Kerikeri District, Kerikeri

20 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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17 hours ago

What's On: Lucien Johnson Quartet Jazz Concert

Iris from Kerikeri District

Lucien Johnson is joined by celebrated pianist Jonathan Crayford, eminent double bassist for groups such as The Phoenix Foundation and Little Bushman; Tom Callwood and Julien Dyne on the drums.
Lucien Johnson Quartet Jazz Concert
  • Turner Centre
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17 hours ago

What's On: Aroha Music Society Ristov-Villani Duo

Iris from Kerikeri District

A piano and violin duo playing Beethoven Sonata N.4 op. 23 in A minor, Beethoven Sonata N.5 op. 24 "Spring" in F Major and the Prokofiev Sonata N.2 op. 94a.
Aroha Music Society Ristov-Villani Duo
  • Turner Centre
3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

3 days ago

Road maintenance season is under way in Northland

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

State highways across Northland will be repaired and re-sealed over coming months, as Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s spring/summer road maintenance programme gets under way.

Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult said Waka Kotahi will be delivering a large amount of roadworks … View more
State highways across Northland will be repaired and re-sealed over coming months, as Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s spring/summer road maintenance programme gets under way.

Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult said Waka Kotahi will be delivering a large amount of roadworks within the region this season to improve the roads, increase safety and make people’s journeys more enjoyable.

“Resealing starts this month and ramps up in October as the days become longer and warmer. The warmer weather helps the new seal stick to the road surface,” she said.

“The weather conditions are critical as was demonstrated earlier this year when the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown shut down Northland’s resealing programme. Once out of lockdown resealing resumed, but by then the weather had turned colder and compromised the new seal in some locations, leaving the bitumen exposed in areas such as on SH1 at Hikurangi and south of Wellsford.”

Road rehabilitation – where the road is dug up, repaired and re-laid as new – has been completed on SH12 at Selwyn Park in Dargaville and work is under way on SH14 at Paradise Road intersection.

Rehabilitation work is planned to continue in October and November on SH1 to the south of Whangarei around the Otaika Quarry and in Warkworth near the Hudson Road intersection, which will be done at night to minimise disruption to traffic. Also in October and November, there will be new asphalt laid on SH1 to the south of Warkworth.

In November and December there will be new chip seal on SH11 and SH14, and on sections of SH1 between Kawakawa and Warkworth. While this work will be largely done at night, motorists may experience some daytime delays.

Despite the significant roadworks programme, most work will stop before busy holiday travel periods like Labour weekend, Christmas and New Year, to minimise disruption to people’s journeys.

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3 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
693 votes
3 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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3 days ago

What do you think of the Te Tai Tokerau candidates?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

This year's candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Tokerau include Advance NZ Party co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr, the America's Cup "basher" Moemoea Mohoawhenua (pictured), Māori Party social worker Mariameno Kapa-Kingi and Labour's deputy leader, incumbent Kelvin Davis.… View moreThis year's candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Tokerau include Advance NZ Party co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr, the America's Cup "basher" Moemoea Mohoawhenua (pictured), Māori Party social worker Mariameno Kapa-Kingi and Labour's deputy leader, incumbent Kelvin Davis. What do you think of the line-up?

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3 days ago

Did you know trailblazer Lady Elizabeth Reed?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Lady (Ellen) Elizabeth Reed has died peacefully in her Bay of Islands home, aged 104, after living a “marvellous life”.
Reed worked in an intelligence division at Bletchley Park, the home of British codebreaking, during World War II. Even when she retired in Paihia her adventures continued - … View more
Lady (Ellen) Elizabeth Reed has died peacefully in her Bay of Islands home, aged 104, after living a “marvellous life”.
Reed worked in an intelligence division at Bletchley Park, the home of British codebreaking, during World War II. Even when she retired in Paihia her adventures continued - including parasailing at 102!

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3 days ago

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The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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4 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Jane Mander Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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11 days ago

He Korowai Trust harassed tenant - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Kaitaia's He Korowai Trust has been ordered by the Tenancy Tribunal to pay a former tenant $1000 after being found to have harassed her - including trying to evict her during level 4 lockdown, then "doubling down" on its mistake. Chairman Ricky Houghton said he has learnt a lot from … View moreKaitaia's He Korowai Trust has been ordered by the Tenancy Tribunal to pay a former tenant $1000 after being found to have harassed her - including trying to evict her during level 4 lockdown, then "doubling down" on its mistake. Chairman Ricky Houghton said he has learnt a lot from the incident, and will now use a real estate agent to manage its tenancies, but will continue to help the homeless. The tenant said He Korowai needs to act more professionally. What do you think?

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4 days ago

How does your houseplant collection help you?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

For this Nelson collector, houseplants help her cope with health challenges. "It’s been proven that distraction is a really good pain relief and the plants gave me something to focus on and interrupt the pain pathways.”

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5 days ago

What's On: FREE “Have-a-Go-Day

Audrey from Kerikeri District

The Kerikeri Croquet Club are holding their first Saturday morning Croquet, FREE, so come along and learn to play! Coaching and mallets available. Ph 0275-368728 or 0274-204008.
FREE “Have-a-Go-Day
  • Kerikeri Croquet Club
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5 days ago

What's On: FREE “Have-a-Go-Day”

Audrey from Kerikeri District

Kerikeri Croquet Club are have a free “Have-a-Go-Day” on Thursday 1st October at 1.30pm. Come along and learn to play. We look forward to seeing you! Ph 0274-204008 or 0275-36728.
FREE “Have-a-Go-Day”
  • Kerikeri Croquet Club
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