24 days ago

Near misses on rail crossings - What's your experience?

The team Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Hi neighbours - There have been seven near misses on rail crossings in Taranaki in the past year.

The locations were at Egmont Street Normanby (twice), Standish Street Inglewood, Manutahi Road Lepperton, Beaconsfield Road Midhurst, Pembroke Road Stratford and High Street Hāwera.

"The close calls took a huge toll on train drivers and those who narrowly miss death," said Kiwi Rail chief executive group Greg Miller.

Have you seen or experienced any near misses?

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4 hours ago

A stronger school culture, greater resilience and more kindness.

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Those are the benefits that Paul Barker, Principal of Kaeo School is seeing in his Northland school thanks to the Kiwi Can programme.

6 hours ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 65.9% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    65.9% Complete
  • 25.6% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    25.6% Complete
  • 8.6% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.6% Complete
677 votes
11 hours ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
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