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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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14 hours ago

Big Shower 1200x900x1900 in Curved or Rectangle Shape SALE

Sales Manager from Millen Master Bathroom Ltd, Whangarei

Bigger Shower, More room in lower price Now, available until limited stock~

Millen Master Bathrooom Whangarei
ADD: 137 Cameron Street Whangarei
Phone:092227088

Price: $799

14 hours ago

Find your nearest voting place

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

The Electoral Commission published a web page with tools to find voting places, on an interactive map, or from a list.
Voting places might be open during the advance period, on election day, or both. Depending on the pandemic alert level during the voting period it might be smart to avoid crowds on… View more
The Electoral Commission published a web page with tools to find voting places, on an interactive map, or from a list.
Voting places might be open during the advance period, on election day, or both. Depending on the pandemic alert level during the voting period it might be smart to avoid crowds on voting day itself, make use of advance voting, and know about alternative voting places nearby, as well as their opening hours.
For those of us who can't get to a voting place, there will of course be alternative ways to vote, for example by telephone dictation service or postal vote, and there will be voting services provided at rest homes, managed isolation and quarantine facilities, and prisons. See here for detailed information.

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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

Recession buster deals

Manager from Website Design Whangarei

Trade websites 3 pages from $499.00 +GST
5 pages from $899.00 + GST
Hosting from $240.00 per year + GST
Find my contact deals on the website Website Design Whangarei Link below

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!

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18 hours ago

What's On: Monthly meeting & A.G.M.

Monica from Rural West Whangarei

A.G.M. will commence 1.30p.m. followed by general meeting concentrating on displays of postcards by members, one page displays and exchanging of stamps. All visitors welcome
Monthly meeting & A.G.M.
  • Whangarei Philatelic Soc. Riverbank Centre Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei
1 day ago

Poll: How do you think we should vote for councillors?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei District Council has decided to keep its First Past the Post system for the 2022 election, but voters could demand a poll that could see the system changed to Single Transferable Vote, if there is enough support. In brief, First Past the Post is where voters give a tick to the candidate … View moreWhangārei District Council has decided to keep its First Past the Post system for the 2022 election, but voters could demand a poll that could see the system changed to Single Transferable Vote, if there is enough support. In brief, First Past the Post is where voters give a tick to the candidate they support, and the one with the most ticks wins. Single Transferable Vote is where voters rank candidates in terms of preference, and the one with the most overall support wins. Which do you think is best for Whangārei - please explain your answer in the comments below.

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How do you think we should vote for councillors?
  • 65.6% First Past the Post (FPP)
    65.6% Complete
  • 34.4% Single Transferable Vote (STV)
    34.4% Complete
  • 0% I don't vote
    0% Complete
  • 0% Other (please explain below)
    0% Complete
32 votes
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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22 hours ago

Free measure and quotes nationwide

RetroFit Double Glazing - Northland

If you’re looking to retrofit double glaze your home, we offer free no obligation quotes nationwide click here to request or call us on 0800 658 658.

1 day ago

Have you seen Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on… View moreWhangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on the link below to find out more and to watch the short film.

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1 day ago

Entries for the Open Ceramics Award closes Friday 25th Sept

Hannah from Central Whangarei

Kia Ora Pottery Folks of Whangarei

Entries for the Open Ceramics Awards are due in 8 days time!
We are excited to announce that our Judge for 2020 is none other than Greg Barron, esteemed Northland artist. We are happy that Greg agreed to be on board this year, and being local to Whangarei … View more
Kia Ora Pottery Folks of Whangarei

Entries for the Open Ceramics Awards are due in 8 days time!
We are excited to announce that our Judge for 2020 is none other than Greg Barron, esteemed Northland artist. We are happy that Greg agreed to be on board this year, and being local to Whangarei means the event can go ahead despite Covid-19 travel restrictions if we have them at that time.

There are two categories of “Best Open Masters” and “Best Emerging” (first time entering a National Show). Applications go through an initial selection round with photographic images only. Selected participants will be notified by 5 October, with an invitation to deliver the physical works for the competition by 23rd October. Judging will happen on 5th November, with the official announcements and opening 5.30pm Friday 6th November.

Get your entry into the Open Ceramics Award 2020! Find out more and see the terms and conditions on our website - quarryarts.org...

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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1 day ago

Bathroom fittings

Rod from Maunu

Stripping out a bathroom including wet wall linings. These should come off in good condition. Everything you see in the pics is available. Contact me to view and make an offer.

Negotiable

3 days ago

What do you think of the Te Tai Tokerau candidates?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

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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