Langs Beach - Waipu, Waipu

20 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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4 hours ago

What's On: 'Celtic Harmony' NORTHCAL IN CONCERT

Sarah from Kauri

Celebrate your celtic heritage and tap your toes! Join us for great night with Highland Dancers, Singers Emma Couper & Alisa Dodds, Waipu Pipe Band, and Keyboard Artist Andrew Garratt
'Celtic Harmony' NORTHCAL IN CONCERT
  • Waipu Celtic Barn
6 hours ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
Read more

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1 day ago

Poll: What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

This week Northland got another $30m in loans and grants from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), which aims to improve infrastructure and create jobs in the regions. But Labour is now saying it will axe the fund if re-elected, while New Zealand First says the $3b fund has done wonders this term. … View moreThis week Northland got another $30m in loans and grants from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), which aims to improve infrastructure and create jobs in the regions. But Labour is now saying it will axe the fund if re-elected, while New Zealand First says the $3b fund has done wonders this term. What do you think? Please explain your answers in the comments below.

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What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?
  • 63.2% The fund is good for areas like Northland
    63.2% Complete
  • 10.5% The money would be better spent elsewhere
    10.5% Complete
  • 26.3% I think it's a good idea but poorly executed
    26.3% Complete
19 votes
8 days ago

Have you seen Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on… View moreWhangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on the link below to find out more and to watch the short film.

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1 day ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

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1 day ago

Plants and Punnets

Liz from Rural West Whangarei

I am posting this on behalf of my mother, some of you will know or remember her well as she had Nellies stall for many years selling Potted Plants and Herbs, also Vegetable Plants and Flowers Plants in punnets. Mum has now retired from the market but invites any of you who would still like to buy … View moreI am posting this on behalf of my mother, some of you will know or remember her well as she had Nellies stall for many years selling Potted Plants and Herbs, also Vegetable Plants and Flowers Plants in punnets. Mum has now retired from the market but invites any of you who would still like to buy her plants to go and see her at 10 Arcus Street Raumunga on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from 9am to 4pm each of those days. She still has a great range of healthy, hardened off plants just as she had at the market, and a variety shrubs.

1 day ago

Have you seen the tiles on the Hundertwasser Art Centre?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei residents have had their first peak of the exterior of the Hundertwasser Art Centre, with the protective shrink wrap coming down on one side on Friday. The tilers have had to unlearn everything they know about straight lines and patterns, to create something more in-keeping with nature.

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9 days ago

What do you think of the Te Tai Tokerau candidates?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

This year's candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Tokerau include Advance NZ Party co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr, the America's Cup "basher" Moemoea Mohoawhenua (pictured), Māori Party social worker Mariameno Kapa-Kingi and Labour's deputy leader, incumbent Kelvin Davis.… View moreThis year's candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Tokerau include Advance NZ Party co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr, the America's Cup "basher" Moemoea Mohoawhenua (pictured), Māori Party social worker Mariameno Kapa-Kingi and Labour's deputy leader, incumbent Kelvin Davis. What do you think of the line-up?

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2 days ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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2 days ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
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3 days ago

What's On: Northern Jazz Society's Sunday Jazz

Silke from Tikipunga

Thelonious Punk with Bevan O'Brien, Derek Hopper, Andy Kingston, Alan Thomas, and special performer John Bell on Vibraphone .Admission $10 members , $ 15 non-members ,no eftpos available, come along!
Northern Jazz Society's Sunday Jazz
  • Flames Restaurant & Bar
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4 days ago

What's On: Senior Chef (for over 60's)

Nikki from Central Whangarei

Senior Chef is an 8 week cooking class where you can learn, or improve on, your practical food and nutrition skills. Ph 437 6397 to register.
Senior Chef (for over 60's)
  • Anglican Care Centre
8 days ago

Poll: How do you think we should vote for councillors?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei District Council has decided to keep its First Past the Post system for the 2022 election, but voters could demand a poll that could see the system changed to Single Transferable Vote, if there is enough support. In brief, First Past the Post is where voters give a tick to the candidate … View moreWhangārei District Council has decided to keep its First Past the Post system for the 2022 election, but voters could demand a poll that could see the system changed to Single Transferable Vote, if there is enough support. In brief, First Past the Post is where voters give a tick to the candidate they support, and the one with the most ticks wins. Single Transferable Vote is where voters rank candidates in terms of preference, and the one with the most overall support wins. Which do you think is best for Whangārei - please explain your answer in the comments below.

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How do you think we should vote for councillors?
  • 61.8% First Past the Post (FPP)
    61.8% Complete
  • 34.5% Single Transferable Vote (STV)
    34.5% Complete
  • 3.6% I don't vote
    3.6% Complete
  • 0% Other (please explain below)
    0% Complete
55 votes
4 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

7 days ago

Find your nearest voting place

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

The Electoral Commission published a web page with tools to find voting places, on an interactive map, or from a list.
Voting places might be open during the advance period, on election day, or both. Depending on the pandemic alert level during the voting period it might be smart to avoid crowds on… View more
The Electoral Commission published a web page with tools to find voting places, on an interactive map, or from a list.
Voting places might be open during the advance period, on election day, or both. Depending on the pandemic alert level during the voting period it might be smart to avoid crowds on voting day itself, make use of advance voting, and know about alternative voting places nearby, as well as their opening hours.
For those of us who can't get to a voting place, there will of course be alternative ways to vote, for example by telephone dictation service or postal vote, and there will be voting services provided at rest homes, managed isolation and quarantine facilities, and prisons. See here for detailed information.

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