Myself and my colleague Angelina are both Registered Nurses of Samoan decent. We are doing a collection for the measles out break in Samoa. My place is the drop off zone for the kapiti and Otaki region and the Horowhenua region is what Angelina is covering. Please see the following posters if you are willing to donate some items. If you want to donate and cannot make it to the drop of zones- let me or Angelina know and we can sort a pick up.
The truck will come through and do final pick up on Thursday the 12th Dec, so will need everything by Wednesday night.
Thank you in advance and for you support
The Government has announced $12b of infrastructure projects today. In our region this includes the Melling interchange, Ōtaki to Levin highway, a Hutt Valley maternity upgrade, repairing leaky pipes at Wellington Hospital, an acute mental health facility in Hutt Valley and investment in Wellington's rail network. Which project are you pleased to see included?
Several month ago (161 days ago to be exact, but don't ask me to do the math on that) I posted a message sharing how disappointed I was to find that Countdown bread contains Sulphites. As this substance is linked to bowel cancer I wondered about the wisdom of putting it in our bread. Or anything else for that matter. Since then Countdown has changed its bread labeling, putting at the end of the label (who actually reads this) that it MIGHT contain Sulphites. I'm now even more disappointed in Countdown. Their sneaky bread labeling is downright devious. Telling someone the product might contain a chemical is just not informative. How can one make an informed purchasing decision when the product may or may not have the chemical they are seeking to avoid? Why should food producers be able to get away with this? If the brand is produced on the same production line as other foods containing sulphites, but doesn't actually have sulphites added, this should be stated. Maybe they are making bacon with sulphites added along with the bread, but somehow I doubt it. So, come on Countdown, how about coming clean on this, what's the real story here?