56 days ago

What do you think about a man being jailed for dangerous driving south of Whangārei

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Wayne Purdon, 57, can remember the crash that killed nurse Jodee-Anne Redmond and injured builder David Dell but he was seen swerving over the road for about 12km before he crashed into their vehicles on SH1 near Mangapai Rd. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to two years and four months in jail for his dangerous driving. What do you think?

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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33 minutes ago

What do you think of the nine-month toxic chemical clean-up underway?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Authorities are bearing the $3m costs of a nine-month clean-up of a toxic chemical stockpile at Marsden Point, Ruakaka, but hope to recover the costs from the companies involved. The work is so dangerous, regular monitoring is needed to test for explosive or flammable air.

3 days ago

Have you visited Marsden Cross?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Rangihoua Heritage Park is about 2 hours from Whangārei and includes Marsden Cross. It is unofficially the birthplace of the nation after hosting the first Christian service in 1814, which started the first European settlement. Have you been to Rangihoua Heritage Park and taken the walk down to Marsden Cross? What do you think of it?