49 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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1 day ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

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12 hours ago

Free financial guidance being under-utilised

Maureen from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Nearly every day there is another ‘news’ item about the impact COVID19 on us. Whatever the definition of our situation, whether we are working, unemployed, retired, COVID19 is having an impact on our ability to manage our day to day living and financial circumstances.

This latest survey highlights that “free financial guidance and options to negotiate with creditors are under-utilised”.

If your current situation is causing you to be unsettled, stressed, anxious and/or confusing, debt management and budgeting advice is only a phone call away. It doesn’t matter how severe those feelings are, just talking to someone who can guide you and, if necessary, help with creditor negotiations and more, will improve your sense of wellbeing.

Make that phone call: 09 423 7123
www.wwbudgetservice.co.nz...

www.newshub.co.nz...

17 hours ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 92.6% Yes, they're OK.
    92.6% Complete
  • 4.4% I'm not sure.
    4.4% Complete
  • 3% No, they're not OK.
    3% Complete
1283 votes