A driver licence required?

photo of David BarrowLook around the train carriage, the bus or in a cafe and see for yourself how many people are using technology these days.  Look into any high-rise office block and everyone is on a computer.  Our job descriptions inevitably require us to be ‘computer literate’.  It’s a fact of life.  We all use technology.

But it never ceases to amaze me just how in the 2ist century we actually interact with technology.

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White Christmas tinged with sadness

Press Release – Big Buddy

The fatherless boy who inspired his Big Buddy to snow low-decile Auckland schools at Christmas will be missing from this years Big Buddy Christmas White Out. Tragically, Bradley Elliott (14) died on September 8 from health issues related to the Rheumatic … Read more »

Thin Ice heading for United States television screens

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

The success of a Victoria University of Wellington fundraising campaign means the screening of Thin Icethe Inside Story of Climate Science on United States television next year could coincide with a peak in international interest in dealing with the … Read more »

Teaching students to be protectors of the environment

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

Warawara Forest resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment Caritas has developed an 80 page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the Warawara Forest in Northland. It is called Te Warawara: Te Wairua … Read more »

Police investigating fatal crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Palmerston North Police are investigating a crash that has left one person dead and another with minor injuries. The crash is believed to have happened overnight on Tennant Drive and involved one vehicle with two occupants. Read more »

Ryman village named after New Zealand romance queen

Press Release – Ryman Healthcare

Earthquake-damaged village gets a $20 million rebuild and a new romantic name A Christchurch retirement village has been given a fresh look and a new name after a $20 million rebuild. Read more »

Protecting lives on the roads this summer and beyond

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police today announced a commitment to enforce speed limits and new alcohol limits throughout summer and beyond in an effort to keep our roads safe. However police also made it clear that the survival of our loved ones depends on all New Zealanders … Read more »

Household incomes not keeping up with costs

Press Release – Green Party

Incomes are not keeping up with rising costs for kiwi households, the Green Party said today. Statistics New Zealand released its Household Economic Survey today which found that, while household incomes have increased by 9.1 percent since June 30, … Read more »

YWCA Auckland award for long-time women’s role model

Press Release – YWCA

New Zealands first female Governor General and Mayor of Auckland has been granted a Lifetime Achievement Award by YWCA Auckland, for her services to the Auckland community and acting as a role model for Kiwi women nationwide. Read more »

Proud Pasifika Community Celebrate Student Success

Press Release – Weltec

The pride, hopes and aspirations for the future generation of skilled builders and carpenters was keenly felt at a Pasifika community event held at Naenae Assembly of God Church. 18 young Pasifika carpentry students from the Maori Pasifika Trades … Read more »

Driving On free course for senior drivers

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Drivers over 65 years are being offered a free practical driving session next month to update, refresh and improve their skills and knowledge. Driving On is being held at Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park on Tuesday 9 December from 9.45am to 3.30pm with a … Read more »