Russell Forest, Hikurangi

25 days ago

Fraudster's house sells for $700k

The team Reporter from Northern News

The lifestyle block of fraudster Joanne Harrison has sold for $700,000.

She was sentenced to three years and seven months jail in 2017 after stealing more than $725,000 from the Ministry of Transport to pay off credit cards and her mortgage.

The new owners say they are "unfazed about the… View more
The lifestyle block of fraudster Joanne Harrison has sold for $700,000.

She was sentenced to three years and seven months jail in 2017 after stealing more than $725,000 from the Ministry of Transport to pay off credit cards and her mortgage.

The new owners say they are "unfazed about the property's former owner."

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26 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Find out more

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26 days ago

WATCH: Union

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city … View more
Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city using the universal language of rugby.
Watch now

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27 days ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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26 days ago

Burglary victim forced to solve own case

The team Reporter from Northern News

Burglary and identity theft victim Rowan Miller took to solving the case with her friend after allegedly, Police did not act on information.

The friend said the sergeant implied the incident wasn't important, and she questions "What do you do if they don't take something like this… View more
Burglary and identity theft victim Rowan Miller took to solving the case with her friend after allegedly, Police did not act on information.

The friend said the sergeant implied the incident wasn't important, and she questions "What do you do if they don't take something like this seriously - if someone takes someone's identity and starts clocking up tens of thousands of dollars - where are we heading as a society?".

It is the second time in less than a week Police have apologised for not handling a burglary correctly.

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26 days ago

A BBQ and rugby kind of weekend?

The team Reporter from Northern News

If you're hoping to fire up the barbie ahead of the rugby this weekend, you're in for some good weather!

The sun is expected to shine across most of the country on Saturday, with the warmest day being Sunday due to northwesterly winds.

What are your weekend plans? Will you be … View more
If you're hoping to fire up the barbie ahead of the rugby this weekend, you're in for some good weather!

The sun is expected to shine across most of the country on Saturday, with the warmest day being Sunday due to northwesterly winds.

What are your weekend plans? Will you be watching the first NZ game?

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26 days ago

PESTWORX SEPTEMBER 10% DISCOUNT

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27 days ago

Art & Collectables Live + silent auctions

The Team from Hospice Mid-Northland

View the artworks & collectables, make a silent bid ahead of the event on the day of the auction. Phone bidding available for Live Auction. Auctioneer Sabine Davison, MC Rick Palmer and gues speaker Allie Mooney.

- Formal/Smart attire
- 20+ Local Contributing Artists
- Live music, buffet … View more
View the artworks & collectables, make a silent bid ahead of the event on the day of the auction. Phone bidding available for Live Auction. Auctioneer Sabine Davison, MC Rick Palmer and gues speaker Allie Mooney.

- Formal/Smart attire
- 20+ Local Contributing Artists
- Live music, buffet dinner, complimentary glass of wine on arrival & cash bar.

When: Friday 11th October from 5:30pm to 11pm
Where: Turner Cantre Kerikeri

$50pp - Tables of 10 are *$450
*Early bird pricing for table group bookings until Sept 30th 2019.

Meet the Artists/Exclusive viewing evening

When: Thursday 26th September 2019 5pm to 7pm
Where: Bayleys in the North

RSVP (09) 407 7799 or email: fundraising@hospicemn.org.nz
Find out more

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27 days ago

Have you been involved in a whale rescue?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Patuharakeke kaumātua Pera Mackie said seeing the number of people gathered showed the aroha of the community, after four whales became stranded on Ruakākā Beach.

Sadly, the whales didn't survive, but have you ever been in a situation where you could help rescue whales?

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27 days ago

Whales on Ruakākā Beach - Were you there?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Four whales have died after becoming stranded on Ruakākā Beach.

Patuharakeke kaumātua Pera Mackie said seeing the number of people gathered showed the aroha of the community.

Were you there? Have you ever been in a situation where you could help rescue whales?

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27 days ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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30 days ago

Time To Stash Your Cash Folks?

Geoff from Bay of Islands

Time To Stash Your Cash Folks?

A while ago, I wrote a piece somewhere titled “Stash Your Cash.” I decided, in view of receiving this www.youtube.com... today from a very good friend, that it might be time to revisit the idea. Before doing so, the guy goes on about “banks printing money.” … View more
Time To Stash Your Cash Folks?

A while ago, I wrote a piece somewhere titled “Stash Your Cash.” I decided, in view of receiving this www.youtube.com... today from a very good friend, that it might be time to revisit the idea. Before doing so, the guy goes on about “banks printing money.” Banks do NOT print money these days, they simply tap a few computer keys and create DEBT out of thin air. When you see tv news clips of printing presses churning out masses of bank notes, it is all distrsction and disinformation. If you got to www.rbnz.govt.nz... you will see that there is a grand total of NZ$6,523,841,000.00 in notes and coins in circulation. Go here www.rbnz.govt.nz... and you will see how much money is in the banks. NZ$318,977,000,000.00. Think about this. When you put money into an account, you are supposed to be able to withdraw it in cash (legal tender) if there is only NZ$6,523,841,000.00 in cash in existance,how would folks get paid if they all wanted their money at the same time for whatever reason? Here are a couple of other questions (1) What does the bank do with the money that you put into the account (2)Does the money in the account remain your money or does it become the bank's money?

OK, back to the video www.youtube.com... At the 7 minute mark he talks about visiting a pension, listen carefully. The pension fund was going to sell negative yielding bonds, take the money in BANK NOTES and put it is a vault. Is there a lesson here? This www.independent.co.uk... is anrticle from way back in September 2016 headlined “Swiss savers are storing cash in boxes in order to tackle negative interest rates” Swiss companies withdrawing cash, storing it and buying insurance because insurance costs less than the negative interest charged by banks! Herefinance.yahoo.com... is another one from just a few weeks ago and how about this www.stuff.co.nz... for one closer to home?

Moving right along, at the 12 minute mark he suggests going to usdebtclock.org... I used to check the NZ Debt clock commodity.com... each day, haven't for while, but did after hearing this. In the debt figure of just under NZ$134 BILLION, there is no reference to Unfunded liabilities and her's why “The debts of state-owned enterprises are not included and neither are obligations for future state and Civil Service pensions, nor the risk of guarantees given to the nations’ bank depositors”. The reference to “bank depositors” is irrelevant at present as the new deposit guruantee wcam has yet to be set up, but what about the “future state and Civil Service pensions,” I wonder if those liabilities have been “funded.”

Where oh where have our gold reserves gone, oh where oh where can they be? Remember the nursery rhyme, “Where oh where has my little dog gone? We might ask the same about New Zealand's gold reserves. The RBNZ told me, in a recent e mail, that the RBNZ has no gold. Interesting. As of 30 August 1961, New Zealand had 986,908.66 ounces of gold which in those days was valued at NZ$35.00 per ounce. On 31 August 1961, the NZ Government “sent “969,023.03 ounces to the IMF and others. That left a balance of 15,885.63 ounces with the RBNZ . I wonder where that went. Think about this, in 1961 , 986,908.66 ounces at US$35.00 per ounce would have been worth US434,471,803.10. Today at US$1,500.00 per ounce it would be worth US$ 1,477,362,990.00 (NZ$2,411,351,872) I wonder if the IMF and others still have what we sent and what happened to the 15,885.63 ounces remaining here, which would be worth US%23,828,445 (NZ$38,892,787.93) Interesting eh?

Might be an interesting story for Rob Stock's weekly “Money Matters” Opinion piece in the Bay Chronicle at least.

35 days ago

Poll: Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for … View moreThe Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?
  • 67.2% Yes! Buses should run on Sunday
    67.2% Complete
  • 24.6% No, I don't think it's worthwhile having buses on Sunday
    24.6% Complete
  • 8.2% Do we even have buses in Northland?
    8.2% Complete
  • 0% Other, please comment below
    0% Complete
61 votes
29 days ago

Our kids can't escape advertising - What should be done?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our … View more
Our children are being exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling).

These things are the leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms.

Should our Government be doing more to protect our children from this advertising? What should be done?

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