Russell Forest, Hikurangi

9 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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9 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 (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication)

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9 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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10 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
13 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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11 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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12 days ago

What's On: Bay of Islands Canine Association

Colleen from West Coast Northland

Dog Show - Double Championship 19/20 October 2019 .Approx 200 entries per day. Australian Judges. Entries have closed. Public welcome to view. Dogs must be on leads at all times.
Bay of Islands Canine Association
  • Kaikohe A&P showgrounds
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12 days ago

What's On: Country & Western Fundraiser

Fiona from Kensington

Fundraiser for Special Olympics Whangarei featuring Dennis Marsh, Brendan Dugan and Annette & Kim. Tickets $10 each at the door or from the Kamo Club ph 4351765.
Country & Western Fundraiser
  • Kamo club
12 days ago

Are you having trouble getting a doctor's appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Kia ora neighbours, I am looking for whanāu willing to share their story about the wait for a GP appointment. If you have been affected, please comment below or you can contact me in confidence on 0272-581-228 or denise.piper@stuff.co.nz (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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12 days ago

Get your voting papers in on ‘Vote Day’ - Saturday 5 October

Daniel Webster from Local Government New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal … View more
Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal system.

New Zealand Post advises that the Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days for nationwide delivery, while delivery to and from rural areas may take longer. However, these targets are guides only, and are not guaranteed – delivery may take longer.

Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

“Some of the main reasons people give for not voting are they forgot, ran out of time or were too busy,” says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

“So to make sure people give themselves the best chance to have their say we are encouraging people to vote early on what we’ve dubbed Vote Day. Fill out your papers during the week and then to pop them in the paid envelope and into the nearest post box on Saturday 5 October.”

“Voting papers have to arrive at council offices by midday Saturday 12 October, so sending them in on Vote Day gives them plenty of time to get through the postal system.”

Mr Alexander says it is important New Zealanders participate in the selection of the people who will make decisions that affect most people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Local government shapes the place that you live. It’s the pavements you walk on, the roads where you drive, the water you drink, shower in and swim in, your parks, libraries and swimming pools where you take the kids,” Mr Alexander says.

“There’s been a lot of robust public conversation around climate change, the housing crisis, the quality of our water and our transport options, and now is the time to turn that conversation into a vote that influences your local leadership.”

“Voters can still post their papers after 5 October, but there is no harm in doing it earlier,” Mr Alexander says.

Eligible voters who didn’t enrol before 16 August won’t receive their papers in the mail, but can make a special vote by visiting their local council offices, or by contacting their Council Electoral Officer.

What: ‘Vote Day’
When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Why: Make sure you have your say by voting early
How: Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

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12 days ago

Cape Reinga to Bluff

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young … View more
The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young people across Aotearoa that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.

Kia kaha Marian and Kay!

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12 days ago

School decile ratings dumped - What are your thoughts?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the school decile system will be dumped by 2022 and replaced with an equity index.

This will give funding based on students' needs, including ethnicity, parents' income, benefit support, parents' criminal history and Oranga … View more
Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the school decile system will be dumped by 2022 and replaced with an equity index.

This will give funding based on students' needs, including ethnicity, parents' income, benefit support, parents' criminal history and Oranga Tamariki involvement.

Some Northland principals are happy with this decision, while others are concerned they'll lose money with the changes. What are your thoughts?

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12 days ago

School decile ratings dumped - What are your thoughts?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the school decile system will be dumped by 2022 and replaced with an equity index.

This will give funding based on students' needs, including ethnicity, parents' income, benefit support, parents' criminal history and Oranga … View more
Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the school decile system will be dumped by 2022 and replaced with an equity index.

This will give funding based on students' needs, including ethnicity, parents' income, benefit support, parents' criminal history and Oranga Tamariki involvement.

Some Northland principals are happy with this decision, while others are concerned they'll lose money with the changes. What are your thoughts?

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13 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter October 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also talked to the MenzShed about it's significance within communities across the country.

To subscribe, follow this link: bit.ly...

To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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