31 days ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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4 days ago

Film - Unplanned

Melibu from Whanganui

Hiya everyone,

I am happy to be organising the Whanganui screening of the film 'Unplanned' as part of Voice for Life Wanganui.

Tickets are only $14 and viewing will be at the Davis lecture Theatre on Wednesday November 27th.



All details are in this link...



fan-force.com...



or



www.facebook.com...



Hope to see many of you there. Whether you are pro-life, sitting on the fence, or pro-choice, this is a movie worth seeing.



Thanks for your support :) #mylocalnews

5 days ago

Menzshed Hawera

Geoffrey Coubrough from Menzshed Hawera

South Taranaki’s first Mens Shed proposed
A meeting last Saturday afternoon in the Hawera Club attracted thirty members of the public, interested in establishing a Mens Shed in the town.
Welcomed by Geoff Coubrough who, along with Peter Gulliver, has been exploring the possibilities of creating a shed in Hawera. After a period of researching the concept and visiting the Whanganui and New Plymouth sheds they had concluded the time was right to convene a meeting of interested parties to try and get a shed up and running.
Mr Coubrough, then introduced Murray Campbell, a member of the Henley Mens Shed in Masterton, to explain the background of the movement and how Mens Sheds operated. Mr Campbell opened his address by showing a video, filmed in his shed, promoting the benefits such a shed generated to not only its members, but the wider community.
He then went on to explain how, in the mid nineties in rural Australia it was realised that men over the age of 65 were committing suicide at an alarming rate. Research showed that these men, following retirement, became isolated, lonely, depressed and ultimately suicidal. They had a mental health problem. The idea was born that if a building with tools in it was made available, men came, and by working together, created new friendships, passed on and learned new skills and generally enjoyed the camaraderie which improved their health and well being.
Since then the phenomenon has spread worldwide with around 130 sheds operating in New Zealand. Murray described some of the challenges which presented themselves each day, from broken chairs to kindergartens requiring toys and equipment to be made or repaired and requests from individuals and organisations for assistance. Mens sheds are busy places.
The meeting finally elected a steering committee, headed by Geoff Coubrough, to form a Mens shed and seek a suitable building to base it in.

1 day ago

Potential Awaits...

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This art dec home is in need of some fixing, painting and sprucing up. New roof was put on approx 1 year ago, underfloor insulation just completed. This property has 3 bedrooms, separate lounge, dining, kitchen, bathroom has a bath and vanity with shower cubicle in the laundry, separate toilet. Good double garaging all on a 941sqm section.