Port Whangarei, Whangarei

5 hours ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
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7 hours ago

Double/single bed

Scott and Indiana from Central Whangarei

Lovely and comfortable bed to sleep in. Must pick up .

Price: $300

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1 day ago

What do you think of the nine-month toxic chemical clean-up underway?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Authorities are bearing the $3m costs of a nine-month clean-up of a toxic chemical stockpile at Marsden Point, Ruakaka, but hope to recover the costs from the companies involved. The work is so dangerous, regular monitoring is needed to test for explosive or flammable air.

4 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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1 day ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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5 days ago

Poll: "traffic control", or "the cone people"

Peter Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

They seem to put lots of cones out, needed or not. I've seen them cone kilometers of Kamo bypass when there was one small truck parked there and one guy working 20m off the road, cutting scrub. I've seen them several times drive down the highway at 20-30 km/h while they are not working, … View moreThey seem to put lots of cones out, needed or not. I've seen them cone kilometers of Kamo bypass when there was one small truck parked there and one guy working 20m off the road, cutting scrub. I've seen them several times drive down the highway at 20-30 km/h while they are not working, no road works near by, but flashing their lights and collecting kilometer long queues; both north and south of Whangarei. I've seen them putting 3 stop and go guys on an intersection that normally works just fine with 80km/h traffic flowing both ways on the highway, after they had closed the road to single lane, 50km/h, one direction only and the work was under way hundreds of meters away.

"traffic control", or "the cone people"
  • 7.6% they are just taking the mickey
    7.6% Complete
  • 39.4% it's a rort on public funds
    39.4% Complete
  • 30.3% we need someone to supervise them
    30.3% Complete
  • 22.7% they are doing a wonderful, responsible job
    22.7% Complete
66 votes
3 days ago

New Town Basin Playground preview

The Team from Whangarei District Council

The new Town Basin Playground is SO CLOSE now - and with approval from the official playground safety inspector we even let one of our staff take a 3.5 minute break to play on it 🍿. This could be you when the playground opens next Friday 29th!

* To do: Shade sails, hazard-fencing, and a few … View more
The new Town Basin Playground is SO CLOSE now - and with approval from the official playground safety inspector we even let one of our staff take a 3.5 minute break to play on it 🍿. This could be you when the playground opens next Friday 29th!

* To do: Shade sails, hazard-fencing, and a few finishing touches.

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3 days ago

What are your thoughts on new rules for Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The iconic Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe is about to come under a new beach management plan, which includes rules to help turn the tide on damage and neglect. It includes news speed limits on the beach of 60kmh, reducing to 30kmh within 200m of entrances. What do you think?

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1 day ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

5 days ago

Have you visited Marsden Cross?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Rangihoua Heritage Park is about 2 hours from Whangārei and includes Marsden Cross. It is unofficially the birthplace of the nation after hosting the first Christian service in 1814, which started the first European settlement. Have you been to Rangihoua Heritage Park and taken the walk down to … View moreRangihoua Heritage Park is about 2 hours from Whangārei and includes Marsden Cross. It is unofficially the birthplace of the nation after hosting the first Christian service in 1814, which started the first European settlement. Have you been to Rangihoua Heritage Park and taken the walk down to Marsden Cross? What do you think of it?

1 day ago

How to make colourful coasters

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your… View more
Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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3 days ago

We Say, You Say: COVID Tracer App

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tēnā koutou Northland,

How consistent are you with the COVID Tracer App?

Several businesses and other industries have asked consumers to continue using the Ministry of Health's COVID Tracer App as the number of QR code scans drops off over the summer months.

The Ministry of Health … View more
Tēnā koutou Northland,

How consistent are you with the COVID Tracer App?

Several businesses and other industries have asked consumers to continue using the Ministry of Health's COVID Tracer App as the number of QR code scans drops off over the summer months.

The Ministry of Health reported that national scans on January 19 were down to around 640,400. Scans peaked between September 4 and 5 where over 2.5 million scans were registered.

With more contagious strains of Covid-19 being detected in managed isolation facilities, District Health Boards across the country are encouraging business owners to get their patrons to sign in in order to maintain their ability to contract trace in the event of a community outbreak.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations section of your local community paper.
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2 days ago

Complete Dispersal Auction - Roy & Gay London

Alastair Beer Auctions

Date: Saturday, 30th January 2021 - 10.00am
Place: 1734 Tinopai Rd, Tinopai, Northland

Viewing: Friday 29th January 1.00pm - 4.00pm and 8.30am day of sale

Includes:
1923 Model T utility, 1963 Bedford CAL pop top Dormobile, 1995 Mk 1 Ford Zephyr Zodiac, 1987 Ford Cabriolet 2 door soft top, … View more
Date: Saturday, 30th January 2021 - 10.00am
Place: 1734 Tinopai Rd, Tinopai, Northland

Viewing: Friday 29th January 1.00pm - 4.00pm and 8.30am day of sale

Includes:
1923 Model T utility, 1963 Bedford CAL pop top Dormobile, 1995 Mk 1 Ford Zephyr Zodiac, 1987 Ford Cabriolet 2 door soft top, 1953 Mk 1 Ford Zephyr 6, 1936 Ford V8 Deluxe, 1928 Model A Roadster utility, Model T 1 ton truck plus model T skeleton for parts, 1956 Humber 80, 1940's ex Canadian Air Force Ford 4x4 bomb carrier Ford 6 engine, Early 1950's TD9 Bulldozer, 1950 Fordson Major P6 Perkins engine & Howard rotary hoe, 1948 Fordson E27N tractor, 1948 Fordson E27N tractor with rear mounted crane,1958 Fordson tractor fitted with D800 motor & rear slasher, Vintage Consolidated Pneumatic compressor with 3 cylinder Ruston motor, Compton Engineering (Ruawai) 2 tonne spreader, Horse drawn small scarifier, Hand  push lawn mowers,  Assorted signs, A large quantity of assorted spare parts, engines, transmissions etc. for model T's, Model A's, Ford V8's, Ford Zephyr's, and Fordson tractors and so much more.

The Auction will be live online for prebidding from Thursday 21st January. Bid prices will be inclusive of GST. A buyers premium of 11.5% including GST will apply to all purchases.

For further enquiries contact Tony 027 293-6411 or visit our website.
Find out more

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7 days ago

It's important

Fiona and Mark from Kamo

'It is important to Vote'.
I say this because when you do, you are invested in the people you want to represent you.
I am standing for the Whangarei Urban vacancy for the Northland Regional Council (NRC) I have been asked often " What precisely does the NRC do?" and "What … View more
'It is important to Vote'.
I say this because when you do, you are invested in the people you want to represent you.
I am standing for the Whangarei Urban vacancy for the Northland Regional Council (NRC) I have been asked often " What precisely does the NRC do?" and "What will you do make a difference?"
I can answer this. www.youtube.com... is the video I was shown at our Candidate information session and makes it clearer what you will be voting for in this coming by-election - someone who will represent you and who can be trusted to make decisions for the best possible outcomes for Northland.
BE HEARD, BE SAFE, THRIVE
I am invested in our community. I live in our community and I have brought up my children in this community. We survive and thrive through our environment, and I want us all to be well and loving our lives.
Fiona Douglas for NRC www.facebook.com...

5 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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