531 days ago

We Say/You Say: Body Cams

Thomas Campbell Reporter from South Waikato News

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 South Waikato News.

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16 hours ago

New Financial Literacy Fund

The Team from Momentum Waikato

Cambridge philanthropists, John and Nicola Kenel, supported by their business Assured Construction, recently established a new named fund with Momentum Waikato. The 'Financial Literacy Fund' will support students with critical financial literacy skills needed before they embark on their working careers; change their habits from 'spend, spend, spend' to one where they learn to prioritise money and save for things they need. This fund will instill our youth with hope that they can strive to achieve their goals.

Over the next year before the first round of distributions are made, we want to learn what programmes are out there that we may be able to help support and grow. Talk to us at Momentum Waikato Community Foundation.

16 hours ago

What's On: Putaruru Mums

Alice from Putaruru

Meet on the second Friday of the month at Putaruru Fire Station, 10am to 12pm. Bring along a coffee and have a catch up. All welcome, more info on Facebook
Putaruru Mums
  • Putaruru Fire Station
17 hours ago



Stillness, Strength, Flexibility, Balance
If these sound like qualities you wish to enhance in your life then join us for Introductory Sessions commencing Thursday, 25th August 10am - 11am at the Bridge Club Rooms, 2 Overdale Street, Putaruru.
Please pre-register by calling Cath (021 087 13773) or Lesley (021 027 23345).

For more information go to www.taoisttaichi.org...

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