232 days ago

We Say/You Say: Body Cams

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Matamata Chronicle

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about body cams being worn by authorities?

A local council in the Waikato region has rejected a plan to enforce body cam use for council officials conducting fieldwork.

Some council staff had reportedly received death threats from members of the public and this prompted councillors to call for mandatory body cam use for some staff in December 2020.

Legal advice received by councillors showed that filming members of the public could be a breach of privacy and potentially be an offence under the Bill of Rights. There was also concern about when footage can be released under the Official Information Act.

Would you support the move in your community? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Matamata Chronicle.

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help with 2 fledgling thrushes All sorted

Angela Neighbourly Lead from Te Aroha

Hopefully someone reading this will know the person who may take in these 2 fledgling thrushes. First one i found an hour ago, and then another dead and now I have a 3rd. and alive. They are well feathered flapping wings but only hopping no flying so too dangerous to leave to their own device.. Anyone know who can take them in they are indoors with us at the moment. Thank you. 021 182 1384. Centennial Ave Te Aroha. Yes all sorted we drove to Waihi as we had no luck locally, and a very highly respected lady took them in, She is well known in the town of Waihi know as the 'Bird lady' and not only birds but she cares for any birds or animals etc and is amazing.

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Leanne Davidson from Red Cross Shop Matamata

It’s not that unusual these days to recycle as much as we can, reuse things and repurpose them and to relove things someone else has passed on.
We here at 46 Arawa Street in Matamata we are your one stop shop for the raw materials for repurposing, up cycling and reloving things.
My thing is denim and we have an endless supply of this perfect material just waiting to be re imagined!
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18 hours ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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