Opinion

Well done Watercare

When we moved to Waiuku in 2006 I really noticed the poor taste and calcification/limescale in the water compared to Auckland’s supply. Since then there has been a gradual improvement to water here and we find it perfectly drinkable now. The calcium build-up on the shower glass and our water jug is practically nil. You can descale both your shower […]

Government ‘heat plan’ an overkill?

Opinion by Jess Paton The New Zealand Ministry of Health recently announced that they are starting to plan for hotter summers bought on by global warming. Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter said “climate change means summer temperatures are expected to rise across both the North and South Island, increasing the risk of heat stress and subtropical diseases.” So, the […]

Yana’s Yarn—13 February 2018

I was one of the lucky ones who got Monday off as well as Tuesday and I spent most of my day watching the SuperBowl. Every year, I watch the NFL season at a distance, ready to jump on the bandwagon of the SuperBowl final and cheer for the underdogs. It’s a game that I slowly increase my knowledge of […]

Out of the Box with Tim Gregory—13 February 2018

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in full swing, there has already been a world record set during the games. However it wasn’t set on either the snow or the ice, but rather the games village dorm rooms. The South Koreans have smashed the previous record of distributing the highest amount of condoms to athletes in Olympics history. A grand total […]

January was a scorcher!

A few weeks back as the temperatures soared and sweat ran down my cleavage even while I was trying to sleep—I say “trying” because not many of us have been getting a lot of sleep lately—I took an emergency trip to one of the big stores in search of a sanity saving fan. There were none. I nearly cried. I appreciate […]

Ongoing saga of Hudsons Beach after floods/storms

Inaction of council with regard to the retaining wall – Residents have been waiting a month for action. Rubbish remains with exposed nails, without the protection of the wall properties continue to be flooded and the erosion is heading towards the road. The longer the wait the more costly for clean up. If something had been done prior to this […]

Out of the box with Tim – Summer camping

This week’s topic: Summer Camping. If you think about it, we are a funny wee bunch, us Kiwis. Summer rolls around each year and the first thing we are desperate to do is leave our air conditioned houses—that we pay inflated rent or mortgages on—to pack up the family and stay in sweltering dome shaped abodes known as a ‘Tents’. […]

Police report – 6 February 2018

Last week we executed a search warrant at a local address and located a large cannabis growing operation. A local resident will be appearing in Court on a Cultivation of Cannabis charge. Any drugs are an absolute blight on any community. They are also a driver of crime. People become addicted, crimes are committed, such as burglaries and thefts, to […]

Solving illegal rubbish dumping

The significant increase in illegal dumping across Auckland comes as no surprise as the city continues to rapidly grow with houses being squeezed onto every available piece of land with tiny sections, leaving people nowhere to store rubbish and inorganic material. The cost of using privately owned transfer stations can also be prohibitively expensive for many on low income being […]

Waiuku water quality

I saw the article in The Post dated 30 January 2018 and I would like to add our concern and unhappiness of the quality of the water. 1. The water is not drinkable and we have to spend money on a water filter. 2. Our washing machine is not washing the clothes properly. 3. We have already replaced water floss […]


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