58 days ago

Keep our Kids SAFE

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

An URGENT message from Whangārei Intermediate School

URGENT - Please remind your child to be safe by walking home with a friend. Avoid being alone.

A student today was approached when walking home in Third Ave today by a man who drove across to the wrong side of the road and pulled up alongside her. He asked if she wanted a ride and when she declined he reached out and tried to grab her. She escaped his grasp and ran all the way home. The mother has reported to the police and has now arranged for a buddy to walk with her to/from school.

The man was described as possibly 50s, very dark complexion (possibly Indian or African) with grey stubble with a black beanie. Was driving a beaten-up older red car.

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IRD scam

Patricia from Kamo

End of tax year has passed and the scammers are at it again. I just received an email from this address - Do Not Reply <my3IR.online.alert@connect.com.fj> - saying I was due a refund and to clink the link given and it would need my credit card details.
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1 day ago

Smokingfree 2025

Natasha Judd from Cancer Society Northland

Smoking kills more New Zealanders each year than road crashes, suicide, alcohol, other drugs, murder and drowning - all put together.
Let's change this www.parliament.nz...
Sign the petition to reduce the number of shops selling tobacco and help New Zealand reach Smokefree 2025.

3 days ago

What do you think of stricter freedom camping rules?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Stuart Nash was in Northland late last week to announced proposed stricter rules for freedom camping - including banning non-self-contained vehicles or making them park in campgrounds only, fines increasing from $200 to $1000, and requirements on rental companies to collect fines. Nash says the rules are about making sure people don't toilet in inappropriate places. What do you think of the proposed new rules? Have you ever been impacted by freedom campers?