Tikipunga, Whangarei

26 days ago

Celebrating International Nurses Day.

Oceania Healthcare

To celebrate International Nurses Day, we've launched 'In Their Shoes' – a celebration of our dedicated and clinically skilled nurses who work at the forefront of New Zealand's aged care sector.

To mark the day, each of our Oceania frontline nurses will be gifted a bespoke… View more
To celebrate International Nurses Day, we've launched 'In Their Shoes' – a celebration of our dedicated and clinically skilled nurses who work at the forefront of New Zealand's aged care sector.

To mark the day, each of our Oceania frontline nurses will be gifted a bespoke pair of Allbirds, as a token of our respect for every step they take for New Zealand.
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26 days ago

SPCA'S JUMP TO THE RESCUE IS BACK!

The National Team from SPCA - Whangarei Centre

Looking to break free after being in lockdown?

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join team SPCA, you won’t regret it:
- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to … View more
Looking to break free after being in lockdown?

Jump to the Rescue is our exciting fundraising event, perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to help a good cause!

Join team SPCA, you won’t regret it:
- Simply sign up at www.spca.nz...
- Share your fundraising page and ask family and friends to sponsor you
- Raise $775 and you will skydive for free!

Register now for early bird sign up and take to the skies this August: www.spca.nz...

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26 days ago

Can't get to the newsstands for your favourite gardening mag?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

If you're having trouble getting your hands on your favourite gardening mag, don't forget you can now order our current May issue online. The price of $9.70 includes shipping.

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30 days ago

What do you think about the coronavirus alert level two rules?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

We are not there yet but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has outlined the rules for alert level 2, which includes bars and restaurants having sit-down service and hair and beauty salons opening. Iwi checkpoints will also not run at level 2. What do you think of the rules? And what are you looking … View moreWe are not there yet but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has outlined the rules for alert level 2, which includes bars and restaurants having sit-down service and hair and beauty salons opening. Iwi checkpoints will also not run at level 2. What do you think of the rules? And what are you looking forward to the most?

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29 days ago

*Win* Happy Mother's Day Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell … View more
Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell us how you're celebrating your Mum - or a special woman in your life - with the constraints of lockdown (or how you'd like to share the love once we're in Level 2).

Comment below to enter, hurry though, entries close tonight 11.59pm Sunday 10th May 2020.
T&Cs apply.

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28 days ago

Join Healthy For Life this Saturday!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the … View more
It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy For Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
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28 days ago

Experience the colours of Aotearoa

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue … View more
Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue to support some of NZ’s hottest new artists on the art scene despite the limitations of Covid-19 lockdown.

All artists have been selected by a panel of experts, promising quality and talent deserved of any collection. Art lovers can be assured that they can purchase with confidence, liaising directly with the artists.

Visitors can explore new artworks by some of the show’s favourite and most successful artists including Jane Blackmore, Runa + Holly, Tanya Blong, Joel Hart and Nikki Corbishley while discovering the hottest and newest artists on the NZ Arts scene. Glass works by the talented Richard Landers (a crowd favourite at last year’s show) also feature, alongside contemporary photographic works, exquisite and traditional watercolours, gorgeous florals, and artworks that provoke thought and conversation.

Go to artshow.co.nz where you can browse and purchase hundreds of original artworks all from the comfort of your own home from May 1st. Show your support and help keep the arts alive and active in NZ!

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29 days ago

Reduce your isolation energy bills

ECCA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
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31 days ago

Limes for sale

Graham from Hikurangi Coastal

Beautiful spray free limes $5/kg, will keep in the fridge for up to a month. Delivered to your letterbox this Saturday. Minimum order 2kg.
Payment by internet banking, please text your order to 0204 164 1165

32 days ago

What are your best water-saving tips for autumn and winter?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The temperature has dropped and we are getting some showers but the drought is far from over, according to Whangārei District Council, with the area recording its lowest ever rainfall from January to April. Hoses and sprinklers are still banned, with Whangārei's main dam at Whau Valley just … View moreThe temperature has dropped and we are getting some showers but the drought is far from over, according to Whangārei District Council, with the area recording its lowest ever rainfall from January to April. Hoses and sprinklers are still banned, with Whangārei's main dam at Whau Valley just 44 per cent full (pictured). What are your best water-saving tips now that we are approaching winter?

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31 days ago

Please pick up what your dog leaves behind!

Online Content Publisher from Whangarei District Council

When you're out with pooch you have a responsibility to remove their leavings.

Health and Bylaws Manager, Reiner Mussle says Kensington Park seems to have been one of the worst areas in our District for leavings.

“Kensington Park is actually a dog restricted area because it is used by … View more
When you're out with pooch you have a responsibility to remove their leavings.

Health and Bylaws Manager, Reiner Mussle says Kensington Park seems to have been one of the worst areas in our District for leavings.

“Kensington Park is actually a dog restricted area because it is used by hundreds of children and adults for team sports each week. As we move into Alert Level 2 sports may resume, so it’s important that our sportsfields and parks are ready to use.”

Mr Mussle says dog owners who don’t remove their dog’s faeces from public places and dispose of it appropriately may face a fine of $300.

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30 days ago

Time to decorate?

Resene

You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our … View more
You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our free online help service, Ask a Technical Expert, or Ask a Colour Expert or call 0800 RESENE 737 363.
Shop online

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30 days ago

Enjoy Europe Day with a hamper of European goodies!

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do … View more
9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do anything in person, we wanted to bring Europe to you. Answer our quiz and be in to win a $75 hamper from our friends at Le Marche Francais.

To find out more about the European Union (and maybe even the answers!) find us on @EUinNZ.
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32 days ago

Roadworks Projects are back Underway

Online Content Publisher from Whangarei District Council

Roadworks are starting back up around our District while the country is in Alert Level 3.

After coming to an abrupt halt for the Alert Level 4 lockdown, roadworks are one of the industries that are now allowed to resume.

This includes work on the Maunu and Porowini Avenue intersection as well as … View more
Roadworks are starting back up around our District while the country is in Alert Level 3.

After coming to an abrupt halt for the Alert Level 4 lockdown, roadworks are one of the industries that are now allowed to resume.

This includes work on the Maunu and Porowini Avenue intersection as well as the Mill Rd roadworks - replacing kerb, channel and footpaths ahead of the road rebuild planned for later this year.

Whangarei District Council Capital Works and Procurement Manager Greg Monteith says Council contractors are gearing up to get back to work at sites around the District, although there are some additional Health and Safety requirements that need to be followed. “All our roading contractors have had to provide us with updated Health and Safety plans covering off issues such as maintaining social distancing, contact tracing, maintaining work bubbles, and following other protocols set out by the Government for working during Alert Level 3.”

Mr Monteith said the contractors he has spoken to are all looking forward to getting works underway as quickly as they can, once safety issues are worked through.

“It’s going to be great for them to be able to get back to work, helping get the local construction industry back on its feet, as well as helping restart the local economy.”

Mr Monteith says that a small amount of works that are weather and temperature dependent have now had to be put off until the next construction season, which will start in September/October this year.

“Unfortunately, the COVID situation has caused delays for some projects but any enabling works we can start up for these projects, we will get underway as soon as we can.”

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30 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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