10 days ago

Poll: Should the NZ Wars be made compulsory?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Kia ora neighbours,

Te reo is in the spotlight and is being celebrated throughout the country as part of Māori Language Week. This week, Barbershop in Blue returned with a waiata, parents shared stories about raising children as bilingual, Stuff became Puna, and the future of te reo in NZ was debated.

But one debate is still ramping up - should the New Zealand Wars become a compulsory part of the curriculum? What do you think? Take part in our poll below!

Should the NZ Wars be made compulsory?
  • 33.7% Yes, it's an important part of our history
    33.7% Complete
  • 39.5% It should be taught, but shouldn't be compulsory
    39.5% Complete
  • 12.9% No, I'm against the idea
    12.9% Complete
  • 14% I'm for both te reo and the wars to be compulsory
    14% Complete
2361 votes
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14 hours ago

Have you been opening OXO cubes the wrong way?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be flattened. To read more click here.

Simply open up the flaps on the side, flatten them out and then crumble the cube inside the package, turning it into a powder that's a heck of a lot easier to add to your dish.

Did you know this handy trick? Have you been opening the cubes the wrong way your whole life like the rest of us? Will this make cooking for your family a little easier? Share your thoughts in the replies below!

4 days ago

Are locals picking up litter in your neighbourhood?

Georgia Forrester Reporter from Waikato Times

Hi neighbours,

How cool is this? These Te Aroha students recently picked up litter and rubbish in an effort to clean up their own community. The good deed was part of Clean Up Week 2018. To read more about this, click here.

Is this something that's been happening in Hamilton too? Do you know students here that deserve some praise? Give them a shout out here!

Some of the students said it just "wasn't cool" to litter and it was everyone's responsibility to keep their little corner of New Zealand beautiful. Which parts of Hamilton would you like to see cleaned up a bit? Share your thoughts in our replies below!
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4 hours ago

What's On: East Hamilton Lion's Club

Morrow from Chartwell

We welcome you to our dinner meeting. Raffle and drinks available. Come and see what we are about. We need new members like you. Phone Glenys 8557021
East Hamilton Lion's Club
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