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10 hours ago

What are your thoughts on new rules for Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The iconic Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe is about to come under a new beach management plan, which includes rules to help turn the tide on damage and neglect. It includes news speed limits on the beach of 60kmh, reducing to 30kmh within 200m of entrances. What do you think?

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3 days ago

Poll: "traffic control", or "the cone people"

Peter Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

They seem to put lots of cones out, needed or not. I've seen them cone kilometers of Kamo bypass when there was one small truck parked there and one guy working 20m off the road, cutting scrub. I've seen them several times drive down the highway at 20-30 km/h while they are not working, … View moreThey seem to put lots of cones out, needed or not. I've seen them cone kilometers of Kamo bypass when there was one small truck parked there and one guy working 20m off the road, cutting scrub. I've seen them several times drive down the highway at 20-30 km/h while they are not working, no road works near by, but flashing their lights and collecting kilometer long queues; both north and south of Whangarei. I've seen them putting 3 stop and go guys on an intersection that normally works just fine with 80km/h traffic flowing both ways on the highway, after they had closed the road to single lane, 50km/h, one direction only and the work was under way hundreds of meters away.

"traffic control", or "the cone people"
  • 6.7% they are just taking the mickey
    6.7% Complete
  • 40% it's a rort on public funds
    40% Complete
  • 28.3% we need someone to supervise them
    28.3% Complete
  • 25% they are doing a wonderful, responsible job
    25% Complete
60 votes
1 day 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.

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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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12 hours 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.
Learn more

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4 hours ago

New Town Basin Playground preview

The Team from Whangarei District Council

The new Town Basin Playground is SO CLOSE now - and with approval from the official playground safety inspector we even let one of our staff take a 3.5 minute break to play on it 🍿. This could be you when the playground opens next Friday 29th!

* To do: Shade sails, hazard-fencing, and a few … View more
The new Town Basin Playground is SO CLOSE now - and with approval from the official playground safety inspector we even let one of our staff take a 3.5 minute break to play on it 🍿. This could be you when the playground opens next Friday 29th!

* To do: Shade sails, hazard-fencing, and a few finishing touches.

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4 days ago

It's important

Fiona and Mark from Kamo

'It is important to Vote'.
I say this because when you do, you are invested in the people you want to represent you.
I am standing for the Whangarei Urban vacancy for the Northland Regional Council (NRC) I have been asked often " What precisely does the NRC do?" and "What … View more
'It is important to Vote'.
I say this because when you do, you are invested in the people you want to represent you.
I am standing for the Whangarei Urban vacancy for the Northland Regional Council (NRC) I have been asked often " What precisely does the NRC do?" and "What will you do make a difference?"
I can answer this. www.youtube.com... is the video I was shown at our Candidate information session and makes it clearer what you will be voting for in this coming by-election - someone who will represent you and who can be trusted to make decisions for the best possible outcomes for Northland.
BE HEARD, BE SAFE, THRIVE
I am invested in our community. I live in our community and I have brought up my children in this community. We survive and thrive through our environment, and I want us all to be well and loving our lives.
Fiona Douglas for NRC www.facebook.com...

2 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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1 day ago

NZTA scam

Patricia from Kamo

This morning I received an email from NZ Transport Agency <nzta.govt.nz@connect.com.fj>.
NZTA have confirmed it is a scam.
Please be wary and check that the address the email is coming from is the correct address. In this case it should be @nzta.govt.nz
If you think the email is legit but … View more
This morning I received an email from NZ Transport Agency <nzta.govt.nz@connect.com.fj>.
NZTA have confirmed it is a scam.
Please be wary and check that the address the email is coming from is the correct address. In this case it should be @nzta.govt.nz
If you think the email is legit but not 100% sure don't click on the link in the email but go to the organization's correct website.

2 days ago

Have you visited Marsden Cross?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Rangihoua Heritage Park is about 2 hours from Whangārei and includes Marsden Cross. It is unofficially the birthplace of the nation after hosting the first Christian service in 1814, which started the first European settlement. Have you been to Rangihoua Heritage Park and taken the walk down to … View moreRangihoua Heritage Park is about 2 hours from Whangārei and includes Marsden Cross. It is unofficially the birthplace of the nation after hosting the first Christian service in 1814, which started the first European settlement. Have you been to Rangihoua Heritage Park and taken the walk down to Marsden Cross? What do you think of it?

1 day ago

What's On: Dakota of the White Flats

Nicolette from Auckland Central

Dakota of the White Flats is an adaption of the novel by award-winning author Philip Ridley from Red Leap Theatre and directed by Ella Becroft.
Dakota of the White Flats
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1 day ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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1 day ago

Pair of wooden gates ($100/pair) plus old fence palings (free) for removal

Pete from Central Whangarei

Solidly made wooden gates 1500mm high - left hand gate 1135mm wide and right hand gate 1700mm wide. Rubber wheel on wider gate, galv hinges, drop bolts both gates plus new galv striker type latch. Made approx 14 months ago with new framing timber and recycled palings from old gates and fence. … View moreSolidly made wooden gates 1500mm high - left hand gate 1135mm wide and right hand gate 1700mm wide. Rubber wheel on wider gate, galv hinges, drop bolts both gates plus new galv striker type latch. Made approx 14 months ago with new framing timber and recycled palings from old gates and fence. Wanting $100 for the pair, well worth the money.

The rest of the existing fence is free for the taking. Used palings - there's approx 88 at 1500mm high x 150mm wide x 15mm thick and they've still got some life in them if you like rustic and free. There's probably recoverable post and rail timber in there as well. Have a part 10 litre pail of fence paint/stain to match the dark colour that's free with the lot as well.

Need to get the fence removed by the 29th of January. I'm around for the removal with power tools etc if anything needs cutting up. We're in the inner city behind the District Court Building. Call Pete on 021-755705.

Price: $100

3 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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1 day ago

Learning

NumberWorks'nWords Whangarei

How true! Let us help your child learn. Book a free assessment.

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1 day ago

Senior Chef - starts 18th February - a few spaces left

Nikki Smith from Anglican Care Centre

Senior Chef - cooking and nutrition classes for over 60's. We have a few spaces left on our course starting on 18th February. Come and join us for a social, informative, hands on class. Call us to reserve a space. 4376397

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1 day ago

What's On: Senior Chef (for over 60's)

Nikki from Central Whangarei

Senior Chef is an 8 week cooking/nutrition class for over 60's. A few spaces remain. Call 437 6397 to reserve a place.
Senior Chef (for over 60's)
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