318 days ago

Open Day and Fees-Free for Students

Manager from NorthTec (Northland Polytechnic)

Take a look at what NorthTec has to offer at our Open Day – 12PM-2PM Thursday 2 July. Join us on our Raumanga, Whangarei campus or stream online via our Facebook page.

Many of NorthTec’s programmes are now being offered fees-free in 2020. Staff from the academic areas will be on hand to discuss study programmes available in semester two, which gets under way in July.

Around one third of all NorthTec programmes will be fees-free, under the Government’s new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund.

New fees-free programmes include training in civil engineering and architectural technology; agriculture, horticulture, pest operations and forestry; health and wellbeing; commercial transport; construction, carpentry and painting; electrical and mechanical engineering; exercise, and sustainable primary production.

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1 day ago

We Say/You Say: MMP

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Hi Whangārei,

Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?

A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.

Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour MP for Miramar, a Minister of Revenue, Works and Associate Minister of Finance. Neilson explains how MMP could have a positive impact on civic participation after data from Internal Affairs showed a decline in voter turnout.

Around four out of 10 New Zealanders on the electoral role turned out to vote in the last set of local elections. In comparison, around seven or eight out 10 voted in the general election last year.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Whangārei Leader.

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A new way to live

Ryman Healthcare Limited

It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.

Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.

Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
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1 day ago

What's On: Waipu Street and Park Market

Graham from Langs Beach - Waipu

"The Big Market in the Little Town" 150 Stalls of Crafts, Fashion, Art, Jewellery, Food, Novelties, and Produce - Live Music - Food Trucks - Entertainment for all Koha entry
Waipu Street and Park Market
  • THE Centre WAIPU and the Caledonian Park Waipu