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9 hours ago

Poll: Should speed limits be reduced on parts of these highways?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Speed limits on at least five stretches of Canterbury highway could be lowered following a review by the NZ Transport Agency.

Sections of highway to be reviewed are SH73 from West Melton to Buchanans Rd, SH1 at Winchester and Glenavy, and SH8 at Burkes Pass and Tekapo.

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Speed limits on at least five stretches of Canterbury highway could be lowered following a review by the NZ Transport Agency.

Sections of highway to be reviewed are SH73 from West Melton to Buchanans Rd, SH1 at Winchester and Glenavy, and SH8 at Burkes Pass and Tekapo.

Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should speed limits be reduced on parts of these highways?
  • 37.2% Yes, it will make the roads safer.
    37.2% Complete
  • 62.8% No, it will not make a different to safety.
    62.8% Complete
148 votes
6 hours ago

Take A Step Today For World Refugee Day 👟💛

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the … View more
Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the #StepWithRefugees campaign, where participants will collectively walk, run and cycle 1 billion miles - the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety, by adding your steps here: stepwithrefugees.org...

Another option is to volunteer with the New Zealand Red Cross as a Refugee Support Volunteer. Volunteers help families start again, while teaching them about New Zealand culture and connecting them with people from the community.

For anyone based in the Wairarapa, Masterton Neighbourhood Support has a programme called 'WeConnect' that matches new residents from diverse backgrounds including refugees to a local buddy. If you're interested in volunteering or supporting the programme in other ways you can email Masterton Neighbourhood Support Area Coordinator, Cathy Cameron, at: cathy@connectingcommunities.org.nz

un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

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1 day ago

Poll: Do you ever eat food past its best before date?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says … View more
In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says Nash, "and then meat sometimes a good month past its date. It didn't smell bad. Rinse it off, good to go."

It was all part of his year-long experiment to test the limits on food that had passed its expiration date.

To read more click here

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Do you ever eat food past its best before date?
  • 36.8% Yes, I often disregard the expiry dates
    36.8% Complete
  • 5.6% No, never. That's disgusting.
    5.6% Complete
  • 57.7% Occasionally. Depends on what it is.
    57.7% Complete
2106 votes
2 days ago

Eta Spicy Tomato Munchos recalled as product may contain foreign matter.

Kendra Stone from Neighbourly.co.nz

Griffins Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Eta brand Munchos as product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Product description: Eta brand Munchos Spicy Tomato 10 Snack Packs (140g).
Best before: 30 Dec 2019.
Sold in: supermarkets and retail stores throughout the South Island.
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Griffins Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Eta brand Munchos as product may contain foreign matter (plastic).

Product description: Eta brand Munchos Spicy Tomato 10 Snack Packs (140g).
Best before: 30 Dec 2019.
Sold in: supermarkets and retail stores throughout the South Island.

If you have questions, contact Griffins Foods Ltd:
Phone: 0800 47 43 34
Address: 39 Ash Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104.

The product has not been exported.
Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

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2 days ago

Paris’ Story: From wagging school to succeeding in life

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa … View more
Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa atu koe Paris! Thank you for inspiring us and leading the way for other rangatahi across the country!

Learn more about Paris' story here: bit.ly...

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3 days ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More … View more
Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

To read more, click here

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Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?
  • 6.5% Yes
    6.5% Complete
  • 38.8% No
    38.8% Complete
  • 54.7% I'd be grateful but I don't expect it
    54.7% Complete
1535 votes
3 days ago

Help us fill hungry tummies around Aotearoa

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.

You can help by donating… View more
With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today. We've teamed up with Countdown to select a range of useful items that we know our foodbanks need.

Help us fill hungry tummies around the country today. Donate online or pop a food donation into the specially marked purple bins in Countdown stores throughout June.

foodbank.org.nz/collections/winterbundles

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3 days ago

For a solid future, get a trade!

Ara Institute of Canterbury

If you want a career with variety, a good income and the potential to be your own boss, getting a trade is a smart move.

At Ara Institute of Canterbury we’ve got lots of trades courses starting in Christchurch in July. Options include painting and decorating, electrical engineering, carpentryView more
If you want a career with variety, a good income and the potential to be your own boss, getting a trade is a smart move.

At Ara Institute of Canterbury we’ve got lots of trades courses starting in Christchurch in July. Options include painting and decorating, electrical engineering, carpentry and joinery. You’ll learn from inspirational mentors in real-life learning environments and you’ll get lots of hands-on experience to prepare you for the workplace.

To find out more visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76.
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