66 days ago

Time to phone a friend

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Age Concern Nelson Tasman has introduced a new service to help older people keep connected and engaged during the coronavirus lockdown.

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5 days ago

Are you outraged that the Avatar crew are here?

Jean from Tahunanui

I am outraged that the Minister for Economic Development has used a little-known loophole to allow the 56 movie crew for Avatar to enter New Zealand, while we are all patiently and quietly enduring lockdown to keep us all in New Zealand, safe. Why on earth are there 2 rules here? This is worse than Cummings breaking the lockdown rules in the UK- this is 56 people breaking the lockdown rules! .
And the crew have apparently flown in from LA, one of the current coronavirus hotspots in the US.
And... get this! The producer says, "We're feeling very comfortable coming to the safest place in the world". Well - it WAS the safest place...
Does anyone know of a petition about this please? I have emailed our Prime Minister at jacinda.ardern@parliament.govt.nz

12 days ago

Is dyslexia going 'unnoticed' in schools?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Do you think schools need to change the way they teach children to read? Some educators and parents are calling for a phonics based approach, after a surge in parents noticing problems with their children's reading, writing and spelling during lockdown.

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1 day ago

Councillors raise questions over Maitai housing development

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A new housing development in Atawhai and the Maitai Valley has the potential to include up to 700 new houses. While the Nelson City Council is looking to set up infrastructure to accommodate the new development, some councillors are concerned it could have negative effects on the environment in the Maitai.

What are your thoughts on the plan? Let us know in the comments section below.

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