29 days ago

What's life like for children uplifted from their parents?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Karisma Emery, 17, has been in state care for most of her life.
Have you had experience with the system?
It was the middle of the night when Emery, 5, and her two younger sisters were taken from her mum's home, she said.
"That's when everything changed," she said. "That's when everything turned to s…"
Karisma shared her story at a hui for the Whānau Ora-led inquiry into child uplifts by Oranga Tamariki. www.stuff.co.nz...
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4 hours ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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10 hours ago

Bloom Manurewa East’s Official Public Opening!

Bloom Living

Bloom Living’s newest freehold retirement apartment complex in Manurewa East will officially open its doors to the public on Saturday 28th September. The occasion will be marked with an opening ceremony at 20 Alfriston Road, Manurewa East and will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Refreshments will be served and a notable local celebrity will officially cut the ribbon at 1.20pm.

Apartments will be open for viewing from 1.30pm to 3 pm. Show homes will open again to public Sunday, 29th September from 10am-12pm.

Plan a trip up and register your interest now with Chrissie McKee: 021 469 946
Find out more

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1 day ago

Councillor's faux park in disability spot

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton City councillor Siggi Henry has come under fire for parking badly in a disabled parking spot at Hamilton Gardens.
Henry has since apologised and said she had "no excuse".
She hates being late and had been rushing to a citizenship ceremony, she said.
Henry is standing again in this council election, in the west ward.
Read more here.

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