A while back, we were lucky enough to help out an amazing woman Jan with our "Do-Gooders" segment. After her 2-year-old son's passing, Jan handmade three grave markers for her boy. Unfortunately, they weren't holding up against the Taranaki weather conditions and needed something more permanent. We were able to get this incredible (and permanent) memorial made for her son. This is how the completed memorial looks.
Today is an extra special giveaway...Ary (one of the amazing chefs at My Food Bag) is an incredible artist and did this illustration for me when I was born! I have four of these beautiful framed (A4) water colour paintings to give away today from Sennokawa Comics. Each one is a different animal, a lion, a fox, a rabbit and a polar bear - to enter, comment below which animal you would like a painting of!
Both the nzherald.co.nz and Newstalk ZB had articles up this morning on NZ taxpayer funded donations to the Clinton Foundation, yet both articles have now been removed. How strange that someone doesn't want this information out there.
Here's our article revealing the $13.7m donated by National to Clinton's shady foundations: http://www.wakeupnz.net/13-7m-nz-taxpayer-funds-donated-shady-clinton-charity/
On the twelfth day of Christmas Domino's gave to me…an iPhone 7! In 25 words or less, tell us which App you would multi-task the Domino’s App with and why. We'll notify the lucky recipient tomorrow at 1pm. Full terms and conditions available at: https://www.dominos.co.nz/12-days-of-christmas-terms-conditions
The government’s immigration policy is sinister. There’s not a care in the world for young Kiwis getting jobs and setting themselves up for life. As we have said previously, many new nurses are without work, yet 7000 nurses from overseas have been given work visas under National in the last seven years. Immigration is not slowing down. Today the latest figures show a new record has been set – migration arrivals at 126,700 for the year. Arrivals over departures is a record 70,400 – over 1300 new people a week looking for a place to live and many need a job. National is taking the cheaper option. It wants migrants as a more compliant workforce, stifling fair wages and driving down New Zealand workplace conditions New Zealanders are being side-lined with a government hell-bent on adding to the population to boost consumptive growth, as opposed to working on increasing productivity for long-term economic gains.
We would absolutely love to reach 50,000 followers by Christmas, but we need your help! The 50,000th follower will receive a signed Checkpoint mug – by John Campbell. So spread the word, folks. Help us reach 50,000 followers by Christmas :)
Wishing all who celebrate Christmas around our world a Merry Xmas: may it be a day of peace and understanding in our troubled world. My photo shows the New Zealand Christmas tree - the pohutukawa which flowers on the coast at Xmas time. This story from Bethlehem on Xmas eve of Christian and Muslim Palestinians expressing their respect for each other's beliefs and of people gathering from around the world gives us hope for the future: https://twitter.com/AFP/status/812725863401816064
Help - these Data Pins need homes for the holidays! Let us know in the comments below where in NZ you'd like to see these pins on the 2degrees Data Hunt app and we might send them in your direction. #2degreesdatahunt
WIN the ultimate MUNCH TIME Holiday Box! Perfect for YOUR family road trip! ☀️ 🚘 ⛺️ 🏏 We're giving away 10 of these AWESOME snack boxes, containing an assortment of Cookie Time Cookies, Bumper Bars, Bumper Bliss Balls and OSM Bars. Something for ALL of the family! Tag a friend who you'd share your Munch Time Holiday Box with, and click here to enter: http://www.cookiebar.co.nz/holiday2017
Entries close at Midnight 3 January. Winners will be notified by email.
Christmas desserts - do you prefer a Pav or are you a true Trifle lover? Give us a blue LIKE for Pavlova or a red LOVE for Trifle below and be in to win a sweet Wattie’s Christmas Prize Pack and a Kikki K Baking folder. Competition closes at 6pm on 21/12/16. T&Cs apply: http://bit.ly/28QTF3K