60 days ago

What do you think of Northland's infrastructure funding?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Northland is getting nearly $110m spent on its rail line plus $692m investment to four-lane State Highway 1 between Whangārei and Marsden Point. But the funding stops short of putting in a rail spur to Marsden Point and four-laning to Auckland. What do you think? Is the funding enough for Northland?

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4 hours ago

What do you think of freedom campers being rounded up?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Freedom campers around the Whangārei district are being rounded up to two central Whangārei spots so police can keep an eye on them and ensure their needs are met. This comes as the number of cases in Northland hits double-digits, with 11 as of Thursday , with latest information available here. What do you think of the way freedom campers are treated? What alternative would you suggest?

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3 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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3 days ago

Nine coronavirus cases in Northland - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

In Monday's coronavirus update, Northland has nine confirmed cases, including one in Whangārei Hospital - a much lower number than other regions showing clusters of the virus. Northland's first Covid-19 case, praised for protecting the community, now wants to support other Northlanders who test positive. Meanwhile, residents adjust to the lockdown rules. What do you think of Northland's case numbers? What about the lockdown rules - how do they impact you?

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