Since the launch of our #backyourbackyard campaign it's been so heartening to hear from the tourism operators our content has helped. We still have so many incredible stories left to tell, but we also want to hear more from you - what inspires you, what is important to you, and what would you like to see from us at Stuff Travel? Please take our survey, and share it with others, the more input we have the better we can do. And thanks to the lovely folks at Hawke's Bay Tourism we’ve also got a luxurious giveaway for two as a way to say thank you for your time and input.
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Hauraki-Waikato's MP.
At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.
Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.
Why does my MP matter?
The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.
To read more, click here.
Yet another scam has come my way this time by email. On looking at it, it looks like a genuine email from the NZTA, IT IS NOT. If you look at the email address you will see @nzta.info this is a scam phishing address, they want your details. Any email address from NZTA ends with @nzta.govt.nz. DO NOT CLICK ON RENEW LINK. I have reported it to both netsafe and NZTA. They have confirmed it to be a scam. Once again if in doubt go to the genuine website. If you have clicked on the email or are worried get in touch with your bank, NZTA, or police.
Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.
Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.
In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.
To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.