95 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
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3 days ago

Poll: Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?

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Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?
  • 18.5% Yes, the $300 fine helps
    18.5% Complete
  • 7.4% Yes, owners better understand the risks
    7.4% Complete
  • 66.7% No, I still see dogs in hot cars
    66.7% Complete
  • 7.4% Other (please say what in the comments below)
    7.4% Complete
27 votes
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1 day ago

What's On: Whangarei Writers' Workshop

Heather from Kensington

A friendly group of writers who meet every second Friday to give help and feedback to writers in all genres. Contact Heather 0274375163
Whangarei Writers' Workshop
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1 day ago

Boaties harass pod of orca

Caroline Williams Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The Department of Conservation is seeking the identities of a paddle boarder and about seven people on board two boats in Ngawai Bay, near Helena Bay on January 4, after drone footage posted to Facebook showed the vessels in close proximity of a pod of orca.
The boats traveled between the pod - made up of four orca, including a calf - at speed, following them, and at several points going over the top of one.
It is a breach under the New Zealand Marine Mammal Regulations to harass orca whales by obstructing the path of the pod or individual and to go within 50 metres of them at a speed of more than five knots.
Anyone with information should phone 0800 DOC HOT (362 468).

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