66 days ago

Poll: What will combat obesity in Northland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Nearly three-quarters of Northland adults are either overweight or obese and Northland District Health Board wants to change this. Its Healthy Food Environments policy includes advocating for www.stuff.co.nz... |plain packaging on chips and snacks and other measures. What do you think will work?

What will combat obesity in Northland?
  • 1% Plain packaging on chips, lollies and snacks
    1% Complete
  • 13.4% A levy on sugary drinks
    13.4% Complete
  • 3.1% Banning unhealthy food advertising to children
    3.1% Complete
  • 47.4% Cheaper fruit and veges
    47.4% Complete
  • 27.8% Free exercise and training programmes
    27.8% Complete
  • 7.2% Other (please explain in comments below)
    7.2% Complete
97 votes
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Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
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14 hours ago

Look our for others

The Team from Northland Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...