33 days ago

Sulphites in Bread

Marie from Waikanae

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?

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3 hours ago

Poll: Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington City Council is short on cash and mulling a parking fees hike. Options on the table include night parking charges or expanding the CBD area of high-price parking. Or they could always just increase rates. www.stuff.co.nz...

Should parking prices rise in Wellington to keep rates down?
  • 30% Yes, make night owls pay for parking.
    30% Complete
  • 22% Yes, make people who park on CBD fringes pay more.
    22% Complete
  • 48% No, let ratepayers foot the bill.
    48% Complete
50 votes
1 day ago

What would you do with $50 million?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.

To read more, click here.

What would you do with $50 million?

11 minutes ago


Liby from Kapiti Coast Scaffolding

Due to rapid growth in both our skips and scaffolding departments, Kapiti Skips & Scaffolding decided to sell the skips division so that we could focus solely on scaffolding going forward. A huge thank you for your support, which is the reason for our progress.

This, of course, meant a name change was on the cards and we are now known as KAPITI COAST SCAFFOLDING LTD.

But that is all that has changed. Our prompt, professional and friendly scaffolding service remains the same!

Please bear with us while changes to our website and social media are put into place.


Telephone: You can still contact Nic on 027 526 0728.

Email address: info@kapiticoastscaffolding.co.nz

Website: www.kapiticoastscaffolding.co.nz...

Premises: We’ve moved from Otaki to the Lindale Complex

Admin: 57B Golf Road, Paraparaumu Beach


If you require skips, please contact Dimitri on 027 8816 119. You can also email him on info@kapitiskips.co.nz or visit his website at www.kapitiskips.co.nz.... In addition to excellent service, Dimitri also promises to lend a hand to help you load the skips if required. That is certainly going the extra mile!