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13 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

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13 days ago

BBC News: Extinction Rebellion: PM labels protesters 'uncooperative crusties'

Fred from Taupo Central

BBC News - Extinction Rebellion: PM labels protesters 'uncooperative crusties'
www.bbc.co.uk...

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13 days ago

What's On: The Pink Hammer

Sharon from Taupo Central

Centre Stage's production will be running from 6-16 November. 4 women sign up for an empowering carpentry course much to the surprise of the workshop owner www.centrestagetaupo.co.nz
The Pink Hammer
  • The Playhouse Centre Stage Taupo
27 days ago

Local Body Elections 2019

Mowenna (mo) from Taupo Central

On this dark, cloudy, rainy day, i thought it appropriate to expand on one of the key issues that I stand for: better communication between Council and our community. Clear away the clouds.
Quality information needs to be more accessible and effective two-way communication between Council and our … View more
On this dark, cloudy, rainy day, i thought it appropriate to expand on one of the key issues that I stand for: better communication between Council and our community. Clear away the clouds.
Quality information needs to be more accessible and effective two-way communication between Council and our community actually needs to happen.
* generic responses are simply not good enough if our community has taken the time to research, participate in consultation or present to council.
* get Q&A documents out for all major issues affecting our district and make these easily accessible - we shouldn't have to spend hours online trying to find information.
* communicate constantly and at the right time.
The existing breakdown in communication between Council and our community needs to change urgently. We live in a special place, and we all have a right to be better informed on issues and decisions that affect our home.

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13 days ago

What's On: Citizens Advice Bureau Open Day

Chris from Taupo Central

Open day until noon to recruit new volunteers. We help people who need information and advice on any subject. Full training given. Call in and see what we are about.
Citizens Advice Bureau Open Day
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
14 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.3% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.3% Complete
  • 25.8% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.8% Complete
  • 38.9% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.9% Complete
1499 votes
15 days ago

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Our strong reputation comes from our qualified and experienced team … View more
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16 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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19 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

The team Reporter from Taupō Times

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle.

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 32.7% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    32.7% Complete
  • 65.4% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    65.4% Complete
  • 1.9% I'm not bothered either way
    1.9% Complete
52 votes
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