52 days ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

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2 hours ago

Children's Musical Theatre Acting Workshops

Anita's Dance Academy

Anita’s Dance Academy is excited to offer budding young actors an opportunity to learn from one of New Zealand’s best known award winning actresses in film, theatre and television - Geraldine Brophy.

This workshop is ideal for children and teenagers with an interest in acting, and is the perfect prelude to musical theatre classes at our studio in 2020.

● Saturday 8th February
● 1pm to 3pm (8 to 11 year olds)
● 3.15pm to 5.15pm (12 to 15 years)
● Venue: 5 King Street, Upper Hutt
● Cost is $40 per child.

Enrol for a workshop today - email anitazdanceacademy@gmail.com
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1 day ago

Poll: E-scooters: should they stay or should they go?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington is in a spin over e-scooters, with the city council receiving nearly 5000 submissions ahead of a decision on whether 800 electric scooters, operated by Uber-owned Jump and local startup Flamingo, will stay on the streets for the duration of an 18-month trial. What do you want to happen to the e-scooters?
www.stuff.co.nz...

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E-scooters: should they stay or should they go?
  • 16.8% Keep them, they're great
    16.8% Complete
  • 44.1% Keep them, but with better rules and enforcement
    44.1% Complete
  • 37.7% Get rid of them
    37.7% Complete
  • 1% Not sure
    1% Complete
  • 0.4% Other (comment below)
    0.4% Complete
1211 votes
17 hours ago

What's your view of school uniforms?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Many parents can't afford them, their children invariably hate them - in his column today, Dave Armstrong asks: why are we still sending kids to school in boring public school uniforms? What's your view?

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