5 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?
  • 27.5% Yes
    27.5% Complete
  • 72.5% No
    72.5% Complete
2002 votes
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1 minute ago

Paris’ Story: From wagging school to succeeding in life

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa atu koe Paris! Thank you for inspiring us and leading the way for other rangatahi across the country!

Learn more about Paris' story here: bit.ly...

16 minutes ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

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Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?
  • 0% Yes
    0% Complete
  • 0% No
    0% Complete
  • 0% I'd be grateful but I don't expect it
    0% Complete
0 votes
8 hours ago

Let’s recognise our environmental champions.

Taranaki Regional Council

Do you know someone who deserves a Taranaki Regional Council environmental award?

If you’re school student, farmer, big business, iwi or hapū, conservation group or an individual committed to helping our environment, the Taranaki Regional Council wants to hear about it and celebrate your success.

Nominations for the Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards are open until Friday 19 July. To nominate yourself or someone else for an award go to https://www.trc.govt.nz/environmental-awards/

There are five award categories:

• Environmental leadership in business, sponsored by Govett Quilliam.
• Environmental leadership in dairy farming, sponsored by Fonterra.
• Environmental leadership in land management, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.
• Environmental action in the community, sponsored by Methanex.
• Environmental action in education, sponsored by Contact Energy.
• Sponsor — Todd Energy Ltd.
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