West Coast Northland, Kaikohe

6 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

12 hours ago

We Say, You Say: Peanut farms

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland … View more
Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland kūmara farms, with the peanuts ready for harvest in the next 16 weeks. Founder of Pic's Peanut Butter Pic Picot says that he hopes to make their product 100 per cent New Zealand-made if the trial proves successful.

MPI investment programmes director Steve Peno said that a plan to expand into a full-scale production would boost the local economy and create job opportunities for the region.

"This project fits perfectly with our goal of funding projects that will make a positive and lasting difference," says Penno.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community paper.
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1 day ago

Fresh Garden Veg

Joanne from West Coast Northland

Fresh, Tasty, Spray free garden vegetables
4776 SH 12, Kaikohe
Wed & Fri 4.30 – 6pm
Tomatoes $4.50kg
Cucumber (Port Albert) $2 ea
Beetroot $5kg
Chives $3 bunch
Peruperu (karuputi) $7kg selling in 10kg lots … View more
Fresh, Tasty, Spray free garden vegetables
4776 SH 12, Kaikohe
Wed & Fri 4.30 – 6pm
Tomatoes $4.50kg
Cucumber (Port Albert) $2 ea
Beetroot $5kg
Chives $3 bunch
Peruperu (karuputi) $7kg selling in 10kg lots
Celery $2 for half
Thyme, Sorrel, Rhubarb, Basil
Limited amounts so first in first serve. Please bring own bags. Thank you

Negotiable

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2 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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3 days ago

Don’t miss Tutus on Tour!

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to Kerikeri's Turner Centre in 2020.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages. Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national… View more
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to Kerikeri's Turner Centre in 2020.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages. Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company. With one show only on March 4th and tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 children) this is guaranteed to sell fast.
Book now!

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3 days ago

Corner Office Desks

Michelle from Kerikeri District

We have 3 corner office desks for sale in our office in Kerikeri. Viewing welcome. Prices start approx $250. All in good condition and no longer required. Call Michelle on 027 767 1284.

Negotiable

3 days ago

Ministry of Health releases locations where positive case visited

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
1:28pm January 25

In a joint statement, the Northland and Auckland metropolitan DHBs have opened an additional two pop-up testing centres in Helensville and Mangawhai. The locations for these two testing centres are below:

- MANGAWHAI COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Mangawhai Domain, 75 … View more
UPDATE
1:28pm January 25

In a joint statement, the Northland and Auckland metropolitan DHBs have opened an additional two pop-up testing centres in Helensville and Mangawhai. The locations for these two testing centres are below:

- MANGAWHAI COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Mangawhai Domain, 75 Moir Street, Mangawhai

- HELENSVILLE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai, 11 Parakai Ave, Parakai
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The Ministry of Health is asking people to trace their movements as a positive case has been confirmed to have visited 29 locations across Northland and part of the Auckland region.

All of the case's known close contacts have tested negative for Covid-19 and the risk of exposure has been described as "low" by health officials.

If any member of the public has visited any of the locations listed by the Ministry, they must self-isolate and contact Healthline to get a Covid-19 test.

The list of locations are as follows:

- FreshChoice Ruakaka, Shop 24 Ruakaka Town Centre, 378 Marsden PT Road Ruakaka. 14 January, 3:03 pm - 4:33 pm.

- Aesthetic Clothing Store, 4 Port Road. 15 January, 8:48 am - 9:53 am.

- Noel Leeming Whangarei, 4 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:02 am - 10:12 am.

- Bendon Whangarei, Shop 12, Okara Shopping Centre, 4 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:03 am - 10:30 am.

- The Warehouse Whangarei, 42 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:28 am - 10:58 am.

- Carpet Court Whangarei, 26 Commerce Street, Whangarei. 15 January, 10:00 am - 11:20 am.

- Flaming Fires, 26 Commerce Street. 15 January, 10:24 am - 11:34 am.

- Whangarei and Kamo Testing Stations, 15 Railway Road and 23 Clark Road. 15 January, 10:40 am - 11:45 am.

- Bed Bath and Beyond Whangarei, 19 Lower Tarewa Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 10:54 am - 12:04 pm.

- Farmers Whangarei, Cnr Bank & Robert Street, Whangarei. 15 January, 11:10 am - 12:15 pm.

- Fat Camel Cafe, 12 Quality Street. 15 January, 11:34 am - 1:34 pm.

- Parua Bay Tavern, 1034 Whangarei Head Road, Parua Bay. 15 January 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm.

- Bream Bay Butchers Ruakaka, 2/378 Marsden Point Road. 16 January, 11:02 am - 12:07 pm.

- Ruakaka General Store, 1/378 Marsden Point Road. 16 January, 11:08 am - 12:10 pm.

- FreshChoice Ruakaka, Shop 24 Ruakaka Town Centre, 378 Marsden PT Road, Ruakaka. 16 January, 11:10 am - 12:15 pm.

- Urban Remedy Cafe, 159 One Tree Point Road. 17 January, 8:17 am - 9:47 am.

- Joseph Taylor Homewares, 126 Mangawhai Heads Road, Mangawhai Heads. 17 January, 2:08 pm - 3:18 pm.

- Eutopia Cafe, 1955 State Highway 1. 18 January, 8:55 am - 10:55 am.

- Maungaturoto 2nd hand shop, 30 Hurndall Street East. 18 January, 10:06 am - 11:36 am.

- Maungaturoto Four Square, 163 Hurndall Street West. 18 January, 10:44 am - 11:49 am.

- White Rock Gallery, 5 Church Road. 18 January, 11:15 am - 12:24 pm.

- The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, RD 1. 18 January, 11:21 am - 3:21 pm.

- Gumdiggers Cafe Matakohe, 11 Church Road, RD 1, Matakohe. 18 January 12:39 pm - 2:39 pm.

- The Dune Restaurant & Bar, 40 Moir Street. 18 January, 4:47 pm - 7:17 pm.

- Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway. 19 January, 11:04 am - 1:04 pm.

- The Ville Turkish Cafe, 25 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 1:08 pm - 2:38 pm.

- Countdown Helensville, 43 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 1:46 pm - 3:01 pm.

- Super Liquor Helensville, 26 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 2:03 pm - 3:08 pm.

- South Head General Store, 3260A South Head Road, RD 1. 19 January, 2:44 pm - 3:49 pm.

- Macnut Cafe, 914 South Head Road, Helensville. 21 January, 10:20 am - 11:50 am.

- Orrs Unichem Pharmacy Ruakaka, Marsden Point Rd, Town Centre. 22 January, 11:21 am - 12:26 pm.

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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5 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
Sign up now

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8 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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6 days ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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6 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

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6 days ago

What's On: WAIMAMAKU WILD WEST FEST

Mary from West Coast Northland

Free parking. No dogs please. Food, raffles, competitions, games, street theatre. Stallholders, book with Toia. 9am – 5pm daily, ph 09 405 4815. No Eftpos or ATM, please bring cash.
WAIMAMAKU WILD WEST FEST
  • 7232 State Highway 12 Waimamaku
6 days ago

Do you think $2000 is enough of a fine for a farmer found to be mistreating animals at rodeo?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Matakohe farmer Derek Robinson has been convicted and fined $1960 for two charges of mistreating animals, after using an electric prodder on distressed steers before team roping events at the Mid-Northern rodeo near Whangārei in 2016 and 2017. What do you think of the prosecution and his fine?

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6 days ago

How to make colourful coasters

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kerikeri

Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your… View more
Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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8 days ago

We Say, You Say: COVID Tracer App

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tēnā koutou Northland,

How consistent are you with the COVID Tracer App?

Several businesses and other industries have asked consumers to continue using the Ministry of Health's COVID Tracer App as the number of QR code scans drops off over the summer months.

The Ministry of Health … View more
Tēnā koutou Northland,

How consistent are you with the COVID Tracer App?

Several businesses and other industries have asked consumers to continue using the Ministry of Health's COVID Tracer App as the number of QR code scans drops off over the summer months.

The Ministry of Health reported that national scans on January 19 were down to around 640,400. Scans peaked between September 4 and 5 where over 2.5 million scans were registered.

With more contagious strains of Covid-19 being detected in managed isolation facilities, District Health Boards across the country are encouraging business owners to get their patrons to sign in in order to maintain their ability to contract trace in the event of a community outbreak.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations section of your local community paper.
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6 days ago

7 tips for running 10km

The Team from Round the Bays

Thinking of running in Auckland’s Round the Bays? Ian Jones shares his top training tips to help you on your way!

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