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71 days ago

What does it cost to stay warm at home?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

If this cold snap is getting to you but you're worried about the cost of cranking up your heating, don't despair.

We asked the energy experts to breakdown the running costs of all our favourite winter warmers, so you can work out how to get the best heating bang for your buck.

And … View more
If this cold snap is getting to you but you're worried about the cost of cranking up your heating, don't despair.

We asked the energy experts to breakdown the running costs of all our favourite winter warmers, so you can work out how to get the best heating bang for your buck.

And while it's no shock that firing up a 2Kw electric heater doesn't come cheap, the price of a warm bed for a toasty night's sleep might surprise you. Check out the full rundown, including electric blankets, hot showers, heated towel rails and more, here.

72 days ago
72 days ago

Are we living in a culture that doesn't allow us to adequately supervise our young children?

The team Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Child development expert Nathan Wallis says "we've created an economy where it's impossible to buy a house in New Zealand without having two parents go to work, so how are we expected to be available to walk kids to school every day?".

Do you agree with this? Do you think … View more
Child development expert Nathan Wallis says "we've created an economy where it's impossible to buy a house in New Zealand without having two parents go to work, so how are we expected to be available to walk kids to school every day?".

Do you agree with this? Do you think we're part of a culture that doesn't allow us to adequately supervise young children?

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72 days ago

Take a closer look

Triton Hearing

Make an appointment at Triton Hearing today to experience the very best hearing technology, and you’ll access a FREE premium upgrade*valued at $2,000 when you purchase PremiumPlus devices before October 31st 2019.

Come in and talk to the team for a FREE, no-obligation consultation on how the … View more
Make an appointment at Triton Hearing today to experience the very best hearing technology, and you’ll access a FREE premium upgrade*valued at $2,000 when you purchase PremiumPlus devices before October 31st 2019.

Come in and talk to the team for a FREE, no-obligation consultation on how the latest hearing technology could make a real difference in your life!

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Visit tritonhearing.co.nz for more details.
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74 days ago

Massive Theatre comes to Whangarei!

Massive Company

Hilarious, left field, exploding with originality, Massive Theatre Company’s ’Like a River’ is an unpredictable and rule-breaking countdown to a better, different world.

In a lively conversation with each other and the audience, our ensemble of five fearless young actors wrestle with the … View more
Hilarious, left field, exploding with originality, Massive Theatre Company’s ’Like a River’ is an unpredictable and rule-breaking countdown to a better, different world.

In a lively conversation with each other and the audience, our ensemble of five fearless young actors wrestle with the complexities of what it means to be a hero.

Written by the acclaimed and brilliantly funny playwright Jo Randerson, ‘Like a River’ performs at Forum North on August 7 at 7pm, for one night only.

“I liked the show especially the themes that the show deals with. It’s the things that we don’t talk about, or too afraid to express, that really resonated with me as a teenager” - Rutherford College student
Book your Tickets!

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75 days ago

Red Cross Journey 2019

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Red Cross Journey 2019 registrations are now open!
Grab your neighbours, friends, whānau and sign up to the challenge.

This is the perfect opportunity to boost your mood, improve your energy and best of all, help people in need in your communities and overseas.

Walk, run, dance, jump, or… View more
Red Cross Journey 2019 registrations are now open!
Grab your neighbours, friends, whānau and sign up to the challenge.

This is the perfect opportunity to boost your mood, improve your energy and best of all, help people in need in your communities and overseas.

Walk, run, dance, jump, or hop 10,000 steps a day and learn about global and local events and get to know real people who have been affected by disaster or conflict. Your fundraising efforts will go towards helping others, just like the people you will learn about.

Registrations are now open!

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76 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: Buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food pantry, help someone with a broken down car or flat tire, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

This month also coincides with World Humanitarian Day on August 19th and Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand) which is on September 1st.

Let us know how you’re spreading kindness in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZrandomactsofkindness

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76 days ago

Do you support a new childcare allowance for councillors?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Far North District Council is yet to vote on the new allowance for elected members - which helps pay for childcare - but Northland Regional Council and Whangārei District Council have supported it. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

76 days ago

What do you think of councillors getting ratepayer-funded childcare?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Far North District Council is yet to vote on the new allowance for elected members - which covers childcare while they are doing official council business - but Northland Regional Council and Whangārei District Council have supported it. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not … View moreFar North District Council is yet to vote on the new allowance for elected members - which covers childcare while they are doing official council business - but Northland Regional Council and Whangārei District Council have supported it. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

76 days ago

5 NZ 'attractions' that don't live up to the hype

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Planning a trip around Aotearoa in the near future? Well, you can cross these five spots off your must-visit list.

From Taupō's self-described "iconic" Huka Prawn Park and the overcrowded sand baths at Coromandel's Hot Water Beach, to the decidedly average … View more
Hey neighbours,

Planning a trip around Aotearoa in the near future? Well, you can cross these five spots off your must-visit list.

From Taupō's self-described "iconic" Huka Prawn Park and the overcrowded sand baths at Coromandel's Hot Water Beach, to the decidedly average Moeraki Boulders in Waitaki - there are some places that just aren't worth your time or money.

Have you visited any of the 'attractions' on our list? Do you agree that they are overrated? If not, what makes them so great?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/ comments used on Stuff)

To read more, click here.

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76 days ago

Poll: What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite … View more
While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite here's hoping you enjoy tonight's takeaways :)

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What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?
  • 1.3% Monday
    1.3% Complete
  • 1.6% Tuesday
    1.6% Complete
  • 3.1% Wednesday
    3.1% Complete
  • 6.2% Thursday
    6.2% Complete
  • 68.1% Friday
    68.1% Complete
  • 12.8% Saturday
    12.8% Complete
  • 6.8% Sunday
    6.8% Complete
1635 votes
76 days ago

Should you be leaving your heat pump on?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

There's no escaping this icy blast and the chilly temperatures make it tempting to leave your heat pump on, but should you? We've asked some energy experts for the best way to use your heat pump to keep your home toasty, and your energy bills down - and their answers may surprise you. … View moreThere's no escaping this icy blast and the chilly temperatures make it tempting to leave your heat pump on, but should you? We've asked some energy experts for the best way to use your heat pump to keep your home toasty, and your energy bills down - and their answers may surprise you. Check them out, here.

And if you don't have a heat pump, don't despair. There's plenty you can do to make your heating more efficient and your home a little warmer... Here are some common home heating mistakes you may be making and how to fix them.

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76 days ago

Te Pōkaitahi Reo Programmes

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Pōkaitahi Reo

KIA ORA! Do you want to learn Te Reo Māori, improve your competence in Māori conversations and enhance your knowledge of Tikanga and Mātauranga?

Our Te Pōkaitahi Reo certificates are fee-free and graduates will obtain an understanding and awareness of te reo that can be… View more
Te Pōkaitahi Reo

KIA ORA! Do you want to learn Te Reo Māori, improve your competence in Māori conversations and enhance your knowledge of Tikanga and Mātauranga?

Our Te Pōkaitahi Reo certificates are fee-free and graduates will obtain an understanding and awareness of te reo that can be used amongst whānau and in employment.

These programmes provide a pathway to develop skills and knowledge to protect, maintain and enrich mātauranga taonga tuku iho for current and future generations from beginners to more advanced levels.

If you’d like to study with us locally in Te Tai Tokerau, we’d love to hear from you!
Find out more

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77 days ago

Become a Teacher

Ministry Of Education

Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and … View more
Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and confidence.

Become a teacher and take your place alongside our young people. You’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives; to strengthen communities and build a better future for our next generations.
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