Representing Massey Residents and Ratepayers

Public holiday rubbish collections

Auckland Council rubbish and recycling collections, with some exceptions, happen one day later than usual after a public holiday.

Exceptions:

  • Parnell and Newmarket: no changes to Thursday night rubbish collections for red lidded wheelie bins.
  • Inner-CBD: no changes to kerbside collections for rubbish bags, recycling bags and paper/cardboard.
  • North Shore and Waitakere: no changes to business evening kerbside rubbish bag collection and paper/cardboard collections. Business recycling collections will be one day later.
  • Warkworth/Wellsford: no changes to business paper/cardboard collections. Business recycling collections will be one day later.
  • Orewa/Silverdale: business paper/cardboard and recycling collections will be one day later.

If you use a private rubbish collection service or live in the former Rodney District, contact your provider to ask about their holiday schedules.

Don’t forget to vote

It is our democratic right, so why don’t we vote?

Yes it is the Local Government Elections.  They are as important as the Central Government elections.

The Massey Birdwood Settlers Association has run a meet the  mayoral candidates meeting and a meet the candidates meeting. Lots of opportunity for people to engage.

The candidates themselves are engaging through every form of media they can, however out here in the Henderson Massey Local Board area the numbers who have voted to date is less than in other parts of Auckland. Why?

Show people you care for democracy. That you care about our local parks. VOTE NOW.

Get your vote in the post before the 6 October.

Tsunami sirens set to be tested again

Tsunami sirens on Auckland’s north and west coasts will be tested for the second time this year at noon on Sunday 25 September by Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

The twice-yearly tests are scheduled to coincide with beginning and end of daylight saving, which runs from 25 September until 2 April 2017.

“It’s important to regularly test the sirens to make sure they are working,” says Aaron Davis, Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management’s Head of Operations.

“There is no cause for alarm when the sirens are tested and the public aren’t required to do anything,” Mr Davis says. “But they will give residents the opportunity to find out what the sirens sound like.”
The sirens are one of several technology-based public warning systems that Auckland Civil Defence has in place for the entire region, says Mr Davis. “People can also subscribe to SMS text messaging or email alerts, the Red Cross Hazard smartphone app or engage with us via Twitter and Facebook,” he says.

The tsunami sirens are located in Rodney at Point Wells, Whangateau, Omaha and Waiwera.

In Waitākere sirens are located at Bethells Beach Te Henga, Piha North, Piha South, Karekare, Whatipu, Little Huia, Huia, Te Atatu South, Harbour View Road, Te Atatu Peninsula North, Westpark Marina, Hobsonville Airbase (Harrier Point) and Herald Island.

Collection day from 7th July – its changing if you live in Massey

If you live in Massey please note your new rubbish collection day.

Household

Commercial

Rubbish

Once weekly on Friday, except after a public holiday
From July 2016 your new weekly rubbish collection day will be Thursday.
Extra Collections
In the change over there will be a one-off delay for some residents between the old and the new collections.
You will be receiving a letter with the dates of your additional recycling and/or refuse collection.
Alternatively sign up for a text reminder via the online form or send a text to 3169 or call us on 09 301 0101.
Next collection: 24 June

Rubbish

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Place rubbish out between 5-6pm.

Recycling

Once fortnightly on Friday, except after a public holiday
From July 2016 your collection day will change to Thursday. Your first collection will be on Thursday 7 July 2016.
Extra Collections
In the change over there will be a one-off delay for some residents between the old and the new collections.
You will be receiving a letter with the dates of your additional recycling and/or refuse collection.
Alternatively sign up for a text reminder via the online form or send a text to 3169 or call us on 09 301 0101.
Next collection: 1 July

Recycling

Once fortnightly on Friday

Inorganic

Where do I put my rubbish and recycling?

Household

Commercial

Rubbish

  • Auckland Council only collects rubbish in official council prepaid rubbish bags. These bags can be used on the North Shore or in Waitākere, Papakura and Franklin.
  • Rubbish bags should be placed on the kerbside before 7am on your collection day. Please do not put rubbish bags out the night before collection.
  • Auckland Council’s orange 40 or 60 litre rubbish bags are available from local supermarkets and some convenience stores and service stations.
  • You can also buy council rubbish bags from the Henderson service centre.
  • The price of the bag covers the cost of collection and disposal of your rubbish.
  • Your rubbish bag should not weigh more than 10kg when full. Rubbish bags that are too heavy will not be collected.
  • Please wrap all sharp objects carefully to prevent harm to others.

Rubbish

  • Auckland Council only collects rubbish in official council prepaid rubbish bags. These bags can be used on the North Shore, or in Waitākere, Papakura and Franklin.
  • Rubbish bags should be placed on the kerbside between 5 – 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Auckland Council’s orange 40 or 60 litre rubbish bags are available from local supermarkets and some convenience stores and service stations.
  • You can also buy council rubbish bags from the Henderson service centre.
  • The price of the bag covers the cost of collection and disposal of your rubbish.
  • Your rubbish bag should not weigh more than 10kg when full. Rubbish bags that are too heavy will not be collected.
  • Please wrap all sharp objects carefully to prevent harm to others.

Recycling

General recycling
Yellow-lidded blue council supplied recycling bin
  • Items that can be recycled (glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, plastics (numbered 1 – 7)) should be placed in the council supplied yellow-lidded blue bin and  placed on the kerbside before 7am on your collection day
  • These bins can only be used for collections in the Waitakere City area
  • These bins cannot be used for commercial quantities of recycling
Paper and Cardboard 
Tied up or boxed
  • Paper and cardboard should be securely tied in a bundle, or boxed and placed beside your recycle bin for collection.
  • Paper and cardboard do not go into to the yellow lidded bin

Recycling

General recycling
Yellow-lidded blue council supplied recycling bin

  • Items that can be recycled (glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, plastics (numbered 1 – 7)) should be placed in the council supplied yellow-lidded blue bin and  placed on the kerbside before 7am on your collection day
  • Paper and cardboard should not be placed in these bins
  • These bins can only be used for collections in the Waitakere area
  • These bins cannot be used for commercial quantities of recycling (e.g staff room recycling not commercial waste recycling)

Paper and cardboard
Bundled or boxed

  • Place securely bundled paper and cardboard on the kerb before 7am on the collection day

Our large blue bins – what is happening

If you haven’t read or rather confused – this information can be found on the Auckland Council website.

Good news! Your blue bin can be used for Auckland Council’s new subscriber rubbish collection service starting early 2017. Reusing your bin will make a positive contribution towards reducing waste in Auckland. By using your blue recycling bin next year for rubbish, you will help prevent the introduction of an additional 1.4 million kg of new plastic into the environment. That’s about the same weight as 200 elephants!

 Tell us what you would like to do with your blue bin

If holding on to your bin isn’t a practical option for you, or to register your details for the service next year Auckland Council

Recycling changes – 5 things you need to know

  1. New, larger green recycling bins are used from 1 July
  2. Collection days are changing – check online or free text 3169 for a reminder
  3. Paper and cardboard can go in the new bin – but no plastic bags
  4. North Shore and Waitakere residents are encouraged to keep their old blue bins to for a new paid rubbish service launching early 2017
  5. Rodney and Hibiscus Coast – only your recycling date is changing as you don’t currently have a council operated rubbish service

Want to know more about your rubbish collections –  Check out this link http://www.makethemostofwaste.co.nz/waste-champions/recycling-rollout-the-top-five-changes/

KNZB elects new chair and board

Press Release

8 September 2015

John Riddell points out the gum diggers on the mural at the launch of Paint NZ BeautifulFollowing their AGM on Friday in Christchurch,  Keep New Zealand Beautiful is excited to announce the appointment of John Riddell as the new chairperson of the KNZB board.

Mr Riddell became involved in the Keep Beautiful movement in 2006 as the Deputy Chair of the Massey Community Board in Auckland. Since then he has served as the Chair of the Community Board, and more recently retained his involvement in the Keep Beautiful movement as the Boards representative on Keep Waitakere Beautiful.

“I believe the Keep Beautiful movement has much to offer New Zealand and should be the largest environmental programme in NZ. The concept is apolitical, and provides hundreds and thousands of people with their first taste of practical environmental protection in the form of litter control,” says Mr Riddell.

In addition to the appointment of Mr Riddell as Chair, the following board was announced at the AGM held in Christchurch:

CHAIRPERSON

John Riddell

DEPUTY-CHAIR

Nelson Wu

ZONE REPRESENTATIVES:

John Riddell                       Zone 1 / Upper North Island

TBC                                    Zone 2 / Central North Island

Heather Clark                     Zone 3 / Lower North Island

Alexandra Davids               Zone 4 / Upper South Island

Jan Tucker                          Zone 5 / Lower South Island

BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES:

Nelson Wu                          Silkfern Co Sec

Keep New Zealand Beautiful would like to extend a warm thank you to Rose Hiha-Agnew, our out-going Chair, for her commitment and passion for the organization.

For further information on Keep New Zealand Beautiful or to speak to any of our Board members, please contact KNZB Marketing Manager, Jodie Marinkovich, on marketing@knzb.org.nz or 022 35 66334.

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Community Response Plan

Community Response Plan

home_thumbThe Christchurch earthquakes and more recently Cyclone Pam have reminded all New Zealanders how vulnerable we are in the face of a natural disaster.  In recent years Auckland has been affected by a number of civil defence emergencies, including flooding, tornadoes and tsunami threats generated by earthquakes in Chile and Japan.

Auckland Council Civil Defence has the responsibility to help our communities prepare for, manage and recover from a disaster.  We are working with people locally across Auckland to develop Neighbourhood and Community Response Plans that identify potential hazards and help you prepare to be self-reliant in the days following an emergency.

Civil Defence is working with the Massey / West Harbour community to develop its Community Response Plan (CRP).  The purpose of the plan is to build community resilience to emergencies and disasters.  The plan will identify the hazards that may impact the area and outline how the community will respond and remain self-reliant for at least three days without any external assistance in the event of an emergency.

If you live in the Massey or Westgate area and have an interest in helping other people, or you are especially talented in the areas of welfare support, radio communications or you are a well networked member of the community, or if you just want to know more of what the community response plan is about …contact Roslyn Prictor, Civil Defence Emergency Management Advisor roslyn.prictor@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

Shake out day – Massey get ready

NZ SHAKE OUT   –    http://www.shakeout.govt.nz   (direct people to this web site to register)

Everyone, everywhere should know the right action to take before, during and after an earthquake. All of New Zealand is prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes – at home, at work, at school, or on holiday.

New Zealand ShakeOut has been created to help people and organisations get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practise ‘Drop, Cover and Hold’ – the right action to take during an earthquake.

New Zealand ShakeOut also provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses, workplaces, and other organisations to examine and review their own emergency preparedness arrangements. Families and households can also create, review and practise their household plans.

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Are you going to Eco Day

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