Is AT putting the brakes on speed limit cuts?
Auckland Transport's board may drop all or some of the planned speed restrictions on nearly 800 Auckland roads. Some might not make sense but if a lot are dropped following consultation, how can Aucklanders be sure that it not simply because a reduction is unpopular? Read the story below:
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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...
27.1% Yes27.1% Complete
18.8% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat18.8% Complete
54.2% No, education would be more effective than a tax54.2% Complete
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38 teams are set to compete in the 2019 Auckland Doubles tournament at Howick Squash Club this week, with matches beginning on Thursday evening and running through until the Men's and Women's Open finals on Saturday at 6pm.
The Men's Open draw boasts an impressive lineup of 14 teams, led by the top pairing of Tauranga's Ben Grindrod teaming up with Herne Bay's Chris Lloyd, while NZ junior reps Leo Fatialofa (Henderson) and Glenn Templeton (Tauranga) will partner hoping to claim the title for themselves. Also in the draw is 2018 NZ Commonwealth Games team member Lance Beddoes who partners with Henderson teammate Jordan Tiplady.
The Women's Open will see four teams face off in a round robin battle, with the potential decider between the top two seeded teams sure to be a blockbuster which will pit 2018 National Doubles champions Abbie Palmer & Ellie Epke against the resurgent Lana Harrison and Jo Shanks pairing.
Palmer & Beddoes team up in the Mixed Open and will be tough to beat as the current National Doubles champs, but the Shanks/Grindrod and Harrison/Fatialofa pairs will be out to cause an upset and knock them from that mantle.
All matches will be played on the full-sized doubles courts.
Spectators are welcome to head along and take in some of the action.