35 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

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 kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

5 hours ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
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3 days ago

Fresh German-style bread baked and delivered for this coming Friday

Viola from Taupo Central

Hello Taupo people and neighbors. I am baking this coming Friday (26th Feb) again. Then I am away until the 18th March. So no baking for the 2 first weeks of March.

If you would love to order a freshly baked healthy grainy loaf or two (or more to keep them in the freezer), contact me by phone on 021 0252 1343. Order by Thursday, 25th, 4pm latest.

On offer I have:
- Pure wholemeal/rye sourdough loaves
- The keto and gluten-friendly Seedlings loaf
- Wholemeal grainy healthy loaves with a selection of seeds/nuts (pumpkin, sunflower, or walnuts)
- The fruity yummy Fruit loaf with nuts and dried fruit soaked in dark rum and brown sugar

I deliver straight after baking - this Friday I will deliver between 7:30am and 8:30am.

Prices start from $8.50 a loaf up to $10. Call me for more info.