50 days ago

How long should we have to wait for a meeting with our MP?

Vernon Neighbourly Lead from Whanganui

On 2 October I made an appointment to meet with my MP to discuss pending legislation which concerned me. I was asked formy reason and then 28 October was the earliest time available
On 22 October the MP's's office telephoned me and cancelled the appointment. No explanation for the cancellation was offered, they seemed surprised when I asked for another appointment and after some humming I now have 18 November.

So 2 October to 18 November......6 weeks and 5 days

My MP is a first term MP with no ministerial duties and I wonder if the delays are deliberate so as to delay a meeting until it becomes pointless as the legislation will have been debated and passed.

Wotcha Fink?

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10 hours ago

The Best In Aged Care

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19 hours ago

By sharing your light you light the way for others.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.


1 day ago

"Tis the season to support local"


“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
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