39 days ago

Poll: Do you support the idea of sustainable gifting?

Lexi from Newmarket

Hi I'm a yr12 Epsom Girls Grammar student conducting a brief poll to find out whether there is support for adapting a sustainable approach over conventional gifting practices.

Sustainable gifting is choosing multi-purpose and/or eco-friendly products and recyclable packaging rather than random, impulsive products that may be thrown away later and single use packaging such as wrapping paper and non-recyclable cellophane/plastic.

Some of our local retailers are already making their input into sustainable products. These include however are not limited to: Kathmandu, Macpac, The Body Shop, Organic/Bulk stores such as Huckleberry etc. These products are sometimes labeled as recycled, traceable, organic or compostable.

This is a part of my Environmental Studies internal project and I would really appreciate if you took a minute of your time to answer 1 question.

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Do you support the idea of sustainable gifting?
  • 76.7% Yes, I'm all for it!
    76.7% Complete
  • 9.8% I'd consider it, but it wouldn't be my first choice
    9.8% Complete
  • 13.5% Not really
    13.5% Complete
133 votes
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2 days ago

Uncontrolled intensification

Raquel from Remuera

Dear all, while intensification in Auckland may be necessary, the way the Labour goverment has decided to implement it - supported by National and the Greens - will result in the loss of quality of life in many areas, not to mention other problems. And the worse part is that the resulting houses are actually more expensive and less affordable!
The Auckland Unitary Plan has already in place a project to increase the number of houses according to the infrastructure capacity, environment protection, traffic limits, character and heritage status of every area, at a cost of 75 million of ratepayers money. Why on earth this government wants to scrap it, build to the maximum every available piece of land without consideration of the impact, not even providing for parking on site? Why this legislation was passed so quickly without involving key stakeholders like councils and removing our right for resource consent?
Please take a look at this petition and sign if you agree that we have legitimate reasons to reject this legislation.
Together, we have the power to stop it:
www.petitions.nz...

7 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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6 hours ago

New Nordic Cuisine with Diploma, Level 5 chefs

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

The Cookery Diploma Level 5 students prepared a New Nordic Cuisine menu created by our own Chef Finn, originally from Denmark. Finn spent his formative years working in Michelin star rated restaurants including Noma.

The Level 5 Diploma of Cookery students prepared the menu also served it at the table, describing each dish to our guests - the Level 4 NZ Certificate in Cookery.

Here is the menu inspired by Chef Finn’s Nordic heritage.
• Tartare of Trevally - smoked and cured with crisp rye bread, pickled beetroot and siphon of brown butter hollandaise
• Mackerel fried on bread with compote of tomato and fennel & fennel butter sauce
• "Sylte" of pork belly with leek, 3 times onion & apple cider vinaigrette
• Tenderloin of Pigeon Bay lamb with Brussel Sprouts, kale, hazelnut & foaming buttermilk
• Apple with caramelized bread, dried blueberries, Blueberry sherbet & apple sorbet.