Planting the Panacea of Planning

Planting the Panacea of Planning?

  It’s one of the ancient truths of planning – you can solve a lot of problems by some carefully placed plants. Does your development overlook a neighbour? Some pittosporum on the boundary could screen that neighbour! Is your garage within a front yard? A rewarewa tree could soften those dominance effects! Need to remove…

Exporting Cars to Australia – Asbestos Troubles

New Zealanders exporting cars to Australia are facing more stringent inspections from border control as Australian authorities crack down on the importation of asbestos.  Asbestos imports were banned in Australia in 2003 however many cars still have asbestos containing materials. Exporters are finding that their cars are being delayed at customs and they are having…