35 days ago

Poll: Should schools have generic uniforms?

Josephine Franks Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Kia ora neighbours,

It’s the school holidays, which means many parents will be assessing whether they need to re-stock on uniform, or if that jersey can last another term.

Do you think schools should have to offer generic uniforms rather than expensive branded items?

Wales has passed a new law requiring schools to consider ways of keeping costs down - for example, stipulating basic colours but not styles so items can be bought from multiple outlets, or only having the logo on one item.

Do you think our Government should follow suit to help keep costs down for parents?

(Add NFP if you don’t want your comment published.)

Should schools have generic uniforms?
  • 69.2% Yes, school uniform is too expensive
    69.2% Complete
  • 30.8% No, uniforms are important to school character
    30.8% Complete
65 votes
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1 day 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?

What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 20.1% Rates
    20.1% Complete
  • 16.3% Housing
    16.3% Complete
  • 12.6% Roads
    12.6% Complete
  • 17.5% Public transport
    17.5% Complete
  • 2.7% Water
    2.7% Complete
  • 4.9% Waste
    4.9% Complete
  • 8.7% Climate + environment
    8.7% Complete
  • 12.8% Infrastructure
    12.8% Complete
  • 4.5% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    4.5% Complete
1070 votes
5 hours ago

Auckland Girls Choir Auditions

Joanna from Meadowbank

The Auckland Girls’ Choir is holding auditions over the weekends of 14th, 21st
and 28th of September for girls aged 9 to 18 years of age who love to sing, can sing with stable pitch, and are excited about singing in a choir and becoming an excellent musician.

The Choir sings music in a wide range of styles, and performs in, and around Auckland regularly including a major annual concert project.

If you are selected as a member of The Auckland Girls’ Choir you will be
expected to:

• attend weekly Monday after-school rehearsals that span the

regular school year in Remuera;

• attend a separate 3-hour weekend workshop in each of the four

school terms;

• commit to participate in all performance engagements during the


There is a limited number of need and merit based scholarships available for the 2020 intake. To be considered for a scholarship, a separate scholarship application would need to be submitted immediately after audition.

We have limited spaces available in the Choir so contact us now to get more

information, or to book an audition.


Email: agcinfo@akgirlschoir.co.nz

3 hours ago

Furnished room in Glendowie

Laura from Wai O Taiki Bay

Large room up for grabs in modern 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house in Glendowie.

Furnished with bed, desk, bedside, built in wardrobe with shelving.

Current tenants 2F 1M 30’s/40’s. Easy going and like a good banter.

Available now :)

$35 pw bills for everything but yr own food. Fast unlimited wifi, Netflix, coffee, spices and loads more.

Bond 4 wks.

Handy to everything. Bus shops gym beaches etc.

PM me if you’re interested 🙂