The government has initiated a review into whether New Zealanders pay too much at the supermarket checkouts.
The Commerce Commission plans to follow a similar approach to that of their investigation into the price of petrol and diesel for land transport, which cost the taxpayer an estimated $2.5 million dollars. Labour promised an investigation into food prices on the election campaign and if unfair practices are found when the Commission's report is released in late 2021, necessary changes will be made.
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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.
During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.
Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.
He has not been seen or heard from since.
“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.
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Hey everyone - we're doing a fundraiser for our school. Please join us on 12 March. Why?
1. Have you heard of kiwis supporting local tourism? Tourism get's more media attention than musicians, but our local musicians have been hit by covid too. By coming, you'll be supporting some amazing local musicians of international quality. They can't travel overseas right now - so the world's loss is our gain.
2. It supports the school.
Our son's school does a lot of extra-curricular camps where kids learn about the natural environment and do real-life confidence-building. All profits go to their extra-curricular camps.
3. We're really lucky we can actually go to live events like this. Grab the chance!!!
4. Most importantly, the music is incredible and you'll have a great time with friends and family.
Trio Jackson plays music that is live, moving, warm, emotive, and engaging. People who see them play frequently use words such as "mesmerizing" and "spellbound" to describe their performances.
Literally, they use a combination of guitar and violin to travel through an elaborate array of Spanish, gypsy, jazz and original music - but really, hearing them is like hearing what love sounds like, as expressed through stringed musical instruments.
"OK - enough, I'm coming, when is it?"
* 7.30pm Friday 12 March.
Just say "i'm in" below and I'll arrange the rest.
See you there !!
Our friendly community choir, Cantemus, is back up and running again from Monday March 8, now that we are back in Level 2. We've only had one practice so far, so if you've been thinking about joining a choir, we'd love to see you! We're an un-auditioned choir with a mixture of trained and untrained voices, and we sing choral and religious works from Bach and Mendelssohn to Rutter and the Beatles. Our members all love singing and making beautiful harmonies - come and add your voice to ours! We practise on Monday nights from 7.30 to 9.30 at St Luke's Church on Remuera Road in Newmarket. Look forward to seeing you there.