January 2018

NZ the new boat people destination

The Herald reports: The Labour-led Government’s offer to take 150 asylum seekers is being blamed for an escalation in people-smuggling operations with New Zealand being marketed as a “back door” into Australia. The Australian is reporting fears the latest Manus Island resettlement offer has sparked an increase in “chatter” in recent months with New Zealand mentioned as

Wairoa’s new destination playground flying fox a hit

Having something that Hastings and Napier do not have is a point of pride for Te Wairoa – and right now that point of pride is the Flying Fox at the new Wairoa Destination Playground. Wairoa District Council councillor and Yroa Ynot youth project facilitator Moira Barber said the $750,000 playground opened just before Christmas,