We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.
A Whangārei woman is so terrified of snarling, aggressive dogs that freely roam the streets that she no longer walks her grandson to school, instead spending about $30 a day on taxi rides. Whangārei District Council says there have been fewer dog attacks and complaints about rushing dogs this year, but more wandering complaints compared with the year before - and animal control have limited resources. Have you also had a problem with dogs? What do you think should be done about it?
UPDATE: Monitoring has shown rongoā Māori (traditional Māori medicine) is helping reverse the signs of kauri dieback.
Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on the link below to find out more and to watch the short film.
We know that our team here at NumberWorks'nWords are looking forward to recharging the batteries over the holidays while preparing for more fun with maths and English in Term 4.
We hope you all have a great break, and have the chance to relax and have some fun with your families!