44 days ago

Auckland drought: Growing alarm about demand for water as dry conditions continue

Danielle Clent Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours, the demand for water in Auckland is causing increasing concern, with one river at the lowest level it has been in nearly 40 years.
Water company Watercare said Auckland's water use is "skyrocketing" and people need to think before they turn their taps on.
Last week, previous water use records were broken three times, with the largest volume of 568 million litres used on February 19.
How have you reduced your water use this summer?

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More messages from your neighbours
17 hours ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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18 hours 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% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    7% Complete
  • 83.8% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    83.8% Complete
  • 9.2% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.2% Complete
882 votes
2 hours ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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