Big shake up for water ahead

The Government is planning a ‘managed buyout’ of the country’s water services. This would see responsibility for the so-called Three Waters – drinking water, wastewater and stormwater – taken out of the hands of local councils.

Instead, they would be managed by several (probably four) regional public agencies.

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Viva Valentine’s Day

As the American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson put it “All mankind loves a lover.” And Valentine’s Day (February 14) is the recognized time to send special greetings to a sweetheart usually in the form of a card, chocolates, flowers or bubbles. Dining out has also become a fashionable way to celebrate. But, a special meal — prepared with love in your own kitchen — is a real winner.

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