Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thursday Challenge/Theme song/Save the world/Stop littering

 I was in the city marvelling the beauty of Auckland
and the pride of Auckland, the Sky Tower.
Then I looked down, my pet peeve.
 Idiots killing the plants and
 ruining our green and clean reputation.
I am angry and sad at the same time.

You bet I am pleased with the new regulation,
 "People caught littering more than once in a year
 will be fined $400 under a new fines system 
approved by the Auckland Council today."

SONG: Two Steps From Hell - Eria
I'm aware of the grammar mistakes in the introduction. 

I'm also aware that "it's" is an abbreviated version of "it is". 

I don't need a lecture on correct English. 

I was extremely tired and made a couple 

of errors regarding grammar. 

My mistakes don't take anything away

 from the sentiment of the introduction 

or video. I'm human, I make mistakes, deal with it.

EARTH - One video you NEED to see

This video was created by David Bayliss* 

Littering could cost you $400

Last updated 16:42 11/10/2012
People caught littering more than once in a year
will be fined $400 under a new fines system
approved by the Auckland Council today.
The council's Regulatory and Bylaws Committee
approved the new system which will see a $100 fee
for a first offence, and a higher fee of $400 for those
caught littering again within a year.
Those who are caught dumping large or hazardous
waste will automatically be fined $400.
The new, fines which replace those from the former
 councils, come into effect from November 1.
"Some of the former councils had a flat $400 fine
and others a graduated system, so this move consolidates
 those into one set of infringements," committee chairman Des Morrison said.
"Council and other providers offer plenty of opportunities
to dispose of rubbish properly either through kerbside and
regular inorganic collections or refuse transfer stations.
"There is no reason for people to be dumping litter and
hazardous material that makes our city look untidy and
poses a health risk."
Litter collection and illegal dumping removal costs the
council about $6 million a year.
Mayor Len Brown said the fines showed the council was
 serious about dealing with litter and illegal dumping.
"Some people might argue these fines are too tough
 but the research shows most people back a tough stance. 
"Forty-eight per cent of people surveyed through the
council's People's Panel thought a $400 instant fine
 for illegal dumping was fair and reasonable, and
40 per cent thought it should be more."

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carol l mckenna said...

Great post ~ people need to learn to take care of the earth ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

Hootin Anni said...

You've accomplished to tell all...we, as in every body on this earth need to accept the challenge and make this a better place to live!!!

Carletta said...

Littering is just laziness. Cigarette butts are so disgusting. I live in the country and my neighbor has a live in girl friend and her daughter living with him. He doesn't smoke and doesn't want them near his house smoking. They smoke at the end of his driveway across from mine. They've been littering the end of my drive as well. A confrontation is coming. :)

betty-NZ said...

It's funny that my best friend and I both noticed, when we first got here, how litter-free most of NZ is. But there is always room for improvement.

Kay L. Davies said...

We all need to help stamp out litterbugs. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.