The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.
Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?
36% Yes - they are responsible for their children36% Complete
32.5% No - it's not the parents' choice32.5% Complete
31.5% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue31.5% Complete
Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.
The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from swimming was issued for Castor Bay just after 3pm yesterday.
It's recommended that people do not enter the water while the warnings are in place.
Check here to see where's safe to swim.
Source: NZ Herald
This is a classic recipe - use good quality beef and a tasty ale for the filling.
Ingredients: (Makes 6-8 pies)
1 kg Rump steak, or chuck steak, diced (reserve the fat)
¼ cup Flour
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil, more if needed
200 g Onions, diced
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 cup Beef stock
2 cups Water, or add more beef stock
1 tsp Marmite
1 cup Beer, an ale or something not too hoppy
100 g Cornflour
½ cup Water, cold
2 packets Flaky pastry, frozen
Cooking directions, Pastry notes and more in the link below!
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