714 days ago

Operation Attend: Free food hampers for families of kids missing school

Mildred Armah Reporter from Eastern Courier

Free food hampers and a sympathetic ear are on offer to East Auckland families whose kids are missing school.

It’s a joint initiative between a local charity and police, who have previously raised concerns about low attendance rates in Glenn Innes.

“Some families are struggling,” says Sergeant Rhys Smith​, who works on youth aid for the Auckland City East district.

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6 days ago

Poll: Have you ever been bullied?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing pink. People across the globe are now encouraged to wear pink on this day to take a stand against bullying and promote inclusivity.

Have you or your whānau ever experienced bullying? Share your thoughts on Pink Shirt Day below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Have you ever been bullied?
  • 79.8% Yes
    79.8% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
  • 0.4% Other - I'll share below
    0.4% Complete
1672 votes
1 day ago

Auckland’s Long-term Plan strikes a balance on 10-year investment

The Team from Auckland Council

Yesterday, we approved our proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 – including prioritised investment in transport and water, fairer funding for communities and an Auckland Future Fund.

Find out more details on what this plan includes by clicking on 'Read More'.

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1 day ago

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The Team from Resene ColorShop Botany Downs

Building framed bunk beds and finishing with curtains, Resene Indian Ink and Resene Colorwood Bark elevates the bach classic. Kids also love them at home. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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