JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF Protesters have united against a proposed quarry at North Canterbury's Rangiora Racecourse. (Video first published December 2020). Residents opposing a quarry in Rangiora have accused racing clubs of putting the cart before the horse. However, at the latest public meeting on Tuesday over the proposal for Taggart Earthmoving to establish a quarry at the racecourse, those involved did not front to answer concerns. Hosting the meeting, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey said both Taggart and the Rangiora Harness Racing Club had been invited, but neither showed up. The harness club declined, saying it was not its application. READ MORE: Canterbury council grants consent for 24-hour petrol station in residential zone After-hours health care centre to open in Rangiora in late 2022 Rangiora residents riled about being left in dark over quarry plan The Rangiora Racecourse is owned by the Rangiora club in partnership with the Canterbury Jockey … [Read more...] about Residents near proposed North Canterbury racecourse quarry ‘let down’ by racing club
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From the outside I’m sure most of you know me as that smiley woman from the TV. And largely, I am. I love socialising, I love meeting new people and I love my work. I love to laugh. That’s me . But there are still days where I feel low. These low days look different for everyone – I personally go quiet, inwards, shut myself off. I’ve been really open about how I see a therapist, and how that was such a positive change in my life. That said, it was only through my recent BBC documentary, The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health that I was told I was depressed. Looking at my daily life, many would wonder how I could be ‘depressed’. But mental illness doesn’t work like that. It’s so easy to think there are people worse off than us and we have no right to feel sorry for ourselves. But that thought process alone can be really dangerous, and lead to bigger problems. Mental illness can strike anyone at any time - no matter your age, gender or race. It doesn’t … [Read more...] about I’m a tough cookie and put on a brave face but I’ve been depressed and struggled to cope, says Alex Scott
THE gyms may be shut, but don't despair; your health kick can still be possible with the help of many premium at home workout apps. Forget the expensive personal trainer, these are the best home workout apps to help you keep fit during lockdown. All you'll need is some leggings, and a smartphone; but with the gyms appearing to be shut for sometime, these are the best at home workout apps for a brilliant way to keep healthy at home. With planning, motivation, workouts, and motivation, they have everything you need to get your body moving, feel better, and even lose a few pounds if you wanted. Available on Google Play Store, and the App Store, the apps offer a number of subscriptions or options for every kind of exerciser. Many will offer a free trial or introductory package, so make sure you don't miss out. 1.Shreddy The Shreddy app lets users sweat it out in high-energy workouts, real-time classes and tasty, and healthy meal plans. The Shreddy Kit also allows … [Read more...] about The best at home workout apps to keep you fit during lockdown
THE CORONAVIRUS vaccine rollout is in full swing and so far over 6.5 million people have received a jab. Some of the most vulnerable people in society have now had vaccines from either Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the target is to give the first dose of the vaccine to 15 million people in the four-key groups by mid-February. Health Secretary Matt Hancock last night said that over 70 per cent of the over 80s had now been vaccinated - meaning that the country is a step closer to protecting those who are most vulnerable to infection. Mass vaccination centres across the country have opened and GP surgeries along with pharmacies will also be giving out the jab. It is hoped more than 700 GP surgeries across the UK could be delivering the Oxford jab , which can be stored at fridge temperatures. How will I be contacted to get the Covid vaccine? All Covid vaccines are being given in order of greatest priority, … [Read more...] about How will I be contacted about the Covid vaccine?
Key Points: If a partner gradually becomes less attentive and caring, there may be a mismatch in emotional intelligence . Emotional intelligence involves three components: self-awareness, social awareness, and empathy. Healthy relationships require ongoing empathy and understanding for long-term success. Initially a partner seems attentive, sensitive, and adoring. Yet these traits diminish as the relationship unfolds. One person feels the emotional chasm deeply and is desperate to recover the bond. The other seems cold and indifferent. As one party attempts to dig in and address deeper issues, the other claims everything is fine and avoids any discussion about what he or she is feeling. In this situation, the person who is left in the dark often feels as if he or she is to blame. Questions like, “Was I too needy, too demanding, or too insecure?” might consume the person. These thoughts are understandable when a partner, without explanation, withdraws love. … [Read more...] about Why Did My Partner Lose His Feelings for Me?