Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here
A Whangārei patient had to wait seven weeks to get an appointment with her GP, while new Kaitaia residents have to travel for hours to see a doctor. What has your experience been like? What do you think should be done?
Countdown will offer low-sensory quiet hours in its stores nationwide. These hours are intended to help families with children who are sensitive to surroundings, particularly those with autism.
Will this benefit your family? Should it be rolled out across other supermarkets?
Find out more here.
Hi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be done about child obesity? Read the full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...
33.8% Yes33.8% Complete
21.5% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat21.5% Complete
44.6% No, education would be more effective than a tax44.6% Complete
0% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)0% Complete