Taupō Family Centre is raising awareness and funds for the community on World Suicide Prevention Day.
The centre is asking for support through people purchasing tee-shirts, beanies, entering a photo competition or getting involved in the Onesie Day on Thursday, September 10.
Jackie Hill says people can connect with the service on facebook, instagram or contact it on messenger.
The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?
Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?
A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.
The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing them for release in predator-free areas around the country.
While reaching this significant milestone, the facility also has 12 eggs in incubation and 17 chicks waiting to be released from the brooder room.
When kiwi chicks get to four-weeks-old, they will be released into Mountain Maungatautari predator-free sanctuary. The offspring of sanctuary kiwi are released into other parts of the North Island to establish new kiwi populations or to boost existing ones in predator-free areas.
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