236 days ago

Food importers fined $28k for failing to label food allergens properly

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, two Auckland food importers have been fined a total of $28k for not translating food allergen warnings into English.

Tokyo Food Company was sentenced to two charges under the Food Act, while Japan Mart was sentenced to one charge in the Auckland District Court.

Tokyo Food Company was fined $21,000 and Japan Mart was fined $7,000, after being prosecuted by New Zealand Food Safety compliance investigators.

Read the full story at the link below.

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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.

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'.

1 day ago

Sounds of the Ocean *SHOWING FOR 2 DAYS ONLY*

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium from Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Sounds of the Ocean is an award-winning immersive experience that invites you and your family to the heart of the deep blue sea. In a society burdened with stress, this transformative project offers calm and rest. It is an invitation to forge a deep connection with the enchanting life that dwells beneath the waves. The experience combines sounds of whales and dolphins with music, immersive visual art, dance, and ocean imagery to guide the audience on a mindful underwater odyssey.

Presented as part of World Oceans Week, an official UN Ocean Decade Activity. All ticket sales support the Sustainable Coastlines charity here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Screening for two days only: 5 Jun 6.30pm, 6 Jun 6pm. All tickets just $5!
Book now: www.stardome.org.nz...