27 days ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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3 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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2 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

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3 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.

What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?

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