20 days ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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4 days ago

Was your place flooded? Flood costs now $17.6m and rising

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The cost of the floods on July 17 and 18 is more than $17.6m for damaged roads and state highways, damaged schools, slips on walkways, broken pipes etc. But this does not include private insurance claims for damaged houses, vehicles, businesses and farms. Was your place flooded? If so, how is the clean-up going?

4 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

12 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Music Society Jazz Concert

Patricia from Tikipunga

Lucien Johnson Quartet - saxophone/piano/double bass/drums. Top quality live jazz. Award-winning musicians, NZ and overseas. Original compositions. $25 members/$35 non-members. School-age free. For tickets bookings@whangareimusic.org.nz. EFTPOS on the day.
Whangarei Music Society Jazz Concert
  • Old Library Music Centre in Rust Avenue