35 days ago

Poll: Do we need stronger alcohol laws?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

After a two-month-old Northland baby died with a blood alcohol level six times the legal drink driving limit through breastfeeding experts are calling for tougher alcohol rules. Do you agree? (Please put NFP on any comments that are not for publication.)

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Do we need stronger alcohol laws?
  • 21.5% Yes - I agree with higher prices, restricted sale hours, restricted advertising
    21.5% Complete
  • 30.8% No - the rules should stay as they are
    30.8% Complete
  • 46.2% Restrictions are okay but leave the price alone
    46.2% Complete
  • 1.5% Other (please comment below)
    1.5% Complete
65 votes
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1 day ago

New Zealand’s first private residential smokefree street.

Natasha Judd from Cancer Society Northland

One small Whangarei residential street is seeking to contribute to National Smokefree Working Group Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan 2015-2018 goal by initiating New Zealand’s first private residential smokefree street.

A residential Smokefree street foot/pathway/route in Whangarei will be the first national residential smokefree street

Smokefree Streets is NOT about banning smoking it is about providing increased smokefree outdoor public spaces.

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5 days ago

Sign Our Petition To Stop The Roll Out Of 5G in Whangarei

Jim from Central Whangarei

Wireless industry representatives admit they have done no health & safety studies on fifth generation wireless technology (5G) & globally, insurance groups are refusing to insure health claims made against 5G technologies. Lloyds of London has put it in the same category as asbestos.
Dr Robin Kelly, a GP based on Auckland’s North Shore said this of 5G: “From the expanding peer-reviewed literature, it is clear to me that living tissue can be affected adversely by these frequencies. The roll out of 5G should be postponed until high quality independent health safety testing is carried out. All governments should act now, as public safety must be their priority.”

Dr Heather Guy, a GP based in Kamo, Whangarei wrote: "As a GP I see the effects of EMF sensitivity in my patients. And as a mother I am very concerned about the biological effects of 5G. Already there is plausible evidence for significant harm from existing technologies and to use untested 5G technology is frightening."
We, the Whangarei community, have an active petition addressed to the Mayor & Councillors of the Whangarei District Council online at: www.change.org...
to urge local government to ban 5G technology.

Sign it & join STOP 5G WHANGAREI on Facebook.
Independent media report that moratoriums on 5G deployment are being achieved by citizens who are lobbying politicians at local & central government level. There is a faster, far safer alternative & the momentum for SafeG tech is building, - investing in fiber-optic cabling.
To see scientific information about electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health compiled by an international coalition of doctors and scientists refer: bioinitiative.org...
There are research summaries here: bioinitiative.org...research-summaries/

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5 hours ago

Stand out on Beazley

The Team from Neighbourly Property

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