We are so excited to welcome Jen Scoular, Chief Executive of New Zealand Avocado.
Jen has been called the most enthusiastic CEO in New Zealand, thanks to her passion and drives to promote avocados, the industry, and the country. She has successfully raised both the profile and value of the industry and continues to advocate for growers in the primary industries.
Jen joined NZ Avocado after a four-year diplomatic posting heading the New Zealand Consulate in Hamburg, Germany. She was charged with driving commercial success for New Zealand exporters in Germany, Northern, and Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey.
Before this, she spent seven years with Zespri, most latterly as Group Treasurer. In London, she became director of Barclays Capital following early roles with Unilever and IBM. These days, she and her family are happy to call Tauranga home.
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Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here
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Please bring your family or friends and come this Sunday Aug. 25 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm to the Bayfair Underpass for pedestrians and cyclists. There is a very worthwhile protest taking place about losing the underpass due to the cancellation of the government funding for it.
We have already too many cars on the roads.
Lets do our bit to help encourage people to leave their cars at home and set a great example for our kids!
Hi neighbours - a teen who refused to go to school has cost his parents after they were charged $50 under the Education Act.
The court heard that over a period of 62 school days, the teen was unjustifiably absent on 38 days, with a further seven classified as justified absence.
What are your thoughts? Should parents be charged if their kids wag school?