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59 days ago

Poll: Do you use a top sheet on your bed?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Along with landline phones and bar soap, top sheets are allegedly an "endangered species".

It's a topic of discussion that crops up every year or so and in some places, using a top sheet when you make your bed is almost unheard of. What's your preference?

To read more, … View more
Along with landline phones and bar soap, top sheets are allegedly an "endangered species".

It's a topic of discussion that crops up every year or so and in some places, using a top sheet when you make your bed is almost unheard of. What's your preference?

To read more, click here

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Do you use a top sheet on your bed?
  • 80% Yes, of course!
    80% Complete
  • 14.4% Nah, I don't bother
    14.4% Complete
  • 5.6% Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't
    5.6% Complete
2938 votes
59 days ago

Poll: Electric scooters on Nelson's footpaths

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

As electric scooters become more popular, more people are taking to the streets, and specifically the footpaths. With little regulation around the use of these scooters, is this a good thing or an accident waiting to happen?
Choose the option that best fits your view and explain more in the … View more
As electric scooters become more popular, more people are taking to the streets, and specifically the footpaths. With little regulation around the use of these scooters, is this a good thing or an accident waiting to happen?
Choose the option that best fits your view and explain more in the comments below.
www.stuff.co.nz...

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Electric scooters on Nelson's footpaths
  • 20.2% They're a great, clean mode of transport
    20.2% Complete
  • 52.6% Get them off the footpath
    52.6% Complete
  • 14% Death traps for riders and pedestrians
    14% Complete
  • 4.4% More unnecessary bureaucracy
    4.4% Complete
  • 8.8% My life, my choice
    8.8% Complete
114 votes
59 days ago

Make this Matariki memorable

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Matariki is a time of new beginnings, so how about supporting friends and whānau who want to stop smoking?
Contact our Quit Coaches on 0800 NO SMOKE or go to www.nmdhb.govt.nz...

#smokefree
#smokefreeaotearoa
#smokefree2015

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89 days ago

Poll: How should the NCC tackle a climate emergency?

Skara Bohny Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The Nelson Council declared a climate emergency on Thursday last week.
The CEO said that the declaration means every future activity plan developed by the council would have to address climate change.
What do you think should be the council's priority?
Choose the option that best fits your … View more
The Nelson Council declared a climate emergency on Thursday last week.
The CEO said that the declaration means every future activity plan developed by the council would have to address climate change.
What do you think should be the council's priority?
Choose the option that best fits your view and explain more in the comments below.
www.stuff.co.nz...

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How should the NCC tackle a climate emergency?
  • 33.8% Encourage public and active transport
    33.8% Complete
  • 5.4% Pressure central Government to follow suit
    5.4% Complete
  • 41.9% Waste minimisation and management
    41.9% Complete
  • 8.1% Encourage local businesses to address climate change
    8.1% Complete
  • 10.8% Other, I'll explain in the comments
    10.8% Complete
74 votes
59 days ago

Take A Step Today For World Refugee Day 👟💛

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the … View more
Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the #StepWithRefugees campaign, where participants will collectively walk, run and cycle 1 billion miles - the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety, by adding your steps here: stepwithrefugees.org...

Another option is to volunteer with the New Zealand Red Cross as a Refugee Support Volunteer. Volunteers help families start again, while teaching them about New Zealand culture and connecting them with people from the community.

For anyone based in the Wairarapa, Masterton Neighbourhood Support has a programme called 'WeConnect' that matches new residents from diverse backgrounds including refugees to a local buddy. If you're interested in volunteering or supporting the programme in other ways you can email Masterton Neighbourhood Support Area Coordinator, Cathy Cameron, at: cathy@connectingcommunities.org.nz

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61 days ago

Poll: Do you ever eat food past its best before date?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says … View more
In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says Nash, "and then meat sometimes a good month past its date. It didn't smell bad. Rinse it off, good to go."

It was all part of his year-long experiment to test the limits on food that had passed its expiration date.

To read more click here

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Do you ever eat food past its best before date?
  • 36.4% Yes, I often disregard the expiry dates
    36.4% Complete
  • 6.3% No, never. That's disgusting.
    6.3% Complete
  • 57.4% Occasionally. Depends on what it is.
    57.4% Complete
2807 votes
62 days ago

Paris’ Story: From wagging school to succeeding in life

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa … View more
Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa atu koe Paris! Thank you for inspiring us and leading the way for other rangatahi across the country!

Learn more about Paris' story here: bit.ly...

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62 days ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More … View more
Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

To read more, click here

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Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?
  • 6.3% Yes
    6.3% Complete
  • 39.4% No
    39.4% Complete
  • 54.3% I'd be grateful but I don't expect it
    54.3% Complete
1896 votes
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