31 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

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4 days ago

WATCH: Rotterdam's floating cows: the future of farming?

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, could you imagine cows floating down the Waikato River?

These cows are floating on Europe's largest port, in another effort to make cattle farming more sustainable. The owners call it the world's first 'floating farm'. It's in Rotterdam and they want it to minimize waste and land use, and also bring food production closer to the city.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

4 hours ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 10.6% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    10.6% Complete
  • 0.8% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    0.8% Complete
  • 22.8% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    22.8% Complete
  • 39.8% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    39.8% Complete
  • 26% It's just like any other day for me
    26% Complete
377 votes
7 hours ago

Who's in and who's out after the elections

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi neighbours,
David Trewavas has been returned as mayor for the Taupō District but with a reduced vote buffer on his nearest rival.
With 95 per cent of the vote counted on Sunday and the overall result unlikely to change, Trewavas had garnered 6,378 votes - just under 3000 votes ahead of second placegetter Zane Cozens (3,416). In third place was Christine Rankin (1,835) then Kim Eyles (212).
Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Rosie Harvey and sitting councillor Roseanne Jollands have been ousted from the council table.
For more results click www.stuff.co.nz... [here].
So are you happy with your new council?
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