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1 hour ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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4 days ago

Local Elections 2019 on Policy Local

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

Policy Local makes it easy to see what sets the candidates apart in the local elections.
The Policy Local team surveyed over 3,000 local election candidates for their policy positions on a range of topics, from climate change to rates. Policy Local presents the candidates’ policies on each topic… View more
Policy Local makes it easy to see what sets the candidates apart in the local elections.
The Policy Local team surveyed over 3,000 local election candidates for their policy positions on a range of topics, from climate change to rates. Policy Local presents the candidates’ policies on each topic side by side, and we can favourite the policies we like to make it easier to cast our votes.
Let's find out who’s running in the local elections and what they stand for.

2 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What … View more
Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

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3 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced … View more
Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.

What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?

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14 hours ago

Poll: Social Events/Locations for young adults

James from Wellsford

Are there enough places/facilities for young adults to congregate and socialise in Warkworth and its surrounding neighbourhoods? (Not including going to the beach).

Social Events/Locations for young adults
  • 25% Yes
    25% Complete
  • 75% No
    75% Complete
4 votes
1 day ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

Get a quick quote today.

*Ts & Cs apply
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1 day ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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6 days ago

Should The Block NZ be canned?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - three of the four Block NZ teams went home empty handed, as their apartments failed to exceed the reserve or did not sell.

Winner, Lisa Ridout-Gordon, says "the win is really bittersweet", and that "it's sad because they won nothing and we all sat there dreaming… View more
Hi neighbours - three of the four Block NZ teams went home empty handed, as their apartments failed to exceed the reserve or did not sell.

Winner, Lisa Ridout-Gordon, says "the win is really bittersweet", and that "it's sad because they won nothing and we all sat there dreaming about what we would want to come away with and what we thought we deserved".

Did you watch the final episode? Do you think it's time for the show to be canned?

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4 days ago

Poll: Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for … View moreThe Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?
  • 68.3% Yes! Buses should run on Sunday
    68.3% Complete
  • 23.3% No, I don't think it's worthwhile having buses on Sunday
    23.3% Complete
  • 8.3% Do we even have buses in Northland?
    8.3% Complete
  • 0% Other, please comment below
    0% Complete
60 votes
1 day ago

Where are your favourite Northland snorkelling spots?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - veteran marine environmentalist Wade Doak, sometimes compared to Jacques Cousteau, has died.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the Poor Knights Islands as a marine reserve. Have you visited this reserve? Where are your favourite Northland snorkelling spots?

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1 day ago

Waipu, Sun, Surf and lifestyle! DON'T DELAY!

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Build your dream home on this elevated 2,955m2 section. Great north facing views over the estuary and beach looking out to Whangarei Heads await your grand design.

Waipu is a highly sought after area, and this fabulous section should tick off all the boxes to build your dream home. If the wow … View more
Build your dream home on this elevated 2,955m2 section. Great north facing views over the estuary and beach looking out to Whangarei Heads await your grand design.

Waipu is a highly sought after area, and this fabulous section should tick off all the boxes to build your dream home. If the wow factor is what your after then come up and take a look.

Waipu Coves is a popular spot and offers a lot, being oh so close to the beach, 30 minutes to Whangarei and and under two hours to Auckland.

Price Indication: Early $400,000s

Call Lisa or Jenny at Mike Pero Whangarei to arrange a viewing of this fabulous lifestyle opportunity.

Please be aware that this information may have been sourced from RPNZ/ Property Guru/ Land Information New Zealand/ Whangarei District Council and we have not been able to verify the accuracy of the same. Please see link to Mike Pero Real Estate Limited statement relating to passing of information mikepero.com....

2 days ago

Take the stress out of retirement living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the … View more
In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the village. As a Ryman Healthcare village, Bert Sutcliffe residents enjoy a fixed base weekly fee for life – guaranteed.*
Judith explains, “For us it was a no brainer, it was the best decision.

*Some conditions apply
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3 days ago

Let’s Walk for Dementia Northland!

Alzheimers NZ

Dementia affects us in more ways than one, and more of us than we realise.

That’s why this September, thousands of Kiwis will joining Memory Walks to show their support for all those living with dementia.

Will you join us this World Alzheimers Month?

Where & When:
Dargaville: … View more
Dementia affects us in more ways than one, and more of us than we realise.

That’s why this September, thousands of Kiwis will joining Memory Walks to show their support for all those living with dementia.

Will you join us this World Alzheimers Month?

Where & When:
Dargaville: Countdown Carpark on Victoria St at 10 am on Saturday 21st September
Kaitaia: Community House on Puckey Ave at 10 am on Saturday 21st September
Kerikeri: walking either the Domain Loop or the Waterfall Walk from 11 am on Saturday 21st September
Whangarei: below Basin Bridge at 10 am on Sunday 22nd September

Register today at alzheimers.org.nz
Let’s make dementia top of mind.
Register now

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3 days ago

Electric vehicle (EV) registrations already exceed the target of 16,000 for the year 2019

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

EV talk magazine reported recently that EV registrations already exceed the target of 16,000 for the year 2019. While it is obviously good news to reach this year's target 4 months early, the target of 32,000 EVs for 2020 will be much harder to achieve, since the EV adoption rate has now … View moreEV talk magazine reported recently that EV registrations already exceed the target of 16,000 for the year 2019. While it is obviously good news to reach this year's target 4 months early, the target of 32,000 EVs for 2020 will be much harder to achieve, since the EV adoption rate has now settled at a linear rate of about 500 to 600 vehicles per month, rather than doubling each year, which would be required to meet the last two targets set by the previous government and reach 64,000 EVs by the end of 2021.
Switching our vehicle fleet to electric is one of the few low-hanging fruit in our transition to a low-emissions economy, because it could remove about 17% of all our greenhouse gas emissions. While EVs don't make as much sense in many other countries, particularly those with a high percentage of electricity generated from fossil fuels, NZ is uniquely positioned to benefit big time from the switch. Our electricity generation from renewable sources has already reached 85%, and our average fossil fuel efficiency is dismal (9.5 litres/100km, compared to 4.9 litres/100km in the EU). Thus every EV in NZ that replaces a fossil-fuel car makes a much bigger positive contribution, compared to most other countries.
Of course, even an EV is still a car on the road and contributes to congestion, so we need not just cleaner, but also less cars overall. I for one hope that I've already purchased my last owned car ever, and I am looking forward to car sharing schemes, like the ones already established in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, where I can just summon a suitable car for a fair fare whenever I need one.

4 days ago

The Voting Climate: A Stuff survey of every council candidate

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

As part of Stuff's Quick! Save the Planet project, we are contacting every candidate in every council race to ask a series of questions about climate change. We're also asking them all for a short position statement on climate change issues.

We'll publish the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

As part of Stuff's Quick! Save the Planet project, we are contacting every candidate in every council race to ask a series of questions about climate change. We're also asking them all for a short position statement on climate change issues.

We'll publish the results of our survey on a special section, in time for when ballot papers start arriving in mailboxes at the end of next week.

If you're standing as a council candidate, please answer Stuff's climate change survey.

To find out more, click here

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