Tikipunga, Whangarei

6 days ago

Poll: Have you ever been bullied?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing … View more
People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing pink. People across the globe are now encouraged to wear pink on this day to take a stand against bullying and promote inclusivity.

Have you or your whānau ever experienced bullying? Share your thoughts on Pink Shirt Day below.

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

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Have you ever been bullied?
  • 79.8% Yes
    79.8% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
  • 0.4% Other - I'll share below
    0.4% Complete
1699 votes
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2 days ago

Democracy Whangarei

Pip from Central Whangarei

Keep your divisive propaganda out of my letter box.

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3 days ago

Wanted, DVD player

Shirley from Central Whangarei

Wanted dvd player in excellent condition and reasonably priced, phone Shirley, 09 4371230

1 day ago

Whangarei Film Society - screenings for Thursday May 23rd

Geoff from Central Whangarei

Good People

On Thursday, the 23rd May at 6pm, WFS will be screening the doco on the NZ modernist artist, Frances Hodgkins in Anything But A Still Life.

Our 8pm screening will be the Oscar winning film (Best International Picture), Riceboy Sleeps.

FRANCES HODGKINS: ANYTHING BUT A STILL … View more
Good People

On Thursday, the 23rd May at 6pm, WFS will be screening the doco on the NZ modernist artist, Frances Hodgkins in Anything But A Still Life.

Our 8pm screening will be the Oscar winning film (Best International Picture), Riceboy Sleeps.

FRANCES HODGKINS: ANYTHING BUT A STILL LIFE
NZ, 2023, Documentary, 90 mins

This documentary explores the life and art of celebrated New Zealand painter, Frances Hodgkins.

From her time in art school in London in the early 1900s, when one of her paintings became the first work by a New Zealander to be hung at the Royal Academy of Arts, to her time in Paris where she taught at Colarossi's academy as the first woman instructor.

It was during her time in France that Hodgkins was influenced by the styles of Matisse and Derain but quickly developed her own highly personal style, which embraced modernist hallmarks.

Over the decades, Hodgkins work became highly respected, as she worked alongside artists including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore.

At the peak of her career, before returning to NZ, Hodgkins was considered a key figure in British Modernism and a role model for women artists everywhere.

Showing at Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Whangarei on Thursday 23rd May at 6pm and TUESDAY (not Thursday) 28th May at 8pm.

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

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

Tickets: Door sales only. Price: $10 for WFS members, $15 for non members.

Cash only please - no Eftpos/credit card services available.

Visit whangareifilmsociety.org and sign up for our free weekly email for information on the rest of our films and screening dates for 2024.

1 day ago

Its Nearly Here

Bill Fenton from Whangarei Repertory Society Inc

Storm in a Bottle opens on Friday 24th May. Come and enjoy a delicious dinner with us and watch this intriguing and powerful play.
If you wish to have dinner with us and you have dietary requirements, remember to order these when you book. (Gluten Free, Vegetarian etc)
Follow the link to make … View more
Storm in a Bottle opens on Friday 24th May. Come and enjoy a delicious dinner with us and watch this intriguing and powerful play.
If you wish to have dinner with us and you have dietary requirements, remember to order these when you book. (Gluten Free, Vegetarian etc)
Follow the link to make your booking
We look forward to welcoming you to the theatre.

1 day ago

What is your favourite bedtime snack?

Jay from Beds4U Whangarei

What's your ultimate bedtime indulgence? Complete the sentence: 'The best bedtime snack is______.' Comment below and let's share our favourite treats for a dreamy night's sleep!

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1 day ago

Matariki Disco Party @ Reyburn House Art Studio - Friday 7th June 2024

Kristi Neighbourly Lead from Tikipunga

Please circulate to your School, Students, Staff, Parents and Community.

What: Matariki Disco Party (5-12 years old)
When: Friday 7th June 2024
Time: 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Location: Reyburn House Art Studio, Reyburn House Lane, Town Basin, Whangarei
Age Group: 5-12 year olds
Cost: $4.50 … View more
Please circulate to your School, Students, Staff, Parents and Community.

What: Matariki Disco Party (5-12 years old)
When: Friday 7th June 2024
Time: 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Location: Reyburn House Art Studio, Reyburn House Lane, Town Basin, Whangarei
Age Group: 5-12 year olds
Cost: $4.50 per tamariki (parents dance for free) - writs brands provided so you can come and go with your parents.
- World Class DJBlackMoMusik & Music www.facebook.com...
- Door Security
- Light Up Dance Floor
- Glow in the Dark Facepainting from $5
- Tuck Shop (Drinks, Lollies & Glow Sticks) $1 - $5
Payment for Tickets email: office@reyburnhouse.co.nz and website on www.reyburnhouse.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Ceramic Sinks etc

Joanne from Hikurangi Coastal

All offers considered live in Whakapara

Negotiable

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2 days ago

Vintage Teapot

Kay from Central Whangarei

Beautiful grey and blue porcelain teapot in modern Art Deco style, from the Atelier collection by Thomas, Germany. Incredibly stylish, but still useful to use.
With tight black metal handle.
From the 1980’s collection. In immaculate condition no chips or cracks.

The total height with black … View more
Beautiful grey and blue porcelain teapot in modern Art Deco style, from the Atelier collection by Thomas, Germany. Incredibly stylish, but still useful to use.
With tight black metal handle.
From the 1980’s collection. In immaculate condition no chips or cracks.

The total height with black metal handle is 22 cm.
Only the teapot with lid measured 16.5 cm.
The diameter / bottom is 21 cm.
Currently listed on Trade Me
$80-$100

Negotiable

2 days 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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2 days ago

Wireless headphones

Kay from Central Whangarei

Barely used, in excellent condition, great quality, still in original box. Selling as moving overseas and we are selling everything.
Currently listed on Trade Me $80-$100
Originally cost $200

Product details
RS120 II Open Wireless RF Headphone System

The RS120 is an RF wireless headphone system … View more
Barely used, in excellent condition, great quality, still in original box. Selling as moving overseas and we are selling everything.
Currently listed on Trade Me $80-$100
Originally cost $200

Product details
RS120 II Open Wireless RF Headphone System

The RS120 is an RF wireless headphone system complete with supra-aural headphones. RS120 features a well balanced transparent sound with bass reproduction ideal for hi-fi and TV use. There is an easy recharge function fitted in the transmitter for convenience. RS120 offers the ability to move freely with comfort in mind.

Open supra-aural RF wireless headphone system
Analytical sound with excellent bass reproduction
Ideal for TV and modern music
Movement not restricted
Reception through walls and ceilings
Three channel selection
Lightweight and comfortable
Easy operating system
Transmitter also a charging unit
Wall mounted if required

Supplied with

HDR 120 RF wireless headphones, TR 120 RF wireless transmitter / charging unit, power supply unit for transmitter / charger, 2 rechargeable NiMH batteries (AAA)

Negotiable

2 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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2 days ago

Social climber

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Building framed bunk beds and finishing with curtains, Resene Indian Ink and Resene Colorwood Bark elevates the bach classic. Kids also love them at home. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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2 days ago

How tech-enhanced learning is empowering Kiwi kids

NZ Lotto

Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across … View more
Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across the country, helping them grow and thrive. Supported by funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, through funds raised by Lotto New Zealand players, Life Education Trust's initiatives - including the renowned ‘Healthy Harold’ programme - have been instrumental in shaping the educational landscape in Aotearoa.

With mobile classrooms traversing the nation, Life Education Trust reaches over 200,000 tamariki every year, bringing quality education to various communities. The unique approach of using specialist educators and Harold the giraffe mascot creates a safe and engaging learning environment.

Life Education Trust is set to launch Harold's Studio this year. This new endeavour will leverage technology to deliver Healthy Harold lessons through online platforms, showcasing the trust's commitment to evolving and enhancing its educational offerings to meet the changing needs of tamariki.

One hundred percent of Lotto New Zealand’s profits go back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto NZ game, it’s a win for our communities, and it’s a win for our tamariki.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories.
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3 days ago

Trains running at Heritage Park this Sunday May 19

Stephen from Central Whangarei

Take a ride on a steam train and trams, from 10am to 2pm.

See the model trains running, beside the station.

Come and ride the rails at 500 SH 14, Maunu.

Other Clubs will be open, with their attractions and rides as well.

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3 days ago

Youth Week - POP UP MOVIE !!!!

Clutha District Youth Council

🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected … View more
🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected and donated back to our local food hub
🍔 Food: bring some cash, we will have some awesome food trucks selling their goods in the evening (keep an eye out for an upcoming giveaway 👀)
Bring the whānau, or your friends, and enjoy a night under the Telford Equine roof! Rug up warm, and bring your beanbags, chairs, cushions and blankets✨ (This event is 12+)
HUGE thanks to our superstar sponsors for helping make this event possible!!
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9 days ago

Neighbourly Q&A: Renting rights with CAB's Sacha Green

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly. This week we have the amazing Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) who will be answering your questions about your renting rights.

A little bit about Sacha:
She has been working for CABNZ for 10 years and is … View more
We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly. This week we have the amazing Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) who will be answering your questions about your renting rights.

A little bit about Sacha:
She has been working for CABNZ for 10 years and is passionate about empowering people with knowledge of their rights as well as ensuring access to justice.

She helps support the team of over 2,000 trained volunteers who deliver the CAB service in 80 neighbourhoods around Aotearoa by providing advice and support at a national level on a wide range of issues. One of Sacha’s work areas is leading the CAB’s social justice work on housing and tenancy issues.

Whether you're a flatmate, landlord, boarder or flatmate, you can leave a comment below and Sacha will share an answer on Wednesday from 9.30am. You may want to ask about notice periods, bond fulfillment, reasonable rent increases, or even whose responsibility it is to deal with mould in the home.

Join Sacha here on Wednesday at 9.30am. See you then!.

⇩ Share your question below ⇩

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3 days ago

Check it before you chuck it

Auckland Council

Keep vapes, batteries and electrical devices out of your bin. Find out more

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4 days ago

2024 NZMC Triennial Elections for TTDMC - Saturday 25th May 2024, 9.30am

Kristi Neighbourly Lead from Tikipunga

Please share - the maori committees have formed in February & March 2024 and the maori executive committees have formed in April 2024.

The maori executive committees are forming the Te Tai Tokerau District Council on Saturday 25th May 2024.

There are 102 Maori Committees and 14 Maori … View more
Please share - the maori committees have formed in February & March 2024 and the maori executive committees have formed in April 2024.

The maori executive committees are forming the Te Tai Tokerau District Council on Saturday 25th May 2024.

There are 102 Maori Committees and 14 Maori Executive Committees to form 1 Maori District Council.

Formed under the Maori Community Development Act 1962.

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3 days ago

Porirua Has Talent Hits Town:

Porirua Women and Family Centre

Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just … View more
Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just so excited about the chance to show off their talents and take part in something really positive for the city.
From singing in the shower to back flips in the garden – talented young people all over town have been showing off to friends and family for years now’s the chance to take this to the big stage.
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says she is delighted that the Porirua Women and Family centre is providing a platform for young people to shine.

Registrations are open to anyone from Porirua aged 5 to 25.
* Register online by 14th June 2024.
* Numbers are limited so get in quick.

Auditions are being held in the July school holidays with online auditions available for those who can’t make it in person. The quarter, semi, and grand finals will be held in August and September.
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4 days ago

What's On: NZSG, Whangarei Branch (Genealogy)

Bev from Parua Bay / Whangarei Heads

All welcome, first Saturday of the month, 9:30am-12noon, May Bain Room, Whangarei Library. Topic: A look at the NZSG Library Catalogue. Further information contact Kathy 430-6499.
NZSG, Whangarei Branch (Genealogy)
  • May Bain Room, Whangarei Library
4 days ago

Top cash paid !!!

Car Removal Auckland

Dead or alive we pay cash for any unwanted cars, Vans, Trucks, 4x4, and Ute's.

Call our free phone 0800 333 314 now for a free appraisal or text to 021 303 903

Locally owned and Operated
Enquire now

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4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

5 days ago

Stand together in tough times

Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support

There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

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There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

By volunteering with us, you can make a real difference, helping victims stay informed, safe, and empowered. Volunteer today and do good in the dark times.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Victim Support Team
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6 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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6 days ago

Dunedin’s Grand Casino venue licence up for renewal

Gambling Commission NZ

The Gambling Commission has received an application to renew the venue licence for the Grand Casino in Dunedin, operated by Dunedin Casinos Limited. This will allow it to continue to operate at the Southern Cross Hotel, 118 High Street, Dunedin for another 15 years.

The Commission requests … View more
The Gambling Commission has received an application to renew the venue licence for the Grand Casino in Dunedin, operated by Dunedin Casinos Limited. This will allow it to continue to operate at the Southern Cross Hotel, 118 High Street, Dunedin for another 15 years.

The Commission requests feedback from the Dunedin community. Please submit feedback to: info@gamblingcom.govt.nz or PO Box 137295, Parnell, Auckland 1052. Unless previously arranged, all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Gambling Commission’s website.

Submission deadline: 31 May 2024.

Click here for |more information| or contact: Blair Cairncross, Executive Director, Gambling Commission: blair.cairncross@gamblingcom.govt.nz.
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6 days ago
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