Kaitaia-Mangonui, Te Kao

10 days ago

Should more supermarkets offer "quiet hours"?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Countdown will offer low-sensory quiet hours in its stores nationwide. These hours are intended to help families with children who are sensitive to surroundings, particularly those with autism.

Will this benefit your family? Should it be rolled out across other supermarkets?
Find out more here.

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10 days ago

What's On: Kerikeri Croquet Club

Liz from Kerikeri District

Kerikeri Croquet Club: Twilight Croquet commencing 29th October at Cherry Park House, Landing Road, Kerikeri, 4.45 for 5pm start. Flat shoes. $5.00pp.
Kerikeri Croquet Club
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10 days ago

What do you think of mayoral candidates' convictions

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

There is no requirement for any candidates to declare their convictions. While most Northland mayoral candidates have been open about their past, there is a call for more transparency. What do you think?

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11 days ago

Comfort and Charm.

The Team from Neighbourly Property

75 Doubtless Bay Drive is nestled on the top side of the road. The cosy dwelling has been thoughtfully placed on the section to make the most of the afternoon sun and exploit the outstanding sea and rural view while maintaining privacy for the occupants. The view extends right across the Karikari … View more75 Doubtless Bay Drive is nestled on the top side of the road. The cosy dwelling has been thoughtfully placed on the section to make the most of the afternoon sun and exploit the outstanding sea and rural view while maintaining privacy for the occupants. The view extends right across the Karikari Peninsula.
The property features a charming dwelling that has been a much loved and well maintained home for the last 20 years. The interior of the the home has been professionally set out to make the most of space, giving it a much larger feel than the floor area would suggest. The use of wood gives the living area a warm glow with light being the theme of the interior.
The hallway leads to a modern bathroom and the two bedrooms, which have a peaceful outlook towards the rear of the section, with a smaller room which could be used for a study or nursery.
Attached to the back of the house is a private deck that would be perfect for a BBQ or spa. The easily maintained section has plenty of room for the boat and there is a single bay garage under the living area.
The greater Whatuwhiwhi area typifies the far north lifestyle. 5 minutes drive to Matai Bay, possibly NZ's most scenic beach and 1 km to Perehepe Bay. A delightful spot for swimming or launching the boat. With Carringtons golf course, restaurant and winery just around the corner, it really is idyllic.
If you are looking for a comfortable and charming home call Tai today.

11 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Read more now

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12 days ago

MOVE RIGHT IN – HENDERSON BAY

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Holiday or weekend at Henderson Bay, with this fabulous secure container bach set-up on 4ha of pasture, approx 700m from beautiful beach & classic A frame surf break. C shaped container compound sleeps four - master bedroom unit, two bedroom unit, kitchen & lounge unit plus separate storage… View moreHoliday or weekend at Henderson Bay, with this fabulous secure container bach set-up on 4ha of pasture, approx 700m from beautiful beach & classic A frame surf break. C shaped container compound sleeps four - master bedroom unit, two bedroom unit, kitchen & lounge unit plus separate storage & laundry unit, set up around a sheltered 6m deck. The 20' containers are fully insulated (except storage unit) and there's power, gas califont hot water, 25k litre water tank, toilet, shower & septic. Can be purchased complete with new furniture and furnishings plus whiteware so your holiday can begin immediately! There is a metalled driveway access to a large parking area by the container compound. The 4ha pasture block is level to gently undulating and currently grazing cattle. Viewing by appointment.

13 days ago

Safety alert: Unsafe child restraints sold online

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency is warning parents and caregivers to be vigilant when purchasing child restraints online, as some restraints currently available do not meet approved safety standards and may not keep children safe in event of a crash.

Child restraints should be labelled with any one of … View more
The NZ Transport Agency is warning parents and caregivers to be vigilant when purchasing child restraints online, as some restraints currently available do not meet approved safety standards and may not keep children safe in event of a crash.

Child restraints should be labelled with any one of these standards:
- A tick mark (indicates the restraint meets the joint New Zealand/Australian Standard
AS/NZ 1754)
- An 'E' mark (indicates the restraint meets the European Standard ECE 44 or ECE 129) - The number on the circle will vary depending on the country of certification
- Labelling that complies with the United States Standard FMVSS 213. The restraint must also show the New Zealand Standard 'S' mark indicating it is certified for use here

More information about these standards is available here.

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14 days ago

Dreaming of Karikari Peninsula!

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This flat piece of land 651m2 is in a lovely new subdivision of Karikari peninsula, with views of Tokerau Beach. A blank canvas to build your dream home or a luxury holiday home, dream until your heart's content in a beautiful paradise which has barely been touched on. Karikari Peninsula has … View moreThis flat piece of land 651m2 is in a lovely new subdivision of Karikari peninsula, with views of Tokerau Beach. A blank canvas to build your dream home or a luxury holiday home, dream until your heart's content in a beautiful paradise which has barely been touched on. Karikari Peninsula has some of the best beaches in the North. Tokerau, Perehipe, Matai, to name a few, within minutes of each other. Your summers will be taken up with fishing, swimming enjoying a platter and wine at the local Carrington Vineyard. Or just plain doing nothing and enjoying this unique paradise.
Call me to make this happen; Francis Rota

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14 days ago

Have you voted in the local government elections yet?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Voters have just one week to decide who they want to lead their district but Far North District Council fears less than 40 per cent will vote if the current trend continues. Have you voted yet? Will you be voting - why or why not?

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15 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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15 days ago

Are you having trouble getting a doctor's appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Kia ora neighbours, I am looking for whanāu willing to share their story about the wait for a GP appointment. If you have been affected, please comment below or you can contact me in confidence on 0272-581-228 or denise.piper@stuff.co.nz (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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16 days ago

What do you think of a marine mammal sanctuary in the Bay of Islands?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

DOC has banned tourists swimming with dolphins and now wants to go further to protect the bottlenose dolphin. What do you think if a marine mammal sanctuary - which could ban all boats - was introduced to parts of the Bay of Islands? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication)

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15 days ago

Affordable Lifestyle

The Team from Neighbourly Property

5.9489Ha (approx) life Style block in Houhora - there's not much around on the market up here for this price. You can stay in the bach while you build your dream home while reaping the rewards of the East and West coast within minutes of your property.
There is enough land for your own … View more
5.9489Ha (approx) life Style block in Houhora - there's not much around on the market up here for this price. You can stay in the bach while you build your dream home while reaping the rewards of the East and West coast within minutes of your property.
There is enough land for your own production of a plantation, or to have a few animals running on the property. A huge potential for someone with imagination and energy.
Call Rozana now to view - 021 1800 803

15 days ago

Get your voting papers in on ‘Vote Day’ - Saturday 5 October

Daniel Webster from Local Government New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal … View more
Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal system.

New Zealand Post advises that the Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days for nationwide delivery, while delivery to and from rural areas may take longer. However, these targets are guides only, and are not guaranteed – delivery may take longer.

Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

“Some of the main reasons people give for not voting are they forgot, ran out of time or were too busy,” says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

“So to make sure people give themselves the best chance to have their say we are encouraging people to vote early on what we’ve dubbed Vote Day. Fill out your papers during the week and then to pop them in the paid envelope and into the nearest post box on Saturday 5 October.”

“Voting papers have to arrive at council offices by midday Saturday 12 October, so sending them in on Vote Day gives them plenty of time to get through the postal system.”

Mr Alexander says it is important New Zealanders participate in the selection of the people who will make decisions that affect most people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Local government shapes the place that you live. It’s the pavements you walk on, the roads where you drive, the water you drink, shower in and swim in, your parks, libraries and swimming pools where you take the kids,” Mr Alexander says.

“There’s been a lot of robust public conversation around climate change, the housing crisis, the quality of our water and our transport options, and now is the time to turn that conversation into a vote that influences your local leadership.”

“Voters can still post their papers after 5 October, but there is no harm in doing it earlier,” Mr Alexander says.

Eligible voters who didn’t enrol before 16 August won’t receive their papers in the mail, but can make a special vote by visiting their local council offices, or by contacting their Council Electoral Officer.

What: ‘Vote Day’
When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Why: Make sure you have your say by voting early
How: Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

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