394 days ago

Climate leaders become beneficiaries as budget cuts axe community funding

Mildred Armah Reporter from Central Leader

A climate change educator is wondering where the next generation of climate leaders will come from if sweeping Auckland Council budget cuts are passed.

Auckland mayor Wayne Brown is seeking to plug a $375 million shortfall in Auckland Council’s budget. His proposal includes a $20m cut to a wide range of community, and arts funding.

This includes reducing local board operating funding by $16m – 5% of the total budget local boards oversee.

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21 hours ago

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Why is the letter A like a flower?

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7 hours ago

Frankie Stevens

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

Join us at an exclusive Ryman event featuring the legendary Frankie Stevens.

One of Aotearoa's most renowned performers, Frankie has worked with greats like Olivia Newton-John, and now it’s your chance to experience his captivating stories and timeless melodies.

The entertainment will be followed by complimentary refreshments, so don't miss this opportunity to attend the event and learn more about our village.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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5 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.4% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.4% Complete
  • 48.8% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.8% Complete
  • 30.1% It's depends on the word
    30.1% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
2603 votes