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8 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 31.5% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    31.5% Complete
  • 14.4% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.4% Complete
  • 3.2% I don’t have an opinion
    3.2% Complete
  • 50.9% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    50.9% Complete
841 votes
18 hours ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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4 days ago

Are six month rental terms causing a summer housing squeeze?

Amy Ridout Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Six-month leases are becoming more common in Nelson as landlords realise they can gain more income from marketing their properties to tourists over summer.

Renters are finding themselves evicted at the busiest time of year, when everyone is looking for accommodation.

Has this happened to you or anyone you know? We'd love to hear your comments. You might be contacted for a story we'd like to do on six month rentals.