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


Clock Is Ticking On How We Choose To Pay For City Centre Parking

Should the first hour of parking in central New Plymouth be free to keep the tills ringing?

That’s what residents are being asked as Councillors consider a proposal from city centre retailers and businesses to change how we pay for parking.

One hour free would cost about $1million in lost income over three years, but the cost could be partly offset by extending paid parking from 5pm through the busy period till 7pm Monday to Saturday.

“The New Plymouth Business and Retail Association and the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce suggested these changes during the feedback on NPDC’s 10-Year Plan. Councillors have agreed in principle that they could kick in from 1 October 2021. But we want to know what you think before we make a final decision,” said Teresa Turner, NPDC Group Manager Community and Customer Services.

Time limits would stay the same so a P120 space would still have a two-hour limit, and Super GoldCard holders would still get free parking up till 11am.

Residents have until 16 July to fill in the short survey here or on newplymouthnz.com/HaveYourSay.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Geo-political Posturing Over China’s Cyber Hacks, Plus The Weekly Playlist

The timing was one of the weirder aspects of this week’s cyber condemnation of China by the West. Why was this piece of political theatre being staged now? China (and Russia’s) sponsoring and/or condoning of semi-state and criminal hacker groups has been known about for nigh on a decade. More particularly, Microsoft had been alerted to the flaws in its Microsoft Exchange... More>>


Government: Quarantine Free Travel With Australia Suspended

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today... More>>


Government: New Zealand Condemns Malicious Cyber Activity By Chinese State-sponsored Actors

New Zealand has established links between Chinese state-sponsored actors known as Advanced Persistent Threat 40 (APT40) and malicious cyber activity in New Zealand. “The GCSB has worked through a robust technical attribution process in relation to this activity. New Zealand is today joining other countries in strongly condemning this malicious activity... More>>


Government: Commits $600,000 To Flood Recovery

The Government is contributing $600,000 to help residents affected by the weekend’s violent weather with recovery efforts. Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have been in the Buller district this afternoon to assess flood damage and support the local response effort... More>>


NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>

Social Development: Government Initiatives Contribute To Fall In Benefit Numbers

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the release of the June quarter Benefit Statistics which show a continuing fall in the number of people receiving a Main Benefit... More>>




InfoPages News Channels