62 days ago

Growing an edible garden

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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3 hours ago

what a revelation

Paul from Pukete

Self-determination not government reliance is the path for Māori by Steve Elers
It was such a revelation to see finally a Maori leader
such as Ngāti Kahunguna chairman Ngahiwi Tomoana being realistic .he has offered the opinion that dwelling on historical grievances – even when those grievances are real – doesn’t put kāi on the table.

Tomoana pointed out that “one of the outcomes of Covid-19 is that overseas workers will be restricted from coming into our area over the next two to three years”. Therefore, he said, Māori should “take up all the opportunities to fill these working gaps in areas we wouldn't have considered pre-Covid”.He further stated that as Māori would be “heavily affected in unemployment numbers” because of the economic fallout of Covid-19, “we can turn that on its head, by taking every job opportunity that is offered, mainly in areas you would never associate yourself with”.

Personally my view is Maori work well in a collective communal team environment as witnessed in their predominance in logging and shearing gangs where they are focused and highly productive

Tomoana is right. In recent weeks its has been reported labour shortages in the horticultural and agricultural sectors because migrant workers will not be able to enter New Zealand due to border restrictions. One man’s loss is another man’s gain, but more importantly in post-Covid-19, beggars can’t be choosers.

Further more he states . Tino rangatiratanga – or self-determination – shouldn’t mean reliance on the Government to house, feed and put clothes on your whānau. Tino rangatiratanga should mean being independent and creating your own path. Yes, self-determination.

Are you aware that two years ago the total value of all finalised Treaty settlements was $2.2 billion. expected to conclude at $3 billion that their assert base extends to close to $40 biilion
Colonisation is not the cause of Maori poverty it is the unrealistic attitudes of the Maori elite coupled with the ineffectiveness of the Maori MPs to provide opportunities for the grass roots of their tribes
Tino rangatiratanga – self-determination.

7 hours ago

Does your teenager not enjoy school?

Vision College

Do you have a teenager who finds school difficult?

Our Ultimate – Foundation Skills programme may be the right fit! This FREE programme is specifically for 16-19 year olds and focuses on helping them gain important skills that will help them in the workplace and in the wider world.

Your teen can gain credits towards NCEA 1 and 2, learn computer skills and how to write a CV, all while exploring a range of practical study and career options they can follow.

Visit our website to find out more about our Ultimate programme!

4 days ago

Rubbish and recycling collection - one day later

The Team from Hamilton City Council

Kerbside rubbish and recycling is back to normal next week but will be one day later due to Queen's Birthday on Monday (1 June).