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144 days ago

Who said Guide Dogs can't bowl?

Cliff from Paraparaumu Beach

The Kapakapanui Lions & Raumati Bowling Clubs combined to host another successful triples bowls tournament in support of Blind & Low Vision Kapiti (formerly Blind Foundation). 48 bowlers from beginners to experienced and including blind and low vision players enjoyed a beautiful day in the sun. Morning tea, a BBQ lunch and afternoon tea kept everyone refreshed while the raffle prizes and first, second and third prizes for the players kept everyone entertained. The three guide dogs in attendance bowled everyone over with their charm.
Ron Wezenbeek from Lions & John McBeth, Bowling Club President presented the cheque to Kaye Kay-Smith from Blind Low Vision who said the $2,000 raised would be used to purchase new sets of brightly coloured indoor bowls. She also said that they have indoor bowls games at 1pm on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6 Tongariro St and new participants are welcome.
Thanks must go to the sponsors Pzazz Building, Specsavers, New World, Fix It Fitzy, Liam Martin of Tall Poppy, 0800 Mr Chipper, Nepal New Zealand Connection, Freedom Companion Driving, Howard & Co & Warehouse Stationery.

Roger Matthews, Lions Club President said there would be another tournament next year as it will be an annual event.

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2 hours ago

We are now open at 9 Kāpiti Road!

Mary Potter Hospice

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 04 298 5700

Join us for our Family Fun Open Day on Saturday 18 July, 10am-1pm
Kids activities • Face painting • BBQ - All are welcome!

Help us turn second-hand goods into first class hospice care by shopping with us. There are so many pre-loved treasures waiting to be discovered including furniture, clothing, homeware and more.

Donations of quality goods needed! It’s now even easier to drop off your donated goods with plenty of parking available. For donations of furniture or bulk lots, we can collect for free. Call 04 237 2300 or visit our website to book your free collection.
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17 hours ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.4% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.4% Complete
  • 13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.6% Complete
  • 27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27% Complete
1896 votes
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1 day ago

Hello Everyone! I would be extremely grateful you could spare a couple of minutes to fill in my online survey

Glen from Paraparaumu

Hi There!

I would be extremely grateful you could spare a couple of minutes to fill in my online survey where I am looking for your views on plastic packaging and single-use bags in New Zealand supermarkets.

The questionnaire is completely anonymous and an important part of the research paper I need to complete my MBA.

You can complete it online at docs.google.com...

Thank you so much for your support, you are all fantastic!

Glen Olsen

PS: If you could also like this post that would be amazing!

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