8 days ago

Are you catching a Christmas flight?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you planning of flying with Air New Zealand in the lead up towards Christmas? Some Air NZ staff are planning to strike four days out from Christmas – on the airline's busiest travel day of the year. To read more, click here.

Christmas is a hectic time of year in general for some families. Close to 42,000 customers booked to travel domestically and internationally on that date now face potential flight cancellations, the airline has said. Keep an eye on the story link above and we'll keep this post updated as more information comes out.

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3 hours ago

Waikato Unwrapped: a summer roadie!

Waikato Regional Council

A road trip is a quintessential part of the Christmas holidays. As you head out this summer to enjoy your holiday with family and friends, appreciate some of the work Waikato Regional Council is supporting to keep our environment healthy and communities thriving.

We share some of these activities with you in Waikato Unwrapped, our summer road trip.

Helping our native wildlife, keeping people safe on the water and easing traffic congestion are just a few of the things going on to make the Waikato a great place to live and visit.
Find out more!

6 days ago

Change in water?

Shianne from Fairview Downs

Has anyone else noticed that they come out of the shower with the distinct feeling of being in a heavily chlorinated pool ? Sore, red eyes, drier skin then usual ? Or is it just us ?

14 hours ago


Paul from Pukete

The various vigils nation wide showed our nations shared compassion and humanity for the untimely and horrific death of Grace Millane
many found her death abhorrent and are seeking change

My personal proposal is to petition the government with movement akin to the "#metwo" movement as a vehicle to seek the changes required to give adequate legal redress to sexual assault in our country unfortunately the current laws regarding sexual assault are inadequate to the extent the majority of the perpetrators never face justice
You "change behaviour by changing consequences" if a women has the courage to lay a complaint and provide evidence (perhaps a rape kit if required) it becomes a matter of immediacy, no a priority for it to be acted upon the DNA to be added to a national data base
lets call it #graceslaw
let not her death be in vain and fade from our memories let it be the catalyst for change to honour here memory

let the numbers force the government to act with urgency and highlight the depth of our resolve