41 days ago

What's On: LWMCU Cobham Oval Clean Up

Karen from Central Whangarei

The community is invited to join F.O.R.C.E. to clean up our district. Removing rubbish from the roadsides and mangroves around Cobham Oval. Gear provided, see force.org.nz for more information.
LWMCU Cobham Oval Clean Up
  • Cobham Oval Carpark
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1 day ago

Poll: Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?

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Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?
  • 22.2% Yes, the $300 fine helps
    22.2% Complete
  • 5.6% Yes, owners better understand the risks
    5.6% Complete
  • 61.1% No, I still see dogs in hot cars
    61.1% Complete
  • 11.1% Other (please say what in the comments below)
    11.1% Complete
18 votes
3 hours ago

Boaties harass pod of orca

Caroline Williams Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The Department of Conservation is seeking the identities of a paddle boarder and about seven people on board two boats in Ngawai Bay, near Helena Bay on January 4, after drone footage posted to Facebook showed the vessels in close proximity of a pod of orca.
The boats traveled between the pod - made up of four orca, including a calf - at speed, following them, and at several points going over the top of one.
It is a breach under the New Zealand Marine Mammal Regulations to harass orca whales by obstructing the path of the pod or individual and to go within 50 metres of them at a speed of more than five knots.
Anyone with information should phone 0800 DOC HOT (362 468).

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1 day ago

How are you saving water?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

All of the Far North's water schemes are short of water and one town - Kaikohe - could have extreme water restrictions if residents and businesses don't cut water use by 25% in 2 weeks. How are you saving water?

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