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90 days ago

Thank you: The Southern Trust

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🙏🏻 A huge thank you to The Southern Trust for their amazing support of our National Support Office!

Your contribution really does make a difference to the lives of thousands of Tamariki across Aotearoa!

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90 days ago

Electric blanket destroys family home

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A young Taranaki family is having to start again after a fire caused by an electric blanket destroyed their home

Homeowner Brittany Nawani, said "the blanket was on for a matter of minutes before catching fire and spreading quite fast."

She will no longer be using electric blankets … View more
A young Taranaki family is having to start again after a fire caused by an electric blanket destroyed their home

Homeowner Brittany Nawani, said "the blanket was on for a matter of minutes before catching fire and spreading quite fast."

She will no longer be using electric blankets and hoped others learned from their tragedy.

Advice to electric blanket owners is to replace them every five years, but if damage such as cracked wires or failing controller is showing, the blanket should be replaced immediately.
Read more

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90 days ago

Should councillors get subsidised childcare?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Northland Regional Council has voted in favour of councillors getting a childcare allowance. What do you think? Vote in the story or comment below (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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90 days ago

Help support at-risk teens

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed … View more
It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed funding received from The Warehouse Group's 2014 Suppliers Dinner and ongoing funding support from Warehouse Stationery, Aspire has helped more than 1000 young people develop the skills, confidence, knowledge and networks they need to successfully address challenges and achieve their goals.

From now until the end of July, donations from Warehouse Stationery customers will help support hundreds of at-risk teens who aspire to change their lives.

Find out more about the programme and how to donate here: www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz...

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91 days ago

🏕️ Three ProjectK schools have recently returned from their wilderness adventures braving the winter cold. 🌲

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The schools involved were Kelston Girls College, Northcote College and Waitakere College, and the activities they took part in included; tramping, water activities and a solo camping night.

Congrats to all those involved. We hope you all had an amazing time!

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91 days ago

Let's warm up your winter

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We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to … View more
NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to toe.

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Lemon& Joy Wearable Blanket keeps you warm & cosy lounging at home, watching TV, camping, at a sporting event or anywhere you need to stay snuggly warm.
Find out more

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92 days ago

Do you care about local body (council) elections?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Here's a run-down on the local body elections in Northland this year, including why you should care

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92 days ago

Do you care about local body (council) elections?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Here's a run-down on everything you need to know about local body elections in Northland, including why you should care.

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92 days ago

Help keep the lights on this winter

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are … View more
Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are often forced to choose between providing food, warmth and shelter for their family, knowing the profound impact that going without even one of these things will have on their health and well-being.

Please support this ‘Lights On’ Winter Appeal and help keep families safe, warm and sheltered this winter.

Donate at salvationarmy.org.nz/winter

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93 days ago

Sharonika finds resilience through Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and … View moreTeen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’

Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.

Read more abour Sharonika's story here: bit.ly...

Show your support for Sharonika and other young people by joining our Supporters Group here: bit.ly...

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99 days ago

Poll: What is your experience going to the doctor?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

There is a GP shortage in Northland, especially in Kaitaia. I would like to know how this is impacting patients, so please participate in the poll or leave your comments below. (Please put NFP in your comments if they are not for publication.)

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What is your experience going to the doctor?
  • 60.9% I have no problems getting a GP appointment when I want it
    60.9% Complete
  • 34.8% I have to wait weeks to see the GP
    34.8% Complete
  • 4.3% I can't see the GP because there is no capacity at my clinic
    4.3% Complete
  • 0% I can't see the GP because I can't afford it
    0% Complete
  • 0% Other (please comment below)
    0% Complete
23 votes
93 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,
Online shopping is getting more popular by the day, but with the convenience of getting parcels delivered to your home comes the danger of potential theft.

Have you ever had an online delivery go missing once it has been delivered?

To read more, click here.

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Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?
  • 17.2% Yes
    17.2% Complete
  • 82.8% No
    82.8% Complete
1638 votes
93 days ago

How well do you think the MenW vaccination campaign was run?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

There have been four cases of meningococcal disease in Northland this year - at least two are type W. Medical officer of health Dr Catherine Jackson says it's too early to tell how effective the MenW vaccination campaign has been. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for… View moreThere have been four cases of meningococcal disease in Northland this year - at least two are type W. Medical officer of health Dr Catherine Jackson says it's too early to tell how effective the MenW vaccination campaign has been. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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93 days ago

Nominations close today!!!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, … View more
Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, 11.59pm to submit for judging!

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