Tikipunga, Whangarei

30 days ago

Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and … View more
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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32 days ago

What do you think of our local educators?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

He Puna Marama Trust have been turning around poor education statistics for Maori since starting in 2010 - now they are expanding into teaching IT to school leavers. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for print)

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19 days ago

King sized Marriott mattress

Richard from Tikipunga

We have a no longer needed king sized Marriott mattress 18months old in excellent condition.
It has been kept in it's plastic envellops for protection.
There are no marks, stains, rips or tears.

Price: $200

19 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 🧠

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Did you know, 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they never have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For … View more
Did you know, 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they never have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to use our voice to raise awareness for mental health and well-being. Perhaps consider sharing a cuppa with someone you know who could use the support or challenge your family and friends to unplug from social media for the entire month to improve their well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.

Don’t forget, this month also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) followed by Mental Health Awareness Week (23 - 29 September) and Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th.

However you choose to take part, feel free to tag us in your posts + use the following hashtag so we can see how you’re cultivating better mental health for yourself or in your community this month:

#NSNZmentalhealth

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19 days ago

PRE HOME SHOW SPECIALS IS RUNNING ON

Sales Manager from Millen Master Bathroom Ltd, Whangarei

bath tubs, water heaters, toilet suite, shower units, Plywood vanity and tap combos, Heated towel rails, mixers and shower slide combos, and many more specials in store now, trade welcome, your local bathroom fittings and wares specialist, delivery local and nationwide~

Millen Master Bathroom, … View more
bath tubs, water heaters, toilet suite, shower units, Plywood vanity and tap combos, Heated towel rails, mixers and shower slide combos, and many more specials in store now, trade welcome, your local bathroom fittings and wares specialist, delivery local and nationwide~

Millen Master Bathroom, Whangarei
137 Cameron Street
09-222-7088

Negotiable

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19 days ago

How are the measles immunisation rates where you live?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – is now considered one of the top ten threats to global health.As the country wrestles with the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades, it has to be asked; what are we going to do about it?… View moreVaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – is now considered one of the top ten threats to global health.As the country wrestles with the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades, it has to be asked; what are we going to do about it?

Search for your suburb here to check the immunisation rates percentages in 2018.

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22 days ago

WOFs incorrectly passed - have you been affected?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - there is a possibility that 1840 vehicles passed by Jaco Jacobs, and his Whāngārei-based inspecting organisation JJ Automotive Services Ltd, could have been passed incorrectly.

Vehicle owners would be contacted by NZTA as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options.

Have … View more
Hi neighbours - there is a possibility that 1840 vehicles passed by Jaco Jacobs, and his Whāngārei-based inspecting organisation JJ Automotive Services Ltd, could have been passed incorrectly.

Vehicle owners would be contacted by NZTA as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options.

Have you been affected? Have you had experience with dodgy WOF testing in the past?

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19 days ago

2007 Nissan Tiida Latio

Nick from Kauri

Just 40,600km on the clock. 1500cc, auto, very tidy. Registration to July 2020, Warrant of Fitness to Nov 2019, serviced August 2019. Reliable and economic to run. One NZ owner , asking $6,500.

Price: $6,500

23 days ago

Hair restorer

Glen McMillan from Glen McMillan Okara Ward

I lost most of my hair 30 years ago but now it is growing again. I use dried herbs both from the shop and my garden.

From the health shop, PUTIPUTIRA dried Arnica Flowers, Organic peppermint, organic rosemary, organic comfrey leaf.

From my garden freshly picked Kawakawa, fresh lemongrass, there … View more
I lost most of my hair 30 years ago but now it is growing again. I use dried herbs both from the shop and my garden.

From the health shop, PUTIPUTIRA dried Arnica Flowers, Organic peppermint, organic rosemary, organic comfrey leaf.

From my garden freshly picked Kawakawa, fresh lemongrass, there is another ingredient in my garden I will take photos tomorrow of my herb garden. Anyway, the above ingredients wrapped in a piece of a sheet.

I use a pot of simmering water and sit a pyrex bowl on top to steam it full the bowl with a good litre or more of olive oil sit the sheet with the herbs inside and simmer for 8 hours, you need to keep topping up the water pot but only want to simmer the oil.

Remove the sheet and boiled material and add beeswax to the olive oil just a 3 or 4 cm block, keep simmering while the beeswax melts.

I remove the oil and beeswax from the heat and using a handheld electric blender blend the mix while still hot and add water as you blend only a small amount of water less than half a cup keep blending into a cream a few minutes does it, cool and use.

I keep mine in the fridge. I did not set out to make hair restorer.

I am making herbal blam for pain but started to put it on my bald spot massaging it in amazing results, after 30 years my hair is growing considerably, not so much at the back because I have not been doing that part but my hair is growing from the sides and closing the middle bald spot eg I have grown a good three or four cm wide strip of thick hair on each side it is growing also in the middle and on my forehead at a slower rate.

With all this good advice I could do well as a local councilor so I am running in Okara Ward Whangarei hence the link below

20 days ago

Overcoming Obstacles

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🏉 Through school-based programmes like #KiwiCan, #Stars, and #ProjectK, we empower our youth to grow into the best versions of themselves.

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21 days ago

Loans built for small business

Prospa

Kurt Jacks from Auckland’s “The Rib House” discovered the missing ingredient in his recipe for success when he used a Prospa Small Business Loan to dish up the vital support he and his family needed to grow the business.

The simple, streamlined application process was just what he needed … View more
Kurt Jacks from Auckland’s “The Rib House” discovered the missing ingredient in his recipe for success when he used a Prospa Small Business Loan to dish up the vital support he and his family needed to grow the business.

The simple, streamlined application process was just what he needed as a time-strapped business owner – and the funds were immediately put to use on upgrades and kitchen renovations.
Find out more

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21 days ago

Upcoming local elections

Glen McMillan from Glen McMillan Okara Ward

Can I explain to anybody that may be looking?

I am running in Okara Ward Whangarei

I have disabilities including a voice disability so when I attend these candidate meetings, I can hear everybody fine but people often can not hear me.

My voice has no show when 60 or more other people are talking… View more
Can I explain to anybody that may be looking?

I am running in Okara Ward Whangarei

I have disabilities including a voice disability so when I attend these candidate meetings, I can hear everybody fine but people often can not hear me.

My voice has no show when 60 or more other people are talking in the same room.

I can not change that. It is amazing how people that can not hear me create their own version of what they think they hear.

So people do not get the wrong idea there is a vast amount of information online about me. I can debate with anyone as long as people do not talk over me.

People see a disabled man.

It is fact that people will often shy away from me because people, in general, do not know how to react to a disabled person, this is magnified hugely when they ask me something and can not hear my answer.

The meet the candidate meetings will be difficult, no problem when I have the mic but the mix and mingle afterward will be difficult voice wise.

I face challenges others don't. But that is fine. two things I have in abundance are confidence and ability.

So do not expect to chat to me in a room with 60 others talking that does not work.

I am happy to talk with anybody, but arranged meetings work best

I have faced many challenges and always overcome them.

I am loving this challenge.

I want people to know who I am google my name.

Glen McMillan or Google Okara Ward 2019, I have published a lot of information about myself online so everybody can feel they know me.

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22 days ago

We'd love to housemind by the sea at Christmas-New Year

Robert from Kamo

Because my mum (86yrs in 3 weeks)cannot travel big distance now, we choose to have our holidays close by with her in Northland or Auckland. We get 2 weeks off work starting from Christmas Day, I think....boss hasn't decided dates yet- and we'd love to live by the sea for 1 - 2 weeks! … View moreBecause my mum (86yrs in 3 weeks)cannot travel big distance now, we choose to have our holidays close by with her in Northland or Auckland. We get 2 weeks off work starting from Christmas Day, I think....boss hasn't decided dates yet- and we'd love to live by the sea for 1 - 2 weeks! We could mind a home with animals etc. We choose the seaside because my mum was reared there and has lived on a farm since she was married so we want a seaside experience! She hasn't lived there since 1956. Does anyone know of any possibility that might be available? We can provide verbal references from neighbours & friends and because we are Christians, we can guarantee the home owner who trusts us will not be disappointed!

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30 days ago

THANKS - I hope the kind man sees this

Dot from Central Whangarei

Today at Yummy Sushi, Okara, Whangarei.

Thanks to the kind young man that paid for the lunch my granddaughter and I selected. We were surprised and delighted. Still smiling!
I wish you good karma and I will pay your kindness forward.
After the cashier told a surprised me that my card had … View more
Today at Yummy Sushi, Okara, Whangarei.

Thanks to the kind young man that paid for the lunch my granddaughter and I selected. We were surprised and delighted. Still smiling!
I wish you good karma and I will pay your kindness forward.
After the cashier told a surprised me that my card had declined I stood aside to check my bank balance online. Next the cashier called out that the man had paid for our selection. I rushed out to see him drive off in a blue station wagon.
Money in account - I had actually keyed in an incorrect PIN number.
Some weeks ago a lady in front of me at the supermarket checkout was trying to decide what to put back as she didn’t have enough money to cover her shop. I paid her $5 shortfall.
I believe in Karma and that what goes around comes around. This was mine.
I will continue to keep it going!

22 days ago

Good news

Glen from Central Whangarei

This is a cause that I think needs support, the fantastic news here

www.nzherald.co.nz...

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