Russell Forest, Hikurangi

73 days ago

Have you had a dodgy landlord experience?

Reporter Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - a Kerikeri landlord must pay compensation for trying to rent out an illegal former shed with a barrier made from chicken mesh, exposed cables and broken fittings.

They were ordered to pay $3800 to tenant Taana Rihari, who considered the premise so unsafe he refused to live in it … View more
Hi neighbours - a Kerikeri landlord must pay compensation for trying to rent out an illegal former shed with a barrier made from chicken mesh, exposed cables and broken fittings.

They were ordered to pay $3800 to tenant Taana Rihari, who considered the premise so unsafe he refused to live in it with his family. Have you ever had a dodgy landlord experience?
Read more.

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73 days ago

PRODUCT RECALL: Lindauer brand Fraise

Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been affected? Lion is recalling specific batches of its Lindauer brand Fraise (Lindauer & strawberry, 200ml x 4 pack) as there is potential for glass pieces inside the bottle due to an issue with the bottling equipment.

Batch markings: L9164 PW374 20:27 to 20:39, L9165 PW374 07:41 … View more
Have you been affected? Lion is recalling specific batches of its Lindauer brand Fraise (Lindauer & strawberry, 200ml x 4 pack) as there is potential for glass pieces inside the bottle due to an issue with the bottling equipment.

Batch markings: L9164 PW374 20:27 to 20:39, L9165 PW374 07:41 to 07:58.
Distribution: The product is sold in selected liquor stores and hospitality venues throughout the North Island.

Click here for consumer advice.

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75 days ago

Happy 25th birthday to Donald the duck!

Caroline Williams Reporter from Northern News

Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could be the oldest duck in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on December… View more
Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could be the oldest duck in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on December 7, 1994, in Hukerenui. A duck's average life expectancy ranges from five to 12 years, however Donald is showing no signs of slowing down. His favourite activities are swimming and diving in his pond.
How old has your oldest pet lived to be? Let us know in the comments.

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74 days ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by … View moreAnother year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 7% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    7% Complete
  • 32.4% No - I never stick by them
    32.4% Complete
  • 22% I haven’t thought about it yet
    22% Complete
  • 38.6% I make goals throughout the year
    38.6% Complete
958 votes
74 days ago

Have you met the volunteers caring for NZ's oldest European garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They tend the impressive 100-year-old mulberry tree and the second oldest pear tree in New Zealand which was planted in the 1830s as well as the heritage roses; there are 40 different types including climbing tea roses, chestnut roses and old bush China roses.

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74 days ago

Celebrate the launch of two new Readers Tours with TV Guide!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the NorthView more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19th December 2019.
Go into win

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74 days ago

Are you a winner this time?

SIX60 Tour

We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your … View more
We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here).

We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
See the winners!

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75 days ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, … View more
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

read the full story here.
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75 days ago

Happy 25th birthday to Donald the duck!

Caroline Williams Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could possibly be the oldest in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on … View more
Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could possibly be the oldest in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on December 7, 1994, in Hukerenui. A duck's average life expectancy ranges from five to 12 years, however Donald is showing no signs of slowing down. His favourite activities are swimming and diving in his pond.
How old has your oldest pet lived to be? Let us know in the comments (photos allowed and encouraged)!

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76 days ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or … View more
14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
Learn more

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76 days ago

Here when you need us

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After … View more
Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After visiting her husband Stuart in respite care at a Ryman village, she was tempted to move in herself! “If it was me, I think I would enjoy it because it’s just so beautiful and the food is good.”

Ryman villages provide warm and welcoming communities. Where residents can enjoy activities and outings while forming friendships along the way.
Find out more

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77 days ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty … View moreHi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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77 days ago

Summer is here!

Ann from PESTWORX

Now is the time to call PESTWORX to help protect your home from unwanted pests
PESTWORX are your family owned, professional Pest Control X-perts in Northland
Our qualified technicians have a range of products
for controlling Spiders, Flies, Ants, Cockroaches & other pests
PESTWORX has the … View more
Now is the time to call PESTWORX to help protect your home from unwanted pests
PESTWORX are your family owned, professional Pest Control X-perts in Northland
Our qualified technicians have a range of products
for controlling Spiders, Flies, Ants, Cockroaches & other pests
PESTWORX has the solution for your home, bach or business
Call Ann & John on
09 407 7389 | 0800 737 896
www.pestworx.co.nz...

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77 days ago

SCAM ALERT: Vehicle licence (registration) email

Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific … View more
The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific vehicle details including:
- Your vehicle’s plate number
- Vehicle make
- The expiry date of your current vehicle licence

Click here for more advice and information.

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77 days ago

Heading along to The Whangarei A&P Show? 🐮

Reporter Northern News

Hi neighbours! Are you heading along to The Whangarei A&P Show this Saturday?

The show will feature traditional favourites of old - including the lovable Suzie Moo who performs her show a number of times per day. The show has live entertainment, livestock, a farmyard nursery, excavators, … View more
Hi neighbours! Are you heading along to The Whangarei A&P Show this Saturday?

The show will feature traditional favourites of old - including the lovable Suzie Moo who performs her show a number of times per day. The show has live entertainment, livestock, a farmyard nursery, excavators, inflatables and so much more!
Find out more here!

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