Use of text on the site

This site can be navigated without images as most navigation elements are in plain text. We have also provided text alternatives to graphics on the site.

You can increase the size of text on the screen by holding down CTRL and pressing + or - or rolling the mouse wheel.

Using the site without a mouse

This site can be used without a mouse. There are shortcut keys that will take you to commonly used pages such as the home page and the search page.

To use these shortcut keys:

  • in Internet Explorer or Chrome, hold down the ALT key and then one of the keys in the list below
  • in Firefox, you must also hold down SHIFT
  • in Opera, press SHIFT-ESC, release those keys, and then press your chosen shortcut key
  • in some browsers, you may have to press ENTER to confirm your choice.

Access keys and functions

0= Accessibility
1= Home
2= Site map
3= Search box
4= Contact us
5= News
6= Mayor and Councillors
7= Meetings
8= Have your say
9= Rubbish and recycling
-= Events
/= Go to New Zealand Government website
[= Skip to content
]= Skip to navigation

Note: These shortcut keys may not work on every keyboard.