Catherine Delahunty MP's Member's Bill can stop compulsory land acquisitions from whenua Māori. According to 2009 figures, less than 5% of land in Aotearoa New Zealand is Māori customary and freehold land - any further unwanted Government confiscations would be a mistake.
Sign our petition to tell the government to amend the Public Works Act: http://action.greens.org.nz/public_works_act
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
💗💗Mothers Day Giveaway💗💗 (you don't have to be a mumma to enter just a fabulous lady).
Myself and my awesome friend Makaia from Motivate Me NZ have joined forces to offer our fabulous followers an awesome Mother's Day giveaway..... Simply like both of our pages, so head over and like Makaias page, then comment below to tell me what you love most about following Augustine on FB.
One lucky lady from each page will win -
💗 a $200 Augustine shopping Voucher 💗a $100 M fit shopping voucher 💗 a 1 yr membership with Motivate Me NZ
You can enter on both pages to double your chances. Good luck lovely ladies and happy Mother's Day from Mak and I.
A foreign driver who caused the death of a Kiwi motorcyclist has been let off her jail sentence. She appealed and the High Court gave her the "get out of jail card". Exactly what message does this send to foreign drivers about their need to properly prepare before they drive on New Zealand roads. Clearly the court’s message is “offend and expect to get rapped over the wrists with a wet bus ticket”. We are appalled. The fact the driver, who pleaded guilty, sought to appeal is evidence she does not think the consequences of the offence are serious. The original sentence was 17 months' jail. She now has nine months home detention and 150 hours community work. She should have served her time and contemplated why she ever decided to go out on the open road.
Gallagher Chiefs too strong in the end for the Brumbies. Back home now to take on the Blues in Hamilton on Friday night. Grab your tickets here http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/139879/gallagher-chiefs-v-blues
Who hasn't tried the Creamy Chicken Pie from my first book yet? Man - I see photos like this (thanks Mel for posting it) and am reminded that THIS was the recipe that started it all. Seriously. It made At My Table a bestseller, reprinted so many times we lost count. TRY IT.
Today the PM parked the housing crisis with councils, now he’s finally decided to recognise there is one. But a billion dollar loan for councils to build the roads, water and sewers for new housing is too little and too late. For eight years he and his Cabinet have let the land bankers and property speculators have a free rein in Auckland. Key said there was no crisis. Then he reeled off numbers of consents – but no one can live in a consent. Then Auckland council was in the firing line. Then Key re-announced emergency housing funding and Paula Bennett tried to bribe Aucklanders to move out. Meanwhile Key has invited over 124,000 into NZ a year. Record numbers. They all want a bed. So the billion dollars is a drop in the bucket. There’s just so many more people since Key screamed when in Opposition nearly a decade ago that there was a housing crisis. He wanted to know what Labour was doing about it. Well, when he got into government it miraculously went away in his mind. We know it didn’t. Kiwis are paying the price for his incompetence and arrogance.
To celebrate Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen turning 67 today, we've got three copies of The Great New Zealand Birthday Cake Book to give away! Just comment below with how many candles would go on your cake and you're in the draw.
TAKE ACTION: http://greenpeace.nz/rivers-petition The Dairy Industry has failed in its attempts to shut down our ad that points out that 60 per cent of New Zealand’s monitored rivers are now unfit to swim in. Precious water supplies are being polluted by industrial dairy farming and massive irrigation schemes.
It’s simple. The more dairy cows there are, the more polluted our rivers and streams become. #SaveOurRivers