12 days ago

Free school lunches - A fantastic or flawed idea?

The team Reporter from Bay News

Hi neighbours - thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Ardern says "children themselves told us during the consultation on the strategy that going to school hungry was a barrier to their learning."

Education spokeswoman Nikki Kaye says the Government hasn't considered that most schools don't have infrastructure for large scale food preparation and storage. She says "this would cost hundreds of millions and take away the autonomy of parents to provide lunch for their children".

What are your thoughts? Do you think this is a fantastic or flawed idea? Would you prefer that schools prepared your child's lunch?

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17 hours ago

Beauty, Massage and Homeopathy

Christine from Body Treatments

Christine is a registered Homeopath and is available to take appointments for any problems or concerns. Homeopathy is an alternative treatment that has been used in clinical practice for over 200 years and helps support the body back to good health.
Christine is a Qualified Beauty Therapist with over 38 years in the Beauty Industry
Beauty and Massage treatments available by appointment including Facials, Tinting, Waxing, IPL and Massage phone 5706270

21 hours ago

Tauranga Marathon - Road closures this weekend

Communications from Tauranga City Council

On Saturday 21st September it’s the Tauranga Marathon. The roads will be busy, so plan ahead and check out the Council’s map for road closures.
www.mytauranga.co.nz...

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1 day ago

The right strengths for the trades

BCITO NZ

It takes the right person with the right attitude to succeed in the trades. Someone with grit, determination and endurance. These are the kinds of strengths that women have and that the industry needs.

Like Holly Roberts from Painter Girl & Co in Tauranga – Holly went from 12 years of hospitality as a head chef to her painting and decorating apprenticeship.

If you’re a woman interested in the trades, read how local women are doing it or register for The BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women night to meet them and employers in person.

Got the right strengths for the trades? Buildingwomen.nz
Find out more

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