46 days ago

Free school lunches - A fantastic or flawed idea?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours - thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Ardern says "children themselves told us during the consultation on the strategy that going to school hungry was a barrier to their learning."

Education spokeswoman Nikki Kaye says the Government hasn't considered that most schools don't have infrastructure for large scale food preparation and storage. She says "this would cost hundreds of millions and take away the autonomy of parents to provide lunch for their children".

What are your thoughts? Do you think this is a fantastic or flawed idea? Would you prefer that schools prepared your child's lunch?

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5 hours ago

Cleaner/Spring Clean

Beks from Fairfield

Looking for a one off job?
Look no further...
We are looking for a trustworthy person to come into our home and give our house a once over
We are wanting our walls and ceilings wiped down in our kitchen wash house and 2x lounges.
Will provide cleaning products and ladder!!

1 hour ago

YOU ARE INVITED TO DISCOVER PRINCESS CRUISING

The Travel Directors

Come and join us along with Princess Pete for refreshments and nibbles to discover Cruising with Princess and whats on offer.
Come along and be in to win 1 of 2 $100 travel vouchers!

WHEN?
Tuesday 29 October 2020 @ 6pm

WHERE?

Shop 1, The Village Quarter,

34 Lake Road, Frankton

RSVP ESSENTIAL!

Call 07 847 1571 or email:

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1 day ago

Non-urgent patients asked to keep emergency department free

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Non-urgent patients are asked not to show up at Hamilton's emergency department unless they have a health emergency.

Waikato Hospital is so full that some non-urgent surgery is being postponed. People who are unwell but don't need to go to ED can visit their GP, local urgent care centre, or call Healthline 0800 611 116.

Those who need immediate or urgent help should dial 111, or go straight to the Waikato Hospital Emergency Department.

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