, at the Museum, 5pm to 8pm. Admission is reserved for people who bought tickets for this event before 14th August. To help with catering, if you are unable to attend, please contact Robyn on 0211826572. We are all looking forward to welcoming you to this long-awaited event.

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Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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