46 days ago

Breast Cancer Awareness Week: when did you last get a mammogram?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Getting a mammogram can be daunting. Virginia Fallon gets the girls out to see what's involved, and finds the only pain of having her breasts squashed between two plates was to her ego.
This week The Dominion post has gone pink ahead of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's annual appeal. A contribution will be made from papers sold this week.

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15 hours ago

Poll: What do you want from your library?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Wellington City Council is considering what to do with its earthquake-prone central library. Examples from New Zealand - like Christchurch's Turanga - and overseas show what a 21st century library can look like. What would you like to see from Wellington's new facility?

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What do you want from your library?
  • 10.7% Regular events, shows, and talks
    10.7% Complete
  • 13% E-books and other e-services
    13% Complete
  • 12.2% Free wi-fi
    12.2% Complete
  • 3.1% Interactive features, like virtual reality
    3.1% Complete
  • 58.8% Just do the basics well
    58.8% Complete
  • 2.3% Other - comment with your ideas
    2.3% Complete
131 votes
14 hours ago

Which character would you like to see?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

A mysterious street artist is transforming a Lower Hutt retaining wall into a giant Lego set.
Over the past two weeks Lego characters have been appearing on concrete slabs that make up the wall at the foot of Wainuiomata Hill. He aims to do two a week, which character would you like to see next?

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6 hours ago

Help people in the Pacific threatened by measles outbreaks

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.

You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.

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