24 days ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

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More messages from your neighbours
11 days ago

Why do you think people aren't voting for mayors and councillors?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Last time Kiwis chose local governments, Waikato councils had the lowest four voter turnout figures.
They were in Matamata-Piako District (24.1 per cent), Ōtorohanga District (25.1 per cent), Waikato District (30.6 per cent), and Hamilton City (33.6 per cent).
Suggested reasons include uncontested races, apathy, and people not knowing how to vote or feeling disconnected from their council.
Read more here.
What do you think the reasons are?

3 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.

What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?

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5 days ago

Poll: Would you give a mince doughnut a try?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,
Mince doughnuts are flying out the door at a Thames bakery.
Bakery owners Kyoko and Takashi Sato have been making and selling their mince donuts for five years.
READ MORE HERE
So we wanted to know if this was a culinary delight you might want to try?

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Would you give a mince doughnut a try?
  • 71.2% For sure, I'm game
    71.2% Complete
  • 28.8% No, I like my mince in a pie
    28.8% Complete
73 votes