30 days ago

Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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4 days ago

New Zealand’s first private residential smokefree street.

Natasha Judd from Cancer Society Northland

One small Whangarei residential street is seeking to contribute to National Smokefree Working Group Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan 2015-2018 goal by initiating New Zealand’s first private residential smokefree street.

A residential Smokefree street foot/pathway/route in Whangarei will be the first national residential smokefree street

Smokefree Streets is NOT about banning smoking it is about providing increased smokefree outdoor public spaces.

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1 day ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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5 hours ago

New water feature a good addition for summer?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangarei's new Town Basin Park will be getting an interactive water feature.

It'll have water jets and colourful light displays illuminating the park at night. Is this a good addition in time for summer? What else would you like to see at the park?

SOURCE: Whangarei District Council

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