44 days ago

We Say, You Say: Sharks

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton,

Should New Zealanders be better educated on the behaviour of potentially dangerous wildlife?

While shark attacks are rare in New Zealand waters, it pays to remain vigilant if you are in the water Niwa expert Warrick Lyon says.

He states that people should refrain from swimming in deep channels of water where shallow water meets deep water in reef drop offs with one Department of Conservation expert advising against swimming at dusk.

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1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

5 hours ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
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2 days ago

Gardening

Paige from Temple View

Hello everyone!
I’m Paige and I’m 20, I’m currently studying horticulture and would love to do gardening, weeding, planting or anything else around your house you would like me to do, I’m fairly flexible and just love to be outside in the garden
Don’t hesitate to message me 🙂