With reference to the supermarket situation, France and Italy and several other countries stopped supermarkets throwing away food beyond its sell-by date and they were forced to give it away.
Maybe this should be implemented in New Zealand where perishable goods are routinely binned.
It would, perhaps, make supermarkets be a little more careful with their ordering and stocking - and pricing.
Next mayor needs to consider everyone's interests
There has been a response to the mayor's announcement that she is standing down (Daily Post, July 27) that in my view is clearly intended to promote Fletcher Tabuteau.
He has been cast as Chadwick's successor to continue her legacy of "visionary,", "bold" and "fearless leadership" that introduced the Te Arawa Partnership Model. Te Arawa are obviously pleased with Chadwick's mayoralty. And so they should be.
Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers agree the next mayor should have a great relationship with Te Arawa and also with all other communities in the district. We don't believe Te Arawa or any other group should be given preferential treatment.
The incoming mayor needs to consider the interests of everyone in the district.
It appears that the October 2022 election is shaping up to be a referendum on whether Rotorua wants to continue towards 50/50 co-governance or return to democratic representation where each vote has equal value.
Mamaku, RDRR Secretary
Grateful to our artists
At Creative Bay of Plenty, we are grateful to every artist, performer, poet and cultural leader who helps express the world we live in.
They expand our connections and understanding of everything. Whether making songs, plays, sculpture, novels, or kapa haka—creative people help us celebrate sense of place and make our region rich in cultural experiences.
We work hard to support them and grow infrastructure like Tauranga's City Art Walk and new public art initiatives, diverse concerts and festivals and community arts hubs like The Incubator and Activate Vacant Spaces. And every day, our team promotes the work of musicians, writers, dancers, carvers and story-tellers. The latest is Mount Maunganui-based filmmaker James Ashcroft, whose first feature film is a gripping thriller called Coming Home in the Dark.
Based on an Owen Marshall short story, it had its premiere this year at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the United States.
The reviews are still glowing, and soon this independent Bay of Plenty work will hit screens all across Aotearoa. For Rotorua cinema lovers who are not shy of the psychological horror genre, find Ashcroft's first feature film and support a new generation of storytellers.
All of us at Creative Bay of Plenty are filled with pride every time a local artist advances an idea, project, or new work on the global stage. And at home we are ever grateful to serve a remarkable community of performers, writers, choreographers, and filmmakers — artists with something important to say as they expand our connections and understanding of the world.
Creative Bay of Plenty
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