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Internet Options at Pukehina Beach

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WHAT SPEED IS MY CURRENT BROADBAND?
There’s a number of sites that you can use to see what speed you are experiencing. Remember though, they measure from your device through to their servers so can be very dependant on things like the quality of your wifi router, the access network and also the network of your retail provider. BUT if you think the speed you are getting is slower than you think it should be, your first port of call is ALWAYS to log a fault with your service provider and get them to check.

• The Broadband Compare website was recently launched and gives you a list of plans available from providers using your address. Their aim is to show you the best plan available to you.
• Glimp is a second independent site, launched earlier in 2016 that also uses your address to show what plans are available that suit you based on various criteria.
• If you want to compare providers on some of the more technical issues then click over to this site (ispspotlight.nz) hosted by our friends over at InternetNZ shines light on whether ISPs are doing the things such as using IPV6, how often they give your information.

Weather

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Local council

https://www.westernbay.govt.nz or 07-571 8008. Western Bay of Plenty District Council are responsible for Civil Defence, beach access ways, storm water, parks and reserves, rubbish, roading, dog ranger.

Power supply

Phone 0800 878 787 for any problems.

Refuse collection

Please keep Pukehina Beach clean! Illegally-dumped rubbish is unhygienic and a depressing sight which gives the impression we don’t care about our place. It also attracts dogs, cats, rats and mice. Bottles, especially broken ones, are a safety hazard to all. Illegal rubbish dumping is prohibited. Call 0800 TRASHY to report this activity. The WBOPDC council contractor collects rubbish every Tuesday from the roadside from 7.30 am. Rubbish must be placed in official pre-paid green refuse bags, available from local stores or supermarkets for a small cost. By law, bags can only be left outside your own property. In order to avoid pests scattering the rubbish, please put bags out of reach if possible. There are also other contractors in the area who provide rubbish bins and recycling services. There are transfer and recycling stations at 36 Station Road, Te Puke and in Truman Road, Te Maunga. The recycling centre located at 36 Station Road Te Puke is open every Tuesday and Thursdays 9:0am to 3:30pm, Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm. The centre will accept free of charge: Paper, Cardboard, Steel and Aluminium Cans, Glass Bottles and Jars, Plastic Soft Drink and Milk Bottles, Printer Cartridges and Fluorescent Lights. The cost of Green waste is as follows: Car and Station Wagon $7:00, Small Trailer and Utility $24:00, Tandem Trailer $46:00. The stem diameter must be no thicker than 100mm and length no longer than 3m. Green waste not accepted is: Flax, Pampas, Bamboo, Gorse or Palm.

Neighbourhood support

Neighbourhood Support is a not-for-profit, community based crime prevention program, aiming to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities a safer and more caring place to live. Neighbourhood Support is the process of being revitalised  in Pukehina Beach and is actively seeking a Coordinator to take on this volunteer role and help make Pukehina one of the safest places to live. A Neighbourhood Support Group will:

  • Help foster a sense of community spirit, where everyone is respected and valued
  • share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime
  • reduce the incidence and effects of criminal offending
  •  build community resilience
  • strengthen community networks to improve the quality of life
  • liaise and co-operate with other community groups.

Attentive  neighbours along with the visible deterrents of street signs and window / letterbox stickers, sends a strong signal to prospective burglars that there is a higher chance of being caught.

Being part of Neighbourhood Support means you have access to many resources to help you make informed decisions around safety and security.

If you don’t know your neighbour, start today and say g’day.

  • Report ALL incidents or suspicious activities ASAP
  • Dial 111 for all emergencies
  • Dial *555 to report traffic incidents via mobile phone
  • Teawa Anderson is our Community Constable based at Te Puke Police station 07 5730500 or taev03@police.govt.nz

To find out more about becoming the Pukehina Area Co-ordinator, a Sector Co-ordinator, or just to sign up as a member, please email me.

(I particularly want to hear from anyone who is a current Sector Co-ordinator, so that we can reconnect and help you to rejuvenate your group)

Bruce Banks — Manager — Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support. Email: nspukehina@wbopns.org.nz

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