37 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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?

Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 36% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    36% Complete
  • 32.5% No - it's not the parents' choice
    32.5% Complete
  • 31.5% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    31.5% Complete
899 votes
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5 days ago

I wonder if WINZ will give me accommodation supplement for this place?๐Ÿ˜ณ

Fiona from Henderson

For this particular 2 bedroom house with 1 bathroom, I think I may have to find a few jobs to afford this place or camp out down at my local WINZ office for some serious help๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
With so many countries eyeing up New Zealand as a wonderful place to live, maybe they are targeting the ambassador market just to get the lay of the land.
Still, 38 people have eyeballed this post on Trade Me. I think I will have competition to get this place.
P.S. Yes, I know it must be a typo, they can't be serious. That's why I posted a screen grab before they correct it ๐Ÿ˜

1 hour ago

Planning a visit to Taco Bell? Read this first

Josephine Franks Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Taco Bell's been a long time coming to New Lynn, so we went down to the opening to see if it lived up to the hype. The verdict? Perhaps not.

Have you eaten there yet? What did you think?

18 hours ago

Music Action Play

Dorothy from Glen Eden

MAP Playgroup - Sturges West Community House, Summerland Drive, Thursday 10-11:30am. See the poster for more detaisl.