49 days ago

Counting down the days

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Anahera and Velma Vermaat​ are counting down the days until the end of the four-week lockdown period, there are 16 to go.

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13 hours ago

Tasman District Council to add e-bike to pool fleet

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Tasman District Council will soon add an e-bike to its pool vehicle fleet for staff use on short trips around the Richmond area. The $4350 e-bike is projected to provide savings of 336kg of CO2 over 973 trips a year. Do you think this is a good idea? Should other councils follow suit?

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5 hours ago

Is dyslexia going 'unnoticed' in schools?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Do you think schools need to change the way they teach children to read? Some educators and parents are calling for a phonics based approach, after a surge in parents noticing problems with their children's reading, writing and spelling during lockdown.

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5 days ago

Contact tracing privacy concerns

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson man's rant at Animates about contract tracing requirements at retail stores has attracted attention on social media.
Retailers are not required to contact trace if customers can maintain two metre social distancing while in store, but there is nothing to stop other retailers contact tracing if they think it is important for health and safety.
It is not breach of privacy to ask for customer details on entry to a store. However, retailers need to be clear about the purpose of collecting that information, keep it secure and only use it for the purpose it was gathered for.

What do you think about retail stores asking for contact details upon entry?

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