39 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.

What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?

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1 day ago

Have you seen Mike McClennan?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The search for the 75-year-old former international rugby league player is continuing. The dementia patient was last seen walking north at Hatfield Beach, North Auckland, on Wednesday, wearing a red and black cardigan and blue jeans. Someone may have given Mike a lift north - sometimes he thinks he is a fugitive who has escaped prison.

4 hours ago

Public transport: How does Auckland compare to other cities?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Rodney Times

Hi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found. Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? How does it compare to other cities you've visited? What should be done to improve it?

5 days ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Rodney Times

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...

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Do you support a sugar tax?
  • 36.5% Yes
    36.5% Complete
  • 21.2% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    21.2% Complete
  • 41.2% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    41.2% Complete
  • 1.2% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    1.2% Complete
85 votes