67 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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11 hours ago

Cheap Cat Desexing

Shirleigh from Dinsdale

Breeding season has begun. Female cats can be as young as 6 months old when they have their first litter, and its possible for them to have more than one litter per year. Please spread the word about this cheap desexing.

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3 hours ago

What's On: Beerescourt Tennis Club

Karyn from Flagstaff

Midweek Tennis @ 68 Maeroa Rd, Hamilton Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-10.30am. All welcome. Just come along and join us for social, fun, friendly games of tennis or contact bcourttennis@slingshot.co.nz
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4 hours ago

Are you taking part in Movember?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Movember is an opportunity for men to ditch their razors and grow a moustache to raise money and awareness about men's health. The funds raised each year go towards programmes targeted at prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Are you currently taking part in Movember? If so, we'd love to see pics of your 'stache! Share in the comments!

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