Kaitaia-Mangonui, Te Kao

90 days ago

Important message for Takata airbag car owners

Neighbourly.co.nz

If you have a vehicle with an Alpha-type Takata airbag and haven't had it fixed by the start of next year, then you won't be getting a Warrant of Fitness.

A recall was issued, but there are still a few thousand cars NZ-wide that have not been repaired due to peoples' contact … View more
If you have a vehicle with an Alpha-type Takata airbag and haven't had it fixed by the start of next year, then you won't be getting a Warrant of Fitness.

A recall was issued, but there are still a few thousand cars NZ-wide that have not been repaired due to peoples' contact details being outdated.

Six brands are affected by the recall: Honda, BMW, Isuzu, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota (including Lexus). Concerned owners can check whether or not their vehicle is involved in the compulsory recall here.

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91 days ago

Overcoming Obstacles

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🏆 We want every child to know: What they have inside is greater than any obstacle!

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91 days ago

Poll: Would you try a plant-based diet?

Neighbourly.co.nz

A Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based … View moreA Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based diet? Vote in the poll below.

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Would you try a plant-based diet?
  • 20.6% Absolutely - I’m open to trying it
    20.6% Complete
  • 29.5% No way - I love eating meat
    29.5% Complete
  • 11.5% I am already following a plant-based diet
    11.5% Complete
  • 38.3% I regularly eat plant-based but still enjoy meat
    38.3% Complete
1854 votes
92 days ago

Buy one, give one for Kiwi families in need

Raptor Rubs

Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to… View more
Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to do, we thought we’d put our own spin on it instead. One that is much more focused on community over consumerism, and equally about giving as it is about getting.

Curious?

Kicking off today and running through 'til Monday 2 December, we are doing our annual buy-one-give-one campaign.

That means for every Christmas Gift Box or Christmas Cracker set purchased, we’ll also give one to City Missions and food banks across the country to support families in need. Our aim is to give back to an organisation within the community that each of our customers live in.

The best part? There’s no car park congestion, over-crowded shopping malls or #walmartfights involved. You can shop online from the comfort of your own home, with the knowledge that you’re also doing good for fellow Kiwis in their own community.

You could say that our version of Black Friday is in fact a whole lot more colourful, adding brightness to what might otherwise be a fairly bleak Christmas for many families in New Zealand.

Together, we can make Christmas a bright and tasty time for families in need - and that sounds like a pretty good deal, don’t you think?!

Whether you’re buying for an avid foodie, a wannabe masterchef, a time-poor parent, or a student who needs help to step their signature spag bol up a notch, our Christmas Gift sets are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, are all gluten-free, with no MSG, and all-natural!

You’ll find more information about Raptor Naturals, our Christmas Gift Boxes and our Christmas Crackers on our website - www.raptornaturals.co.nz

Thanks for your support
Rachael and the Raptor Naturals team
Order now

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92 days ago

Upcoming Christmas fun!

Reporter Northern News

It's less than a month until Christmas Day and there are plenty of chances to get to meet Santa before the big day!

Here are 12 upcoming fun family festivals and Santa parades planned for all over Northland! Which ones will you be attending?

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92 days ago

Have you heard the latest?

Jane Mander Retirement Village

With our Lifestyle magazine you can read all about the happenings going on in the villages, from ballet, our new partnerships to dad jokes. Click on the link below to read our third edition for the year.

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93 days ago

Are you affected by the hose ban?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Dry weather, climate change and deforestation have all been blamed for an exceptionally early hose ban in Kaikohe. Have you been affected by the ban? What would you have to change if the ban was in your area?

93 days ago

Who is your favourite local business?

Reporter Northern News

We all have a favourite business - where the people are super friendly, the goods or services top notch, the deals great, or we appreciate the sponsorship they give to the town.

The most valuable contribution of small businesses, is the community spirit they foster. They set up shop where they see… View more
We all have a favourite business - where the people are super friendly, the goods or services top notch, the deals great, or we appreciate the sponsorship they give to the town.

The most valuable contribution of small businesses, is the community spirit they foster. They set up shop where they see potential for their vision to flourish, and we want to celebrate that.

Tell us who your fave business is and why, and you could win a $50 Prezzy card just in time for Christmas! Comment below!

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93 days ago

Every minute counts - Please donate today

Northland Rescue Helicopter Service

Meet Shane Brearley, one of our Pilots.

“It is all about getting the patient where they need to go – we often don’t know what is happening with the patient until after the mission is completed.” And the calls come thick and fast some days.

A combination of … View more
Meet Shane Brearley, one of our Pilots.

“It is all about getting the patient where they need to go – we often don’t know what is happening with the patient until after the mission is completed.” And the calls come thick and fast some days.

A combination of hospital transfers or a full rescue in the rural reaches of Northland’s rugged landscapes – or a long flight over the ocean to a ship or vessel out at sea – its always an unknown of what lays ahead.

No two days are the same, and each and every time the pilots have to ensure the choppers are ready. “It’s always different. Each mission, it is nice to know you are making a difference.

We are there as a pilot to transport these people who need help to get where they need to go, whether it’s a hospital transfer for urgent surgery or a full rescue scenario,” he says.

Please help us keep saving Northland lives by donating today.
Donate now

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93 days ago

✈️ Would you take one easy step to help transform ora taitamariki forever?

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Drop for Youth is a unique fundraising event organised by the Graeme Dingle Foundation.

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94 days ago

Thanks for all the entries!

2Degrees

Hi neighbours - thanks for all the ShopLocal entries! Entries have now closed but keep an eye on your local community newspaper to find out which business in your community has won a $20,000 advertising package!

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94 days ago

Do you think spring has been hot and dry?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Northland's open fire season ends on Tuesday with Fire and Emergency NZ saying hot, dry weather means fire should only be allowed by permit. Do you think it has been hot and dry? How will the fire ban affect you?

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95 days ago

Win an EXCLUSIVE concert for your neighbourhood!

SIX60 Tour

Got what it takes to be more Neighbourly? You could win an exclusive concert in your neighbourhood from one of the supporting acts from this summer’s SIX60 tour.

We also have 20 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to Neighbourly members for each of the regional concerts.

To be eligible, we’ll … View more
Got what it takes to be more Neighbourly? You could win an exclusive concert in your neighbourhood from one of the supporting acts from this summer’s SIX60 tour.

We also have 20 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to Neighbourly members for each of the regional concerts.

To be eligible, we’ll need to see you being more Neighbourly. Whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting a neighbour to join the site (we’ve pulled together a few more ideas here).
Find out more!

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96 days ago

Collect a bag of rubbish - and you could win prizes!

Resene

Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a … View more
Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.

It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
Sign up here

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96 days ago

Where community and staff come together

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make … View more
A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make sure you’re ok.”
Hoko and Glenda feel very fortunate for the support they received when Hoko experienced some health issues. It wasn’t just the village staff who provided support, the whole community rallied around them.
“When I got sick the community itself looked after me,” Hoko explains.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the staff here,” Glenda says.
Experience the difference

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