680 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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21 hours ago

Poll: Could we live without public bins?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Many public rubbish bins are being removed by councils due to the large costs of regularly emptying them. Do you think we can adapt and live without them?

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

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Could we live without public bins?
  • 12.6% Yes
    12.6% Complete
  • 86.9% No
    86.9% Complete
  • 0.5% Other - I'll share below
    0.5% Complete
1003 votes
7 days ago

Are you a first home buyer?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hello!
Are you a first home buyer? Is your mortgage going up and up with rising interest rates and you’re now struggling to make ends meet? Have you lost the ability to save any extra cash?

We’re reaching out from the Tova show, the flagship weekly politics podcast on Stuff, as we prepare a special episode on the interest rate crunch and how it’s affecting Kiwis - we’d love to hear your stories.

Please comment below if you would like to share your story, or email tova@stuff.co.nz. We give you our commitment to treat your experience with sensitivity and care.

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8 hours ago

Stop paying too much!

The Team from NZ Compare

The affordability of everyday items just keeps increasing!
If it’s not the petrol prices, it’s the cost of food, insurance or rates and let’s not get started on mortgage interest costs!

From our recent poll, it shows that over half of people are paying more than a 6% mortgage interest rate. Home loan interest rates don't stay the same for long these days and it’s causing many households to feel stressed out.

Could you be saving thousands of dollars a year? If you don't check, you don't know. Get a FREE mortgage health check through Money Compare and find out. If you could save money, why wouldn’t you right?!

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