Tuesday, 22 November 2016

One in four Kiwi kids don't feel safe at school

One in four kiwi kids don't feel safe at school 

The study is the largest poll of children's opinions in the world (Getty)Child advocates are calling for more action to be taken on bullying in schools after a survey found nearly a quarter of New Zealand children don't feel safe at school. 
The survey of New Zealand children aged 10 to 12 years old found one in four Kiwi kids said their school was only sometimes safe.
Child Fund NZ CEO Paul Brown says the results are very concerningKiwi Kids News

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Moana is an instant Disney all-time classic

Moana is an instant Disney all-time classic MOANA
Disney does it again.
From the directors behind timeless classics The Little Mermaid and Aladdin comes a new Disney fairytale and based on my first screening, Moana will be a classic in our household too.

First thing's first: there's no way I can review this as anything but a New Zealander; a grateful and connected resident of Aotearoa and it's extended Pacific Island whanau. Disney has gifted us in particular a story which will resonate even more than it will anywhere else in the world.
The team behind the film had a wonderful thing to say, too - something they in turn were told during their research in Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand for the film: "The ocean doesn't separate our islands, it connects them".
Moana is full of Pasifika legend; the story pulls strands from here-and-there to weave together a fresh, inspirational and hugely entertaining family adventure which filled me with joy.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Shock after massive NZ Quake

Shock after massive NZ Quake 

Tourists and residents alike were shocked by the strength of the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that has shaken New Zealand and produced tsunami waves.

News hub spoke to people on the streets of Wellington in the hours after the shake.One Australian man said he was staying in an Airbnb that was just trashed.We were fast asleep and the building just started moving. News hub

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Duco confirm Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz fight for Auckland

Image result for joseph parkerDuco confirm Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz fight for Auckland

Promoters Duco have confirmed that the Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz Jr bout will take place at Vector Arena in Auckland on December 10. The fight for the vacant WBO heavyweight title will remain on New Zealand soil after Duco managed to secure the requisite financial backing following Auckland City Council's denial of their bid for public funding last week.

"We are only able to host the event in Auckland because of the tremendous support from our sponsors who grasp just how big an occasion this will be for all New Zealanders."

Joseph Parker

    Tuesday, 1 November 2016

    Best Halloween Costume

    Best Halloween Costume

    Image result for Floating head makeup - best Halloween costume ever?For this year's Halloween an artist named Alish Octigan has skipped the celebrity themed costume and took things into her own hands. 

    She created the most terrifying costume with her neck floating in the air. She was using paint from her local supply store in Norway. She also used red paint to create the cut of effect to about halfway up to her neck.   Best Halloween Costume

    Thursday, 27 October 2016

    Pumpkin Patch Looking For New Owners

    Pumpkin Patch Looking For New Owners
    Image result for pumpkin patch kids clothing

    Pumpkin Patch was once one of the darlings of the share market but now it is in receivership.

    The receivers hope to sell the company as a going concern,but admit it will not be easy. The company has around 600 New Zealand staff across 43 stores as will as online wholesale business. It has around 1000  Australian. There are also 117 stores operating under the Pumpkin Patch and Charlie & me brands. More and more people are shopping online.  Pumpkin Patch

    Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    Labour Weekend Road toll end at three

    Labour Weekend Road toll end at three 

    The road toll is two less than last year (File)New Zealand's labour weekend holiday road toll has finished at three or two less than the same period in 2015. The deaths included the country's first female Maori police detective.
    Seventy nine year old Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare has died. She was taken to the hospital critical injuries, but then died overnight. Her niece, Evelyn Tuuta, says she was a strong lady who didn't often take no for an answer.

    On Monday a fifty six year old man died. The accident happened around like 3pm on state highway 99, police say. The man died at the scene but no one got hurt  News hub