34 days ago

Did you know Waikato DHB just got a new boss?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

After almost two years without a permanent chief executive, Waikato DHB has welcomed its new leader with a pōwhiri.
Dr Kevin Snee - the former boss of Hawke's Bay DHB - was formally welcomed to the Wailkato on Monday at Hamilton's Hui Te Rangiora Marae.
Read more here.

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1 hour ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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3 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.

What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?

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11 days ago

Why do you think people aren't voting for mayors and councillors?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Last time Kiwis chose local governments, Waikato councils had the lowest four voter turnout figures.
They were in Matamata-Piako District (24.1 per cent), Ōtorohanga District (25.1 per cent), Waikato District (30.6 per cent), and Hamilton City (33.6 per cent).
Suggested reasons include uncontested races, apathy, and people not knowing how to vote or feeling disconnected from their council.
Read more here.
What do you think the reasons are?