428 days ago

Meet the volunteers removing deadly ghost nets from the ocean

The Team from Ghost Fishing NZ

About a month ago the team at Ghost Fishing HQ and Healthy Seas HQ let us know that National Geographic were coming to interview and video our team in action here in New Zealand. We were astonished!

We spent a few days filming with the Nat Geo team and recovered a 40-50 metre ghost net in some of the worst conditions Wellington had to offer.

The documentary of the mission and recovery has just gone live on Nat Geo.

We're so proud of the Ghost Fishing team and what we have achieved here in New Zealand out of sheer tenacity, teamwork and community.

Feel free to share and enjoy.

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1 hour ago

TAWA LIONS MARKET - CHRISTMAS CAKES

Market News from Tawa Lions Club

Lions Christmas Cakes have arrived at our Saturday Morning Market at Outlet City Car Park. Baked in July to a traditional recipe with real fruit, they represent excellent value at our Market Special Price of $19.00 for a 1.2 kg cake. The proceeds from the sale of each cake, $5.20 goes towards our Lions Charitable Trust to support youth activities. In particular - Tawa Young Achievers Awards, Tawa Intermediate School Citizens Awards, Spirit of Adventure Trust, Camp Quality, supporting children with cancer and the Lions Playscape at the future Wellington Children's Hospital.

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1 day ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.

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18 hours ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

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Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 76.1% Yes
    76.1% Complete
  • 23.9% No
    23.9% Complete
314 votes