Maunu, Whangarei

4 hours ago

Resident-friendly terms

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly… View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want.
*Some conditions apply
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1 day ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

3 days ago

Our good people

Glen from Central Whangarei

So with all the bad news stories we hear I wanted to share a happy story, I have a brand new mobility scooter I went out today in Whangarei for my very first ride, I did not get far, faced with a flooded footpath, see the image I faced reversing fifty meters back down the footpath and finding … View moreSo with all the bad news stories we hear I wanted to share a happy story, I have a brand new mobility scooter I went out today in Whangarei for my very first ride, I did not get far, faced with a flooded footpath, see the image I faced reversing fifty meters back down the footpath and finding another way.
Nix minute a little car pulls up out jumps a large Maori man offering to help he stood in the water and directed me forward showing where the path was. Made my day I love this stuff lots of good people out there.
And before anybody jumps on me I also identify as Maori a descendant of the Ngati Raukawa tribe.

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1 day ago

Noel Lemming Special Deals

Natasha Judd from Cancer Society Northland

Friends and family deals at Noel Lemming from 14- 27 June 2021

Get amazing deals on the brands you love and 2.5% of total sales will go towards the Cancer Society Northland.

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1 day ago

Draft Waterfront Precinct Plan - second round of engagement

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Is your vision for the Waterfront Precinct the same as ours? Based on feedback from our last round of engagement we've drawn up a draft Waterfront Precinct Plan, but we want to check it with you before it gets underway.

The plan is based around these eight key outcomes: Experience, well … View more
Is your vision for the Waterfront Precinct the same as ours? Based on feedback from our last round of engagement we've drawn up a draft Waterfront Precinct Plan, but we want to check it with you before it gets underway.

The plan is based around these eight key outcomes: Experience, well connected, design and development, waterfront living, employment & education, environment, working together, and Arts, culture & heritage. Missing anything?

Read more and have your say:
www.wdc.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Welcome sign

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

A vintage print can make a great welcome sign for your home entrance way by simply adding some hand painted letters in your choice of Resene colours!

Find out how to create your own.

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2 days ago

Warm welcome to Northpower!

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Northpower as our new Neighbourly partner. Nothpower keeps more than 60,000 Whangarei and Kaipara locals connected through electricity distribution and fibre networks.

Like Neighbourly, Northpower is 100% Kiwi owned and at the forefront of connecting … View more
We're very excited to announce Northpower as our new Neighbourly partner. Nothpower keeps more than 60,000 Whangarei and Kaipara locals connected through electricity distribution and fibre networks.

Like Neighbourly, Northpower is 100% Kiwi owned and at the forefront of connecting communities.

Please join us in welcoming Northpower and stay tuned for their updates, safety information and other exciting content!
Find out more

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3 days ago

Redcross sale

Todd Vincent from Red Cross Shop Whangarei

Come along to our Red Cross at 46 John Street Whangarei,we have some amazing bargains in our half price clothing sale,come and stock up for the cold winter months.

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3 days ago

Confidence.

NumberWorks'nWords Whangarei

With a confident attitude, you can reach great heights.

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3 days ago

It’s all on at Fieldays.

Fieldays

Get down to the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere!

The heats are On at Fieldays 2021. From fencing, to tractor pull, the competition is heating up. Alongside the friendly competition, it’s the ultimate launch platform for cutting edge technology and innovation.

Make … View more
Get down to the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere!

The heats are On at Fieldays 2021. From fencing, to tractor pull, the competition is heating up. Alongside the friendly competition, it’s the ultimate launch platform for cutting edge technology and innovation.

Make sure Fieldays is on your calendar, 16-19 June. It's on site, and online.

It’s all On! Get your tickets now.
Find out more

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4 days ago

To Prune or not to Prune

Shane from Tikipunga

When to prune: summer vs winter

Fruit trees can be pruned both in summer and winter. Winter pruning is generally best done in July through August, and should be done before the buds begin to swell too much.

Summer pruning happens after the tree has finished fruiting (so depending on the variety … View more
When to prune: summer vs winter

Fruit trees can be pruned both in summer and winter. Winter pruning is generally best done in July through August, and should be done before the buds begin to swell too much.

Summer pruning happens after the tree has finished fruiting (so depending on the variety this may actually be early autumn), and there are a few advantages over winter pruning.

Less chance of disease or infection

Reduces the vigour of any regrowth

It's easier to find a nice day (Auckland's winter isn't best known for sunny, dry days).

However, winter pruning is definitely easier to do. The bare branches make it easier to see what's happening. And as long as you're careful and choose a good day, disease and infections aren't that likely.

In general, I'd recommend pruning in winter for structure, and in summer to help control the size and to trim out any damages, dead or diseased branches. Pruning in summer is also generally recommended for stonefruit (peaches, plums and apricots). However, even with stonefruit I'd still try and get the initial shape right immediately after planting as this tends to help the plant grow in the right shape from the get go.

What you'll need:

Secateurs
Loppers
Pruning Saw
Pruning Paste/Paint

Methylated Spirits- Avoid spreading diseases by sterilising blades with meths between each cut. I put mine in a little sprayer to make it easier to apply.

Other useful items:

Pole Tree Pruner (allows you to prune high up branches without a ladder)

A sturdy A-frame ladder (If you do need a ladder, be careful as it can be dangerous).

Sharp penknife or Stanley Knife.

Note: All these tools should be sharp to ensure that your cuts are nice and neat. If they aren't and you need help sharpening you can drop your tools in to your nearest Kings Plant Barn and make use of our sharpening service.





Tips for getting started

Prune on a dry day - if the trees are wet this increases your chance of spreading disease.

Know what shape you are aiming for when pruning. Generally speaking, prune and train plum and peach trees into an open-vase shape, and apples and pears into a central leader. Though there are a few other options, including modified central leaders, espaliers, and cordons that are better in some situations..

Get the shape right early. If you get the shape right early you'll make it much easier for your future self.

With the possible exception of the first year, where pruning hard can help establish a good shape, it's generally best to avoid pruning back by more than a 1/3.

More information on: www.kings.co.nz...

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4 days ago

Paper Shredder

Gerhard from Central Whangarei

Shred your home or office paper or documents. Used but in good condition. $ 25.00. Contact 021 718 459.

Negotiable

4 days ago

Death Cafe Whangarei

Jo from Central Whangarei

Come along and join us for an open, lighthearted, informative and wide ranging discussion about our relationship to, and understanding of death, in our lives and community. No agenda other than the questions we bring and the information we share about something that touches us all. Free Event, … View moreCome along and join us for an open, lighthearted, informative and wide ranging discussion about our relationship to, and understanding of death, in our lives and community. No agenda other than the questions we bring and the information we share about something that touches us all. Free Event, Purchase own refreshments, All Welcome
Dickens Inn, Cameron St, Whangarei. Saturday 26th June, 10am -12pm
Death Cafes are part of a global movement where people, often strangers, gather to talk about death. We hold our death cafes in a cafe to normalise the conversation about death - please be prepared for the cafe environment
Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group not a grief support or counselling session.
Our Death Cafes are always offered: - On a not for profit basis - in a respectful and confidential space - With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action.
For more info visit - www.deathcafe.com...
Contact: Jo Moselen Mob: 021 450 525
www.facebook.com...
Email - deathcafewhg@gmail.com

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4 days ago

What's On: Death Cafe Whangarei

Jo from Central Whangarei

An open, lighthearted, informative and wide ranging discussion about our relationship to and our understanding of death in our lives and community. More info contact Jo 021 450 525
Death Cafe Whangarei
  • Dickens Inn (upstairs)
4 days ago

RMHC® New Zealand Annual Appeal

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Help us house families with hospitalised children. Join the fight to fund a night. Find out more

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