319 days ago

What's your most memorable reunion?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

These brothers hadn't seen each other for more than 50 years, but reunited in Huntly.

Raymond Brooks, 85, hopped on a plane to New Zealand to find his brother Melville, 75.

With a little help, he got there. Read more here.

What has been your most memorable reunion?

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28 minutes ago

Donations Appreciated-Friends House Fire

Aaron from Enderley

Last Thursday my good friends along with their beautiful 7year old son lost everything when there house burnt down. They are amazing parents who worked hard, get involved in their community and are great parents to their beautiful son. Not long ago they lost their Dad who passed away and have still been dealing with the grief from this.

As a friend and wanting to try and help out, and so near to christmas I am wanting to put it out there to see if anyone would be willing to come forward and donate some christmas presents for their son along with any items that would be appreciated to help out. Donations can be dropped off to me on Enderley ave, please private message me. Your love and generosity will be greatly appreciated by this family.

3 days ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

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1 day ago

Black Friday

Debi from Hamilton East

Debi's husband here, Doug. Maybe it is just me but I find this whole 'Black Friday' international marketing campaign offensive on so many levels. Even 'Black November'. Attached is what I remember as 'Black Friday'. I was fire and medical rescue on the day. The advertising campaign is insensitive to the meaning of the term and beyond that it gives no recognition to the ongoing campaign 'Black Lives Matter'. Maybe it is just me but if you are having a 'SALE' then advertise it as a sale and not some dark marketing theme that has no meaning other than enticing people to spend money. My thoughts are not necessarily the thoughts of my wife or others but every November I have to relive that dark day.

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