54 days ago

Poll: Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?
  • 7.1% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    7.1% Complete
  • 83.3% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    83.3% Complete
  • 9.6% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.6% Complete
3030 votes
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2 days ago

Auckland's drought rings alarm bells - is anyone listening?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It might be raining but the record dry which is depleting Auckland's water supply is not going away in a hurry. Is it "just a dought?": Read the story below:

7 days ago

Greedy Watercare🚿😒

Fiona from Henderson

Well, the May water bill has landed in our email.
Each month we analyse it to see where or if we can save money and/or water.
What we noticed this month was the last time we got an actual reading was way back in February. The following 3 months have been estimated.
All of the estimated readings were based from our summer usage, when we were watering our gardens.
So, my questions are, "At what point does our usage and payments level out? Will they be paying us for the month of June & July, especially as we have significantly been reducing our water usage over the last few months?"
I understand that lockdown was the reason for the first 2 months estimated readings, however May should've been an actual reading.
It really comes across as if Watercare are bleeding us financially dry, and all the while we are all doing our best to reduce and save.

1 hour ago

Interactive map shows where Auckland's new speed limits will be

Fiona from Henderson

Wow, my old neighbourhood is going to be 30km/h very soon.
That's going to put a crimp into the speed racers, that and those damn awful speed humps!
Maybe we should start looking for a horse or 2 along with grazing grounds & stables - all very eco friendly 😂😂
From June 30 there will be lower speed limits in Te Atatu South as well Auckland's CBD - most speed limits will go down from 50km/h to 30km/h.
Here is the interactive map: atgis.maps.arcgis.com...
Here is the original article: www.msn.com...

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