11 days ago

Sending Christmas cards a simple gesture to help lonely older people

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The simple gesture of sending a Christmas card could help tackle "the single biggest issue facing older people today".

It all started when Auckland woman Hannah Rodgers and her son, Jayden, committed to 100 days of kindness in the lead-up to Christmas last year.

"On day 65, Jayden suggested we write a card for someone who might feel lonely at Christmas," Rodgers says.

Now Rodgers and her son want the campaign, Sending Love, to help 100,000 Kiwis of all ages as it returns for its second year.

Find out more about the initiative and how you can get involved by clicking the link below.


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15 days ago

Boy racers given the green light

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch authorities have come up with a plan to stop boy racers revving engines and racing off the line: Don't let them hit red lights.

Council will trial phasing the traffic lights on Bealey Ave so traffic gets a clear run down the length of the street, to reduce noise from things like stopping and accelerating, revving and burn-outs.

Do you think this will stop boy racers from revving loudly? Tell us in the comments below (please write NFP if you don't want your comments published).


14 hours ago

Be ready for 2019 with Resene

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

Christmas is super busy! But so is going into the new year & what comes with it, back to work, back to school, new year new me! So why not create your own handy wall planner & easily keep track of your family’s schedule. Once you’re done simply use whiteboard markers to write on it, then wipe off & update as needed. Easy to create with Resene testpots & Resene Write-on Wall Paint. Make the most of your weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

15 hours ago


The Team from Wasp Wipeout

They ruin our outdoor activities, attack newly hatched birds, feed on native invertebrates, eat honeydew (a food source for our native birds and insects) and cause $130m of environmental damage a year!

Every little bit counts and by contributing, you can make wasp-free regions a real possibility. Head online now to contribute