Port Whangarei, Whangarei

5 days ago

Have you been able to book a Covid-19 vaccine appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

A plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines to everyone over 50 in Northland has been called “a shambles”, as those over 75, who should have been high priority, cannot get a booking to get their dose. Last week, Northland District Health Board decided to buck Ministry of Health recommendations and open … View moreA plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines to everyone over 50 in Northland has been called “a shambles”, as those over 75, who should have been high priority, cannot get a booking to get their dose. Last week, Northland District Health Board decided to buck Ministry of Health recommendations and open up its vaccine clinics to all over-50s. But with 73,000 Northlanders in this age group, it has been overwhelmed with demand, receiving an average of 50 calls an hour and more than 2000 emails to book an appointment. Have you had the same problems, or have you been able to book a vaccine appointment?

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7 days ago

Antivaxer nonsense

David from Onerahi

Can anyone tell me who is responsible for delivering a pamphlet of mis-information, lies and distorted facts to the letterboxes of Onerahi?
Nowhere does anyone's name appear on the pamphlet or the website link.
This shameful nonsense should be stamped out, it is potentially putting … View more
Can anyone tell me who is responsible for delivering a pamphlet of mis-information, lies and distorted facts to the letterboxes of Onerahi?
Nowhere does anyone's name appear on the pamphlet or the website link.
This shameful nonsense should be stamped out, it is potentially putting people's lives at risk. We may be largely Covid free in NZ at the moment but that can change in as little as a few weeks.
Anyone receiving this pamphlet should refer to www.stuff.co.nz... for some accurate information instead of the lies spread by this flyer.

8 days ago

Help PLEASE

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Whangarei Police are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery incident on Sunday 25th April where a physically-disabled man on a mobility scooter was assaulted and robbed by two cowardly offenders.
The victim was travelling on his mobility scooter at around midday on the cycle pathway near … View more
Whangarei Police are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery incident on Sunday 25th April where a physically-disabled man on a mobility scooter was assaulted and robbed by two cowardly offenders.
The victim was travelling on his mobility scooter at around midday on the cycle pathway near the intersection of Jack Street and Miro Street in Otangarei when he was approached by two unknown males who were holding planks of wood.
The males assaulted the victim, who is unable to verbally communicate and couldn’t call out for help.

He was knocked unconscious by the offenders who also stole cash from his wallet. The victim was able to eventually make his way home where he sent a text for an ambulance and was taken to hospital.
Police want to locate the males responsible for this serious incident.
The two males are described as teenagers of Maori ethnicity, one of whom was taller and slimmer in build than the other. One of the males also has a distinctive ginger stripe down the middle of his hair.
Police want to hear from any witnesses or anyone who may recognise the description of these males.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 105, quoting file 210426/9966 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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21 hours ago

What's On: Northland-Sinfonia Presents Mozart; Saint-Sean’s; Glazunov

Mark from Parua Bay / Whangarei Heads

Enjoy the acclaimed Northland Sinfonia featuring Concertos with Performing Arts Graduates Anita Austin - French Horn and Xena Martin - Cello. Adults $25 under 18 free. Tickets: Eventfinda+ door sales.
Northland-Sinfonia Presents Mozart; Saint-Sean’s; Glazunov
  • Christ Church
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1 day ago

Special Olympics Give a Little

Stephen & Maria from Central Whangarei

Help get our Whangarei Special Olympic swimmers to our National Summer Games held in Hamilton in December 2021. givealittle.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Poll: Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?

Marketing Manager from Beds 4 U Whangarei

Choose an option below, or if not listed in the options then comment below what your routine is before going to bed to get a good night's sleep!

Which is your preferred method of inducing sleep?
  • 26.2% Listen to soothing music
    26.2% Complete
  • 60% Read a book
    60% Complete
  • 6.9% Meditate
    6.9% Complete
  • 6.9% Have a cup of chamomile tea
    6.9% Complete
130 votes
1 day ago

15 things we don't know about transport

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

Research shows that not enough of us connect our car use with our carbon footprint, and driving less is likely to be one of the best and easiest ways we can reduce our carbon footprint.
The trouble is — we really, really love our cars. Collectively, Kiwis drive 49 billion kilometres (the … View more
Research shows that not enough of us connect our car use with our carbon footprint, and driving less is likely to be one of the best and easiest ways we can reduce our carbon footprint.
The trouble is — we really, really love our cars. Collectively, Kiwis drive 49 billion kilometres (the equivalent of 1.2 million times round the planet) every year.
Check out these interesting facts about the impact of transport on climate change (click here to download the full-size PDF infographic).

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1 day ago

Seeking input for our Draft Climate Action Plan survey

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Our Draft Climate Action Plan identifies specific outcomes from our work on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The new draft plan covers our whole District, outlining ways we can manage and act on the effects of climate change.

We are now seeking public feedback on the draft, from … View more
Our Draft Climate Action Plan identifies specific outcomes from our work on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The new draft plan covers our whole District, outlining ways we can manage and act on the effects of climate change.

We are now seeking public feedback on the draft, from quick-thoughts through to detailed input on our strategic approach. See the link below to take part.

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2 days ago

Mothers Day gifts at Red Cross in Whangarei

Todd Vincent from Red Cross Shop Whangarei

Here at Whangarei Red Cross we have heaps of gift ideas for your Mum this Mother’s Day. We are open 9am to 5pm week days and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. You’ll find us at 46 John Street near Hospice.

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3 days ago

Learn te reo Māori!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities. The learning has helped my work to bridge… View more
Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities. The learning has helped my work to bridge gaps between Māori and others in our multicultural communities. When I look back, I feel really proud. It’s a great feeling when I speak te reo Māori. It’s a privilege.”

Share in Parminder’s experience and enquire now for 2021. These programmes are tuition fee free!
Find out more

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3 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Another Round. A man believes having a constant blood alcohol content of 0.05 makes you more creative, so he drinks at work. When results are positive, his friends join in.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
3 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Film Society

Geoff from Central Whangarei

First Cow.Two travellers in the 1820s US Northwest, dream of striking it rich but their plan to make their fortune relies on the secret use of a prized dairy cow.
Whangarei Film Society
  • Forum North
3 days ago

WFS Upcoming screenings

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Good people
Check out our range of films being screened at Forum North over the next few weeks.
Hope to see you there.
Geoff

WFS screenings May 2021.pdf Download View

3 days ago

Mother’s Day gift ideas at the Red Cross Shop in Whangarei

Todd Vincent from Red Cross Shop Whangarei

We have plenty of lovely Mother’s Day inexpensive gift ideas for your Mum. Mothers is this Sunday 9th of May. Visit us at 46 John Street Whangarei, we are open 9am to 5pm week days and 9am to 4pm Saturday.

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