40 days ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
Find out more

More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago


Virginia Grayling Study Coordinator from Lipid & Diabetes Research Group

The Lipid and Diabetes Research Group is conducting a clinical trial to investigate an oral medication.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if:

• You are aged 18-65 years

• Able to participate in a study for up to 17 weeks

• Treated with Metformin only for your diabetes

• Overweight: BMI > 30 kg/m2

The study will compare the active study drug to placebo (a ‘dummy’ medication) One person in four will receive the placebo and three people in four will receive active study drug. This will be decided randomly and participants will not know which of these they receive during the study.

For more information contact Virginia Grayling on phone: 03 364 1371 or email: virginia.grayling@cdhb.health.nz

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3 hours ago

Friday Community Morning - Papanui

Raewyn Bell from Northgate Community Services Trust

Hi everybody, my first gig for 2020. Can you believe it - 20 years since all the "anxiety" of whether the millennium would roll over on at the end of 1999. We hope that 2020 is a good year for all. Good for the well-being of self and family, and good for friendships and relationships.

We are all back on deck now and the year is really starting. Tomorrow (24 January 2020) is our first day of exercises and community cafe and foot clinic for the year. Come on down and join us. 10.00am at 95A Sawyers Arms Rd. Papanui.

4 hours ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.