We are absolutely sick of all the power cuts we get a few km south of the Pamapuria substation.
Almost every week our power goes off, usually at very busy times. Try being halfway through jam making and preserving and the power goes off. We are not happy.
July 2014 when the power was off for over a week we were still charged a daily charge for the days we had no power.
That doesn’t seem very fair actually. We hear about ‘user pays’ so why should we pay when we can’t use? Ngawha probably wouldn’t have an effect up here but it should.
Top Energy has adverts on the radio about planting trees under lines, but when I travel along State Highway One to Kaitaia I see trees and bamboo growing into and around the lines.
Why are they not removing them? The Kerikeri Kaeo Community Foodbank are grateful to the community for their support of our work as a registered charity and a group of volunteers.
Thank you to all who place grocery items in our donation bin provided by New World.
In 2016 we were able to deliver 940 food parcels to community and welfare services to be distributed to their clients as required in the Kerikeri and Kaeo districts.
Families and individuals may need assistance with an emergency food parcel when experiencing financial hardship due to a change in employment or domestic circumstances.
The foodbank has proven to be a vital service since its establishment in 2009. As a member of The Thumbs Up Adventure Club from Auckland, I would like to congratulate all those involved in finishing The Twin Coast Cycle Trail.
Having ridden from Kaikohe to Okaihau four years ago, we have been hanging out to be able to ride the whole trail, which a large group of us recently completed.
Each section offered so much variety and was enjoyable, especially that cold beer at the Horeke Tavern.
We love the history of the area and it was great to catch the steam train, especially passing the ‘Lava Tree’ which could become as photographed as Hundertwasser’s toilets!