Russell Forest, Hikurangi

5 days ago

Waipapa Rotary Book Fair.

Anita from Kerikeri District

NEW venue.. NEW Date... To be held at the Kerikeri Sports complex by the bypass, November 1st Friday= 9 am till 6 pm and Saturday 2nd=
9 am till 2 pm.
Thousands of Books are from $1 each.
We would like to borrow a till, or secure cash drawer for the two days, please, if anyone can lend one?

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7 days ago

What's On: Ruatangata Market and Book Fair

Sheila from Rural West Whangarei

Arts and crafts, books and McCoy Hunting and Fishing clothing clearance. Stalls are $10. Call Elfreda 09 433 5847. Pam 09 4335865. Sheila 027 521 7759.
Ruatangata Market and Book Fair
  • Ruatangata Community Hall
5 days ago

What do you think of mayoral candidates' convictions

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

There is no requirement for any candidates to declare their convictions. While most Northland mayoral candidates have been open about their past, there is a call for more transparency. What do you think?

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6 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Read more now

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6 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Sometimes, Always, Never. Bill Nighy stars in this delightful comedy as a man who searches the country for his son, Michael who walks out after a heated game of Scrabble.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
7 days ago

So much happening, where does one start?

Geoff from Bay of Islands

A little while ago I posted “Is it ime to stash your cash?” From what is happening now, it really does seem that the time has come.
Here are some links that readers may find of interest.
1)Rolling Bail Out youtu.be... Notice his reference to “children and grand children suffering the … View more
A little while ago I posted “Is it ime to stash your cash?” From what is happening now, it really does seem that the time has come.
Here are some links that readers may find of interest.
1)Rolling Bail Out youtu.be... Notice his reference to “children and grand children suffering the pain.” It will happen here.
2)Rolling bail out 2 PLUS youtu.be... Notice some of what he says (I) Fiat money is a con(fidence) game. The NZ dollar is fiat money (ii) At 4.49 he refers to “banks freezing up” Here is the link www.zerohedge.com... Do you think it can't/won't happen here? Listen to what he says about Hong Kong and here is the link www.zerohedge.com... Do you think it can't/won't happen here? www.dps.org.hk... www.thehindubusinessline.com... This is interesting, “India’s deposit insurance cover remains the lowest globally.” It isn't New Zealand has NO bank deposit insurance! Can't get lower than that! Moving right along (iii) Countries such as China and Russia are buying vast quantities of gold and countries like Germany are demanding the repatriation of their gold from store in either the UK of the USA. The RBNZ has NO GOLD at all and refuses to say what happened to the 15,000 plus ounces that it had left after selling 900,000 plus ounces to the government in 1961for US$35.00 per ounce for which the government gave the RBNZ non interest bearing stock (bits of paper for gold!) This is a whole other story in itself. Watch this space! Sooooooooooo We have no bank deposit insurance, no gold reserves and total national and local debt of NZ$136 BILLION and RISING. This seems to be what we are leaving to our children and grand children. How do YOU feel about that?

Finally (iv) At 7 minutes he refers to this www.abovetopsecret.com...

8 days ago

What's On: Whangārei Vegan Expo

Cathy from Ruakaka

Vegan food and product stalls, speakers, food demonstrations, films, art and music. 10am to 4pm. Adults $7, children 12 and under free. Tickets online $5, group concessions available.
Whangārei Vegan Expo
  • Forum North
11 days ago

Poll: Should Auckland's freight move to Northport?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A key report has recommended Ports of Auckland should close and move all its freight to Northport at Marsden Point. The project includes a new rail line, four-lane motorway and large expansion of Northport. What do you think?

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Should Auckland's freight move to Northport?
  • 84% Yes - this will be great for Northland
    84% Complete
  • 7.8% No - this will make Northland too busy
    7.8% Complete
  • 5.3% It's never going to happen
    5.3% Complete
  • 1.5% It's inevitable so it doesn't matter what I think
    1.5% Complete
  • 1.5% Other (please comment below)
    1.5% Complete
206 votes
8 days ago

Summer is just around the corner

Ann from PESTWORX

so 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 … View more
so 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
0800 737 896

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8 days ago

Have you had a horror renting/tenant experience?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangarei landlords were told to pay a tenant thousands of dollars for renting a house where the windows didn't close and only one powerpoint worked. Have you had a bad experience renting? Or have you had horror tenants? What can be done to improve the situation? (Please put NFP if your … View moreWhangarei landlords were told to pay a tenant thousands of dollars for renting a house where the windows didn't close and only one powerpoint worked. Have you had a bad experience renting? Or have you had horror tenants? What can be done to improve the situation? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication)

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8 days ago

Safety alert: Unsafe child restraints sold online

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency is warning parents and caregivers to be vigilant when purchasing child restraints online, as some restraints currently available do not meet approved safety standards and may not keep children safe in event of a crash.

Child restraints should be labelled with any one of … View more
The NZ Transport Agency is warning parents and caregivers to be vigilant when purchasing child restraints online, as some restraints currently available do not meet approved safety standards and may not keep children safe in event of a crash.

Child restraints should be labelled with any one of these standards:
- A tick mark (indicates the restraint meets the joint New Zealand/Australian Standard
AS/NZ 1754)
- An 'E' mark (indicates the restraint meets the European Standard ECE 44 or ECE 129) - The number on the circle will vary depending on the country of certification
- Labelling that complies with the United States Standard FMVSS 213. The restraint must also show the New Zealand Standard 'S' mark indicating it is certified for use here

More information about these standards is available here.

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8 days ago

What's On: LWMCU Tikipunga Kindergarten Cleanup

Karen from Central Whangarei

Come and support Tikipunga Kindergarten and F.O.R.C.E. to clean up the bush behind the Library. Removing rubbish to make the bush safe to play. Gear provided. Force.org.nz for more information.
LWMCU Tikipunga Kindergarten Cleanup
  • Paramount Plaza
12 days ago

Have you had measles or know anyone who does?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

There has been a huge spike in measles cases, up 60 per cent in less than a month, and Northland DHB is widening its vaccination offering. Have you had measles or know someone who has? What was it like? What precautions are you taking to keep your family safe? (Please put NFP if your comments are … View moreThere has been a huge spike in measles cases, up 60 per cent in less than a month, and Northland DHB is widening its vaccination offering. Have you had measles or know someone who has? What was it like? What precautions are you taking to keep your family safe? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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10 days ago

Have you voted in the local government elections yet?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Voters have just one week to decide who they want to lead their district but Far North District Council fears less than 40 per cent will vote if the current trend continues. Have you voted yet? Will you be voting - why or why not?

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