1710 days ago

Morris & James Harvest Sale starts this weekend

Morris & James Matakana

It's that time of year again... the annual Morris & James Harvest sale starts this weekend. Check out new works (such as limited edition terracotta wine goblets) plus discounts on locally created pots, planters and ceramic art. From 20th May, sale ends 5th June 2017. See you there... Discounts will apply to our online shop too www.morrisandjames.co.nz...

More messages from your neighbours
2 days ago

Poll: Should Penlink be a toll road?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

Kia ora neighbours. Waka Kotahi NZTA is now taking feedback on whether Penlink should be a toll road.

Construction on the highly anticipated highway is expected to begin this year, for completion by 2026.

If Waka Kotahi proceed with tolling the road, there could be different toll prices for peak and off-peak hours. The prices could vary between $1 to $4, with heavy freight paying more than light vehicles.

Three toll points on the road are being considered, meaning motorists will only have to pay for the parts they use. Those who don’t wish to pay the toll may still access free alternative routes.

Waka Kotahi national manager of infrastructure delivery Mark Kinvig​ said the toll would go towards maintaining the road to keep it “safe and resilient”.

“Variable tolling helps people make choices about when they travel, and therefore the toll price they pay. It will also reduce travel times on Penlink during peak hours,” Kinvig said.

What do you think about Penlink being tolled? Vote in our poll, share your thoughts in the comments below and make your submission to Waka Kotahi here: www.surveymonkey.com...

Read more about the proposal here: www.stuff.co.nz...

Should Penlink be a toll road?
  • 16.9% Yes - Road maintenance is vital for keeping motorists safe
    16.9% Complete
  • 12.7% Yes - Tolling the road will help ease congestion
    12.7% Complete
  • 56.3% No - This is what my taxes are for
    56.3% Complete
  • 11.3% No - I won't use Penlink if I have to pay
    11.3% Complete
  • 2.8% Undecided - Tell us in the comments
    2.8% Complete
71 votes
2 hours ago

Piano Needed

Ruth from Orewa

Wondering if anyone has a piano in good working order that they would consider donating to a local school please?

9 days ago

Free fitness in Auckland Domain...

Sarah Moore from Froot Camp

If getting fit is on your 2022 'to do' list, join Froot Camp!

Froot Camp is a completely free bootcamp running in Auckland Domain - a great bunch of people who love to have a laugh while they sweat. We train three times a week and every session is different (so you'll never get bored).

Here's what you need to know:
- it's FREE! (Froot Camp = Free Bootcamp!)
- we train at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 9am Saturday
- we meet at the back of the Museum
- all fitness levels are welcome
- all you need to bring is a good attitude and your water bottle

Questions? Ask below!