Russell Forest, Hikurangi

18 hours ago

Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and … View more
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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36 minutes ago

What's On: SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE

Vesta from Raumanga

Everyone is welcome to visit. Congregations are held in Tongan. English language will be acknowledged and implemented into our congregations for the non-Tongan speakers. For more visit https://fwc.org.nz/index.php/about-us
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE
  • Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Whangarei
1 hour ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and … View more
When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness by visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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1 hour ago

Thousands of Kiwis given a helping hand

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono … View more
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono Bell, Territorial Director of The Salvation Army’s Community Ministries says the items are essential to help people stay healthy in the winter period. These include personal and oral hygiene items, along with cleaning products for the home.

Colgate-Palmolive also donated $10,000 to The Salvation Army’s transitional housing programme in Porirua which helps vulnerable mothers and their children with housing and wrap around support.

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1 day ago

Is it time to declare a housing state of emergency in the Far North?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Hi neighbours - Ex-state rentals from Auckland are being bussed in to provide much-needed housing in Northland.

The "Whare Ora" housing scheme, run by trust Chief Executive Ricky Houghton, makes use of "recycled" homes, aiming to get whānau off the street. The waiting list … View more
Hi neighbours - Ex-state rentals from Auckland are being bussed in to provide much-needed housing in Northland.

The "Whare Ora" housing scheme, run by trust Chief Executive Ricky Houghton, makes use of "recycled" homes, aiming to get whānau off the street. The waiting list for state housing has tripled since 2014, and 150 families and individuals are on the waiting list.

What are your thoughts? Is it time to declare a housing state of emergency in the Far North?

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10 hours ago

What's On: Ruakaka Dog Rescue Fitness Fundraiser!

Michelle from Tikipunga

Join us for our family fitness fundraiser. This is a FUN fitness event with activities for all the family. Adult and child categories, all fitness levels welcome. REGISTER NOW www.ruakakadogrescue.com
Ruakaka Dog Rescue Fitness Fundraiser!
  • Johnston Crawford Indoor Cricket Centre
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14 hours ago

What's On: Fashion Sale

Jeanette from Tikipunga

Fashion Show and Sale of New & Preloved ladies & gents clothes, shoes and accessories. In aid of 3 local Charities. Raffle & refreshments. Cash only. Entry Gold coin donation.
Fashion Sale
  • The Falls Estate Village
14 hours ago

Are you waiting for surgery? We'd love to chat

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" … View more
Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" enough.

If you're happy to chat and potentially be part of a story about this, please get in touch with Thomas through his email: thomas.coughlan@stuff.co.nz

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15 hours ago

Strong wind watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Northland.

Valid: 5 hours from 1:00am to 6:00am Friday
Forecast: Northwesterlies may become severe in exposed places during this time.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Thursday 22 Aug 2019.
Hold onto your umbrellas, … View more
MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Northland.

Valid: 5 hours from 1:00am to 6:00am Friday
Forecast: Northwesterlies may become severe in exposed places during this time.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Thursday 22 Aug 2019.
Hold onto your umbrellas, neighbours!

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1 day ago

What's On: Miniature Train Rides

Bruno from Central Whangarei

Miniature Train Rides at Heritage Park, Maunu from 10 am to 3 pm. Weather permitting. Event run by Whangarei Model Engineering Club.
Miniature Train Rides
  • Heritage Park, Maunu
18 hours ago

Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and … View more
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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1 day ago

Lead and inspire the next generation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my … View more
Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my whānau/hapū proud. I was employed by a school immediately after completing, am now focusing on my teacher registration, and planning to return to study for a Master of Indigenous Studies”.

You too can help facilitate the learning journey of future leaders. Study with us in 2020 and become a teacher!
Find out more

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1 day ago

Thinking about getting a new website?

Bear Hug Web Design

Check out some of the recent work we've done creating beautiful, custom-designed websites for local Far North businesses.

Call or email for a free quote.

2 days ago

What do you think of our local educators?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

He Puna Marama Trust have been turning around poor education statistics for Maori since starting in 2010 - now they are expanding into teaching IT to school leavers. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for print)

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1 day ago

Have you had weight loss surgery?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours. If you've had publicly funded weight-loss surgery, I'd like to hear from you for a story about how many are receiving the surgery. I'll be asking you about your experience leading up to and following the surgery, and whether you'd recommend it to others.
Send me … View more
Hi neighbours. If you've had publicly funded weight-loss surgery, I'd like to hear from you for a story about how many are receiving the surgery. I'll be asking you about your experience leading up to and following the surgery, and whether you'd recommend it to others.
Send me an email at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz or message me here on Neighbourly.
[Please type NFP if your comment is not for print.]

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1 day ago

Have you had weight loss surgery?

Caroline Williams Reporter from Northern News

Hi neighbours. If you've had publicly funded weight-loss surgery, I'd like to hear from you for a story about how many are receiving the surgery. I'll be asking you about your experience leading up to and following the surgery, and whether you'd recommend it to others.
Send me … View more
Hi neighbours. If you've had publicly funded weight-loss surgery, I'd like to hear from you for a story about how many are receiving the surgery. I'll be asking you about your experience leading up to and following the surgery, and whether you'd recommend it to others.
Send me an email at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz or message me here on Neighbourly.
[Please type NFP if your comment is not for print.]

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