Russell Forest, Hikurangi

101 days ago

Do more of what you love!

Jane Mander Retirement Village

We'll pull the weeds, so you can play with your grandkids.

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101 days ago

Are you taking part in Movember?

Reporter Northern News

Movember is an opportunity for men to ditch their razors and grow a moustache to raise money and awareness about men's health. The funds raised each year go towards programmes targeted at prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Are you currently taking part… View more
Movember is an opportunity for men to ditch their razors and grow a moustache to raise money and awareness about men's health. The funds raised each year go towards programmes targeted at prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Are you currently taking part in Movember? If so, we'd love to see pics of your 'stache! Share in the comments!

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101 days ago

Every minute counts - Please donate today

Northland Rescue Helicopter Service

Meet Shane Brearley, one of our Pilots.

“It is all about getting the patient where they need to go – we often don’t know what is happening with the patient until after the mission is completed.” And the calls come thick and fast some days.

A combination of … View more
Meet Shane Brearley, one of our Pilots.

“It is all about getting the patient where they need to go – we often don’t know what is happening with the patient until after the mission is completed.” And the calls come thick and fast some days.

A combination of hospital transfers or a full rescue in the rural reaches of Northland’s rugged landscapes – or a long flight over the ocean to a ship or vessel out at sea – its always an unknown of what lays ahead.

No two days are the same, and each and every time the pilots have to ensure the choppers are ready. “It’s always different. Each mission, it is nice to know you are making a difference.

We are there as a pilot to transport these people who need help to get where they need to go, whether it’s a hospital transfer for urgent surgery or a full rescue scenario,” he says.

Please help us keep saving Northland lives by donating today.
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103 days ago

What is the weather like where you are?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Snow-like hail has fallen in Orewa and thunder clouds have crossed the country. What is the weather like where you are? What do you like or dislike about it?

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102 days ago

Do you want to know the criminal history of candidates?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland MP Matt King is floating a member's bill which would require the criminal history of election candidates to be published, if they were convicted of a crime punishable by two or more years' jail time. What do you think? Would it change the way you vote?

102 days ago

It was kinda a pay-it forward kinda thing…

AMI Insurance

When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness. … View moreWhen Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.

Read the full article.
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103 days ago

What is the weather like where you are?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Snow-like hail has fallen in Orewa and thunder clouds have crossed the country. What is the weather like where you are? What do you like or dislike about it?

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108 days ago

Measles epidemic: how are you keeping your family safe?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Measles continues to spread in Northland, with more than 90 confirmed cases. What are you doing to keep yourself and your whanau safe from this infectious disease?

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103 days ago

SHOP LOCAL

Geoff from Bay of Islands

SHOP LOCAL
“SHOP LOCAL” was the front page banner headline in The Bay Chronicle 7 November 2019.
First of all, I wonder if it was Shane Jones who said that Shane Jones is “regional economic development minister (which we already know) proud Northlander and champion of local business.” I … View more
SHOP LOCAL
“SHOP LOCAL” was the front page banner headline in The Bay Chronicle 7 November 2019.
First of all, I wonder if it was Shane Jones who said that Shane Jones is “regional economic development minister (which we already know) proud Northlander and champion of local business.” I wonder if we might see him up here during “Shop Local Week,” without a retinue of media to record his visit? Personally, I won't hold my breath, but, moving right along.

One good thing about “Neighbourly” it provides WE the PEOPLE with the opportunity to comment on things like “Shop Local” in more than the 200 words letters to the editor, which may, or may not, even get published.

Don't get me wrong, I support “Shop Local” 100% and I agree with Shane Jones when he says, in effect, “use it or lose it.”

I would be interested to know on what Steve Smith, Chief executive of Northland Chamber of Commerce, bases his assertion that “A dollar spent locally tends to travel around the local economy.” Does he have hard evidence to support his claim or is it just wishful thinking/hoping? How about it Steve?

The one thing that “the establishment” doesn't want to know about is the one thing that would make sure that money “stays” in the local economy and doesn't just “travel around it” is for us to create our own local community complementary alternative currency. DEBT and INTEREST FREE money OF the PEOPLE, BY the PEOPLE, FOR the PEOPLE. Local currencies are totally legal and already exist even here in New Zealand. Local currencies are, of course, anathema (someone or something intensely disliked or loathed ) and Kryptonite to the present debt money fractional reserve, scam banking system.

One of the most successful local currencies in New Zealand is the “HANDS” one in Golden Bay Another one is “WAIS” in Wairarapa wais.org.nz... Here www.community-exchange.org... is a list of all the Community Exchange Syatems in New Zealand.

One of the most successful local currencies is “The Bristol Pound,” bristolpound.org... Back in 2014, the FNDC sponsored the far north resilient communities conference in Kaitaia where one of the main topics was local currency. A presentation was made on local currency to the whole council and all community boards after the conference and here we are, 5 years down the track and nothing has changed. I would like to think that now that we have a few new councillors, there might be at least one or two who might be open to the idea of creating our own local debt free money to work in tandem with the NZ dollar.

There are many benefits for the whole district from a local currency.

1)The FNDC could accept rate payments, as does the City of Bristol

2)It could help slow the rate of increase in FNDC debt

3)Local notes would no doubt be taken as souvenirs by tourists as was the case with the Totnes Pound www.robhopkins.net... About 25% of Totnes Pounds left as souvenirs which had 2 advantages . One was that the UK Pounds used to buy them stayed in the community and two was that they were able to print more local pounds. There is NOTHING to stop us doing the same here.

How about it Messrs Jones and Smith? Surely LOCAL MONEY would help LOCAL BUSINESSES!

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104 days ago

Lifestyle home + 1 acre under $500k!!!

Rochelle from Hikurangi Coastal

LAST OPEN HOME! This SUNDAY November 17th at 11am. You still have time before we go to auction on 20 November!

Come and check out this little gem. If you value peace and quiet, good neighbours, and an amazing local school, this is the home for you! The school bus comes to the end of the road … View more
LAST OPEN HOME! This SUNDAY November 17th at 11am. You still have time before we go to auction on 20 November!

Come and check out this little gem. If you value peace and quiet, good neighbours, and an amazing local school, this is the home for you! The school bus comes to the end of the road for Hukerenui Primary School and connects to high school buses.

There aren't many lifestyle properties under 500k in Whangarei, and none as tidy as this! Raise your freerange chickens, animals and kids. They'll love you for it ❤️

Yes, it's a bit of a drive but the scenery is beautiful and the serenity is 100% worth it!



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104 days ago

China cabinet

Christine from Hikurangi Coastal

Wanted please if anyone has one for rehome

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104 days ago

Poll: Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

People rent out baches, rooms in their houses, their garages and car parking spaces, so surely hiring out swimming pools is the next logical step.

A new app lets people hire their private pools by the hour, but it hasn't come to New Zealand - yet.

To read more, click here.

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Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?
  • 28.6% Yes please!
    28.6% Complete
  • 71.4% No, that's weird.
    71.4% Complete
1561 votes
104 days ago

Together with New Zealand Police we're shutting the gate on rural crime! 🐮❤️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Learn more about our new rural crime prevention signs, now available for purchase to the public, on our website: neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz or click the 'Read More' link below. 📰

#safercommunitiestogether

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104 days ago

Have you had a plant stolen?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nzView more
Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nz with your name, your neighbourhood and a quick recap of what was taken and how it happened.

We'd love to hear from you!

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104 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 80.7% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    80.7% Complete
  • 14% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    14% Complete
  • 5.3% I don’t have an opinion
    5.3% Complete
1381 votes
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