It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.
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Children have free admission to Russell Museum's new exhibition Te Whare Taonga o Kororāreka, which tells the rich history of the area.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is subsidising the cost of children to visit the museum and see the exhibition as part of New Zealand Archaeology Week.
The free entry runs from now until May 2, coinciding with the school holidays.
Farmers have been shocked to find the Far North District Council's proposed 'Fairer and Simpler Rates' system will see their rates increase by as much as $10,000 or 30 per cent in a year. A raft of changes to the way rates are calculated have been put forward by the council, with mayor John Carter saying some ratepayers will pay more while others will pay less. Do you know how the changes could impact you? Do you support the changes?
Quality items from designer clothes, jewellery, leather bags, art, art deco, hats, belts, shoes, interior decor items and more on sale. Tea, coffee and food will also be on sale. Open from 10am til 4pm. Get in early!