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3 hours ago

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1 day ago

Should fathers be offered their own allocation of parental leave?

The team Reporter from Rotorua News

In a country that was the first to give women the vote and where our Prime Minister runs the country while her partner is the first man at home, why are we still talking about leave, primarily for women?

Why can't we instead have a conversation about paid leave for fathers?

They can … View more
In a country that was the first to give women the vote and where our Prime Minister runs the country while her partner is the first man at home, why are we still talking about leave, primarily for women?

Why can't we instead have a conversation about paid leave for fathers?

They can currently take two weeks unpaid leave, but unless mothers transfer their maternity leave to their partners, there's nothing else on the table.

What are your thoughts on this? Should paternity leave be offered to fathers?

stuff.co.nz/life-style/113637778/dads-the-word-on-parental-leave

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16 hours ago

What's On: Taupo Ostomates Group

Graeme from Nukuhau

The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Next meeting 1 Aug. Contact Graeme (07)378-6811 or 021-210-3404.
Taupo Ostomates Group
  • The Taupo Cosmopolitan Club
18 hours ago

Kmart's list of 31 recalls

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The … View more
Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The $55 timber Occasional Chair is the latest casualty, although this is a withdrawal rather than a recall. We don't know the reason for its withdrawal, except Kmart says it is for "a potential quality issue". But what other products have been found wanting?

To find out what else is on the recall list, click here

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2 days ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is … View more
Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

*Prizes*
As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.

watties.co.nz/What-s-New/News-New-Products/Wattie-s-Cans-for-Good-2019

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3 days ago

Important information about your Neighbourly account

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your … View more
Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your Neighbourly account after 21 August 2019 unless your email address is updated.

For any help with updating your details, please contact us.

The Neighbourly Team
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4 days ago

Are you selling your home?

Stuff

Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your house listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your house listing to a relevant geographic audience. Your property will be exposed to as … View more
Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your house listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your house listing to a relevant geographic audience. Your property will be exposed to as many potential buyers as possible to drive the best sales result.

Potential buyers will click straight through to your house listing on your agent's website to see detailed property information.

Get in touch with your agent today or email realestate@stuff.co.nz to find out more about using Showcase Plus to sell your home.
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5 days ago

What's On: Open Day

Chris from Taupo Central

Celebrate 10 years and new premises with Fiona and Graham. All welcome, free work outs, classes, celebratory bubbles or pre-workout drink. Spot prizes and chance to win a 12-month membership.
Open Day
  • Empower Fitness
5 days ago

Poll: Should NZ schools have gender-neutral uniforms?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

A new law in Wales says schools are required to have gender-neutral uniforms.

This means that while uniforms can include both skirts and pants, schools can't label these as "girls" or "boys" items.

Should NZ follow suit?

To read more, click here.

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Should NZ schools have gender-neutral uniforms?
  • 51.4% Yes
    51.4% Complete
  • 48.6% No
    48.6% Complete
1668 votes
6 days ago

Thank you: The Southern Trust

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🙏🏻 A huge thank you to The Southern Trust for their amazing support of our National Support Office!

Your contribution really does make a difference to the lives of thousands of Tamariki across Aotearoa!

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6 days ago

What's On: Centre Stage Auditions

Chris from Taupo Central

Four women and one man needed for 'The Pink Hammer' directed by Jenni Hill. Play is on stage November 6 - 16 with rehearsals running from mid August.
Centre Stage Auditions
  • Centre Stage Playhouse
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6 days ago

What's On: Midday Concert

Chris from Taupo Central

Eminent English concert pianist Antony Peebles returns to Taupo to play Beethoven, Schumann, Balakirev and Chopin. Adults $7, Students $2, cash only.
Midday Concert
  • Saint Andrew's Anglican Church
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