252 days ago

What do you think about Ōtaki Gorge Rd potentially being closed?

Mandy Te Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Plans to close Ōtaki Gorge Rd for expressway work has been called dangerous, "braindead" and sending residents round in circles. Residents were caught off-guard by news their road could be temporarily cut off at its entrance from State Highway 1 by work on the expressway. Does this effect you? How do you feel about this?

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2 days ago

What's On: Entrepeneurs at 50+ Network Meeting

Cliff from Paraparaumu Beach

We have two speakers: Richard Leach – GST & Tax, Getting it Right! and Mark Edwards - The Sones Sauces Story. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. $5 koha
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5 days ago

What's On: Voglemorn Pop-Up Hub for Seniors

Lorna from Petone

Join us for a cup of tea, light lunch and make new friends. Free social gathering for seniors. No need to register. Transport may be available if needed, call 044996645.
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16 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Pokie Machines

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi Kāpiti,

Should pokie machines be outlawed?

A city councillor has put forward a policy to ban new permits for pokie machines in Wellington City.

Councillor Tamatha Paul, representing the Lambton Ward, is pushing for a 'sinking lid' policy to all but cease new permits for pokie machines in the city. The motion has widespread support across the council table and is set to pass this Thursday.

New Zealanders lost $939 million in pokie machines in 2019 and $241m of that was paid out to community and sports groups. Between 30 and 60 per cent of money going into pokie machines was from problem gamblers and much of that came from low socio-economic communities, a paper by the Problem Gambling Foundation said.

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