177 days ago

We Say/You Say: Should the Hauraki Gulf be protected?

Abby Irwin Reporter from Manukau Courier

Kia ora neighbours,

A new poll released by the Hauraki Gulf Forum has found there is overwhelming public support for more measures to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana.

Of over 1000 respondents, 81% said they love and have a very strong attachment to the Gulf, including its beaches, shorelines and islands. The greatest public concerns for the health of the Gulf are plastics (73% of respondents said this had the most negative impact), sewage (72%), chemicals (70%), and commercial fishing (63%).

Methods proposed to protect the Gulf include planting all waterways, re-establishing lost shellfish-beds and reefs, and banning fishing methods such as dredging and bottom-trawling that damage the sea-floor. 84% of respondents supported these actions, with less than 3% in opposition.

Do you love being in/around the Gulf, and do you think it should be protected? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the Manukau Courier.

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1 day ago

OPEN MIC at Ōtāhuhu Library !

The Team from Ōtāhuhu Pātaka Kōrero Ōtāhuhu Library

We're so excited to announce our Open Mic event!
Join us next Friday, bring your friends and your A-game. Entry is FREE. You can win awesome prizes. Proudly supported by Otahuhu and Sisters United NZ

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3 hours ago

What's On: OTAHUHU GARDEN CLUB

Jill from Otahuhu

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2 days ago

'We are so sad': Parents of missing French teen Eloi Rolland search for answers in NZ

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

French teen Eloi Rolland, who has been missing in Auckland since March 2020, told his family he wanted to bring them to New Zealand.

More than two years after his disappearance, his parents Thierry and Catherine Rolland have finally arrived from France.

They do not know what happened to their son, and they’re desperate for answers.

“We don’t know what’s happened,” Catherine said. “We realise he is perhaps in another place.”

But the couple remain hopeful that Eloi is alive and well and said they would always be there for him.

Click 'read more' for the full story on Stuff.