39 days ago

Free school lunches - A fantastic or flawed idea?

The team Reporter from Bay News

Hi neighbours - thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Ardern says "children themselves told us during the consultation on the strategy that going to school hungry was a barrier to their learning."

Education spokeswoman Nikki Kaye says the Government hasn't considered that most schools don't have infrastructure for large scale food preparation and storage. She says "this would cost hundreds of millions and take away the autonomy of parents to provide lunch for their children".

What are your thoughts? Do you think this is a fantastic or flawed idea? Would you prefer that schools prepared your child's lunch?

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6 hours ago

The Bayview has reinvented rest home living

Oceania Healthcare

With brand-new Care Suites offering Rest Home and Hospital care, The Bayview has reinvented rest home living.

Living in a Care Suite, you’ll get to enjoy great-tasting dishes – just the way you like them. Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings are all regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty classics you’d make at home.

Restaurant-quality food is just one of the great things about living in a Care Suite.
Visit The Bayview today to find out more.

The Bayview is located at 163 Waihi Road, Tauranga
Find out more

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3 days ago

Furniture removers wanted.

Ros from Mount Maunganui

I am moving house x3 bedrooms wanting
Reasonable priced furniture remover in
Mt Maunganui .
Most things packed ready to go !
Any recommendations.
Message me

17 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?

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Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 10.6% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    10.6% Complete
  • 2.3% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    2.3% Complete
  • 21.9% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    21.9% Complete
  • 37.2% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    37.2% Complete
  • 28% It's just like any other day for me
    28% Complete
1192 votes