Kaitaia-Mangonui, Te Kao

28 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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28 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

29 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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30 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel go missing?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not… View more
Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not been an issue. If you would like to add detail or comment, please email me. Thank you.

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Have you had a courier parcel go missing?
  • 16.1% Yes, parcel not found
    16.1% Complete
  • 83.9% No, all parcels accounted for
    83.9% Complete
1474 votes
30 days ago

What are your best water-saving tips for autumn and winter?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The temperature has dropped and we are getting some showers but the drought is far from over, according to the Northland Regional Council. From January 2019, Northland has had 1000mm less rain than normal, and water restrictions are still in place across the Far North (Okaihau is the only place … View moreThe temperature has dropped and we are getting some showers but the drought is far from over, according to the Northland Regional Council. From January 2019, Northland has had 1000mm less rain than normal, and water restrictions are still in place across the Far North (Okaihau is the only place where hoses can be used). What are your best water-saving tips now that we are approaching winter?

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30 days ago

MURDER IN LOCKDOWN - 6th book in the series THE AUDREY MURDERS

Leonie from Kaitaia-Mangonui

Ebook released today on Amazon!
Written, edited and published during our lockdown in New Zealand.
I will order paperback copies for our local readers.. they will be available at GLOSS in Mangonui when they arrive in a few weeks time. I will also donate copies to our local libraries.

Keep … View more
Ebook released today on Amazon!
Written, edited and published during our lockdown in New Zealand.
I will order paperback copies for our local readers.. they will be available at GLOSS in Mangonui when they arrive in a few weeks time. I will also donate copies to our local libraries.

Keep safe and I hope you enjoy reading more about Audrey, the local psychopath and serial killer living up here in the far north of New Zealand... a fun, fast read.

www.amazon.com...

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31 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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31 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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31 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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32 days ago

Celebrate a special mum and win!

Jane Mander Retirement Village

Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this … View more
Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this link to enter our competition.

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34 days ago

Join Healthy For Life - a new programme for over 65s

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show … View more
Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy for Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
Exercise safely at home

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35 days ago

NEW! SuperSeniors Newsletter COVID-19 special edition

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has the details on the Winter Energy Payment that starts again today!

Click here to read: bit.ly...

To get our Newsletter emailed to you, if you receive the NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension, update your email in MyMSD here: my.msd.govt.nz...

If you do not receive either of these entitlements but you want to receive our Newsletter you can subscribe here: bit.ly...

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35 days ago

Job opportunities – essential fixed-term roles

AMI Whangarei

Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New … View more
Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New Zealand.

We offer training and support to set you up for success, office locations around NZ, flexible working options and a great team culture.
Apply today

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37 days ago

About 10% of drivers turned around - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The iwi and police checkpoints are continuing in Tai Tokerau under coronavirus alert level three. On Tuesday, about one in 10 drivers pulled over were turned around just before Kawakawa because they did not have a legitimate reason for travel. What do you think: Are motorists flouting the rules? … View moreThe iwi and police checkpoints are continuing in Tai Tokerau under coronavirus alert level three. On Tuesday, about one in 10 drivers pulled over were turned around just before Kawakawa because they did not have a legitimate reason for travel. What do you think: Are motorists flouting the rules? Should they be turned around?

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