92 days ago

Pōkeno 'buzzing' after $42.2m Lotto ticket sold at local Countdown

Melanie Earley Reporter from Franklin County News

Kia ora neighbours, Pōkeno is abuzz with excitement after a $42 million Lotto ticket was sold in the town.

It is the second largest amount of money ever won through Lotto in New Zealand. The biggest Powerball Lotto win in New Zealand history was $44m in November 2016.

The winning ticket was sold at the town’s Countdown supermarket, and the store’s manager, Jatinder Chahal, said staff were “walking on air”.

What would you do with $42million?

Read the full story below.

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4 days ago

Vaccine side effect

Brian from Papakura

When I got my original vaccination, I had pains in the top of my feet within days that made it hard to walk and lasted for months. Last Wednesday I had the booster and the foot pain just returned Monday night. Any doctors out there with some insight?

1 hour ago

Do you have a great eggplant recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for eggplant recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before January 30, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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4 days ago

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The Team Reporter from Stuff

Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates on our various long-term tests and other bits and pieces that have caught our eye.

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