93 days ago

Poll: Is homelessness an issue in your area?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

K Rd Chronicles, an eight part video series. focuses on homelessness in New Zealand's biggest city.

There’s plenty of desperation in the stories shared but there’s also, above all, a sense of tolerance and humanity. The series is hosted by a transgender journalist called Six, who was homeless for six years. We take to the streets of inner city Auckland and meet the people from Six’s world.

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Is homelessness an issue in your area?
  • 20.2% I don’t notice it.
    20.2% Complete
  • 59.2% Yes, we need to do something about it.
    59.2% Complete
  • 20.7% Never had a problem.
    20.7% Complete
426 votes
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2 hours ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness by visit the AMI Hub.

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2 hours ago

Thousands of Kiwis given a helping hand

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono Bell, Territorial Director of The Salvation Army’s Community Ministries says the items are essential to help people stay healthy in the winter period. These include personal and oral hygiene items, along with cleaning products for the home.

Colgate-Palmolive also donated $10,000 to The Salvation Army’s transitional housing programme in Porirua which helps vulnerable mothers and their children with housing and wrap around support.

3 days ago

Defects drive more work on Bateup Rd in Richmond

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Tasman Leader

The upgrade of Bateup Rd in Richmond has repeatedly gone over time. A snag list of defects is behind the latest delay. What's your experience on this key route?