A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]
IT’S November so don’t be surprised to see a sudden increase in the number of men sprouting healthy moustaches. This time every year the Movember charity encourages men to grow moustaches in a bid to raise awareness around men;’s health issues. Campaign organiser, Paul Chynoweth says the focus this year will be on prostate and […]
THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.
LISTEN: THE GOVERNMENT’S received a could do better card from Wellingtonians following news that its increasing our refugee intake. New Zealand will accept another 250 a year on top of the current 750 over the next 3 years.
IT HAS just been announced that New Zealand is to accept a further 750 refugees over the next three years. That’s prompted a call for extra funding from a group campaigning to get the government to increase its annual refugee quota. Marianne Elliott from Action Station says it costs the country a lot to […]
WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]
STAINED glass, Asian cookery and upholstery are just some of the things being offered at Wellington High School’s community night classes. Principal Nigel Hanton who also teaches art at the school, says they also offer language and numeracy classes for the community’s adult learners. He says after changes in government funding, many secondary schools have […]
New Zealand’s low rate of adult literacy is the driving force behind a giant scrabble game being held at Wellington Railway station next Tuesday. Statistics show that 1.6 million New Zealanders have low literacy and numeracy skills. To promote International Literacy Day on Tuesday, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington has set up a big scrabble game from […]
IT seems the North Island brews the best beer. Almost 200 people drank their way through 200 litres of craft beer in a blind tasting event on Saturday at the Fork & Brewer, and decided the best craft beer is brewed in the bottom of the North Island. The Wellington breweries were declared the winners in […]
WELLINGTON gets its own ‘Amazing Race’ this weekend. Wellingtonian Graeme Davidson created the event called ‘The Great Wellington Hunt’ which will see competitors looking for clues around the capital, and learning about the cities history in the process. Proceeds will go to the Make a Wish Foundation and Graeme says embarrassment is what drove him […]
NEW ZEALAND is underachieving in the fight against child poverty according to the Child Poverty Action Group. A UNICEF report released yesterday showed New Zealand had decreased its child poverty levels by less than one percent between 2008 and 2012. Australia’s child poverty decreased by six percentage points, while both the USA and Great Britain […]