50 days ago

What's the MMR vaccination rate at your local school?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Te Kura o Otangarei has achieved a 97 per cent vaccination rate against measles with the help of Northland DHB. What is the vaccination rate at your local school? Do you agree with a school-supported vaccination programme?

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1 hour ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

1 day ago

Teaching young children values right from the start

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Cori Maroroa knows first hand just how good the #KiwiCan programme is for kids. After all, Maroroa loved it when she went through it a primary school as a student.

Now she is helping new generations of primary school students benefit from the same programme as one of its senior leaders.

8 days ago

Hi everyone. My Nana Patsy has lost her Parrot. It flew away accidentally around

Mack from Kaitaia

4pm today from 234A Pukepoto Rd. It was last seen flying over C Bec on Pukeppto Rd.
It's a Alexanderine Parrot answers to the name Rusty. Can say several words. Morena, Karen, what you doing, Give us a call on 094081267 thanks heaps. We've prayed off course for safety return.