89 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 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.
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15 hours ago

John Carter re-elected as mayor - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Preliminary election results sees John Carter re-elected as mayor, despite a high number of challengers. What do you think of the results? Did you vote this year?

13 hours ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 10.3% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    10.3% Complete
  • 2.2% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    2.2% Complete
  • 22.1% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    22.1% Complete
  • 37.6% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    37.6% Complete
  • 27.7% It's just like any other day for me
    27.7% Complete
1162 votes
13 hours ago

Heavy rain warning

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for Northland.

Valid: 17 hours from 1:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 80 to 100mm to accumulate in the east, and 50 to 80mm elsewhere. Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour, with thunderstorms possible.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 14 Oct 2019.