67 days ago

Poll: Is it time to lower the speed limit on NZ's open roads?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Long-term road safety data from NZTA suggests speed limits on almost 90 per cent of the country's roads are too high and should be lowered.

In 2019 so far, 172 people have been killed on New Zealand's roads, six more than at the same time last year.

Ministry of Transport data for 2016, the most recent available on its website, makes for sobering reading – 328 deaths from 286 fatal road crashes, or 0.9 deaths for every 10,000 vehicles.

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Is it time to lower the speed limit on NZ's open roads?
  • 27.7% Yes
    27.7% Complete
  • 72.3% No
    72.3% Complete
2119 votes
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4 hours ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 37.4% Rates
    37.4% Complete
  • 12.4% Housing
    12.4% Complete
  • 12.4% Roads
    12.4% Complete
  • 4.4% Public transport
    4.4% Complete
  • 7.4% Water
    7.4% Complete
  • 5.3% Waste
    5.3% Complete
  • 6.5% Climate + environment
    6.5% Complete
  • 8.8% Infrastructure
    8.8% Complete
  • 5.6% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    5.6% Complete
340 votes
9 hours ago

Treat yourself by treating Dad - Win*

Reporter Sunday Star Times

Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year subscription and you’ll go in the draw to WIN* a brand new 65” Sony Bravia OLED TV, worth $7,499.

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9 hours ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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