58 days ago

We Say, You Say: Northland Tooth Fairy

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Do you think the charges laid against the Northland "tooth fairy" are fair?

Northland woman Claire Wihongi-Matene is facing seven charges brought forward by the Ministry of Health due to manufacturing illegal dentures.

The charges include one of claiming to be a health practitioner and another six charges of performing a restricted activity. The Kaikohe woman could potentially face a maximum of a $190,000 fine and is currently awaiting trial.

Wihongi-Matene is defending the charges stating that she only wishes to help those that cannot afford basic dental care in her community.

"It started off with like aunties and uncles and you know the whānau and just helping them out and then, of course, word of mouth - they told their friends and next minute like I just had people coming from all over."

Share your thoughts in the reply section and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations section of your local community paper.

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26 minutes ago

Complete Dispersal Auction - Roy & Gay London

Alastair Beer Auctions

Date: Saturday, 30th January 2021 - 10.00am
Place: 1734 Tinopai Rd, Tinopai, Northland

Viewing: Friday 29th January 1.00pm - 4.00pm and 8.30am day of sale

1923 Model T utility, 1963 Bedford CAL pop top Dormobile, 1995 Mk 1 Ford Zephyr Zodiac, 1987 Ford Cabriolet 2 door soft top, 1953 Mk 1 Ford Zephyr 6, 1936 Ford V8 Deluxe, 1928 Model A Roadster utility, Model T 1 ton truck plus model T skeleton for parts, 1956 Humber 80, 1940's ex Canadian Air Force Ford 4x4 bomb carrier Ford 6 engine, Early 1950's TD9 Bulldozer, 1950 Fordson Major P6 Perkins engine & Howard rotary hoe, 1948 Fordson E27N tractor, 1948 Fordson E27N tractor with rear mounted crane,1958 Fordson tractor fitted with D800 motor & rear slasher, Vintage Consolidated Pneumatic compressor with 3 cylinder Ruston motor, Compton Engineering (Ruawai) 2 tonne spreader, Horse drawn small scarifier, Hand  push lawn mowers,  Assorted signs, A large quantity of assorted spare parts, engines, transmissions etc. for model T's, Model A's, Ford V8's, Ford Zephyr's, and Fordson tractors and so much more.

The Auction will be live online for prebidding from Thursday 21st January. Bid prices will be inclusive of GST. A buyers premium of 11.5% including GST will apply to all purchases.

For further enquiries contact Tony 027 293-6411 or visit our website.
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1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:

16 hours ago

What are your thoughts on new rules for Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The iconic Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe is about to come under a new beach management plan, which includes rules to help turn the tide on damage and neglect. It includes news speed limits on the beach of 60kmh, reducing to 30kmh within 200m of entrances. What do you think?