35 days ago

Learn to Live Sustainably

Nicola McFaull from Onslow Residents' Community Association

Looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle? Come and find out how at the Learning to Live Sustainably event at Khandallah Town Hall on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 from 7-9pm.

We have an array of speakers who will offer practical advce as to how you can you adopt more eco-friendly practices in your daily habits.
What does it mean to live a sustainable life? Put simply, it’s about using resources wisely: minimising waste, reducing your carbon emissions and making choices that can help rather than hinder the environment.

So how do you put that into practice? As we face the growing problems of climate change, rising sea levels, global warming and plastic pollution, it’s more important than ever for us to do as much as we can to preserve the planet.

Although these are big problems, we can tackle them in small steps – so long as enough of us commit to taking them.

Come Along.

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6 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 77.3% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    77.3% Complete
  • 16.8% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    16.8% Complete
  • 5.9% I don’t have an opinion
    5.9% Complete
387 votes
3 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip followed pressure from councillors, while also promising to spend less on the midday spread than previous councils. "People felt when you didn't have lunches provided on days when you were working through [into the afternoon], councillors tended to disappear all over the place to get lunch. It reduced team bonding." What do you think- should councillors get lunch provided?

Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?
  • 5.9% Absoultely
    5.9% Complete
  • 25.2% Only if it's a modest spread
    25.2% Complete
  • 69% No way
    69% Complete
699 votes
9 hours ago

Challenge the unspoken rules

White Ribbon

A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.
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