Have your rubbish tags vanished before your wheelie bins were collected?
Is this a frequent or rare occurrence in your neighbourhood?
Last year Auckland Council fielded 1996 requests for service related to missing bin tags.
This comprised 538 from the North Shore, 331 from Papakura and 1126 from West Auckland.
The council collected nearly 3.5 million bins using tags last year.
The council saw 23 requests for service related to missing tags last week out of around 60,000 bins collected each week in the user pays area.
A council spokeswoman said the average number of requests had not changed since pre-lockdown and marked a 7% reduction from 2019.
Parul Sood, Auckland Council general manager for waste solutions, said missing bin tags are rare but it does happen.
The council recommends residents put their address and date on the tag and delay tagging their bin until close to collection time, he said.
They should report missing tags to Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 so the incident could be tracked and investigated.
Go to www.makethemostofwaste.co.nz... for more information about rubbish collection options in your area.
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We booked a trip to CH-CH through airbnb to commence on 1st March. Only to find we couldn't go because of Auckland going into Level 3. Jetstar gave us an immediate voucher. Our "Host" at airbnb in Ch-Ch, refunded the CLEANING fee only. Are they one of the "5 million" don't think so. Then we find out airbnb have a policy that they will not give refunds, following their policy if you book after 1st March 2020.
Best bet save your money and don't book through airbnb. (Friends booked through Booking.com and got a refund immediately).
Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.
The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.
Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:
* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.
* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.
* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L
* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.
* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.
* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.
* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:
* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.
For more information, go to:
Hi North Shore neighbours,
Wanting to curl up with a good book during alert level 3?
Check out the NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 shortlist which boasts titles from well-known authors and new writers.
The winner in each category will be announced on March 18 and each winner receives $500.
NZ Booklovers director Karen McMillan said the annual awards received 71 entries and the quality was extremely high.
"The judges were excited to see the variety of books that our talented New Zealand authors have produced,’ she said.
"Our fiction award celebrates the best in storytelling, a book that is wellwritten but where the story is key."
NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2021:
Addressed to Greta by Fiona Sussman, Ephemera by Tina Shaw, For Reasons of Their Own by Chris Stuart, I Wish, I Wish by Zirk van den Berg, The Silence of Snow by Eileen Merriman, Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino, Victory Park by Rachel Kerr, While the Fantail Lives by Alan Titchall.
NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2021:
Aroha by Dr Hinemoa Elder, Landmarks by Owen Marshall, Grahame Sydney and Brian Turner, Shared Kitchen by Julie and Ilaria Biuso, Surf Dreams by Derek Morrison, Two Raw Sisters by Rosa and Margo Flanagan, Wild Kinship by Monique Hemmingson.
NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Book 2021:
Hare & Ruru by Laura Shallcrass, The Hug Blanket by Chris Gurney, illustrated by Lael Chisholm, I am the Universe by Vasanti Unka, The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi by Clare Scott, illustrated by Amy Haarhoff, Sharing with Wolf by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson, Tatty Catty by Susannah Whaley, illustrated by Hayley Elliott-Kernot.