9 days ago

Do you agree the Crusaders rugby team should keep their name?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) chairman Brent Impey has revealed the Crusaders will be keeping their name in 2020 after calls to change it in the wake of the Christchurch shootings on March 15.

The Crusaders name debate has been hotly disputed after the terrorist attack in Christchurch, where 51 people were killed after a gunman opened fire on Muslim worshippers in two mosques in the city.

The name-change pressure emerged because of the centuries-old sensitivity over the history of the Crusades, which were bloody medieval conflicts between Muslims and Christians.


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6 minutes ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

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8 hours ago

Help us fill hungry tummies around Aotearoa

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today. We've teamed up with Countdown to select a range of useful items that we know our foodbanks need.

Help us fill hungry tummies around the country today. Donate online or pop a food donation into the specially marked purple bins in Countdown stores throughout June.


8 hours ago

For a solid future, get a trade!

Ara Institute of Canterbury

If you want a career with variety, a good income and the potential to be your own boss, getting a trade is a smart move.

At Ara Institute of Canterbury we’ve got lots of trades courses starting in Christchurch in July. Options include painting and decorating, electrical engineering, carpentry and joinery. You’ll learn from inspirational mentors in real-life learning environments and you’ll get lots of hands-on experience to prepare you for the workplace.

To find out more visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76.
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