48 days ago

Labour proposes making Matariki a public holiday?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellingtonians, what do you think of Labour's plan to make Matariki a public holiday?

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand’s twelfth public holiday if re-elected.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The exact timing of Matariki shifts every year as it relates to a star cluster reappearing and has traditionally varied between Iwi.

It would be the first new public holiday since the Third Labour Government made Waitangi Day a public holiday in 1973, although then Prime Minister Norman Kirk called it “New Zealand Day”.

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5 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

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4 days ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.4% Yes
    75.4% Complete
  • 24.6% No
    24.6% Complete
776 votes
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7 days ago

Tasters needed

Jasmine from Papakowhai

Hi,

Do you love trying different types of food?

I'm looking for 3 volunteers to experience and provide feedback on a traditional northern indian style of cooking.

Must be available on 1st Nov at 1-2pm.

Message me if you'll like to take part :)