Don't forget to nominate your favourite homegrown hero for our Gardener of the Year. We're looking for gardeners who have used their green thumbs to help others and make a difference in their community. They'll win lots of prizes, including products from event sponsors LawnMaster, Tui and Escea! More information about the competition and how to nominate in the link below. Meanwhile, here's a video fo 2015 winner Helen Coker talking about her experience in the competition.
Hi neighbours - Aparima College Principal Cameron Davis says he would ban students from having cellphones at the school if he had community support.
"Unfortunately, in schools I just think they are getting in the way given the nature of how young people use them," he says.
Do you think cellphones should be banned from schools? Or are they useful tools to assist with learning and communication?
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Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here