28 days ago

Is it time to declare a housing state of emergency in the Far North?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Hi neighbours - Ex-state rentals from Auckland are being bussed in to provide much-needed housing in Northland.

The "Whare Ora" housing scheme, run by trust Chief Executive Ricky Houghton, makes use of "recycled" homes, aiming to get whānau off the street. The waiting list for state housing has tripled since 2014, and 150 families and individuals are on the waiting list.

What are your thoughts? Is it time to declare a housing state of emergency in the Far North?

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19 hours ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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19 hours ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

The team Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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