44 days ago

Should choke-risk foods be banned from early childhood centres?

Reporter South Waikato News

The Ministry of Education is considering a ban on choke-risk foods including sausages, chips and popcorn in early childhood centres.

It's said that under-fives are at higher risk of choking because they have small air and food passages and are still learning how to chew food.

What do you think? Should choke-risk foods be banned?

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4 hours ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
Find out more

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18 hours ago

Are you a recent home buyer? or a retiree in your own home?

The team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbourly - we're looking for a first-home buyer to talk about why it was their goal to buy a house and the reasons behind it (need to be willing to be pictured with it). We're also looking for a few people 50 years or older to talk about how important owning their own home is to their retirement goals

Can you help? Email susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz

1 day ago

New exhibition to showcase Tūwharetoa artists

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō Museum is excited and honoured to bring together an exhibition about our moana, Taupō-Nui-ā-Tia, with new art works created by 15 contemporary Tūwharetoa artists.

This will be the first time in over 20 years that artists have been brought together to exhibit collectively as Ngāti Tūwharetoa, and the work will be displayed in a variety of mediums from carving and weaving, to video, painting, sculpture and more.

The artists include: Rangi Hetet, Veranoa Hetet, Te Maari Gardiner, Delani Brown, Haki Williams, Kingi Pitiroi, Vanessa Wairata-Edwards, Reweti Arapere, Natasha Keating, Henriata Nicholas, Hayz Isherwood, Mikaere Gardiner, Ria Te Uira Paki, Tautahanga Rameka and Kahumako Rameka.

The ‘Ko Taupō Te Moana’ exhibition draws inspiration from the pepeha of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, which refers to the landscape and moana as an integral feature of identity, curator Piata Winitana-Murray said.

“This exhibition serves to celebrate and acknowledge the moana (lake) that feeds, nourishes, and nurtures us and to which many nations and people travel from near and far.”

The exhibition will run from December 21 2019 – February 17 2020 in the Main and Niven Galleries. It is presented by Taupō Museum with support from Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.

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