103 days ago

Keeping warm isn’t easy

Miriam Gratton from

Most of us are affected by the cooler whether, and families, friends don’t always understand how we react. Please be patient.

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8 hours ago

Wooden cupboard / pantry wanted

Lesley from Mapua

I am looking for a freestanding wooden cupboard or pantry, preferably around 2m tall. Old is ok if it is solid.

2 days ago

Should more schools change the way they teach children to read?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Tasman Leader

A community meeting in Motueka on Wednesday evening is due to feature discussion with a Massey University professor, whose research shows a more phonics-based approach is needed to teaching literacy in schools. Parents lobbying nationwide for the change to "structured literacy", which teaches reading and writing consecutively, say phonics books should replace the "Ready to Read" books most schools use to help children learn to read. Do you agree?

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2 days ago

Should more schools change the way they teach children to read?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A community meeting in Motueka on Wednesday evening is due to feature discussion with a Massey University professor, whose research shows a more phonics-based approach is needed to teaching literacy in schools. Parents lobbying nationwide for the change to "structured literacy", which teaches reading and writing consecutively, say phonics books should replace the "Ready to Read" books most schools use to help children learn to read. Do you agree?

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