927 days ago

'Old school' cross country at Tauraroa Area School

Grant Burns from Tauraroa Area School

Students from 5 year old New Entrants through to senior secondary enjoyed perfect conditions for today's annual cross country run at Tauraroa Area School. The event featured real water, mud and obstacles.

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2 days ago

To-day's demonstration

Tel from Central Whangarei

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,

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4 hours ago

Book week at the Red Cross shop in Dargaville

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

This week is Book Week at the Red Cross shop in Dargaville. Our books are on special this week. Come in and see our wide range of books on different of subjects. The holiday season is around the corner so why not get a book for relaxing on a hot summers day. We are at 48 Victoria Street Dargaville. We are open 9.30am to 3.30pm week days and 9am until 1pm on Saturdays. Our phone number is 09 439 5583.

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7 hours ago

Pioneering a new way to live in retirement

Jane Mander Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you’re free to do more of the things you love. Free to live life your way, secure in the knowledge that help’s here if you need it.

You can embrace today. Without worrying about the lawns, or the rates. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering retirement living.

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