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7 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

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2 hours ago

What's On: Aglow Whangarei

Liz from Kauri

All welcome to cross-denominational worship under an open heaven. Hear Pastor Howie Edwards give a powerful prophetic Word from the Lord launching us into 2021. Bring Friends. Share the date.
Aglow Whangarei
  • Tikipunga Baptist Church
5 hours ago

What's On: Hatea U3A

Caroline from Central Whangarei

You're invited to our friendly gathering to listen to interesting speakers. Also to join groups about different subjects, eg travel, music appreciation, current events etc. Call Sheila on 459-7166
Hatea U3A
  • St John's Church
8 hours ago
13 hours ago

We Say, You Say: Peanut farms

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland … View more
Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland kūmara farms, with the peanuts ready for harvest in the next 16 weeks. Founder of Pic's Peanut Butter Pic Picot says that he hopes to make their product 100 per cent New Zealand-made if the trial proves successful.

MPI investment programmes director Steve Peno said that a plan to expand into a full-scale production would boost the local economy and create job opportunities for the region.

"This project fits perfectly with our goal of funding projects that will make a positive and lasting difference," says Penno.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community paper.
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16 hours ago

All Welcome

Jesse from Kamo

Dinner Event

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1 day ago

Update on Tikipunga and Hikurangi Placemaking programmes

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Tikipunga and Hikurangi residents have been helping shape the development of their communities as part of our Placemaking programme. Thank you for your input last year!

Urban Designer Alicia Lawrie says the feedback received has helped identify opportunities, future projects and actions to include… View more
Tikipunga and Hikurangi residents have been helping shape the development of their communities as part of our Placemaking programme. Thank you for your input last year!

Urban Designer Alicia Lawrie says the feedback received has helped identify opportunities, future projects and actions to include within these long-term neighbourhood spatial plans.

We've put updated summaries and reports on our website. We are now working on draft Placemaking Plans which the community can give feedback on before they are formally presented to Council for adoption later this year.

1 day ago

Find out the latest on the Northland community case of Covid-19

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Stuff's live blog has the latest information on the Northland community case of Covid-19. As of Wednesday, none of the case's close contacts have tested positive for coronavirus and queues at community-based testing stations have eased.

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7 days 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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6 days ago

What do you think of the nine-month toxic chemical clean-up underway?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Authorities are bearing the $3m costs of a nine-month clean-up of a toxic chemical stockpile at Marsden Point, Ruakaka, but hope to recover the costs from the companies involved. The work is so dangerous, regular monitoring is needed to test for explosive or flammable air.

2 days ago

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Medieval Madness 2021 at Kiwi North is now unfortunately CANCELLED.
Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have made the call to cancel our Medieval Madness event, scheduled for this Sunday 31st.
With the recent positive COVID case in the area and the wide area of possible exposure we feel this is … View more
Medieval Madness 2021 at Kiwi North is now unfortunately CANCELLED.
Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have made the call to cancel our Medieval Madness event, scheduled for this Sunday 31st.
With the recent positive COVID case in the area and the wide area of possible exposure we feel this is the responsible action to take.

We simply cannot risk the well-being of our community, the event stakeholders, club members, volunteers, staff and our organisation with so many unknowns at this time. We wanted to make the decision early enough to save the expenses and travel of all of those involved.

Yet again this cancellation is another COVID first for us but we look forward to our Kiwi North Easter Sunday Family Fun Day , 4th April.

The Museum, Kiwi House and Heritage Park remain open as normal, 10am to 4pm daily.

Stay safe everyone and look after each other.

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1 day ago

What's On: Whangarei Writers' Workshop

Heather from Kensington

We are a friendly group of writers who meet every Friday to give help and feedback to writers in all genres. Contact Heather 0274375163
Whangarei Writers' Workshop
  • Kamo Club
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1 day ago

What's On: Whangarei Writers' Workshop

Heather from Kensington

We are a friendly group of writers who meet every Friday to give help and feedback to writers in all genres. Contact Heather 0274375163
Whangarei Writers' Workshop
  • Kamo Club
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1 day ago

WAIPU MUSEUM ART'NTARTAN WEARABLE ART 2021

Sue from Langs Beach - Waipu

Great news! The Organising Committee is delighted to announce that Art’nTartan is scheduled to be held in 2021 with a new format and new dates.
Providing we remain in Level 1, and inside gatherings of more than 100 people are permitted, the contest will be held in the October School Holidays on… View more
Great news! The Organising Committee is delighted to announce that Art’nTartan is scheduled to be held in 2021 with a new format and new dates.
Providing we remain in Level 1, and inside gatherings of more than 100 people are permitted, the contest will be held in the October School Holidays on 15 & 16 October in the Celtic Barn.
Claire Drake, Producer and Debi Walters Brown, Director said today “We know that our many artists and designers have continued to design throughout 2020 and would love us to hold the awards again in 2021. We have therefore decided to proceed with the backing of the Waipu Museum Board and full details of the competition will be announced shortly”
There will be a new simplified format, which will provide for all types of entries and a competition for masks for the local primary school children. Prizes will be awarded across a range of categories and will encourage everyone from new entrants to the most experienced artists.
We expect to open entries in February and close them in mid- July. Pre-judging will be held in late August.
Welcome to Art’n Tartan 2021! Let’s make it a huge celebration of creativity in our community.
To register your interest please email artntartan@gmail.com, message Art’nTartan via Facebook, or send a note to Art’nTartan, c/- Waipu Museum, 36 The Centre, Waipu 0510

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2 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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3 days ago

The 28 businesses visited by northland woman who tested positive for Covid-19

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

All locations a Northland woman visited before testing positive for Covid-19 after leaving managed isolation in Auckland have been made public.

They include a number of cafes, bars and shops, starting with FreshChoice in Ruakaka on January 14 from 3.03pm until 4.33pm.

Read more here:

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All locations a Northland woman visited before testing positive for Covid-19 after leaving managed isolation in Auckland have been made public.

They include a number of cafes, bars and shops, starting with FreshChoice in Ruakaka on January 14 from 3.03pm until 4.33pm.

Read more here:

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