96 days ago

How well do you think the MenW vaccination campaign was run?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

There have been four cases of meningococcal disease in Northland this year - at least two are type W. Medical officer of health Dr Catherine Jackson says it's too early to tell how effective the MenW vaccination campaign has been. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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10 days ago

Should more supermarkets offer "quiet hours"?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Countdown will offer low-sensory quiet hours in its stores nationwide. These hours are intended to help families with children who are sensitive to surroundings, particularly those with autism.

Will this benefit your family? Should it be rolled out across other supermarkets?
Find out more here.

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1 day ago

Discover a new wine at New World

New World Kaikohe

"Kia ora –Terry from New World Kaikohe here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is the Champion Shiraz/Syrah Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier. I really enjoy it because it’s so well balanced. It has smooth peppery notes but then a sweet subtle floral finish. You’ll definitely be wanting another sip or two!” 

Come into your local New World and explore the Top 50 Gold medal-winning wines – we have winners for every budget. Plus join us for complimentary wine sampling and try before you buy.
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3 days ago

What do you think about a load of uncovered dead calves?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The Aucklander who saw the uncovered trailer said it was a "confronting sight - pretty gross". The driver did not appear to be breaking any laws but farming experts say the calves should've been covered for good taste. What do you think - is this just the reality of farming or should the public be protected from such sights?

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