Kamo, Whangarei

17 hours ago

Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and … View more
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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16 minutes ago

What's On: SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE

Vesta from Raumanga

Everyone is welcome to visit. Congregations are held in Tongan. English language will be acknowledged and implemented into our congregations for the non-Tongan speakers. For more visit https://fwc.org.nz/index.php/about-us
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE
  • Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Whangarei
28 minutes ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and … View more
When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness by visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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28 minutes ago

Thousands of Kiwis given a helping hand

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono … View more
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Colgate-Palmolive's recent appeal! Thanks to the generosity of Colgate- Palmolive and Countdown shoppers, more than 10,000 toiletries and household cleaning items have been donated to Salvation Army foodbanks around the country.

Jono Bell, Territorial Director of The Salvation Army’s Community Ministries says the items are essential to help people stay healthy in the winter period. These include personal and oral hygiene items, along with cleaning products for the home.

Colgate-Palmolive also donated $10,000 to The Salvation Army’s transitional housing programme in Porirua which helps vulnerable mothers and their children with housing and wrap around support.

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1 day ago

Ibuprofen 800 mg causing vision loss?

Glen from Central Whangarei

I get gout which is a long term issue the doctors have had me taking Ibuprofen 800 mg twice a day for years. I got wise and brought some red cherries. now one month free of Ibuprofen 800 mg biggest change is my eyesight has improved I can now easily read the subtitles on the telly.
Google Ibuprofen… View more
I get gout which is a long term issue the doctors have had me taking Ibuprofen 800 mg twice a day for years. I got wise and brought some red cherries. now one month free of Ibuprofen 800 mg biggest change is my eyesight has improved I can now easily read the subtitles on the telly.
Google Ibuprofen 800 mg side effects, the first listed is vision changes.

Works for me red cherries instead of Ibuprofen 800 mg

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1 hour ago

FREE WESLEYAN CHURCH OF TONGA IN WHANGAREI

Vesta from Raumanga

• Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Whangarei
Name: Kovinanite moe 'Eiki (Covenant with the Lord)
Established, May 19(?), 2009 - present

Church services day/time: Friday 7:00PM & Sunday 11:00AM
Youth is held after our Friday church service.
Location: 55 Murdoch Crescent, Raumanga, … View more
• Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Whangarei
Name: Kovinanite moe 'Eiki (Covenant with the Lord)
Established, May 19(?), 2009 - present

Church services day/time: Friday 7:00PM & Sunday 11:00AM
Youth is held after our Friday church service.
Location: 55 Murdoch Crescent, Raumanga, Whangarei 0110

Everyone is welcome to visit. Congregations are held in Tongan. English language will be acknowledged and implemented into our congregations for the non-Tongan speakers.

Visit the link below for more information about, the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga.
fwc.org.nz...

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5 hours ago

THANKS - I hope the kind man sees this

Dot from Central Whangarei

Today at Yummy Sushi, Okara, Whangarei.

Thanks to the kind young man that paid for the lunch my granddaughter and I selected. We were surprised and delighted. Still smiling!
I wish you good karma and I will pay your kindness forward.
After the cashier told a surprised me that my card had … View more
Today at Yummy Sushi, Okara, Whangarei.

Thanks to the kind young man that paid for the lunch my granddaughter and I selected. We were surprised and delighted. Still smiling!
I wish you good karma and I will pay your kindness forward.
After the cashier told a surprised me that my card had declined I stood aside to check my bank balance online. Next the cashier called out that the man had paid for our selection. I rushed out to see him drive off in a blue station wagon.
Money in account - I had actually keyed in an incorrect PIN number.
Some weeks ago a lady in front of me at the supermarket checkout was trying to decide what to put back as she didn’t have enough money to cover her shop. I paid her $5 shortfall.
I believe in Karma and that what goes around comes around. This was mine.
I will continue to keep it going!

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9 hours ago

What's On: Ruakaka Dog Rescue Fitness Fundraiser!

Michelle from Tikipunga

Join us for our family fitness fundraiser. This is a FUN fitness event with activities for all the family. Adult and child categories, all fitness levels welcome. REGISTER NOW www.ruakakadogrescue.com
Ruakaka Dog Rescue Fitness Fundraiser!
  • Johnston Crawford Indoor Cricket Centre
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1 day ago

Ruakaka Dog Rescue Fun Family Fitness Fundraiser!

Michelle from Tikipunga

Ruakaka Dog Rescue (RDR) are thrilled to be partnering with Gritzone Exercise Specialists to bring you their family fun fitness fundraiser!

Come and join us on Sunday September 8th at the Johnston Crawford Indoor Cricket Centre, Okara Drive, Whangarei and enter into either the adult or child … View more
Ruakaka Dog Rescue (RDR) are thrilled to be partnering with Gritzone Exercise Specialists to bring you their family fun fitness fundraiser!

Come and join us on Sunday September 8th at the Johnston Crawford Indoor Cricket Centre, Okara Drive, Whangarei and enter into either the adult or child category, helping to raise vital funds to enable RDR to continue to save precious lives.

This is a FUN fitness event with games and activities tailored by Gritzone Exercise Specialists for all ages, all ability levels and all fitness levels. Bring the kids, bring the grandkids or bring your mates. There will be kids games and challenges and adult workout sessions.

REGISTER NOW on our webpage. www.ruakakadogrescue.com...

Facebook event: www.facebook.com...

Adults: $15 Children <13: Gold Coin donation
HELP us to HELP the DOGS and have some FUN along the way!

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14 hours ago

What's On: Fashion Sale

Jeanette from Tikipunga

Fashion Show and Sale of New & Preloved ladies & gents clothes, shoes and accessories. In aid of 3 local Charities. Raffle & refreshments. Cash only. Entry Gold coin donation.
Fashion Sale
  • The Falls Estate Village
14 hours ago

Are you waiting for surgery? We'd love to chat

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" … View more
Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" enough.

If you're happy to chat and potentially be part of a story about this, please get in touch with Thomas through his email: thomas.coughlan@stuff.co.nz

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9 days ago

Safety in our CBD

Glen from Central Whangarei

On Monday 12-08-19 as part of the WDC disability advisory group we had our monthly meeting, we are making some good progress, one concerning thing that came up was disabled people not feeling safe in the Whangarei CBD because of the amount of youth hanging about and intimidating behaver, also … View moreOn Monday 12-08-19 as part of the WDC disability advisory group we had our monthly meeting, we are making some good progress, one concerning thing that came up was disabled people not feeling safe in the Whangarei CBD because of the amount of youth hanging about and intimidating behaver, also claims youth were drinking alcohol in the CBD. How does the community feel?

During our discussion it was said the youths hang around the CBD because there is not enough to do also, some committee member asked if the free WIFI could be turned off as co-chair I suggested that we should not punish the many for the actions of the few. Disabled people like free WIFI, because in some cases apps to help the disabled can be accessed via free Wi-Fi

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1 day ago

What's On: Miniature Train Rides

Bruno from Central Whangarei

Miniature Train Rides at Heritage Park, Maunu from 10 am to 3 pm. Weather permitting. Event run by Whangarei Model Engineering Club.
Miniature Train Rides
  • Heritage Park, Maunu
1 day ago

Lead and inspire the next generation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my … View more
Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my whānau/hapū proud. I was employed by a school immediately after completing, am now focusing on my teacher registration, and planning to return to study for a Master of Indigenous Studies”.

You too can help facilitate the learning journey of future leaders. Study with us in 2020 and become a teacher!
Find out more

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1 day ago

Versatile Family Gem

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Inside you'll find generous open plan living, beautiful kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom is cleverly located away from the others, making it ideal for extended family or rent out for additional income on Airbnb or take in a border.

Outside you'll find two … View more
Inside you'll find generous open plan living, beautiful kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom is cleverly located away from the others, making it ideal for extended family or rent out for additional income on Airbnb or take in a border.

Outside you'll find two entertaining areas. One a private courtyard which is accessed from the dining area and the other ideally placed to capture the afternoon sun with a covered pergola sheltering which makes it an all-weather friendly space.

If you are looking for low maintenance with a small garden then come and see this property. The Vendors are keen to move, so give me a call and I will be pleased to show you.
Lloyd Kirkham Ph 021 902 768

1 day ago

A POWERFUL VOICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Glen McMillan from Glen McMillan Okara Ward

Glen McMillan Okara Ward

The proposed 200 million dollars Riverside Drive development.

They have my support on what will be a game-changing project for Whangarei the development is a mixture of a public and private and will bring great benefits to the people of Whangarei and Okara.

This will … View more
Glen McMillan Okara Ward

The proposed 200 million dollars Riverside Drive development.

They have my support on what will be a game-changing project for Whangarei the development is a mixture of a public and private and will bring great benefits to the people of Whangarei and Okara.

This will create $250m of direct economic impact, over 160 jobs once constructed and a minimum of 240 during construction, it will attract an additional 25,000 visitor nights.

When I am elected to council I will want to see this go-ahead to help lift our local economy it will create both short term and long term benefits, benefits that the people of Okara Ward and Whangarei as a city and a destination need.

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