Kaitaia, Kaitaia

3 hours 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 Vote in the story or comment below (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/114276163/northland-regional-council-votes-to-provide-childcare-subsidy-for-elected-members

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3 hours ago

Electric blanket destroys family home

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A young Taranaki family is having to start again after a fire caused by an electric blanket destroyed their home

Homeowner Brittany Nawani, said "the blanket was on for a matter of minutes before catching fire and spreading quite fast."

She will no longer be using electric blankets … View more
A young Taranaki family is having to start again after a fire caused by an electric blanket destroyed their home

Homeowner Brittany Nawani, said "the blanket was on for a matter of minutes before catching fire and spreading quite fast."

She will no longer be using electric blankets and hoped others learned from their tragedy.

Advice to electric blanket owners is to replace them every five years, but if damage such as cracked wires or failing controller is showing, the blanket should be replaced immediately.
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12 hours ago

Help support at-risk teens

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed … View more
It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed funding received from The Warehouse Group's 2014 Suppliers Dinner and ongoing funding support from Warehouse Stationery, Aspire has helped more than 1000 young people develop the skills, confidence, knowledge and networks they need to successfully address challenges and achieve their goals.

From now until the end of July, donations from Warehouse Stationery customers will help support hundreds of at-risk teens who aspire to change their lives.

Find out more about the programme and how to donate here: www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz...

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/565216060674595/

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21 hours ago

What's On: Free Governance Workshops

Bart from Central Whangarei

Join Volunteering Northland for FREE 90min Governance workshops. Held in Whangarei they will also be live-streamed all over Northland, and available 'on-demand'. Contact 09 945 4984 or www.volunteeringnorthland.nz
Free Governance Workshops
  • Municipal Building
1 day ago

🏕️ Three ProjectK schools have recently returned from their wilderness adventures braving the winter cold. 🌲

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The schools involved were Kelston Girls College, Northcote College and Waitakere College, and the activities they took part in included; tramping, water activities and a solo camping night.

Congrats to all those involved. We hope you all had an amazing time!

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1 day ago

What's On: Come Play with Ruby May

Helen from Bayswater

The Orchestra is coming to town for Tots! A free concert for under 6's. Kids can dance, clap and sing and meet the orchestra with their instruments.
Come Play with Ruby May
  • Kerikeri Baptist Church
1 day ago

Retirement living and care you can trust

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

For Ryman Healthcare residents, knowing they’re part of a community they can trust and that genuinely cares, provides real peace of mind. Experience the difference!

1 day ago

Let's warm up your winter

Lemon&Joy

NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to … View more
NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to toe.

ONE SIZE FITS ALL!!

Lemon& Joy Wearable Blanket keeps you warm & cosy lounging at home, watching TV, camping, at a sporting event or anywhere you need to stay snuggly warm.
Find out more

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1 day ago
2 days ago

Help keep the lights on this winter

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are … View more
Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are often forced to choose between providing food, warmth and shelter for their family, knowing the profound impact that going without even one of these things will have on their health and well-being.

Please support this ‘Lights On’ Winter Appeal and help keep families safe, warm and sheltered this winter.

Donate at salvationarmy.org.nz/winter

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/626243601206686/

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3 days ago

Sharonika finds resilience through Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and … View moreTeen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’

Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.

Read more abour Sharonika's story here: bit.ly...

Show your support for Sharonika and other young people by joining our Supporters Group here: bit.ly...

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3 days ago

What's On: Ribbon Parade and AGM

Colleen from West Coast Northland

BOI Canine Association. Entries taken 9.00am, AGM 10.00am, judging 11.00am. Purebred and pedigree dogs from 3 months. Entire/speyed/neutered. Dogs must be on leads. More details phone Colleen 0272914153.
Ribbon Parade and AGM
  • Kaikohe A&P showgrounds
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3 days ago

What's On: Ribbon Parade and AGM

Colleen from West Coast Northland

BOI Canine Association Ribbon Parade and AGM.Entries taken at 9.00am. AGM 10.00am. Judging starts at 11.00am. Purebred/pedigree dogs from 3 months. Entire/speyed/neutered welcome. Dogs on leads at all times.
Ribbon Parade and AGM
  • Kaikohe A&P showgrounds
9 days ago

Poll: What is your experience going to the doctor?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

There is a GP shortage in Northland, especially in Kaitaia. I would like to know how this is impacting patients, so please participate in the poll or leave your comments below. (Please put NFP in your comments if they are not for publication.)

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What is your experience going to the doctor?
  • 60.9% I have no problems getting a GP appointment when I want it
    60.9% Complete
  • 34.8% I have to wait weeks to see the GP
    34.8% Complete
  • 4.3% I can't see the GP because there is no capacity at my clinic
    4.3% Complete
  • 0% I can't see the GP because I can't afford it
    0% Complete
  • 0% Other (please comment below)
    0% Complete
23 votes
3 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,
Online shopping is getting more popular by the day, but with the convenience of getting parcels delivered to your home comes the danger of potential theft.

Have you ever had an online delivery go missing once it has been delivered?

To read more, click here.

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Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?
  • 17.2% Yes
    17.2% Complete
  • 82.8% No
    82.8% Complete
1496 votes
4 days ago

#PlasticFreeJuly "The Rubbish Trip" Reduce Household Rubbish

Barbara from Kerikeri District

As part of Plastic Free July Aotearoa, Plastic Free Kerikeri, Redwoods Cafe, Riverview School and Transition Towns Bay of Islands are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Kerikeri, followed by a short, facilitated opportunity to set your own zero … View moreAs part of Plastic Free July Aotearoa, Plastic Free Kerikeri, Redwoods Cafe, Riverview School and Transition Towns Bay of Islands are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Kerikeri, followed by a short, facilitated opportunity to set your own zero waste challenges to take you beyond Plastic Free July!

Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over four years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin, including:

- What is the zero waste movement? Why is waste reduction important?

- How zero waste principles can revolutionise your perspectives on living and lifestyle, beyond your rubbish bin.

- Innovative examples of waste minimisation policy, practice and thinking from around the globe, and how these might inform community-level waste reduction.

- Tips for how you can reduce the rubbish in your life (including fun DIY household products, cosmetics, and other life hacks).

This event is free; everyone is welcome. Free zero waste nibbles will be provided - BYO reusable cup for a hot drink if you'd like one!

After the talk, stay on for a few extra minutes to set your own zero waste challenges for both you and Kerikeri :-)

The Rubbish Trip will be running a series of FREE events throughout the Far North from mid-July to the end of August. Check our Facebook event listings for more info! If you'd like us to come and run an event in your Far North community, please get in touch!

This talk is part of The Rubbish Trip's travelling project, taking the zero waste message around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Feel free to contact us via facebook #plasticfreekerikeri
or the organiser Barbara Belger 021 149 8656

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