138 days ago

Charity pleads for funding to continue running school programmes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Papakura Courier

Kia ora Papakura,

The Graeme Dingle Foundation needs to raise $350,000 to retain its presence in six schools around the area.

The charity is urging people to support the programmes that it provides to youths of low-decile schools in Papakura, with the programmes helping pupils develop public speaking ability, build confidence and hone communication skills.

Find out how to donate and support the initiative by clicking the link below.

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2 hours ago

The Bible - Where Do I Start?

Ole from Takanini

In order to fully understand the power of prophecy, poetry, biography, or letters, we first need to understand how to read them! Join Jesse Hereford as we discover that Scripture - though it all points to Jesus - nonetheless is made up of many different literary genres.

Hope Church - Same, but Different

Sunday at 9am.

Freeview Channel 27 and Sky Channel 204
Live stream: www.hopechannel.nz...

12 hours ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

4 days ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.