Russell Forest, Hikurangi

60 days ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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77 days ago

What do you think of councillors getting ratepayer-funded childcare?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei District Council has decided to introduce a new childcare allowance for elected members, which has also been supported by Northland Regional Council. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

65 days ago

Poll: Do we need stronger alcohol laws?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

After a two-month-old Northland baby died with a blood alcohol level six times the legal drink driving limit through breastfeeding experts are calling for tougher alcohol rules. Do you agree? (Please put NFP on any comments that are not for publication.)

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Do we need stronger alcohol laws?
  • 21.5% Yes - I agree with higher prices, restricted sale hours, restricted advertising
    21.5% Complete
  • 30.8% No - the rules should stay as they are
    30.8% Complete
  • 46.2% Restrictions are okay but leave the price alone
    46.2% Complete
  • 1.5% Other (please comment below)
    1.5% Complete
65 votes
61 days ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
Talk to us

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61 days ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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62 days ago
63 days ago

Are you going to the Mitre 10 Cup rugby game tonight?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Learn about how the Northland Mitre 10 Cup team are encouraging people to clean their boots to prevent kauri dieback.

63 days ago

UNneighbourly Censors

Geoff from Russell

UNneighbourly Censors
Back on 4th. August I wrote a post that deal primarily with my ongoing attempt to change the voting system in the Far North from “FPP” (First Past The Post) to “STV” (Single Transferable Vote). It included a releavant article that appeared in The Northern Advocate in … View more
UNneighbourly Censors
Back on 4th. August I wrote a post that deal primarily with my ongoing attempt to change the voting system in the Far North from “FPP” (First Past The Post) to “STV” (Single Transferable Vote). It included a releavant article that appeared in The Northern Advocate in September 2017. Since I had received ttention personally from the author of the article I included a few comments. I also posted the item on several Northland Facebook pages. My post on Neighbourly was quickly removed. I received the following Your message is on hold
Hi Geoff,
Thanks for posting on Neighbourly today!

Your message "DO YOU BELIEVE IN COINCIDENCES?" has been removed.

Please see the following Help article regarding posting controversial topics or non-local issues on Neighbourly: www.neighbourly.co.nz...
You will see the “Help article' further down

Pleasensure that content you post to Neighbourly is relevant to your local community. If you do wish to raise a topic on Neighbourly that does not directly relate to your community, we recommend setting up a Group for these discussions.
Would readers not agree that a post about “Upcoming Local Elections” is “ relevant to your local community?”
Check out our Help section for info around setting up a Group on Neighbourly: www.neighbourly.co.nz...
To edit and repost this message, please follow this link.

If you would like to contact the Neighbourly team, please follow this link.
Notice that this is anonymous so nobody accepts responsiblity
The Neighbourly Team

Can I post controversial topics or non-local issues on Neighbourly?
We encourage Neighbourly members to discuss neighbourhood issues that matter to them in a way that is constructive, civil, and builds community. It's important to keep discussions on Neighbourly community appropriate. We ask members to please avoid posting personal opinions on non-local issues, or topics that are widely known to be controversial or polarising (such as religion, politics, vaccinations or water fluoridation).
If you do wish to raise a topic on Neighbourly that does not directly relate to your community, we recommend setting up a group for these discussions. 
Please note that if debates about controversial topics are causing disharmony among neighbours, you may be required to take the discussion away from the general newsfeed and post in a Group or via private message instead. You may also be asked to continue a repeated community issue discussion in a Group rather than on the general noticeboard to avoid campaigning. 
Moving right along let's deal with this “Can I post controversial topics or non-local issues on Neighbourly?” Would readers not agree that “Climate Change/Global Warming,” call it what you like, is a “controversial topic?” I just had a look at some of Denise Piper's articles on neighbourly and,in my humble opinion, some of them are both controversial and non local but her stuff remains. Seems like different strokes for different folks. There was a lso the post on “Student Strike For Climate Change.” I think that would count as controversial. I also have to wonder how “local” to us are articles in The Whangarei Leader.” I also recall recently seeing a post from “Manly Market” I think it was, how local is THAT? I just had a look at Manly Neithbourly and saw this Poll: Are you happy owning your own home, or renting? From Paul Reporter from Stuff which is also on or site There is also the question of whther Neighbourly is “a Publisher” or “a Platform.” Ashleigh from Neighbourly Helpdesk”We don't refer to Neighbourly as a Publisher “ If Neighbourly is not a Publisher, it is a platform like Facebook and can be compared with a phone company which does not publish, it merely transmits and a phone company cannot prevent you amking a phone call just because it doesn't agree with what you might say on the phone.
It will be interesting to see what happens to THIS post, if they get really upset it may be “The last post!”

64 days ago

Poll: Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Are we happier owning our own home or renting?

It turns out one answer does not fit all.

Some people feel more "grounded" owning their own home, giving them the feeling they're planning for the future and creating a legacy. But there are people who think the opposite. Read more

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Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?
  • 90.7% Prefer to own
    90.7% Complete
  • 9.3% Prefer to rent
    9.3% Complete
1953 votes
64 days ago

PESTWORX in the news ...

Ann from PESTWORX

PESTWORX are in the News!
Spring Fever in The Bay Chronicle, Northern News & Whangarei Leader.
Call 0800 PESTWORX | 0800 737 896 | 09 407 7389
Email: info@pestworx.co.nz

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65 days ago

Poll: Do you consider yourself to be happy?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is one of the happiest countries in the world, but how do you even define happiness?

There's a growing body of research on happiness showing the things that make us happier, and things that detract from our happiness. Read more from our "Good Life Guide" here.

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Do you consider yourself to be happy?
  • 75.5% Yes, I am happy
    75.5% Complete
  • 24.5% No, I am not happy
    24.5% Complete
1316 votes
65 days ago

UPDATE: Missing Northland teenager: Police seeking information

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE: The missing teenager has now been found safe.

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Hi neighbours - have you seen this teenager?

A 13-year-old boy has been reported missing after failing to return home three days ago.

He was last seen wearing grey shorts, a camouflage beanie and a hoodie on the day he went … View more
UPDATE: The missing teenager has now been found safe.

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Hi neighbours - have you seen this teenager?

A 13-year-old boy has been reported missing after failing to return home three days ago.

He was last seen wearing grey shorts, a camouflage beanie and a hoodie on the day he went missing. His family are concerned for his well being and hoped to have him home soon.

Those with information are urged to phone Kerikeri police on 09 407 9211 or 105.
Read more.

65 days ago

Are you standing for a community board or council?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

So far, community board nomination numbers are very low - which could partly be due to an error about who is eligible to stand. Nominations close on Friday. Are you standing for a community board or the council? Why or why not? (Please put NFP on any comments that are not for publication.)

72 days ago

How much do you think a civic centre should cost?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei District Council has budgeted $38m for its new civic centre, to be built on the RSA site by May 2022. But some say the price is too high and it should be built by local firms. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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