• No mega landfill in Dome Valley
    The Dome Valley is not the ideal place for a landfill due to environmental, climate conditions and traffic risks. The proposed mega landfill is to service Auckland and Northland's waste landfill for the next 30 years and beyond. It is situated in a high river valley of 156 hectares with a tributary of the Hoteo running through the bottom of it. This runs into the Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand' s biggest harbour and main breeding ground for many species of fish and bird including 80 % snapper stocks traced back to Kaipara. The proposal includes up to 300 truck/ trailers per day transporting waste to Dome Valley on SH 1. At present an area of native forest, and multitude of waterways that flood with extreme rain events common in the Dome. This area is a haven to many endangered species (native) including the very rare and unique Hochstetters frog.
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  • 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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  • Remove Losi Filipo from Wellington Rugby and ban him for life from playing rugby in New Zealand
    It is very important that all New Zealanders are treated the same and that rugby players are not exempt from the law. When Losi Filipo made an unprovoked attack on 2 men and 2 women in October 2015. Filipo also punched two women. "He kept repeating us that he wanted to fight. I was smashed to the ground and then my head was stomped on over and over." However, Filipo has been discharged without conviction to protect his rugby career and Wellington Rugby, despite saying it does not condone Filipo's violence, has condoned it by keeping him in the Wellington team. A person from any other occupation would not have received a discharge without conviction. Reports show that Filipo has learnt nothing from this incident by threatening one of his former victims after being discharged. "Hayden Williams, 22, another of Filipo's victims, saw the rugby player about a week after the court case while standing outside a bar in Wellington. "He walked passed me and I asked him if he was still punching girls," says Williams. "He signalled out to his friends and two of them came over and yelled at me asking for a fight." "Losi was laughing at me and kept saying he'd been through court. I felt like he was laughing that he'd been through court and got off." This petition is important because it tells Filipo that he hasn't got off and by removing him from rugby you also pass the message that rugby everywhere in the world is a sport that does not condone brutality and violence.
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  • Drop Losi Filipo from Wellington Rugby (WRFU) or Boycott Their Games
    Should Losi Filipo be allowed to attack 4 people, ruining one's rugby career in the process? Ironically, post this attack, he will go on and play for the same team that his victim was aiming to play for? Should we set the precedent, that if you are a professional rugby player, you can get away with crimes due to your on-field talents? Stomping on a mans head while he is unconscious, and taking away his ability to play the sport he loves, is more than enough reason to consider boycotting WRFU as they continue to support a man who has proven to commit violent crime. Nevermind the fact, that he assaulted 3 other individuals that evening, two of them female. CRIMES THAT LOSI FILIPO PLEADED GUILTY TOO: -Assault with intent to injure -Male assaults female x 2 -Injures with intent to injure Let WRFU know, that we care about who represents our region.
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  • Feed the Kids Bill
    Currently, over 300,000 kiwi kids are living in poverty. These children live without basic necessities that most of us take for granted, such as food, warm clothes, or even a bed. This will impact the children's wellbeing and will cause illnesses which, in some cases, can lead to death. This can severely damage their vital development which takes place from infancy to adolescence, and will most likely cause long-lasting issues that the child will have to suffer with for the rest of their lives. If we do nothing to stop this issue, it will continue to grow and affect more and more innocent children in New Zealand.
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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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