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It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: https://vote.nz/enrolling/enrol-or-update/enrol-or-update-online/Done that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Finally, a workable street maps of New Zealand

ZoomIn: New Zealand maps
Forget that other map site (which I'm sure you struggle to use just as I do when I really have to), for your complete NZ mapping solution able to easily find every darned place in Aotearoa head over to ZoomIn.

So, how easy to use - type in your address and find out ... easy eh!

Here's where I work and look at the extremely easy to use URL - http://www.zoomin.co.nz/christchurch/addington/tuam+street/163/ - sheer bliss.

It is a cracking mashup of other info so expect to see restaurants, businesses and stuff of interest on your map as well (is it Google Maps based?). If you're into GIS you might wanna check out their API's (example)

So, here's Christchurch and Wellington in all their mapped and tagged (wellington|restaurants) glory.

Who's behind ZoomIn? It comes from Projectx which is a startup running in Wellington (where else) consisting of:
  • John Clegg
  • Ben Nolan
  • Nick Chapman
  • Tomek Piatek
  • Ross Lin

Check out their blog for the latest (addin for Mozilla/Firefox, certainly sir) and sit back and know that we've finally got an online street guide that works.

(Hat tip to Mr Dee for the reference)

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