Emma Hatton

Journalist

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Radio New Zealand
07/04/2017
Fur flies over possum poisoning

New Zealand's goal to become predator free by 2050 is wasting a valuable resource in the process, a possum-fur industry veteran says.

Manawatu Standard
Fighting for better housing in Manawatu

The call to enforce minimum housing standards in Manawatu came long before rental property horror stories became a hot topic nationally, the Manawatu Tenants' Union says. Union co-ordinator Kevin Reilly said it had fought for a certificate of fitness for more than 16 years.

Radio New Zealand
Calls to raise costs of dumping rubbish

The Waste Action Levy group says increasing the cost of dumping rubbish to $140 per tonne would create 9000 jobs, and boost the country's economy by $500 million dollars a year by 2025.

The Dominion Post
April 5, 2017
Plaque unveiled for Vietnam vet in Paraparaumu

Fifty-one years after he was killed in Vietnam, a Kapiti soldier has been remembered with the unveiling of a memorial plaque at the Paraparaumu Memorial Arch.

Radio New Zealand
07/07/2017
New glucose test should be govt-funded - Diabetes NZ

Diabetes NZ is concerned the price of a new blood-sugar testing method will prove too expensive for some unless the device receives funding from Pharmac. The test, which was recently approved in New Zealand, involves wearing a small sensor on the upper arm which is scanned to get a glucose reading.

Stuff
'Second-chance school' hits milestone

Without the support of Titiro Whakamua, Hutt Valley teen parent unit (TPU) Samara Cotton may never have become a social worker. Cotton, who was a student at TPU 12 years ago, had her son at the age of 16.

Te Karearea
05/24/2017
1080 drop in Hutt Valley underway

Peter Cooper has dreamed of a native sanctuary so loud with birdsong that two people walking through the Rimutaka Forest Park together would not be able to hold a conversation. As co-ordinator of the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust's Catchpool restoration project and a passionate conservationist, Cooper said the park would benefit from its first aerial ...

Te Karearea
04/28/2017
Netball courts look set for re-vamp

Upper Hutt City ratepayers could be expected to shell out up to $100,000 to maintain netball courts owned by the Government despite concerns the money could be better spent on roading hot spots. The council has pledged to pay 50 per-cent of the cost, up to $100,000, involved in resurfacing the seven netball courts at ...

Te Karearea
05/27/2017
Council coy on cat control

Public appeals for greater cat control have been ignored by the Upper Hutt City Council after it decided to accept a recommendation not to make any changes to the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees bylaw at a meeting last week. The council voted unanimously to update the bylaw without any provisions for cat control ...