And the result from the 2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards are in! The winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award is MARY MAXWELL - nominated by English Language Partners Waikato.
More than 60 hours a month is spent by Mary preparing, teaching, visiting and helping to solve problems. She empathises strongly with the people she helps and loves to see them grow into confident members of the local community.
Congratulations Mary! For all results, visit: www.facebook.com...
In this week's issue of Get Growing we tell you to plant your spuds, dig in your cover crops, take your pick of the best dahlias, plant fruit trees and sow coriander. Plus check out our story on growing strawberries and our pick of the tastiest varieties.
Make your own cold frame so you can get a jump-start on summer crops and enter to win cool prizes from Yates and Grosafe.
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Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here