Russell Forest, Hikurangi

25 days ago

Is this Northland's deadliest road?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

There have been 24 deaths on State Highway 1 at Oakleigh in the last 20 years - including 20-year-old Sarah Jayne Galloway. (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

21 days ago

Waitangi rubbish dumper fined, ordered to pay clean-up bill

Geoff from Russell

Delighted to see this Waitangi rubbish dumper fined, ordered to pay clean-up bill
www.nzherald.co.nz... I personally feel that he got off light, The $400 fine, plus an invoice for $572.65 to cover the contractor's clean-up costs. In view of the amount of rubbish dumped, I think $572.65 to … View more
Delighted to see this Waitangi rubbish dumper fined, ordered to pay clean-up bill
www.nzherald.co.nz... I personally feel that he got off light, The $400 fine, plus an invoice for $572.65 to cover the contractor's clean-up costs. In view of the amount of rubbish dumped, I think $572.65 to cover the contractor's clean-up costs is incredibly cheap! I found this interesting. “It also contained household waste and a number of documents with the name and address of a man in Haruru Falls. They included a named letter from ACC, a roofing invoice and a building supplies docket. I wonder if the dumper was stupid or just over confident. I found this bit “a named letter from ACC,” particularly interesting. I wonder (1) if the dumper is receiving payments from ACC for some sort of Injury (2) if so, I wonder if he did the work which appeared to have come from a home renovation project because it included roofing material, broken power tools, furniture, an incinerator and a bathroom vanity. Pretty big job If he IS receiving ACC payments for injury and can do this kind of work, does “FRAUD” cross anyone’s mind? Just a thought

30 days ago

Do you think Northland should be GE-free?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Northland Regional Council has decided not to include rules on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the Regional Plan for Northland - potentially opening the doors to GMOs. What do you think of the decision? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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31 days ago

Do you think councillors should get subsidised childcare?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland Regional Council has voted in favour of councillors getting a childcare allowance. What do you think? Vote in the story or comment below (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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24 days ago

Poll: Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the … View more
It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the actual and reasonable costs they incurred". Charging $65 for a short overstay in an empty carpark is as far from reasonable as you can get.

To find out what to do in this situation, click here

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Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?
  • 46.9% Yes, and I won!
    46.9% Complete
  • 32.4% Nah, I jut pay it
    32.4% Complete
  • 20.7% Yes, but I still had to pay
    20.7% Complete
1167 votes
24 days ago

Thank you Countdown stores and shoppers!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items… View moreWe want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items which are much needed during this tough winter period.

Click the link below to watch a heartfelt video of thanks from the team at our Porirua Salvation Army centre!

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26 days ago

Do you know meningococcal disease symptoms?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Meningococcal disease is a potentially fatal bacterial infection that can cause meningitis or blood poisoning. With the season for this disease now upon us, do you know what symptoms to look out for?

25 days ago

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26 days ago

Kmart's list of 31 recalls

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The … View more
Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The $55 timber Occasional Chair is the latest casualty, although this is a withdrawal rather than a recall. We don't know the reason for its withdrawal, except Kmart says it is for "a potential quality issue". But what other products have been found wanting?

To find out what else is on the recall list, click here

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27 days ago

Yet Another Bankster Story, bet he won't go to jail

Geoff from Russell

www.msn.com... Radio New Zealand
Mozambique scam: NZ man Andrew Pearse admits pocketing millions

27 days ago

Another Bankster Story

Geoff from Russell

Hello folks. Ever hear the phrase “revolving doors?” Check this out There is another very interesting article on NBR today titled “Kiwi takes on tough job at NAB” Only subscribers can read the whole article. This guy, Ross McEwan for a bit of context, came from RBS (Royal Bank Of … View moreHello folks. Ever hear the phrase “revolving doors?” Check this out There is another very interesting article on NBR today titled “Kiwi takes on tough job at NAB” Only subscribers can read the whole article. This guy, Ross McEwan for a bit of context, came from RBS (Royal Bank Of Scotland) now read on. RBS and one Willie Sutherland featured prominently in the movie “The Great British Mortgage Swindle” which is being shown in many theatres in the UK. I am HOPING to bring it to New Zealand and Australia. Here www.thebernician.net... s just one interesting link. This is also well worth a read www.thebernician.net... Anthony Stansfield is Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, one of the UK’s largest police forces, and features in the movie, which can now be watched on line here. RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) was the company which the maker of the movie battled with, and finally DEFEATED, getting several million POUNDS of illegal/fraudulent mortgages cancelled. Class action lawsuits are now being planned against the banksters throughout the UK. It would be nice if we could do the same here and get Kiwis out of the debt slavery in which they currently are.
I read some of the other articles in The Herald and STUFF and they seemed like “spin doctor” pieces. Tim’s, as usual was an excellent piece, maybe what I found may also be of interest. I went looking for Willie Sutherland and found this which www.scotsman.com... was interesting, but no Willie. I eventually did find him here www.linkedin.com... Willie Sutherland
• Regional Director, Corporate Real Estate SME Business Support Unit - Scotland at Lloyds Banking Group

Good to see that he still has a nice job in the system. I'm sure that Michael of Bernicia will be interested in this as will a number of Kiwis with mortgages

I thought that you might find this" www.bbc.com... of interest, especially coming from the BBC. " Royal Bank of Scotland's chairman has admitted it is "unlikely" the government will get back all the £45.5bn pumped in to the bank." 45.5 BILLION POUNDS (NZ$84 BILLION and change) Interesting during Scott Morrison's RNZ interview announcing the introduction of bank deposit Insurance he said TWICE in LESS THAN 5 MINUTES,"we are not expecting a finanical crisis" Hmm sounds familiar, where did I hear that before?

27 days ago

Do you live on an unsealed road?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Are you sick of the dust caused by an unsealed road? I would like to talk with residents who have been impacted by unsealed roads. Please contact me on 0272-581-228 or denise.piper@stuff.co.nz or post your comments here (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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27 days ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is … View more
Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

*Prizes*
As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.

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28 days ago

Important information about your Neighbourly account

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

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Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your … View more
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29 days ago

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