121 days ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

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Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?
  • 6.3% Yes
    6.3% Complete
  • 39.4% No
    39.4% Complete
  • 54.3% I'd be grateful but I don't expect it
    54.3% Complete
1896 votes
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1 day ago

Were you a obstetrics/gynecology patient at Calvary Hospital?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We are looking for people who were treated at Calvary Hospital in Newtown, now Wakefield Hospital, between 1960-87. The hospital was run by a Catholic order of nursing sisters, The Little Company of Mary. We are particularly after those treated in the area of obstetrics/gynecology.

Is this familiar to you? If so, then please get in touch with alison.mau@stuff.co.nz or at PO Box 6341, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141 - please note that any communication will be kept confidential.

3 hours ago

Tips for effective cross-cultural communication

Jane Fisher from Newtown Toastmasters

New Zealand is culturally and ethnically diverse, and many Toastmasters clubs - like Newtown - reflect this. This presents us with great opportunities to build communication skills.

Here are some tips for communicating well across cultures, backgrounds and experiences. You might find them useful at your next club meeting, work project or social event

2 days ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 19.6% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    19.6% Complete
  • 5.3% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    5.3% Complete
  • 13.7% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    13.7% Complete
  • 30.4% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    30.4% Complete
  • 31% It's just like any other day for me
    31% Complete
342 votes