14 days ago

Do you have kiwi in your backyard?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

New Zealand's first kiwi corridor was opened in the weekend with the release of 10 kiwi in Tahere. The 14,000ha corridor links the successful kiwi populations in Whangārei Heads and Tutukaka Coast, giving these kiwi a total of 30,000ha of safe land to wander around in, and mix and mingle. Killing pests and controlling dogs are the main ways these areas are safe for the iconic birds. Do you have kiwi in your backyard?

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3 days ago

Have you been able to book a Covid-19 vaccine appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

A plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines to everyone over 50 in Northland has been called “a shambles”, as those over 75, who should have been high priority, cannot get a booking to get their dose. Last week, Northland District Health Board decided to buck Ministry of Health recommendations and open up its vaccine clinics to all over-50s. But with 73,000 Northlanders in this age group, it has been overwhelmed with demand, receiving an average of 50 calls an hour and more than 2000 emails to book an appointment. Have you had the same problems, or have you been able to book a vaccine appointment?

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11 hours ago

Learn te reo Māori!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities. The learning has helped my work to bridge gaps between Māori and others in our multicultural communities. When I look back, I feel really proud. It’s a great feeling when I speak te reo Māori. It’s a privilege.”

Share in Parminder’s experience and enquire now for 2021. These programmes are tuition fee free!
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21 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Another Round. A man believes having a constant blood alcohol content of 0.05 makes you more creative, so he drinks at work. When results are positive, his friends join in.
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