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Birthright Marlborough's Relaunch
To mark its relaunch, late last month Birthright Marlborough celebrated by holding a shindig at Riversdale Community Centre in Blenheim for families, committee, staff and supporters.
Birthright Ashburton Celebrates Children's Day
It was all about the children when Birthright Ashburton helped host a family-friendly fun day to mark Children's Day 2015.
In fact not only was the event enjoyed by many members of the community, but behind the scenes its a real community affair too with many local organisations, businesses and individuals donating time and resources to ensure the day's success.
Train, motorcycle trike and the army jeep rides all proved popular activities on the day, along with the craft activity tent, face painting and the famous lolly scramble and treasure hunt.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Spongebob and Harold made special guest appearances, much to the delight of the many young children enjoying the festivities.
Birthright Ashburton would like to thank everyone who made the day such a success, including its sponsors, supporters and volunteers - and of course all the wonderful children and families who came out to celebrate Children's Day 2015.
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Free GP visits for under 13s
If you would like to know more about the scheme and how it works please visit the Ministry of Health website by clicking HERE.
All Rentals must be insulated by 2019Government have announced that all residential rental properties must be insulated by landlords within the next four years.
Another important change to the Residential Tenancy Law sees smoke alarms becoming mandatory for all rentals from July 2016.
Stronger powers to prosecute landlords who do not comply with the law, especially if it is a health and safety risk, have also been included in legislation.
If you would like to read more about these changes please click HERE.
Student Allowance changes for sole parents
From July 1, 2015 all Solo Parents receiving a student allowance will now be entitled to the same amount of Accommodation Supplement they would receive if on a benefit.
Car Rego rates drop
Don't forget from July 1, 2015, the cost of car registration is set to drop substantially.
This is due to the fact that the ACC levy portion of your car registration is now calculated using a new safety related tier system which is based on the make, model and age of your car.
Through the new tier system the ACC levy cost portion of your car registration is set to drop by an average of 41 percent.
ACC recently released a document which outlines what you can expect to pay come July !st. Click HERE to find out exactly how much you can save.