Russell Forest, Hikurangi

7 days ago

Let's make a difference in our communities!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Wattie’s NZ and The Salvation Army have been partners for 26 years collecting more than 1.48 million cans for Salvation Army food parcels! This week is the second week of Cans for Good – an annual can collection and education appeal taking place in NZ schools between 5-16 August.

This year … View more
Wattie’s NZ and The Salvation Army have been partners for 26 years collecting more than 1.48 million cans for Salvation Army food parcels! This week is the second week of Cans for Good – an annual can collection and education appeal taking place in NZ schools between 5-16 August.

This year we’ve extended the appeal so everyone can help make a difference. By donating a Wattie's Cans for Good Bundle online for just $11.59 you’ll be adding cans to your local foodbank shelves when they are needed most!

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7 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.

7 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 (Please put NFP on any comments that are not for publication.)

7 days ago

What's On: A DAY especially for DAD

Tony & Alison from Kamo

Enjoy a day with Barnardos - FREE ENTRY for all kids and dads. Gold Coin everyone else. Includes Museum, Kiwi House, Rides - trains & tractors, Face Painting, Sausage Sizzle
A DAY especially for DAD
  • Kiwi North
13 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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7 days ago

What's On: Springbank School Market Day

Angela from Kerikeri District

Come and join us for a day of delicious food, drink, entertainment and creative products designed by our students. Eftpos available.
Springbank School Market Day
  • Springbank School
7 days ago

What's On: Free Governance Workshop (2nd topic)

Bart from Central Whangarei

Join Volunteering Northland's Governance Workshop; Understanding your constitution, rules/trust deed. Held in Whangarei, they will be live-streamed and on-demand all over Northland. Ph 09 945 4984 or www.volunteeringnorthland.nz for more
Free Governance Workshop (2nd topic)
  • ASB Stadium, Kensington
7 days ago

What's On: Free Governance Workshop (2nd topic)

Bart from Central Whangarei

Join Volunteering Northland's Governance Workshop; Understanding your constitution, rules/trust deed. Held in Whangarei, they will be live-streamed and on-demand all over Northland. Ph 09 945 4984 or www.volunteeringnorthland.nz for more
Free Governance Workshop (2nd topic)
  • ASB Kensington Stadium
7 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Lost and Found. (Ireland, comedy) Seven strangers are all searching for something different when their lives unexpectedly intertwine at a small lost and found office in an Irish train station.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
7 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

The Heart Dances: The Journey of The Piano. Documents the NZ Ballet working with the German creators of a ballet version of Jane Campion's film to perform it in NZ.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
7 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Ophelia. Told using modern language, Ophelia's an orphan who captures the affections of Prince Hamlet. But Denmark's at war and with Hamlet unravelling, Ophelia must navigate the rules of power.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
7 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Lost and Found. (Ireland, comedy) Seven strangers are all searching for something different when their lives unexpectedly intertwine at a small lost and found office in an Irish train station.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
15 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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15 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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8 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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