277 days ago

Choosing a braces provider

Courtenay Orthodontics

An increasing number of dentists are offering orthodontic services creating confusion for patients - who should you see for braces, a dentist or an orthodontist?

In short, if you want guaranteed orthodontic care you need to see a registered specialist orthodontist.

In New Zealand, a dentist has five years' training across a range of dental issues (i.e. they are generalists but not experts in any area). An orthodontist, however, has a minimum of eight years' specialist training covering dental surgery and specialist orthodontists.

Our colleagues in Australia have put together a great video explaining the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist and who you should trust to improve your bite and smile. Let us know what you think.

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Poll: Should people coming into New Zealand pay for their isolation costs?

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Dominion Post

International travellers flying into New South Wales are now paying A$3000 (NZ$3168) for their two-week stint in hotel quarantine. Travellers will be charged A$3000 for one adult, A$1000 for each additional adult and A$500 per child aged three and over. Children under three will stay free of charge. Do you think Kiwis should be charged for their isolation costs? Nzwww.stuff.co.nz...

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Should people coming into New Zealand pay for their isolation costs?
  • 63% Yes: All people coming into NZ should pay for their isolation
    63% Complete
  • 3.7% No: It's something the Government should pick up
    3.7% Complete
  • 33.3% ReturninTravellers should pay part of the cost
    33.3% Complete
243 votes
38 minutes ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

3 hours ago

Is Wellington a desirable place to live and work?

Mandy Te Reporter from Dominion Post

Private sectors say they are struggling to attract skilled workers to Wellington. They say issues like uncertainty about major projects, expensive housing, and infrastructure problems are deterring people from moving to the city. What do you think?

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