Hamilton woman Melody Johnston has stopped counting - but she needs two more surgeries to save her life.
The 25-year-old is in renal failure but needs weight loss surgery to fit the criteria for a lifesaving kidney transplant.
Read more here. Johnston's family has set up a Givealittle page to help fund the surgery.
Can you imagine having more than 30 operations?
Hi everyone, I'm Mikaela, a Stuff Homed reporter. We're doing a story on what granny flats are like as a housing option in retirement. For those of you that are either living in a granny flat, or are the family who built/bought a granny flat to add to your property for an elder family member, we'd like to hear about why a granny flat was right for you. What was the process of getting one and learning to live together like? If you're happy to share your story and be featured in the article, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.
This morning I found a fairly thick film of very fine powdery, yellowish coloured, "dust" over our cars. I have never seen anything like this and am wondering if anyone else has experienced this today or previously, and if this is the case hopefully they can shed some light on the cause of this peculiar incident. I've taken a whole lot of photos of different areas that are covered in the "dust". If anyone is interested I can arrange to put a few up here to look at.
Sadly, no one offshore wants to buy Kiwis’ used plastics. This means that while we will be collecting plastics 1-7, we’ll now only be recycling plastics 1, 2 and 5.
We’re asking you all to join the movement and try and avoid purchasing products with plastics 3, 4, 6 and 7. More information on this can be found in the link below ⤵️