65 days ago

Are you feeling lonely a lot of the time, or are you socially isolated?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is examining how Covid-19 has impacted our social lives. Are you having less social connection or are you less likely to see people? Do you feel lonely during the week? We're keen to talk to people about how their social contact has changed since the lockdown. If you're happy to be interviewed and identified, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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13 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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18 hours ago

Poll: What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

This week Northland got another $30m in loans and grants from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), which aims to improve infrastructure and create jobs in the regions. But Labour is now saying it will axe the fund if re-elected, while New Zealand First says the $3b fund has done wonders this term. What do you think? Please explain your answers in the comments below.

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What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?
  • 63.2% The fund is good for areas like Northland
    63.2% Complete
  • 10.5% The money would be better spent elsewhere
    10.5% Complete
  • 26.3% I think it's a good idea but poorly executed
    26.3% Complete
19 votes
8 days ago

Have you seen Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on the link below to find out more and to watch the short film.

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