34 days ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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1 day ago

Have you seen Mike McClennan?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The search for the 75-year-old former international rugby league player is continuing. The dementia patient was last seen walking north at Hatfield Beach, North Auckland, on Wednesday, wearing a red and black cardigan and blue jeans. Someone may have given Mike a lift north - sometimes he thinks he is a fugitive who has escaped prison.

7 hours ago

Poll: Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Guy Fawkes is coming up on November 5, with fireworks going on sale next weekend.

Are you looking forward to fireworks displays? Will you be buying your own to let off?

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Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?
  • 10% Yes - I'll be buying fireworks
    10% Complete
  • 64.6% No - I think fireworks should be banned
    64.6% Complete
  • 25.4% Yes - But I'm not planning on buying fireworks
    25.4% Complete
1341 votes
1 day ago

How hard is it to get a doctor's appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A Whangārei patient had to wait seven weeks to get an appointment with her GP, while new Kaitaia residents have to travel for hours to see a doctor. What has your experience been like? What do you think should be done?

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