What do you think of Northland rugby clubs and iwi health providers teaming up to encourage vaccines?
An initiative between Northland's rugby community and iwi health providers is aiming to give the region’s vaccination rates a kick.
The programme, dubbed Take 2 for The Team, will see local sport clubs encourage players, whānau and supporters to get vaccinated, with clubs getting $10 each time someone gets a jab.
The aim is to make Northland the first province at least 90 per cent fully vaccinated by Christmas, with a focus on Māori and Pasifika communities, enabling sports competitions to run uninterrupted in future.
What do you think of this initiative?
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Whangārei has been offered $60m from central government to help build a conference and multi-events facility on the Hātea River waterfront.
We've put as much detail as possible, and a feedback form here:
Catering for functions, events and performances, the Oruku Conference and Multi-Events Centre would be able to host 1,000 people standing, 750 seated and 650 for banquet seating.
The entire project, including the centre, roading, wastewater and path upgrades, a boardwalk, seawall, plaza, ferry terminal and new bridge across the Hātea River could cost up to $123m.
We need to hear from you by 18 November 2021 about whether you’d like this project to go ahead or not. There’s a lot to weigh up - what do you think?