24 days ago

WDC FREE PLANTS & TREES - 'Pohutukawa Coast' annual native-plant give-away

Branch Secretary from Forest & Bird - Northern Branch

The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society - Northern Branch has been supporting this project for well over 28 years with Whangarei District Council. Thank you to the volunteers that distribute these plants and trees to WDC Community of Residents and Ratepayers.

The hugely popular 'Pohutukawa Coast' annual give-away of native plants is finally back for 2020.

Initially delayed by COVID-19 lockdown, the give-away will now take place on Monday July 6th - five days from now! You can take home 2 native plants per ratepayer, first-come first-served.

OUT OF STOCK - Central Whangārei residents will be collecting plants from Botanica on First Avenue between 10:00am and 4:00pm next week.

We also have volunteers in Tutukaka, South Whangārei and Whangārei Heads who are also helping with distribution - details will be released first thing Monday morning!You can collect 2 plants per ratepayer for free from your local volunteer:

NB: Botanica is now out of stock!

Tutukaka Coast: Contact Tawapou Coastal Natives.
Phone 09 434 3971 for details.

Southern Whangarei: Contact Robbie Jones.
Phone 09 432 7329 for details.

North-east and Whangarei Heads: Contact Alan Willis and Rona Mahy-Willis.
Phone 09 436 2808 for details.

More info about Pohutukawa Coast on our website:


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1 day ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

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8 hours ago

No NZ COVID Tracer QR poster? No business from me!

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

I spent some time in Whangarei (CBD and Okara Centre) yesterday, and I noticed that very few businesses displayed an NZ COVID Tracer QR poster on their premises.
So here's my message to all the businesses in the Whangarei and Bream Bay area: If you're too complacent and indifferent to be a part of The Team and can't be bothered to invest about 5 to 10 minutes to request your poster here, print it and display it, then I can't be bothered spending my time and money at your business.
It's that simple. Really.

13 days ago

CityLink users offered free ‘Bee Card’ until 31 August

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

Whangarei’s CityLink public buses are now able to accept a new contactless ‘Bee Card’. Bee Card is a new prepaid card, also being adopted by a number of other regions around New Zealand as part of a move towards a cashless society.
While cash will still be accepted on CityLink buses, Bee Cards should make boarding faster and easier for passengers.
To help people get started with the Bee Card, the card fee for online orders will be waived until Monday 31 August, after which Bee Cards will cost $5.
Please read NRC's media release for full details.