Russell Forest, Hikurangi

68 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.

68 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?”
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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).
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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!”

68 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
69 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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69 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
70 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.)

76 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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78 days ago

Do we adequately supervise our young children?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi readers - Child development expert Nathan Wallis says, "we've created an economy where it's impossible to buy a house in New Zealand without having two parents go to work, so how are we expected to be available to walk kids to school every day?". What do you think of this? … View moreHi readers - Child development expert Nathan Wallis says, "we've created an economy where it's impossible to buy a house in New Zealand without having two parents go to work, so how are we expected to be available to walk kids to school every day?". What do you think of this? Do you think Kiwi culture needs to change to allow parents to accompany their children?

This conversation comes after a coroner found that Gisborne six-year-old Carla Neems should not have been walking alone the day she was killed on her way home from school. Read more of the story here.

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78 days ago

Are we living in a culture that doesn't allow us to adequately supervise our young children?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Child development expert Nathan Wallis says "we've created an economy where it's impossible to buy a house in New Zealand without having two parents go to work, so how are we expected to be available to walk kids to school every day?".

Do you agree with this? Do you think … View more
Child development expert Nathan Wallis says "we've created an economy where it's impossible to buy a house in New Zealand without having two parents go to work, so how are we expected to be available to walk kids to school every day?".

Do you agree with this? Do you think we're part of a culture that doesn't allow us to adequately supervise young children?

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71 days ago

Out of My Mind - our latest podcast is now live

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front … View more
Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front lines of mental health are moving, yet also full of moments of surprise, tenderness and humour.

There are seven episodes. Two are available now and the following five will be released each Monday. Listen to the latest podcast here.

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71 days ago

For sale

Peter from Kerikeri District

Crossbow, ornamental Rivendell brand, excellent condition, comes with bolt.

Price: $20

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71 days ago

For Sale

Peter from Kerikeri District

95 Nissan Pulsar, WOF and reg. excellent condition, auto, 1600cc, good on petrol, only 153,000ks, been looked after by lady owner

Price: $1,900

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71 days ago

Severe thunderstorm watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Northland.

Threat period: from 9:32am Monday to 12:00am Tuesday.

These thunderstorms may become severe, bringing damaging wind gusts of 110km/hr or stronger, with a few small tornadoes also possible. Wind gusts of this strength can cause … View more
MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Northland.

Threat period: from 9:32am Monday to 12:00am Tuesday.

These thunderstorms may become severe, bringing damaging wind gusts of 110km/hr or stronger, with a few small tornadoes also possible. Wind gusts of this strength can cause some structural damage, including trees and power lines, and may make driving hazardous.

For information on preparing for and keeping safe during a storm, see the Civil Defence Get Ready Get Thru website.
Keep up to date here

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71 days ago

Life According to Dad – Win $500*

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

If dads were to have a superpower, it would be to share invaluable life advice. The type of advice that, while unwelcome at the time, stays with you year after year.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we ask you to share your dad’s unique brand of wisdom with New Zealand. Friend, joker, bee sting … View more
If dads were to have a superpower, it would be to share invaluable life advice. The type of advice that, while unwelcome at the time, stays with you year after year.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we ask you to share your dad’s unique brand of wisdom with New Zealand. Friend, joker, bee sting remover, hero.

Share your dad’s life lessons and be in to win a $500* Prezzy card.

Click here to share your dad’s nuggets of wisdom – and be in to win $500*.

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