Maunu, Whangarei

8 hours ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 days ago

An extra-ordinary election leaflet.

Tel from Central Whangarei

I was handed an election leaflet to-day that claimed it was from "Advance NZ". The leaflet said it was authorised by J Ross, xxx Botany Road, Botany. (I have redacted the house number.) This leaflet made some extra-ordinary claims. I have made this a public post in case it was an attempt … View moreI was handed an election leaflet to-day that claimed it was from "Advance NZ". The leaflet said it was authorised by J Ross, xxx Botany Road, Botany. (I have redacted the house number.) This leaflet made some extra-ordinary claims. I have made this a public post in case it was an attempt to traduce "Advance NZ". If the document is not genuine then Advance NZ can say so and I will take it to the Police.


The leaflet was stuck on car windscreens in our local Mitre 10 car park with neither permission nor knowledge by Mitre 10.


The leaflet claims that COVID-19 is no more dangerous than Seasonal Flu and decries Lockdowns and Mask Wearing. It says that WHO states that lockdowns do not work. The party worker who gave me a leaflet said that World-wide there were very few deaths from COVID-19. Instead what has happened is that Governments have simply re-labelled many deaths for political reasons.


Thank goodness these people have no part in Government.

1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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1 day ago

Poll: What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

This week Northland got another $30m in loans and grants from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), which aims to improve infrastructure and create jobs in the regions. But Labour is now saying it will axe the fund if re-elected, while New Zealand First says the $3b fund has done wonders this term. … View moreThis week Northland got another $30m in loans and grants from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), which aims to improve infrastructure and create jobs in the regions. But Labour is now saying it will axe the fund if re-elected, while New Zealand First says the $3b fund has done wonders this term. What do you think? Please explain your answers in the comments below.

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What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?
  • 54.2% The fund is good for areas like Northland
    54.2% Complete
  • 12.5% The money would be better spent elsewhere
    12.5% Complete
  • 33.3% I think it's a good idea but poorly executed
    33.3% Complete
24 votes
4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

The Booksellers (2020, Doco, USA) Book stores in New York have had their day. So, they're reinventing themselves to find new audiences for the printed word in an online world.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

The Last Full Measure. William Pitsenbarger was a US Air Force Pararescueman during the Vietnam War. Some Vietnam veterans lobby the government to see Pitsenbarger awarded the Medal of Honor.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Photograph (Comedy, India/USA, subtitled) Rafi, a poor street photographer convinces a shy, middle class student, Miloni to pose as his fiancée to get his meddling grandmother out of his life.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
4 hours ago

New Season Stock out now!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

Hi Neighbours,
Spring is here! Head down to your nearest Red Cross Shop and check out our new season stock!
We can't wait to see you!

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4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

The Booksellers (2020, Doco, USA) Book stores in New York have had their day. So, they're reinventing themselves to find new audiences for the printed word in an online world.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Form North
4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Show Me Shorts - See some of the best short films from NZ and around the world, including a living statue, a couple of young hustlers and a rugby-obsessed girl.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Show Me Shorts - See some of the best short films from NZ and around the world, including a living statue, a couple of young hustlers and a rugby-obsessed girl.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Roxane. (Comedy, France subtitled) Raymond, a chicken farmer in Brittany, hits on a plan to save his failing business by creating online videos with his chicken, Roxane as the star.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
4 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Photograph (Comedy, India/USA, subtitled) Rafi, a poor street photographer convinces a shy, middle class student, Miloni to pose as his fiancée to get his meddling grandmother out of his life.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
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6 hours ago

What's On: NZTRIO, Saturday 10th October

Patricia from Tikipunga

Described as a 'national treasure, and NZ's most indispensable ensemble ( NZ Herald). Violin/Amalia Hall; cello/Ashley Brown; Somi Kim/piano. Info and tickets at https://whangareimusic.org.nz, or on the day.
NZTRIO, Saturday 10th October
  • Old Library Music Centre in Rust Avenue
6 days ago
2 days ago

Have you seen the tiles on the Hundertwasser Art Centre?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei residents have had their first peak of the exterior of the Hundertwasser Art Centre, with the protective shrink wrap coming down on one side on Friday. The tilers have had to unlearn everything they know about straight lines and patterns, to create something more in-keeping with nature.

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