19 days ago

Mike Yardley: How can so many New Zealanders still smoke?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The proposed Smokefree 2025 Action Plan includes significantly reducing the number of retailers able to sell tobacco, limiting the nicotine content of cigarettes, and raising the age of purchase every year, so that anyone born after 2004 could never lawfully be sold tobacco.

Columnist Mike Yardley says most lower-income earners who smoke shell out more money in tobacco excise than they do in income tax.

"They should be vigorously urged to switch to vaping as a smoking cessation alternative, given it’s not just far less hazardous to their health, but also to their back pocket," he says.

What do you think of the proposed Smokefree 2025 reforms? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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1 hour ago

Join us for an inspiring evening of wallpaper!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

Learn about the latest wallpaper trends, how to choose the right wallpaper to suit your home and handy tips and tricks. In association with Aspiring Walls and Mason Handcrafted wallpaper.

On Tuesday 18 May 5.30pm – 7pm at Resene ColorShop, 234-236 Lichfield Street, Central Christchurch
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On Thursday 20 May 5.30pm – 7pm at Resene ColorShop, Unit 9, 4 Troup Drive, Tower Junction

FREE to attend.

Reserve your place for Tuesday 18 May today by emailing lichfieldst.colorshop@resene.co.nz with your name and phone number.

Reserve your place for Thursday 20 May today by emailing towerjunction.colorshop@resene.co.nz with your name and phone number.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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3 days ago

Throwback Thursday: March past

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

World War II dominated the 1940s. "Our boys" marched through Christchurch before
departing to fight the foe. They were joined by many women who had enlisted in the armed forces to serve in support roles. Here, some of the 549 members of the Women's Service Auxiliary march in a street parade. It is April, 1941. Germany has inflicted a series of defeats
on Allied forces in Europe and Japan is preparing for war in the Pacific. Such parades
boosted patriotism, which helped the military recruitment drive and the raising of money for
the war effort through bonds schemes.

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1 day ago

WANTED World MAP for CHARITY

Michele from Avonhead

Hi, I need a World Map for a project I am doing with a charity working with immigrants. Would be happy with any old National Geographic World Map, the ones which came in the magazines. Thank you.

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