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18 minutes ago

International Day of Older Persons 2018 - We can all Champion Human Rights and be Human Rights Champions – Take the Pledge!

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders… View more
International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders to sign up as Age Concern Dignity Champions and stand up for the human rights of older Kiwis.


“There is no excuse for elder abuse, says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive. I am appalled that we are still having to deal with cases each day where older people are taken advantage of.


“Just because someone is older it doesn’t mean they are less valuable, have less purpose or should lose basic human rights, the right to make their own choices and respect from those around them.

“Of the cases we see, 75% of alleged abusers are family members, either adult children or partners of adult children and that needs to stop!

“So come on Kiwis we all have a part to play. You can take a stand against ageism and join me by signing up today!” says Stephanie.

An Age Concern Dignity Champion pledges to:
• Reject stereotypes and focus on the uniqueness of every individual
• Speak up when they hear people speaking negatively about growing old
• Have the courage to question practices they feel are disrespectful to older people
• Not patronise older people
• Be patient, polite and friendly
• Have zero tolerance for abuse or neglect
• Build relationships – they combat isolation and loneliness by getting to know the older people in their lives.

ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Dignity_Champions/ACNZ_Public/Dignity_Champions.aspx?hkey=6375570c-b632-4221-8285-8ae56b2d79bb

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1 day ago

Have you been opening OXO cubes the wrong way?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be … View more
Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be flattened. To read more click here.

Simply open up the flaps on the side, flatten them out and then crumble the cube inside the package, turning it into a powder that's a heck of a lot easier to add to your dish.

Did you know this handy trick? Have you been opening the cubes the wrong way your whole life like the rest of us? Will this make cooking for your family a little easier? Share your thoughts in the replies below!

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1 hour ago

Time for a new governance structure for Lake Horowhenua?

Veronica from Manakau

Storm clouds gathering over Lake Horowhenua could rain down on the Crown unless a Governance structure recommended by the Waitangi Tribunal in the 2017 MuaUpoko Priority Report is established.

The existing governance structure has its critics which some say have been vindicated by a recent Maori … View more
Storm clouds gathering over Lake Horowhenua could rain down on the Crown unless a Governance structure recommended by the Waitangi Tribunal in the 2017 MuaUpoko Priority Report is established.

The existing governance structure has its critics which some say have been vindicated by a recent Maori Appellate Court decision quashing the appointment of 11 trustees to Lake Horowhenua Trust due to a conflict of interest by Judge Doogan.

Questions about the validity of appointments made to Lake Horowhenua Trust had been raised earlier in the year in court by lawyer Michael Bott who was representing Lake Horowhenua owner Philip Taueki on a charge of trespass signed off by the Horowhenua Lake Domain Board. The charge was subsequently dropped by the Crown.

In court Mr Bott said Parliament failed to make any provisions for successions which vested Lake Horowhenua in trustees and this omission affected how the domain board functioned because the board is legally required to conduct consultations with Lake Horowhenua trustees prior to making decisions.

He said that, “legally a Trust requires more than a ‘desire’ to make new appointments and if a succession mechanism can't be established the potential consequence is that consultations Horowhenua Lake Domain Board is legally required to conduct with lake trustees prior to making decisions will be effectively null and void.”

The Crown chairs Horowhenua Lake Domain Board, which is administered by the Department of Conservation, and Crown interests are also represented at the table of the controversial and secretive Lake Horowhenua Accord signed in August 2013.

Other representatives of the Accord include Horowhenua District Council, Horizons Regional Council, the Department of Conservation and Lake Horowhenua Trust.

Potential conflicts of interest exist between the statutory and legislative obligations Crown, local government and the Lake Horowhenua Trust are required to adhere to and the complete lack of any statutory or legislative obligations governing the Accord.

Lake Horowhenua owner Charles Rudd is more blunt accusing the five Lake Accord partners of, “In effect, stamping on the throats of the 1826 - or thereabouts - beneficial owners and the MuaUpoko tribe, by way of enforced alienation and confiscation."

A certificate of title for Lake Horowhenua and land around the lake was issued for all members of the Muaupoko Tribe who, on the 19th October 1898, own any part of the Horowhenua XI Block. However, not all members of the MuaUpoko tribe are Lake Horowhenua owners.

The Accord holds private meetings and no other interested party knows what is discussed or decided in Accord meetings yet, as the next article will make clear, major decisions that affect owners and interested parties are made at Accord meetings.

21 hours ago

Soft Plastics

Communications Team from Horowhenua District Council

Post 6 of 6
⚠️ We hope you've been able to read & share our series of posts about soft plastics. You can find them all by searching #HDCreduceplasticuse

From next Monday if there are soft plastics in the recycling bins they cannot be emptied.

♻️ This is a great opportunity … View more
Post 6 of 6
⚠️ We hope you've been able to read & share our series of posts about soft plastics. You can find them all by searching #HDCreduceplasticuse

From next Monday if there are soft plastics in the recycling bins they cannot be emptied.

♻️ This is a great opportunity to look at how we can reduce our impact on the environment.

#HDCreduceplasticuse

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6 days ago

Horowhenua District Council gets involved in Maori Appellate Court decision

Veronica from Manakau

Despite the Maori Appellate Court decision quashing the election of 11 Lake Horowhenua trustees Horowhenua District Council sent out an email on behalf of Trust chair Matthew Sword declaring its business as usual for the Trust.

Last Thursday three judges accepted Lake Horowhenua owner Philip … View more
Despite the Maori Appellate Court decision quashing the election of 11 Lake Horowhenua trustees Horowhenua District Council sent out an email on behalf of Trust chair Matthew Sword declaring its business as usual for the Trust.

Last Thursday three judges accepted Lake Horowhenua owner Philip Taueki's application that Justice Doogan had a conflict of interest when he appointed 11 trustees because of his previous professional involvement with the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority and Lake Horowhenua Trust chair Matthew Sword.

The Maori Appellate Court has referred the matter of reappointing trustees to Lake Horowhenua Trust back to the Maori Land Court to resolve. It is expected the Maori Land Court will meet in the next week.

On Monday September 17 Horowhenua District Council sent out an email to numerous parties on behalf of Mr Sword stating, "In the meantime, despite the Judge’s comments about the non-existence of trustees, the Lake Trust will be continuing as per usual and seeking advice and support."

The email was sent by Horowhenua District Council to a number of parties including the same lake trustees whose appointment has been quashed, local council staff and elected representatives, Horizon's regional council representatives, Department of Conservation representatives including Lake Horowhenua Domain Board chair Reg Kemper and, oddly enough, former HDC Mayor Brendan Duffy.

The email sent out by the council on behalf of Mr Sword also states, "We are extremely disappointed that the mistakes of a judge could give rise to this situation and have such an impact on us."

"However we are focussed on working through our options to secure the future progress of our restoration activities. Our advice to date is that the Appellate Court has made a number of errors and at worst the trustees prior to the 2016 decision remain in office of which there are 8 of us remaining with myself as chair."

"There may be an interim period while we tidy up this mess but we hope it can be sorted quickly. I am confident our whānau will turn up in droves to make a big statement about this situation," said Mr Sword.

1 day ago

Gas stove

Eddie from Levin

gas stove for free missing two knobs and igniter has stopped working
hob and stove work well just need a match to light them good for batch

pick up ring 06 3686607 ( Eddie )

4 hours ago

Poll: Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Do you fancy year-round summer hours?
The European Union will soon recommend members drop daylight saving hours in favour of staying on summer time throughout the year.
Would you like the same for Aotearoa? Let us know!

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Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?
  • 54% Drop daylight savings, summer hours should be year-round.
    54% Complete
  • 46% Keep it! I love the change in hours.
    46% Complete
428 votes
4 hours ago

Husqvarna TS138 Lawn Tractor

Cherie from Levin

Listing on behalf of a friend.

Husqvarna mower model TS138 was purchased May 2018. User friendly ride on mower with foot pedal operation, side ejection cutting deck, 17.5hp with a cutting width of 38"
Asking price is $3,500.00
For further information please contact Diane 0279460353

Negotiable

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