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New app will help children understand dog behaviour

Safety around dogs was on the agenda as Mission Heights Primary School  tested out an educational app.

Trainer Janet Larsen and spaniel Cody, of the Auckland Council Animal Management team, attended class on April 14 as part of a dog safety education programme

Along with talks and demonstrations on how to greet a dog and what to do when you see an unattended dog, the students were treated to the launch of a new dog safety app.

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Youngsters raise spaghetti to new heights

“The onions are stinging my eyes,” 8-year-old Nihaal Singh moaned as he chopped the devilish vegetable – a harsh lesson all budding young chefs must learn.

But the stinging was soon forgotten as the excitement of pouring the vegetables and mince into a pan took over, and the 8 and 9-year-old pupils of Mission Heights Primary School in Manukau were soon chopping capsicums to garnish their completed spaghetti bolognese.

Read more at the NZ Herald.