43 days ago

Boozed parents dropping off children at school prompts liquor store backlash

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Nearly 100 submissions were received by the Hurunui District Licensing Committee ahead of a three-day hearing to decide whether Thirsty Liquor will be allowed to operate in the main street of Amberley.

Amberley School principal Simon Green told the hearing his decile 7 school was vulnerable and he could see the effects of alcohol on the community from a very real perspective.

“We have increasing instances of parents who are under the influence of alcohol when they drop off and collect their children from school,” he said.

“We have even had drunk parents fighting and verbally abusing each other outside the school gate.’’

Read more here. We will post an update on the committee's decision once it has been made.

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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

3 days ago

Calling all Halloween enthusiasts - we'd love to hear from you

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi Cantabrians,

Are you, your children or grandchildren getting involved in Halloween this year? Stuff and The Press newspaper would love to hear from you.

We are hoping to find out how things may be a little bit different for Halloween this year due to Covid-19, and to see how people are still pushing through with their celebrations.

Will you be wearing a face mask with your costume? Or offering hand sanitiser to trick or treaters? Whatever it is you're up to, we'd love to hear about it.

Please comment below or email jake.kenny@stuff.co.nz if you are celebrating Halloween this year and would like to share how.

Thanks in advance folks!

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13 hours ago

What's On: Oxford Senior Citizens Club

Carol from Oxford

Wednesday November 11th meeting at the Oxford Club, 1.30pm. Entertainment, Raffles, sales table. Afternoon tea to follow with a shared plate please. Contact Carol 3123019, , new members most welcome.
Oxford Senior Citizens Club
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