62 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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3 days ago

How hard is it to get a doctor's appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A Whangārei patient had to wait seven weeks to get an appointment with her GP, while new Kaitaia residents have to travel for hours to see a doctor. What has your experience been like? What do you think should be done?

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9 hours ago

What's On: Stock Clearance Garage Sale

Betty from Kamo

Huge variety of goods, including toys, jigsaws, books, clothing, shoes, household, bric a brac etc. 7.30am - 11am
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13 hours ago

What's On: Scoot the Loop

Fran from Langs Beach - Waipu

Multiple Sclerosis Northland invite you to Scoot the Loop. Walk, bike, scoot or wheelchair your way around the Basin Loop Walkway. Wear orange to show support for locals with MS.
Scoot the Loop
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