Only 3 or 4 more sleeps to go - depending on which day you choose!! As well as the 13 glorious gardens we have a variety of plant and garden related stalls at the hall as well as an amazing raffle with 12 prizes donated by local businesses, the first being a $250 hamper from Ruth Pretty! Although we would like you to, you don't have to go on the garden tour to pop into the Te Horo Hall on School Road, browse the stalls, buy a Christmas present or two, a raffle ticket and have a coffee and scone in our cafe. Whatever you choose to do you'll be supporting the earthquake strengthening of the Te Horo Hall. Bring cash as not all stalls will have eftpos and it will be quicker when purchasing your Garden tickets, although I know a lot of you have already bought them, so you can plan your route in advance and get straight into the gardens!!
Several month ago (161 days ago to be exact, but don't ask me to do the math on that) I posted a message sharing how disappointed I was to find that Countdown bread contains Sulphites. As this substance is linked to bowel cancer I wondered about the wisdom of putting it in our bread. Or anything else for that matter. Since then Countdown has changed its bread labeling, putting at the end of the label (who actually reads this) that it MIGHT contain Sulphites. I'm now even more disappointed in Countdown. Their sneaky bread labeling is downright devious. Telling someone the product might contain a chemical is just not informative. How can one make an informed purchasing decision when the product may or may not have the chemical they are seeking to avoid? Why should food producers be able to get away with this? If the brand is produced on the same production line as other foods containing sulphites, but doesn't actually have sulphites added, this should be stated. Maybe they are making bacon with sulphites added along with the bread, but somehow I doubt it. So, come on Countdown, how about coming clean on this, what's the real story here?
Wellington is in a spin over e-scooters, with the city council receiving nearly 5000 submissions ahead of a decision on whether 800 electric scooters, operated by Uber-owned Jump and local startup Flamingo, will stay on the streets for the duration of an 18-month trial. What do you want to happen to the e-scooters?
17.2% Keep them, they're great17.2% Complete
44.3% Keep them, but with better rules and enforcement44.3% Complete
36.9% Get rid of them36.9% Complete
1.3% Not sure1.3% Complete
0.3% Other (comment below)0.3% Complete
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