78 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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7 days ago

Poll: $1000 to drive a scooter into the water

Brittney Reporter from Stuff

Would you accept the challenge for $1000?

One Auckland daredevil took on a challenge to drive a Lime e-scooter directly into the harbour. With $1000 on the table, he gladly accepted the bet. The video posted to social media shows the shirtless stuntman powering down a wharf and steering straight off the edge, plunging into the water metres below.

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$1000 to drive a scooter into the water
  • 50.2% Definitely, it's $1000!
    50.2% Complete
  • 38.5% No way, not worth the risk
    38.5% Complete
  • 11.3% Maybe for more money...
    11.3% Complete
1702 votes
1 day ago

Are you comfortable with ECan's proposed rates rises that include South Canterbury?

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes says he is "comfortable" with the proposed overall 8.9 per cent rate increase, despite some parts of South Canterbury facing double-digit percentage increases.


9 hours ago

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