63 days ago

Should councillors get a childcare subsidy?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Northland Regional Council has voted in favour of councillors getting a childcare allowance. What do you think? Vote in the story or comment below (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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20 hours ago

Do you know a community hero?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Dr Carol Peters, best known for her work with One Double Five Community House Whare Awhina, has been nominated as a community hero in the Women of Influence Awards. What do you think of this nomination and can you name other heroes in the community (of any gender)?

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6 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

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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3 hours 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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