Hi neighbours - a teen who refused to go to school has cost his parents after they were charged $50 under the Education Act.
The court heard that over a period of 62 school days, the teen was unjustifiably absent on 38 days, with a further seven classified as justified absence.
What are your thoughts? Should parents be charged if their kids wag school?
Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on the link to send us your best tips.
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.
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