Some of you have been asking about the autumn drop off of communal garden waste bins to allow householders to trim and get rid of excess foliage, including flax.

The likely time will span a weekend in May. The skips will be in place for a week.

We had hoped to arrange it for this month, but getting requisite council permissions is taking longer than expected.

Due to the growth of Hobsonville Point we will this year arrange for three big bins around the area. We’ll keep you informed about the details.