115 days ago

Generosity follows cancer diagnosis

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

You might remember the story of Dave and Liz Evans - who found out Dave was terminally ill just months after moving to New Zealand.
The pair said they had a "terrible" work-life balance back in the UK, and moved to New Zealand for the Kiwi lifestyle and the beaches.
But Dave, 44, was diagnosed with terminal cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in February, soon after the move.
The couple's story has prompted an outpouring of support.
A Stuff reader let them stay at his beachside home in Tairua, meals are cooked for them by members of the Residents of Flagstaff Facebook group, a neighbour goes for daily walks with Dave, and another drove to Auckland Airport to pick up Dave's parents.
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Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 37.4% Rates
    37.4% Complete
  • 12.4% Housing
    12.4% Complete
  • 12.4% Roads
    12.4% Complete
  • 4.4% Public transport
    4.4% Complete
  • 7.4% Water
    7.4% Complete
  • 5.3% Waste
    5.3% Complete
  • 6.5% Climate + environment
    6.5% Complete
  • 8.8% Infrastructure
    8.8% Complete
  • 5.6% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    5.6% Complete
340 votes