Kaitaia-Mangonui, Te Kao

17 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or you can contact me in confidence on 0272-581-228 or denise.piper@stuff.co.nz (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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18 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 (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication)

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17 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

17 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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17 days ago

Cape Reinga to Bluff

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young … View more
The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young people across Aotearoa that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.

Kia kaha Marian and Kay!

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17 days ago

School decile ratings dumped - What are your thoughts?

The team Reporter from Northern News

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the school decile system will be dumped by 2022 and replaced with an equity index.

This will give funding based on students' needs, including ethnicity, parents' income, benefit support, parents' criminal history and Oranga … View more
Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the school decile system will be dumped by 2022 and replaced with an equity index.

This will give funding based on students' needs, including ethnicity, parents' income, benefit support, parents' criminal history and Oranga Tamariki involvement.

Some Northland principals are happy with this decision, while others are concerned they'll lose money with the changes. What are your thoughts?

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18 days ago

Did you know Special Olympian George King?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The medal-winning swimmer is best remembered for his friendly smile after passing away suddenly. Did you know George? What do you remember most about him?

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18 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter October 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also talked to the MenzShed about it's significance within communities across the country.

To subscribe, follow this link: bit.ly...

To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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18 days ago

Will you be taking part in the Tuia 250 commemorations in the Bay?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Kia ora neighbours. The controversial Tuia 250 commemorations will come to the Bay of Islands in November but at least one iwi is upset they have missed out in the formal events. Will you take part in any events? Why or why not? What do you think of the controversy?

18 days ago

Lead and inspire the next generation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my … View more
Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my whānau/hapū proud. I was employed by a school immediately after completing, am now focusing on my teacher registration, and planning to return to study for a Master of Indigenous Studies”

You too can help facilitate the learning journey of future leaders. Study with us in 2020 and become a teacher!
Find out more

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19 days ago

Sea, Sun, Surf!

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Sea, Sun, Surf!
If privacy and a stunning coastal outlook are your thing then this 838sqm section is well worth a look. Covenant free, centrally located in Tokerau, just a stroll away from the beach and the doubtless bay marine play ground.
If you prefer to spend your days off playing a round of … View more
Sea, Sun, Surf!
If privacy and a stunning coastal outlook are your thing then this 838sqm section is well worth a look. Covenant free, centrally located in Tokerau, just a stroll away from the beach and the doubtless bay marine play ground.
If you prefer to spend your days off playing a round of golf, dining out or enjoying world class local wine then this is what you have been looking for. All available within 5 minutes of the property.
Flat to sloping, this section is uniquely located in that it can't be out built. 25 Minutes to Kaitaia and all amenities.
Priced to sell, call Tai today for more details. 021 1149 645.

19 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

The team Reporter from Northern News

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your … View more
The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your thoughts?

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 36% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    36% Complete
  • 60% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    60% Complete
  • 4% I'm not bothered either way
    4% Complete
25 votes
19 days ago

National Gardening Week: Flower Power

Yates Gardener

The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seedsView more
The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seeds from Yates flower range including flowers for colour & bees.

We’re also on the search for Yates Budding Young Gardener 2019, the lucky winner will become a Yates Kid Ambassador for one year and win a family trip for four, to Hawaii. Entries close 6th October.
T's & C's apply.
Find out more

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20 days ago

Have you passed "inheritance" on to your kids?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We're on the hunt for people who've passed "inheritance" on to their kids while still alive? i.e. you haven't made them wait for it to be distributed by a will. Do you fit the bill? Get in touch with susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz

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