We have released the first edition of our newly revamped Seniors newsletter, which you can read here: officeforseniors.govt.nz...
In this issue we catch up with a veteran fencer, delve into all things insurance and discuss a bit about our Digital Literacy programme, plus more.
Did you know that 30% of your power bill comes from heating hot water?
This summer we're asking as many people as possible to fill in a quick survey that gives you some great energy-saving tips AND go in the weekly draw to win a $200 grocery voucher.
There was a small demonstration in Whangārei to-day. It consisted of a few people claiming their freedom not to be vaccinated. Aside from vaccines not being compulsory, I have nothing against them demonstrating. They were not causing a nuisance and freedom of speech is important. It is even more important that we defend freedom of speech for groups with whom we disagree. Mind you why they want their children to die coughing up blood and mucus is beyond me but nevermind.
However there was one thing that I found annoying. One of the demonstrators was flying the He Whakaputanga flag. I support their right to demonstrate and I support their right to put their point of view. Basically if they want to stand up and say, "We are a load of ignorant numpties." then fair play to them. But they do not have the right to say, "All Māori are numpties." Before flying the United Tribes Flag, they should seek permission and I am confident that it would not be given,
This week is Book Week at the Red Cross shop in Whangarei. We have lots of books to choose from. Now that Summer is here, and the holidays are just around the corner, why not pick up a book from your favourite author. We have books at special prices this week. You can find us at 46 John Street Whangarei CBD. We are open 9am to 5pm week days, 9am to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 3pm.