Russell Forest, Hikurangi

3 hours ago

What veges do you grow in pots and containers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on this link to send us your best tip!

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6 days ago

Poll: Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?

The team Reporter from Northern News

The Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for … View moreThe Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?
  • 20% Yes! Buses should run on Sunday
    20% Complete
  • 30% No, I don't think it's worthwhile having buses on Sunday
    30% Complete
  • 50% Do we even have buses in Northland?
    50% Complete
  • 0% Other, please comment below
    0% Complete
10 votes
7 days ago

Poll: Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for … View moreThe Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?
  • 67.2% Yes! Buses should run on Sunday
    67.2% Complete
  • 24.6% No, I don't think it's worthwhile having buses on Sunday
    24.6% Complete
  • 8.2% Do we even have buses in Northland?
    8.2% Complete
  • 0% Other, please comment below
    0% Complete
61 votes
1 day ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our … View more
Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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1 day ago

Time To Stash Your Cash Folks?

Geoff from Bay of Islands

Time To Stash Your Cash Folks?

A while ago, I wrote a piece somewhere titled “Stash Your Cash.” I decided, in view of receiving this www.youtube.com... today from a very good friend, that it might be time to revisit the idea. Before doing so, the guy goes on about “banks printing money.” … View more
Time To Stash Your Cash Folks?

A while ago, I wrote a piece somewhere titled “Stash Your Cash.” I decided, in view of receiving this www.youtube.com... today from a very good friend, that it might be time to revisit the idea. Before doing so, the guy goes on about “banks printing money.” Banks do NOT print money these days, they simply tap a few computer keys and create DEBT out of thin air. When you see tv news clips of printing presses churning out masses of bank notes, it is all distrsction and disinformation. If you got to www.rbnz.govt.nz... you will see that there is a grand total of NZ$6,523,841,000.00 in notes and coins in circulation. Go here www.rbnz.govt.nz... and you will see how much money is in the banks. NZ$318,977,000,000.00. Think about this. When you put money into an account, you are supposed to be able to withdraw it in cash (legal tender) if there is only NZ$6,523,841,000.00 in cash in existance,how would folks get paid if they all wanted their money at the same time for whatever reason? Here are a couple of other questions (1) What does the bank do with the money that you put into the account (2)Does the money in the account remain your money or does it become the bank's money?

OK, back to the video www.youtube.com... At the 7 minute mark he talks about visiting a pension, listen carefully. The pension fund was going to sell negative yielding bonds, take the money in BANK NOTES and put it is a vault. Is there a lesson here? This www.independent.co.uk... is anrticle from way back in September 2016 headlined “Swiss savers are storing cash in boxes in order to tackle negative interest rates” Swiss companies withdrawing cash, storing it and buying insurance because insurance costs less than the negative interest charged by banks! Herefinance.yahoo.com... is another one from just a few weeks ago and how about this www.stuff.co.nz... for one closer to home?

Moving right along, at the 12 minute mark he suggests going to usdebtclock.org... I used to check the NZ Debt clock commodity.com... each day, haven't for while, but did after hearing this. In the debt figure of just under NZ$134 BILLION, there is no reference to Unfunded liabilities and her's why “The debts of state-owned enterprises are not included and neither are obligations for future state and Civil Service pensions, nor the risk of guarantees given to the nations’ bank depositors”. The reference to “bank depositors” is irrelevant at present as the new deposit guruantee wcam has yet to be set up, but what about the “future state and Civil Service pensions,” I wonder if those liabilities have been “funded.”

Where oh where have our gold reserves gone, oh where oh where can they be? Remember the nursery rhyme, “Where oh where has my little dog gone? We might ask the same about New Zealand's gold reserves. The RBNZ told me, in a recent e mail, that the RBNZ has no gold. Interesting. As of 30 August 1961, New Zealand had 986,908.66 ounces of gold which in those days was valued at NZ$35.00 per ounce. On 31 August 1961, the NZ Government “sent “969,023.03 ounces to the IMF and others. That left a balance of 15,885.63 ounces with the RBNZ . I wonder where that went. Think about this, in 1961 , 986,908.66 ounces at US$35.00 per ounce would have been worth US434,471,803.10. Today at US$1,500.00 per ounce it would be worth US$ 1,477,362,990.00 (NZ$2,411,351,872) I wonder if the IMF and others still have what we sent and what happened to the 15,885.63 ounces remaining here, which would be worth US%23,828,445 (NZ$38,892,787.93) Interesting eh?

Might be an interesting story for Rob Stock's weekly “Money Matters” Opinion piece in the Bay Chronicle at least.

1 hour ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

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3 hours ago

Holden Commodore Executive V6 for sale

Rhylie from Hikurangi Coastal

2004 Holden Commodore Executive V6. Silver.
Current Warrant of Fitness (until October) and Rego (until Nov).
A few dings and scrapes - see photos. A few repaired windscreen cracks - see photos.
Odometer 295,892km.
Runs well, nice power.
Feel free to come and have a look.
Call or text Rhylie … View more
2004 Holden Commodore Executive V6. Silver.
Current Warrant of Fitness (until October) and Rego (until Nov).
A few dings and scrapes - see photos. A few repaired windscreen cracks - see photos.
Odometer 295,892km.
Runs well, nice power.
Feel free to come and have a look.
Call or text Rhylie 0275955525

Price: $2,300

4 hours ago

Four pilot whales dead after getting stranded on Ruakākā beach

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Sad news - four whales have died after becoming stranded along Ruakākā beach.

The rest of the pod has been seen about 1km offshore, heading towards Langs Beach.

Residents living along the coast have been asked to keep an eye on the whales during the day and contact the Project Jonah hotline, … View more
Sad news - four whales have died after becoming stranded along Ruakākā beach.

The rest of the pod has been seen about 1km offshore, heading towards Langs Beach.

Residents living along the coast have been asked to keep an eye on the whales during the day and contact the Project Jonah hotline, 0800 494253, if you see any.

To read more, click here.

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14 hours ago

Rugby World Cup 2019 on Spark Sport

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Watch all 48 matches of Rugby World cup 2019 live and on-demand with a Spark Sport Tournament Pass for $89.99.

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17 hours ago

What's On: Come Dancing

Chris from Central Whangarei

Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence dancing till 11.30pm. Great Music. Great Supper. All welcome. Enquiries Ph 4300089 or www.instepdance.co.nz
Come Dancing
  • Instep Dance Studio
20 hours ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our … View more
Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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1 day ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Camino Skies (New Zealand) This documentary follows six strangers walking the 800km Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and examines why thousands choose to return time and time again to do it.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
1 day ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Girls of the Sun. (Subtitled) A French journalist embeds herself with a group of women fighting extremists who have taken over their small town in Kurdistan.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
1 day ago

Poll: Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

People either loved them or hated them, and now they're up for sale.

The giant 1990's Big Fresh Supermarket fruits and veges are up on Trade Me, with over 700 people adding them to their watchlist.

Did you enjoy seeing them on your grocery shopping outing?

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Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?
  • 66.7% Yes, I loved seeing them!
    66.7% Complete
  • 5.6% No way, they were terrifying
    5.6% Complete
  • 27.8% I didn't even notice them
    27.8% Complete
18 votes
1 day ago

Thank you Wattie's

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wattie’s NZ and the 150 schools who took part in this year's Cans for Good campaign. Thanks to the incredible effort of students, teachers and whānau, over 30,000 cans were collected and will make a huge difference to Salvation Army foodbanks around … View moreWe want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wattie’s NZ and the 150 schools who took part in this year's Cans for Good campaign. Thanks to the incredible effort of students, teachers and whānau, over 30,000 cans were collected and will make a huge difference to Salvation Army foodbanks around Aotearoa.

Wattie’s generously donated a further 25,000 cans taking the total number collected to over 56,000 cans.

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1 day ago

Poll: Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?

The team Reporter from Northern News

People either loved them or hated them, and now they're up for sale.

The giant 1990's Big Fresh Supermarket fruits and veges are up on Trade Me, with over 700 people adding them to their watchlist.

Did you enjoy seeing them on your grocery shopping outing?

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Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?
  • 20% Yes, I loved seeing them!
    20% Complete
  • 0% No way, they were terrifying
    0% Complete
  • 80% I didn't even notice them
    80% Complete
5 votes
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