51 days ago

What do you think of councillors getting ratepayer-funded childcare?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Far North District Council is yet to vote on the new allowance for elected members - which covers childcare while they are doing official council business - but Northland Regional Council and Whangārei District Council have supported it. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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2 hours ago

Fraudster's house sells for $700k

The team Reporter from Northern News

The lifestyle block of fraudster Joanne Harrison has sold for $700,000.

She was sentenced to three years and seven months jail in 2017 after stealing more than $725,000 from the Ministry of Transport to pay off credit cards and her mortgage.

The new owners say they are "unfazed about the property's former owner."

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8 hours ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Find out more

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8 hours ago

WATCH: Union

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city using the universal language of rugby.
Watch now

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