57 days ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be done about child obesity? Read the full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you support a sugar tax?
  • 45.1% Yes
    45.1% Complete
  • 22.1% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    22.1% Complete
  • 31% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    31% Complete
  • 1.8% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    1.8% Complete
113 votes
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6 hours ago

NZ Bus services running as normal from today

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Aucklanders, NZ Bus services have resumed, following six days of driver suspensions affecting approximately 70,000 trips daily. The suspensions came as bus drivers stopped accepting passenger fares, in a bid for better pay work hours. On Thursday, First Union and Tramways withdrew industrial action after Auckland Council got involved with concerns of the suspension's impact on the city's public transport. However, union members and NZ Bus are yet to come to an agreement.
Were you able to catch your normal bus this morning?

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10 days ago

Small building job

Anthony from Milford

Need a little extension on a fence built and the boundary strut on my deck reinforced to support a fence being bolted on anyone know someone who could do this?

3 hours ago

Recipe: Shortbread

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Looking for a Christmas Special Recipe? Try baking our delicious easy Shortbread recipe.

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This classic shortbread recipe is based on one from Edmond's Cookbook and is great to get the kids started on. Most shortbread recipes use caster sugar but I find that beginner cooks have greater success using icing sugar which is quick to cream.

Ingredients
225 g Butter, cut into cubes

225 g Flour

125 g Cornflour

125 g Icing sugar


Check out the full recipe on the link below.

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