33 days ago

Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.

Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.

Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.

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19 hours ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

Kendra Stone Reporter from Northern Outlook

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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9 hours ago

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12 hours ago

What's On: A Bout of Boxing

Gaynor from Rangiora

Ashley School PTA's popular fundraising event will be held on the evening of the 2nd November. Bookings are essential. If you would like to attend, please contact aboutofboxing@ashley.school.nz ASAP.
A Bout of Boxing
  • Ohoka Sports and Events Centre