342 days ago

Climate leaders become beneficiaries as budget cuts axe community funding

Mildred Armah Reporter from Central Leader

A climate change educator is wondering where the next generation of climate leaders will come from if sweeping Auckland Council budget cuts are passed.

Auckland mayor Wayne Brown is seeking to plug a $375 million shortfall in Auckland Council’s budget. His proposal includes a $20m cut to a wide range of community, and arts funding.

This includes reducing local board operating funding by $16m – 5% of the total budget local boards oversee.

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3 days ago

Poll: Does the building consent process need to change?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Does the building consent process need to change?
  • 91.4% Yes
    91.4% Complete
  • 8.3% No
    8.3% Complete
  • 0.3% Other - I'll share below!
    0.3% Complete
993 votes
20 hours ago

Say goodbye to tyre waste

Tyrewise

About 40% of the 6.5 million tyres Kiwis use every year are recycled, repurposed, or used as tyre-derived fuel. But the rest end up in landfills, stockpiled or dumped.

The good news is now there’s an easy solution to all that tyre waste. It’s called Tyrewise and is New Zealand’s first national tyre recycling scheme.

Tyrewise ensures that tyres in Aotearoa New Zealand are recycled or repurposed properly, saving millions from going to the landfill.

Find out more about the scheme online.
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