South Whangarei, Whangarei

1 day ago

Daily riddle time!

Riddles from The Neighbourly Riddler

What is full of holes but still holds water?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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What is full of holes but still holds water?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed? No worries! Simply head here and click once on the Following button.

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14 hours ago

A Whole New Lifestyle

Acacia Cove

Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, … View more
Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and gym.

Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you’ll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in.
If you’re aged 60 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Bruce to book a visit today!
(09) 268 8522.
admin@ocaciacove.co.nz
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6 days ago

Share your most delicious (but affordable!) go-to meal...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish… View more
Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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17 days ago

And the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero is...

Prospa

A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a … View more
A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a local called Margaret and the nomination reads:
'On Feb 14, 2023, Cyclone Gabrielle flooded many of the rural areas. Puketapu Hotel went under perhaps half a meter of water. However, immediately Mary Danielson and her son, Sam Danielson, along with their loyal staff pulled it together to cook copious amounts of food that without electricity would have been wasted. Throughout the years many of us have been treated with a pub gathering where we can reconnect and a free meal. At Christmas there was Santa, games, gifts for kids, donated patchwork for adults, an ice cream truck and lots of camaraderie.
This February on the cyclone anniversary, they again pulled out the stops to give hundreds of us a special night. We are all tired of the cyclone cleanup and they understood that it was needed.'

Such a deserving business and team, well done Mary and Sam. And thank you to all those who voted!

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3 hours ago

Whangarei Film Society - screenings for Tuesday May 28th

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Good People

PLEASE NOTE: Our film screenings for the next few weeks at Forum North will be on TUESDAYS not Thursdays as the venue is not available then.

So, on TUESDAY, the 28th May at 6pm, WFS will be screening this year's Oscar winning film for Best international film, The Zone of … View more
Good People

PLEASE NOTE: Our film screenings for the next few weeks at Forum North will be on TUESDAYS not Thursdays as the venue is not available then.

So, on TUESDAY, the 28th May at 6pm, WFS will be screening this year's Oscar winning film for Best international film, The Zone of Interest.

Our 8pm screening will be the fascinating documentary on the NZ modernist artist, Frances Hodgkins in Anything But A Still Life.

The Zone of Interest
UK, 2023, Historical Drama, 105 mins
(English subtitles), Rated M

Winner of this year's Oscar for Best International Film, The Zone of Interest is based on the 2014 novel by Martin Amis.

Rudolf Höss is the commandant of Auschwitz. He and his wife, Hedwig strive to create a happy life for their children in a luxury home and gardens in the "Zone of Interest" which has been built right next to the concentration camp.

A brilliant examination of human complicity. - The Playlist

View the trailer at: www.youtube.com...

Showing at Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Whangarei on

TUESDAY (Not Thursday) 28th May at 6pm and
TUESDAY (Not Thursday) 4th June at 8pm

Tickets: Door sales only. $10 WFS members. $15 Non members.

All welcome. Cash only please – no Eftpos available.

Like us on Facebook or visit our website whangareifilmsociety.org and sign up for our free weekly email for information on the rest of our films and screening dates for 2024.

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20 hours ago

3 Flexi wire baskets

Kay from Central Whangarei

3 x white coated wire storage baskets 285 mm x 410 mm x 535 mm

Price: $20

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1 day ago

Transfer / Exit pipe for 200l drum - uses compressed air

Anthony from Kensington

Screws into any container then you put on compressor to push out the liquid inside the container. Was used for wine and laterly oil.
Pick up Regent
027 9333 693

Price: $50

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2 days ago

Airport fire safety rescue building to house LandSAR

The Team from Whangarei District Council

A new rescue and fire safety (RFS) building at Whangārei Airport is shaping up to be a big win for our District’s Land Search and Rescue volunteers (LandSAR), thanks to quick thinking by members of the community.

When the number of flights by commuter planes increased at the airport, it … View more
A new rescue and fire safety (RFS) building at Whangārei Airport is shaping up to be a big win for our District’s Land Search and Rescue volunteers (LandSAR), thanks to quick thinking by members of the community.

When the number of flights by commuter planes increased at the airport, it triggered a Civil Aviation Authority requirement to increase fire rescue services.
Around the same time, Council staff heard about the plight of the LandSAR volunteer group, which carries out search and rescue operations about 13 times a year.

Because of Northland’s terrain and communication dead zones, rescuers drive to locations when needed and use a mobile base, which includes a caravan, trailer and ute. They also have quite a lot of search and rescue equipment (cliff-rescue ropes etc.), which they need to store, and facilities for training. Without a permanent base, they have been shifting through a series of empty buildings across our District over the years.

Following discussions, the decision was made to provide space for them to store their equipment at the new RFS building, and to use the building’s facilities for training and to hold meetings.

We applied for $150,000 to expand the building and include space for the LandSAR base, from the 'Better Off' funding associated with Three Waters reforms. The balance of funding is from central government through the Ministry of Transport.

The new operational building and hangar will accommodate two fire trucks, airport administration offices and the LandSAR equipment, including their vehicle and mobile command unit (caravan).

The build will be completed by Hill Construction by May 2025. Follow our project page to track its progress:
Rescue Fire Service Operational Building

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8 days ago

Democracy Whangarei

Pip from Central Whangarei

Keep your divisive propaganda out of my letter box.

1 day ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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1 day ago

Find a Retirement Village in New Zealand

Jane Mander Retirement Village

Ryman Healthcare offers the very best of retirement living and aged care with retirement villages throughout New Zealand. You'll find Ryman retirement villages near you, each with a unique personality and a range of living and care options. Gain a lifestyle you can thrive in and connect with … View moreRyman Healthcare offers the very best of retirement living and aged care with retirement villages throughout New Zealand. You'll find Ryman retirement villages near you, each with a unique personality and a range of living and care options. Gain a lifestyle you can thrive in and connect with like-minded people in a welcoming community. 

In addition to independent and assisted living, Ryman villages offer a range of care options. Depending on the village, the levels of care we provide include rest home, hospital, specialist dementia care, and respite care. In some instances we may also be able to offer rest home care in an assisted-living apartment. This option enables you to remain in your own apartment but with a little extra support.  

Click read more for the full article.

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1 day ago

The Resene Wallpaper Sale is on!

Resene

Now is your chance to dress up your walls and save 25% off* the extensive range of Resene wallpapers available at your local Resene ColorShop! Patterned or bold, textured or neutral – there’s something to suit all tastes. Offer ends 17 June 2024.

* Discount off the normal retail price at … View more
Now is your chance to dress up your walls and save 25% off* the extensive range of Resene wallpapers available at your local Resene ColorShop! Patterned or bold, textured or neutral – there’s something to suit all tastes. Offer ends 17 June 2024.

* Discount off the normal retail price at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers. Excludes wall decals, WallPrint and clearance items. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

View the full selection of wallpapers at your local Resene ColorShop and get a taste of some of the options online.
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1 day ago

Poll: Which do you prefer to sip on before slipping under the cover?

Jay from Beds4U Whangarei

Cozy up for a nighttime ritual! Which do you prefer to sip on before slipping under the covers: a comforting cup of hot tea or a soothing glass of warm milk? Share your bedtime beverage choice below and let's toast to sweet dreams! #SleepWell

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Which do you prefer to sip on before slipping under the cover?
  • 76.1% Hot Tea
    76.1% Complete
  • 23.9% Warm Milk
    23.9% Complete
46 votes
3 days ago

Cash for your wrecked and water damaged car!

AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
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1 day ago

The Red Cross Shop in Dargaville

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

The Red Cross Shop in Dargaville. Come and see us at 48 Victoria Street in Dargaville.

3 days ago

Get new skills, for a new job.

Manukau Institute of Technology

Want more skills, more one-on-one support, more industry connections? At MIT it's more possible than you think.

Gain new skills full-time, part-time or online and get more for you, your whānau and your community.

Come join us in July - apply now.
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1 day ago

Fitness bundle

Kay from Central Whangarei

1 stepper machine
2 sets 1kg wrist weights
1 set 1kg dumbbells
1 set 4kg dumbbells
1 aqua foam resistance belt
Pair of foam aqua dumbbells

Price: $30

4 days ago

Stay healthy for them this winter.

Ministry of Health

Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine … View more
Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine contact your doctor, pharmacy or healthcare provider, or visit our website.
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1 day ago

Flower power

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Create a colourful bouquet that won’t need watering. Get the whole family involved and let everyone choose their favourite Resene testpot colours to finish their flowers.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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4 days ago

Choose the right hearing device for you

Triton Hearing

We believe kiwis should have unbiased hearing device information.

Order your free Consumer’s Guide To Hearing Aids 2024 to learn about all the best hearing devices on the market, including features, styles, and prices.

This comprehensive guide is researched, written and produced by an … View more
We believe kiwis should have unbiased hearing device information.

Order your free Consumer’s Guide To Hearing Aids 2024 to learn about all the best hearing devices on the market, including features, styles, and prices.

This comprehensive guide is researched, written and produced by an independent third party.

Trusted by over 20,000 New Zealanders, visit our website to order a copy and have it delivered to your door.

The Triton Hearing Team
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3 days ago

Snig chain 4m

Anthony from Kensington

100mm Ring and hook
4m
Pick up Regent
027 9333 693

Price: $80

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5 days ago

Creativity thrives in Tauranga’s new learning hub

NZ Lotto

Tauranga’s Incubator Creative Hub unveils new campus

In the heart of Tauranga's creative landscape, what began as a small studio space has now blossomed into a vibrant and expansive creative hub thanks in part to lottery funding support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board. The … View more
Tauranga’s Incubator Creative Hub unveils new campus

In the heart of Tauranga's creative landscape, what began as a small studio space has now blossomed into a vibrant and expansive creative hub thanks in part to lottery funding support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board. The Incubator Creative Hub was established at The Historic Village in 2013, with an aim to provide studios and events, support for the creatives in the community, and to attract art groups.

Within a few years of opening, the founders of the Hub saw a huge appetite from the community – but the hub operated in a single room which could only accommodate a small group comfortably. Lotto New Zealand players through Local Grants have helped create the ‘Creative Community Campus’ - a new multi-room, indoor-outdoor haven established in a renovated pre-school building, adding a modern and versatile space.

The Hub now operates an umbrella of sixteen distinct creative entities including five galleries, a music venue, a whakairo hub, artist studios, a photography lab, designer clothing stores and a hip hop/R&B studio. With one hundred percent of Lotto New Zealand profits being returned to local communities, every time you play a Lotto New Zealand game, you’re a Kiwi helping organisations like The Incubator Creative Hub foster a strong, inclusive, and connected community.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories.
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3 days ago

Youth Week at the Red Cross Shop in Dargaville

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

It’s Youth Week at the Red Cross Shop in Dargaville. Come in and see us at 48 Victoria Street in Dargaville.

5 days ago

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon … View more
The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, and heavy vehicles to detour at Ngaumutawa Road.

Visit for more information.
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5 days ago
5 days ago

Love Local back for fifth year

Porirua City Council

One of the biggest events on the Porirua calendar is set down for 8 June this year: the Love Local Expo.

Te Rauparaha Arena will be bursting at the seams as vendors showcase the best that our city has to offer, from products and services, to crafts and community events.

There will be … View more
One of the biggest events on the Porirua calendar is set down for 8 June this year: the Love Local Expo.

Te Rauparaha Arena will be bursting at the seams as vendors showcase the best that our city has to offer, from products and services, to crafts and community events.

There will be offerings including craft beer, cupcakes, jewellery, custom homewares, gyms and cheerleading, activities and exhibits.

Love Local began in 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, giving Porirua businesses a boost coming out of lockdowns.

There are many ways to get to Te Rauparaha Arena for the expo – catch the train to Porirua and walk or e-scooter around the harbour path to the venue, catch a bus to stops on Norrie St and Lyttelton Ave, or park close by. Car parking might be difficult to get in the Arena car park on the day.

Love Local Expo, free entry, Saturday 8 June, 10am-4pm, Te Rauparaha Arena.
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5 days ago

Roadworks on SH18 from 26 May to 4 June

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

From 9pm to 5am (nights) traffic management will be in place between Brigham Creek Road and Squadron Drive.

Sign up to email alerts for SH18 to stay informed.
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5 days ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Otaki

Mid Central DHB

Now in Otaki until 22nd May

The site is located at Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road, Otaki.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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5 days ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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6 days ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, a rental, or you can simply sell it! Get your tickets today.
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