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35 days ago

Congratulations to our winner

The Team from Readers Tours

A huge thank you to everyone who completed our website questionnaire.

⭐️ Congratulations to our $50 Prezzy Card winner, Christine ⭐️

We were overwhelmed by the responses and look forward to making the necessary changes to improve our website experience.

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35 days ago

How are your children coping in lockdown?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Early childhood centres and schools in Northland are ready to have pupils - in small numbers - again but most children are staying at home. How are your children (or grandchildren) coping in the lockdown? What do they miss most? And who is helping them? Do they have teachers like the fabulous … View moreEarly childhood centres and schools in Northland are ready to have pupils - in small numbers - again but most children are staying at home. How are your children (or grandchildren) coping in the lockdown? What do they miss most? And who is helping them? Do they have teachers like the fabulous Mairtown Kindergarten teacher Anne Bawden who dresses up to read stories?

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36 days ago

Rural Broadband free for 2 months

2Degrees

Northland, you’ll be off and racing with 2degrees speedy new Rural Broadband, and we want you to take it for a Test Drive on us, no strings attached. You’ll even get a free modem to trial.

If you stick around we’ll sweeten things up with a $200 joining credit on our 170GB … View more
Northland, you’ll be off and racing with 2degrees speedy new Rural Broadband, and we want you to take it for a Test Drive on us, no strings attached. You’ll even get a free modem to trial.

If you stick around we’ll sweeten things up with a $200 joining credit on our 170GB Rural Broadband Plans for your home or business. Just $85/month incl GST on a 12 month term.

Give our NZ based team a call on 0800 022 202.
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37 days ago

What do you think of this donation to R. Tucker Thompson?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Yamaha has donated a new outboard to R. Tucker Thompson after the youth sailing adventure trust was robbed in coronavirus level four lockdown. What do you think of the donation to - and the theft of - this important Northland charity?

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38 days ago

Northpower crews ask for social distancing to continue

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

As New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3, crews are undertaking more work on the Northpower electricity network to ensure the lights stay on and to minimise the risk of any unplanned outages in the lead up to winter.

Crews are strictly following Covid-19 controls and safety remains a number one … View more
As New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3, crews are undertaking more work on the Northpower electricity network to ensure the lights stay on and to minimise the risk of any unplanned outages in the lead up to winter.

Crews are strictly following Covid-19 controls and safety remains a number one priority so if you come across Northpower crews working, please stay clear as they are safely inside their work bubbles.

Many Northpower staff are still working remotely from their homes and while Northpower’s offices and depots remain closed to visitors, staff are ready to help. In the event of a power outage in the Whangarei and Kaipara Districts please contact 0800 10 40 40. For other queries call the Northpower Customer Services Team on 0800 667 847.

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38 days ago

Need to save on power?

Electricity Authority

If COVID-19 means you’ve been using more power, or if it’s affected your income, talk to your power company to check you’re on the best plan.

Find more advice and support at the Electricity Authority’s website.

Talk, Check, see if you can save.
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38 days ago

Northpower crews ask for social distancing to continue

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

As New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3, crews are undertaking more work on the Northpower electricity network to ensure the lights stay on and to minimise the risk of any unplanned outages in the lead up to winter.

Crews are strictly following Covid-19 controls and safety remains a number one … View more
As New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3, crews are undertaking more work on the Northpower electricity network to ensure the lights stay on and to minimise the risk of any unplanned outages in the lead up to winter.

Crews are strictly following Covid-19 controls and safety remains a number one priority so if you come across Northpower crews working, please stay clear as they are safely inside their work bubbles.

Many Northpower staff are still working remotely from their homes and while Northpower’s offices and depots remain closed to visitors, staff are ready to help. In the event of a power outage in the Whangarei and Kaipara Districts please contact 0800 10 40 40. For other queries call the Northpower Customer Services Team on 0800 667 847.

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38 days ago

Looking forward to your next copy of NZ Gardener?

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

I am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve … View moreI am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve to make the most of your garden right now, plus Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown, a bumper gardening quiz, and you can visit a spectacular Taupō garden alive with birds, a whimsical wonderland in Glenorchy in full bloom and meet the clever and resourceful gardeners of the Chatham Islands... all without leaving your bubble. And thanks so much to everyone who has been in touch to offer their support to the NZ Gardener team, especially those who have subscribed or renewed or purchased a subscription as a gift (an NZ Gardener subscription is a great Mother's Day idea, just sayin'!) We are so grateful to you all, and it's your support that allows us to keep inspiring and informing gardeners from all around New Zealand as we have been doing now for more than 75 years. Please share this message with your gardening groups on social too. We’re looking forward to the many more years of celebrating the amazing gardens and gardeners of New Zealand that lie ahead.

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38 days ago

In Honour: Kaitaia veteran Ivan Grbich

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Kaitaia veteran Ivan Grbich is one of about a dozen World War II veterans asked to share their stories for Stuff's In Honour feature. His memories of the war are still amazingly vivid.

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39 days ago

Need advice on a DIY fail or reno dilemma?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where … View more
Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where where to start? Email homed@stuff.co.nz to tell us all about it - including photos if you can - and we'll ask our experts for their advice on how you can fix things up, or where to start with your project. 

So whether you have a interiors design dilemma, a need for some home DIY know how, bigger plans for a reno you'd like an expert opinion on, or even a tough cleaning problem you want cleared up, we'll get you some answers. What are you waiting for? Email your questions and photos to homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll get back to you.

Please note: We are unable to recommend specific businesses or tradespeople to provide quotes etc.

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39 days ago

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3

New Zealand Government

Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – … View more
Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – but which in turn – will affect all of us.

Two weeks then a review
• On 11 May, we will review our progress and decide if we can safely continue to step down restrictions, or if more measures are required to protect us all.
• So the decisions we each make now, matter. Because every interaction we have is an opportunity for the virus to spread.

Keeping safe at Alert Level 3
• At Alert Level 3, the best way to keep those around you safe, is by keeping your bubble small. Interact with as few people as possible. Less people equals less risk. And continue to stay at home whenever you can.
• We should each be making the minimal number of trips. Be sure to stay local, and only make necessary trips.
• And importantly, work and learn from home if you can.

Let’s do this
We’re a team of 5 million. Formidable. And we can do this.
So thank you New Zealand for making the right decisions, when it really counts.
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39 days ago

Rural Broadband free for 2 months

2Degrees

Northland, you’ll be off and racing with 2degrees speedy new Rural Broadband, and we want you to take it for a Test Drive on us, no strings attached. You’ll even get a free modem to trial.

If you stick around we’ll sweeten things up with a $200 joining credit on our 170GB … View more
Northland, you’ll be off and racing with 2degrees speedy new Rural Broadband, and we want you to take it for a Test Drive on us, no strings attached. You’ll even get a free modem to trial.

If you stick around we’ll sweeten things up with a $200 joining credit on our 170GB Rural Broadband Plans for your home or business. Just $85/month incl GST on a 12-month term.

Give our NZ based team a call on 0800 022 202.

Rural Broadband not available everywhere. Offers end 03/05/20. $299 non-returned modem fee may apply. Click for T&Cs.
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41 days ago

Awanuiārangi COVID-19 Update!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whangarei Campus

Tēnā koutou katoa. Given the circumstances regarding COVID-19, teaching and delivery of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi programmes will differ from normal over the coming weeks or months.

We will keep staff, students and our wider community updated on this as best we can.… View more
Whangarei Campus

Tēnā koutou katoa. Given the circumstances regarding COVID-19, teaching and delivery of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi programmes will differ from normal over the coming weeks or months.

We will keep staff, students and our wider community updated on this as best we can.

We urge students to please stay enrolled. Studylink payments of allowances and loans will continue as normal.

Follow our facebook page and visit our COVID-19 webpage to keep updated. We appreciate your patience.

Ngā manaakitanga, keep safe.
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42 days ago

Stories from the ANZACs

Ryman Healthcare Limited

ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, … View more
ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, Ryman recorded their ANZAC resident’s stories. Some are humorous, others are tragic and eye-opening, but they all offer insight into the courage, bravery, and determination required to serve.

What better way to remember than to read the memories of those who were there?
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42 days ago

Support Stuff’s local and national news teams

The Team Reporter from Stuff

For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a … View more
For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a new way you can support us: by making direct financial contributions to help power our news teams up and down the country. 

Make a contribution and you’ll help our journalists continue to do what they do best: provide our readers with trustworthy, accurate and reliable news.
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