33 days ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years. With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you.

Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 21.2% Rates
    21.2% Complete
  • 15% Housing
    15% Complete
  • 14.2% Roads
    14.2% Complete
  • 17% Public transport
    17% Complete
  • 2.3% Water
    2.3% Complete
  • 4.8% Waste
    4.8% Complete
  • 7.5% Climate + environment
    7.5% Complete
  • 13% Infrastructure
    13% Complete
  • 4.9% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    4.9% Complete
1789 votes
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17 hours ago

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DURING CLASS/SCHOOL HOURS

Nil from Manurewa

((((UPDATE TO BELOW INCIDENT: Met with Deputy Principal today at 1pm as the Principal was away. DP said she'll talk to the Teacher that afternoon. We mentioned we are taking further legal actions being the seriousness of it all. DP said since we have taken that step she'll then have to talk to the Principal and won't be able to do anything until then. So that was it, nothing done and we left. Human Rights called said let's see what they have to say and if we aren't happy with the outcome, then they'll step in. Human Rights also confirmed is absolutely unacceptable))))

INCIDENT: Our child attends "Leabank Primary School", Manurewa. Around 2pm yesterday in class my child asked her Teacher "why are we going to ICT? Teacher responded "cos you're just going and you smell like curry"! Infront of the whole class.

Infact our child has been away on Monday, returning back Tuesday as she was very ill, high fever, sick. Most of all "not eating well". Upon resuming school, I notified the office to please keep an eye on our child being very sick, if any concerns we are happy to pick her up anytime. Teacher knew how sick our daughter was, but this off conversation - "you smell like curry".

How can a Teacher insult a child? Teachers should set a good example to our children who are in their learning stage.

We are very upset and shocked by all this. I can't imagine how embarrassed and insulted our child must have felt, where she had no say in this and alone without us/her parents at the time when this happened.

Day before yesterday, she was taking her lunch when one of her class student saw her and put his leg infront of her - SHE FELL on the cement flooring! She was hurt badly, with injury scratch marks, and her lunchbox with food fell from her hands too. Food had scattered everywhere. List just goes on within this school. This is simply called BULLYING!

2 hours ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
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2 hours ago

WATCH: Union

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city using the universal language of rugby.
Watch now

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