• Register for
    The deposit is $40, and should be paid within 2 days of submitting this registration form. Please pay to: L SHERRELL 38-9008-0266680-06 . Please put your name/names of whom you're paying for, and 'deposit', in the reference. Let us know if you're unable to pay the deposit within two days, and we can arrange an alternative timeline.
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  • Feedback on surface water activities on Lake Pukaki
    The Council is seeking your feedback so they can make decisions on new or amended provisions in the Mackenzie District Plan. Here is the link to their website and the plan change documents: Link to Consultation Documents Here are the options outlined by Council for your consideration and feedback: Amend Permitted Activities Outdoor Recreational Activities rule 7.1.2 by removing the statement referring to commercial recreation on or within waterbodies being a permitted activity. AND/OR Create a new rule for commercial activities on or within water bodies recognising the sensitivity of the waterbodies to disturbance. Reduce the character, intensity and scale limits for recreational activities with regard to activities on or within waterbodies i.e. cause consent to be required for a lesser scale of operation than is currently the case. Here are the options outlined by Council for your consideration and feedback: Amend Permitted Activities Outdoor Recreational Activities rule 7.1.2 by removing the statement referring to commercial recreation on or within waterbodies being a permitted activity. AND/OR Create a new rule for commercial activities on or within water bodies recognising the sensitivity of the waterbodies to disturbance. Reduce the character, intensity and scale limits for recreational activities with regard to activities on or within waterbodies i.e. cause consent to be required for a lesser scale of operation than is currently the case. In essence, this means they are looking to make important rule changes to control activities in on the surface waters of lakes in the Mackenzie, including Lake Pukaki, and are asking the public for feedback. Some people won’t like these changes and it is important that you let Council know your views on the need for rule changes that provide the highest level of protection for Lake Pukaki.
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  • Ban Supermarket use of plastic bags
    The fact is, as plastic weathers it breaks down and is easily mistaken for food by fish. A document produced by the Seafood Industry Council and Maritime New Zealand states that in parts of the world "fish are becoming seriously contaminated by plastic pollution". Plastic ingestion also kills turtles and seabirds. It's time New Zealand played its part in curbing the scourge.
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  • Recycle Plastic Bags
    Plastic bags do not break down, they fill up our landfill and end up in our water ways contributing to a global issue of pollution that is killing our marine life. Up until late last year we had plastic bag recycling in the Rotorua district and the removal of this service is a huge step backwards for our community and the clean green image that New Zealand presents to the world. Other district councils support the recycling of plastic bags and our council needs to resolve this serious problem.
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  • Enforce slow driving rules
    It increases impatience in other drivers, causes congestion, and is tiring on other drivers by both increasing their journey time and placing them in high stress situations.
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  • RESTORE SELWYN CLARKE'S VETERAN'S PENSION
    Selwyn Clarke is a WWII veteran who fought with the 28th Maori Battalion against fascist governments bent on world domination. In December 2015 the New Zealand government vindictively cut his Veteran's Pension because he refused to appear before its courts after he was trespassed for peacefully repossessing his own land. We believe Selwyn ought to be able to hold and exercise the rights to: 1. Peacefully protest without fear of retribution from government. 2. Receive his Veteran's Pension. He fought against fascism for our rights, now it's our turn to fight for his.
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  • NO TOXIC MINING IN PUHIPUHI, WHAKAPARA
    WATER !!! Our life force. Clean Water is our right to Survival !!! The effects of Toxic Hard Rock Mining and Drilling will upset an already natural imbalance with the further distribution of Mercury that is already there. The level of toxins and waste from mining will be catastrophic to the neighbouring areas, rivers, harbours and sea. It is unjustifiable to risk health, environmental, ecosystem devastation along with farming and crop growing. The effects of toxic waste are already being experienced and the damage is irreversible and life threatening. For generations people have pumped water from springs and bores to drink and still do drink from springs and bores. Toxic Mining eliminates all use of water which is a necessary life support for all living beings. We ask that the Whangarei District Council and the Northland Regional Council advocates for the people and communities they serve by making a public statement of opposition to Toxic Mining in Puhipuhi and they express their opposition generally and on any occasion they are consulted on this topic. We need to take real action now and say No to Toxic Mining.
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  • Cycle lanes on Ponsonby rd
    To help create a cycle culture. Ponsonby road is iconic for fashion and entertainment. It has outdoor dining, cafes, bars and fashion boutiques along its whole length. It is a place for people and it is currently dominated by traffic. Though It is culturally and geographically perfect for cycling, It currently feels very dangerous to cycle along It has room for a protected bike lane if one of the existing car lanes was re-allocated, the parking zone moved away from the footpath and a bike lane inserted between the footpath and the parked cars. Advantages for society: - Get kids riding to school - thereby reducing school traffic - Get people fit - save on healthcare costs - Reduce emissions - improve air quality -reduce global warming - Improve Auckland's carbon footprint - Improve quality of life for people in Ponsonby
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  • Stop weed spraying with glyphosate
    The health and safety of families exposed to this cancer causing toxin are at risk. We do not need to use it when organic alternatives are available.
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  • Judder Bars/Prevent Trucks from using Albert Street Otahuhu
    There are many residents with children in the area who are likely to be hit by a truck or bus and also residents whom wish to have a peaceful nights sleep without trucks and other heavy vehicles using the area as a short cut.
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  • National Fundraiser for Child Poverty in New Zealand.
    Despite the government and many other organisations doing as much as they can, we still need more support to overcome aspects of child poverty in New Zealand therefore every dollar raised will contribute in diminishing this crisis. This issue is important because on a daily basis I see many kids suffering in my school. I have had first hand exposure to a lot of students that are going through this and it is my personal experience. I have many friends who don't dress warmly during the very cold months because they cannot afford the school jumpers and therefore wear their short sleeve shirts only. Growing up I've been surrounded by students who would come to school without lunch, simply because they did not have enough food at home. I, myself have not personally been through child poverty but during winter I wear many layers of clothing and still feel cold to the point where I cannot concentrate at school and it only makes me more sympathetic to the students who have less than I do, but have no way to improve their situation.
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