46 days ago

What do you think of the changing laws around Māori wards?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei District Council will www.stuff.co.nz...
|have to advertise a binding poll| on its proposed Māori wards, and then cancel it two days later, after a petition demanding the poll clashes with a new law doing away with the polls. The petition-triggered polls consistently overturn proposals for Māori wards, and are considered fundamentally unfair, as no other wards or representation changes can be cancelled in this way. What do you think?

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7 hours ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

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3 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi Whangārei!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble is to be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations page of the Whangārei Leader.

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1 day ago

What's On: Puhoi Monthly Village Market

Sandra from Puhoi

-April Market will be held on May 2nd. Last Market until September. Musicians Swampagator and Luis. Great variety of stalls, crafts and produce. To book $20 Carboot space PH 02040206154.
Puhoi Monthly Village Market
  • Puhoi Pub Grounds