High School kids suspected of trashing Northland kura

Five children, all under the age of 14, have been reported to police by their families over widespread damage to a Māori language immersion school in Kaikohe. Three classrooms at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe were vandalised yesterday evening, with windows broken, paint smeared everywhere and graffiti on the walls. Police said several family members of the young people suspected to be responsible had contacted them and were helping them with their inquiries. The families had offered to help clean up the damage. “It’s pleasing to police that [the] families of these young offenders are holding them to account … Continue reading High School kids suspected of trashing Northland kura

Canada’s Economy Is Booming. So Why Is Everyone So Worried?

“It’s time to drop any negativity around the Canadian economy,” Bank of Montreal economist Benjamin Reitzes declared in a client note Friday. Elated by new numbers showing Canada had added a stellar 77,000 full-time jobs in May, Reitzes argued that even though “doubters remain … the data are all but overwhelming at this point.” Canada’s economy has grown at a 3.5-per-cent pace over the past three quarters, a rate generally not seen since the good old days before the Great Recession of 2008-09. Quebec just recorded its lowest unemployment rate on record. Nationwide, there are 1.8 per cent more jobs … Continue reading Canada’s Economy Is Booming. So Why Is Everyone So Worried?