77 days ago

A new approach to youth sport - What are your thoughts?

The team Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Hi neighbours - Sport NZ has announced a revamped approach to youth sport, saying the idea was to "bring the fun and development focus back to sport for all young people, helping to prevent them growing to dread sports as adults".

This comes after the acknowledgement that for kids, enjoyment is closely tied to how well they perform, something heavily influenced by parents and coaches.

What are your thoughts? Do you think this new approach will benefit our youngsters?

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1 hour ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

1 day ago

What's On: Book Launch

Ross from Kerikeri District

Announcing the launch of Ross Lockyer's newly released book entitled Cannibals, Crocodiles and Cassowaries about Ross's time in pre-independence Papua New Guinea. Donation of $1 p/copy to a local charity.
Book Launch
  • Paper Plus Kerikeri Bookshop
3 hours ago

Is demolition best for older houses?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Kaipara District Council plans to demolish 24 pensioner flats and have new ones built - in part because of the high costs of Healthy Homes standards. Do you think demolition is the best course of action? How else can older homes be made suitable? Does the Healthy Homes standards put you off renting out your house?