Russell Forest, Hikurangi

42 days ago

Help keep the lights on this winter

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are … View more
Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are often forced to choose between providing food, warmth and shelter for their family, knowing the profound impact that going without even one of these things will have on their health and well-being.

Please support this ‘Lights On’ Winter Appeal and help keep families safe, warm and sheltered this winter.

Donate at salvationarmy.org.nz/winter

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42 days ago

Should communities have more control over schools?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A former Northland principal says the education system is "broken" for Māori learners - and the way to fix this is hand power back to communities.

Keri Milne-Ihimaera was the principal of Moerewa School for 10 years, where the community was deeply involved in the school - until a … View more
A former Northland principal says the education system is "broken" for Māori learners - and the way to fix this is hand power back to communities.

Keri Milne-Ihimaera was the principal of Moerewa School for 10 years, where the community was deeply involved in the school - until a statutory intervention by the Ministry of Education, she said.

She said change needed to come from the ground up and be supported by those at the top – not the other way round. Do you agree?

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42 days ago

Sharonika finds resilience through Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and … View moreTeen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’

Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.

Read more abour Sharonika's story here: bit.ly...

Show your support for Sharonika and other young people by joining our Supporters Group here: bit.ly...

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42 days ago

Are you taking part in the gun buy-back?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The Government's gun buy-back scheme is coming to Northland, with events starting in Waipu on Wednesday afternoon. I am interested in talking with anyone who is going to take part, and I would like to hear your thoughts on the fairness of the scheme. Please contact me on 0272-581-228 or … View moreThe Government's gun buy-back scheme is coming to Northland, with events starting in Waipu on Wednesday afternoon. I am interested in talking with anyone who is going to take part, and I would like to hear your thoughts on the fairness of the scheme. Please contact me on 0272-581-228 or denise.piper@stuff.co.nz or comment below (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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48 days ago

Poll: What is your experience going to the doctor?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

There is a GP shortage in Northland, especially in Kaitaia. I would like to know how this is impacting patients, so please participate in the poll or leave your comments below. (Please put NFP in your comments if they are not for publication.)

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What is your experience going to the doctor?
  • 60.9% I have no problems getting a GP appointment when I want it
    60.9% Complete
  • 34.8% I have to wait weeks to see the GP
    34.8% Complete
  • 4.3% I can't see the GP because there is no capacity at my clinic
    4.3% Complete
  • 0% I can't see the GP because I can't afford it
    0% Complete
  • 0% Other (please comment below)
    0% Complete
23 votes
42 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,
Online shopping is getting more popular by the day, but with the convenience of getting parcels delivered to your home comes the danger of potential theft.

Have you ever had an online delivery go missing once it has been delivered?

To read more, click here.

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Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?
  • 17.2% Yes
    17.2% Complete
  • 82.8% No
    82.8% Complete
1638 votes
43 days ago

#PlasticFreeJuly "The Rubbish Trip" Reduce Household Rubbish

Barbara from Kerikeri District

As part of Plastic Free July Aotearoa, Plastic Free Kerikeri, Redwoods Cafe, Riverview School and Transition Towns Bay of Islands are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Kerikeri, followed by a short, facilitated opportunity to set your own zero … View moreAs part of Plastic Free July Aotearoa, Plastic Free Kerikeri, Redwoods Cafe, Riverview School and Transition Towns Bay of Islands are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Kerikeri, followed by a short, facilitated opportunity to set your own zero waste challenges to take you beyond Plastic Free July!

Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over four years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin, including:

- What is the zero waste movement? Why is waste reduction important?

- How zero waste principles can revolutionise your perspectives on living and lifestyle, beyond your rubbish bin.

- Innovative examples of waste minimisation policy, practice and thinking from around the globe, and how these might inform community-level waste reduction.

- Tips for how you can reduce the rubbish in your life (including fun DIY household products, cosmetics, and other life hacks).

This event is free; everyone is welcome. Free zero waste nibbles will be provided - BYO reusable cup for a hot drink if you'd like one!

After the talk, stay on for a few extra minutes to set your own zero waste challenges for both you and Kerikeri :-)

The Rubbish Trip will be running a series of FREE events throughout the Far North from mid-July to the end of August. Check our Facebook event listings for more info! If you'd like us to come and run an event in your Far North community, please get in touch!

This talk is part of The Rubbish Trip's travelling project, taking the zero waste message around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Feel free to contact us via facebook #plasticfreekerikeri
or the organiser Barbara Belger 021 149 8656

46 days ago

Do we look after foreign tourists in Northland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A tourist who was assaulted while freedom camping in Northland says he has not seen justice. Do you think we look after foreign tourists in Northland? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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42 days ago

Nominations close today!!!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, … View more
Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, 11.59pm to submit for judging!

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43 days ago

Get a Clever Home package

Genesis Energy

Moving house soon? Whether you're moving or looking to switch from your current power company, we can help turn your house into a smart home. Move with Genesis and you could get a Genesis Clever Home package valued at $679.

T&C's apply.
Find out more

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44 days ago

Get yourself sorted this winter!

AMI Insurance

While you’re cooped up at home during those cold winter days, you might as well get some stuff done, right? If falling leaves are an issue around your home, make sure they’re not clogging up any gutters. Clean pathways thoroughly to make sure they’re not a slip hazard. And if you have a … View moreWhile you’re cooped up at home during those cold winter days, you might as well get some stuff done, right? If falling leaves are an issue around your home, make sure they’re not clogging up any gutters. Clean pathways thoroughly to make sure they’re not a slip hazard. And if you have a holiday house, turn the water off over winter to stop it freezing in the pipes. Get your insurance sorted by visiting AMI online today.

You might also find a list-checking app like the wonderful Wunderlist* handy to power through your winter to dos!
Learn More

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44 days ago

Special Neighbourly Discount

Stuff Pix

Take 50% off your next Stuff Pix movie with the special rewards code: HalfPrice4You

Watch Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star in The Sister Brothers, set in 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Half price… View more
Take 50% off your next Stuff Pix movie with the special rewards code: HalfPrice4You

Watch Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star in The Sister Brothers, set in 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Half price offer ends on 31/07/19, one redemption per user.
Get 50% off

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45 days ago

Clean up around your place with Resene!

Resene

Buy $100 or more of any Resene premium paints, primers, sealers or wood stains and get your choice of cleaning product FREE! Choose from Resene Deep Clean 1L, Resene Moss & Mould Killer 1L, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash 1L, Resene Roof and Metal Wash 1L, Resene Timber and Deck Wash 1L or … View moreBuy $100 or more of any Resene premium paints, primers, sealers or wood stains and get your choice of cleaning product FREE! Choose from Resene Deep Clean 1L, Resene Moss & Mould Killer 1L, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash 1L, Resene Roof and Metal Wash 1L, Resene Timber and Deck Wash 1L or Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner 250ml (ready to use or concentrate). PLUS get a special price on Resene Ceiling Paint 10L white. Just $99* per 10L! *Tinting and PaintWise levy extra.

Offer available from 1-31 July 2019 at Resene owned ColorShops and selected resellers, NZ only, while stocks last!

If you’re not a Resene cardholder you can sign up free online or while you are in store.
Get a DIY card

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45 days ago
46 days ago

What would you do with free power?

energyclubnz

Across New Zealand, Kiwi’s power bills are setting them back $2200 on average a year. If you could keep that money, what would you spend it on? Tell us on this poll.

If you enter your details with us for a bill comparison, you’ll go into the draw to win a year’s worth of free power. One of… View more
Across New Zealand, Kiwi’s power bills are setting them back $2200 on average a year. If you could keep that money, what would you spend it on? Tell us on this poll.

If you enter your details with us for a bill comparison, you’ll go into the draw to win a year’s worth of free power. One of our customer champions will be in touch to give you your power comparison. Click on this link to enter.

T's and C's apply.
Enter your details

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