Rangatahi taking part in Ngā Manu Kōrero in New Plymouth have tomorrow's general election on their minds. More than 52 schools around Aotearoa are competing in the national secondary school speech competition, at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth, in front of a panel of judges and hundreds of classmates, whānau and supporters. The contest, which began 52 years ago, encourages Māori high school students in the eloquent use of te reo Māori and English.
Heritage enthusiasts are afraid there could be a domino effect if the owners of a 110-year-old building in Whanganui are allowed to demolish it. The owners of the Thains building on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Taupō Quay said it was not economically viable to earthquake strengthen the building, and they have been unable to sell. James Thain and Co Ironmongers built the three-storey brick building in 1907.
Volunteers who run a cafe in one of New Plymouth's poorest neighbourhoods fear it might close down if a buyer sensitive to their cause cannot be found. The Marfell Community Cafe's lease expires next month and the building's owner has put it on the market. The Together Grow Better Communities Trust set up the cafe three years ago to give the neighbourhood a focal point and train locals in hospitality and catering skills.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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