Whangārei District Council will www.stuff.co.nz...
|have to advertise a binding poll| on its proposed Māori wards, and then cancel it two days later, after a petition demanding the poll clashes with a new law doing away with the polls. The petition-triggered polls consistently overturn proposals for Māori wards, and are considered fundamentally unfair, as no other wards or representation changes can be cancelled in this way. What do you think?
Just the ordinary plant nursery pots which will be used to propagate plants for repopulating bush
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Yes, I know - it doesn't have the high status and recognition of ANZAC Day or Waitangi Day with their related events, which get a lot of attention and press coverage, nor does it come with the commercial frenzy of Christmas or Easter, and it isn't even a public holiday. But Earth Day (22-Apr) is no less worth celebrating, particularly this year, with some high profile climate action events happening internationally at the highest level as well as in our very own backyard.
Nowadays I prefer to direct my energy and support towards action that provides hope and pathways for a fairer, safer and healthier future. Here's to Earth Day and our one and only planet.