Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Free Tree Clearing in Porirua After Storm

Free Tree Clearing in Porirua After Storm

An idea posted on the Council’s facebook page last week by a resident, for help to clean up after the big storm has been met with an avalanche of requests after a positive response from the Council.

The Council agreed, for the week between 1 and 8 July, to remove and dispose of large fallen branches on private property in Porirua. The offer was posted on facebook last Friday and over 200 calls have come into the Council’s Contact Centre.

The Council’s Works Operations team have been flat out since removing any branches and other vegetation that can fit on the back of a regular Council truck.

The team asks that you log your address with our Contact Centre on 237 5089 and put the vegetation on your property. As long as you have logged your request, the team will get to you but it may take a few days due to the sheer number of requests. If for some reason you don’t require the team’s help after all, please let the Contact Centre know so they can take your address off the list.

The fallen branches that are collected are being shredded and turned into compost which will be used on the city’s garden beds.

At the same time, Council’s roading contractors Fulton Hogan have been busy clearing the city’s roads of fallen trees and branches and these have been chipped and shredded into mulch which is available to the public free of charge from 3A Kapuni Grove in Elsdon.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news