51 days ago

Poll: At what age should kids be able to walk to school?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Six-year-old Carla Neems was killed by a rubbish truck at the end of the 450m from school to her house. A Coroner says she was too young to walk to school without an adult. At what age should kids be able to walk to school by themselves? www.stuff.co.nz...

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At what age should kids be able to walk to school?
  • 4.9% 5-years-old
    4.9% Complete
  • 3.6% 6-years-old
    3.6% Complete
  • 6% 7-years-old
    6% Complete
  • 9.8% 8-years-old
    9.8% Complete
  • 2.9% 9-years-old
    2.9% Complete
  • 10.6% 10-years-old
    10.6% Complete
  • 12.2% Older than 10
    12.2% Complete
  • 49.9% It depends on the kid and the roads
    49.9% Complete
1096 votes
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15 hours ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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3 days ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.

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8 days ago

LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

Jan from Ebdentown

MEET THE CANDIDATES
I see in The Leader this week, that five of the Councillors standing for re-election are the same five that failed to keep their oath to serve and represent the people of Upper Hutt regardless of their personal feelings towards the citizen or the nature of the issue, promising to facilitate a citizen or group to navigate and understand Council processes and represent them and their issues to Council.
COUNCILLORS - Chris Carson – Blair Griffith – Paul Lambert – Glenn MacArthur – Dave Wheeler – have all blatantly failed in their sworn duty.
They are, in my direct experience, never to be trusted, a vote for them is to vote for people who abuse and misuse the trust and power invested in them. They only serve themselves and the Incumbent Mayor.
It is time for new faces, younger faces, diverse people, who have serving Upper Hutt at heart, people with progressive 21st century awareness.
Tracy Ultra, is a person who is proactive in the community and stands up and fights for the rights of Upper Hutt. She is both visible and accessible, she has my vote, as does Helen Swales and Angela McLeod.
I will research the other candidates and make my choices accordingly.
What is assured is that I will not vote for the five oath-breakers.