Tikipunga, Whangarei

28 days ago

Female, 50, and looking for a job? Good luck

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the difficulties of finding work when you're female and over 50. Anecdotally we are aware of women being shut out of the workforce around this time. If you can relate, and are willing to talk about your experience, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

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28 days ago

Dog Kennel and Run - Small to Medium

Joe & Gaylene from Hikurangi Coastal

After my dog hurting herself trying to jump the fence when left home the other day, I need to get a kennel and run for her so she is safe when this happens - only happens rarely but will need one. Don't have much money so reasonable price needed.

39 days ago

Poll: Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?

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Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?
  • 22% Yes, the $300 fine helps
    22% Complete
  • 10% Yes, owners better understand the risks
    10% Complete
  • 64% No, I still see dogs in hot cars
    64% Complete
  • 4% Other (please say what in the comments below)
    4% Complete
50 votes
47 days ago

What did you do with your Christmas tree?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The big cats at Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary have been rubbing against, chewing up and lying on old Christmas trees donated to the park. Is there a better way to use Christmas trees after the big day? What did you do with your Christmas tree?

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28 days ago

Selling - long shaft outboard. 9.8 HP Tohatsu

Neil from Parua Bay / Whangarei Heads

10 hrs only so just run in and serviced. Runs beautifully but I've sold my boat.
cookn@xtra.co.nz or 09 4363623

Price: $1,700

29 days ago

Saving a bird

Glen from Central Whangarei

Just a nice story yesterday I was putting my car away into my double garage, it was hot in the garage I reversed in got out of the car and saw a baby thrush at the rear window of the garage.

So started a ten-minute struggle to try to save the thrush as it flies from window to window, I talked to … View more
Just a nice story yesterday I was putting my car away into my double garage, it was hot in the garage I reversed in got out of the car and saw a baby thrush at the rear window of the garage.

So started a ten-minute struggle to try to save the thrush as it flies from window to window, I talked to it good boy I was saying. after ten minutes it flew straight at me.

It landed on my shoulder I walked or hobbled outside the bird stayed on my shoulder I picked it off my shoulder gave it a bowl of water. It drank water and after another ten minutes, it flew off. So good😁

29 days ago
29 days ago

Don’t miss Tutus on Tour!

The New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to Whangarei’s Forum North in 2020.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages.

Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national… View more
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to Whangarei’s Forum North in 2020.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages.

Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company. With one show only on March 3rd and tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 children) this is guaranteed to sell fast.
Book now!

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31 days ago

Help build a stronger, safer Aotearoa

Fire & Emergency NZ

Do you have strong links into your community? Can you represent a wide range of people? We want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people for our new Local Advisory Committees, who can offer insight into what matters to your community.

Nominate yourself or someone you know today.
Learn more

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32 days ago

Is the region coping with the drought?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Northland is now in drought conditions but the Ministry for Primary Industries will not declare the drought a medium-scale event unless the community cannot cope with the conditions. What do you think, is Northland coping okay? Is there a need to declare a medium-scale drought event?

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32 days ago

Missing sheep

Victoria from Parua Bay / Whangarei Heads

Has anyone had a dorper sheep (black face, sheds) turn up near you unexpectedly. We have one missing from Waikaraka, Whangarei, as of yesterday. She was on the property as of midday Thursday. She is a pet. I can be contacted on 021 138 7428.

47 days ago

How dry is it where you live?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A spate of fires since New Year's Day has prompted fire fighters to consider a total fire ban from next week. They say a lack of rain and drying winds has dried up the ground. What is it like where you are? Are you hanging out for rain?

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32 days ago

Make your own outdoor ottoman

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this … View more
Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Follow these easy step by step instructions to create your own.

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32 days ago

Northland’s favourite community event!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

ArtBeat is happening for the 24th year on the 1st of February 2020 from 10am to 4pm! ArtBeat is a free, fun, interactive event with seven different zones to entertain every member of the family, from the curious toddler, gamer teen, shopaholic parents and music lovers alike.

Creative Northland … View more
ArtBeat is happening for the 24th year on the 1st of February 2020 from 10am to 4pm! ArtBeat is a free, fun, interactive event with seven different zones to entertain every member of the family, from the curious toddler, gamer teen, shopaholic parents and music lovers alike.

Creative Northland is excited to once again bring together local organisations and community members to participate in this creative, colourful, summer event.

A highlight of the event is Resene’s Interactive Zone, the hub of all things creative! Kids and parents can try out over ten free hands-on art activities which will keep them entertained for hours, such as painting with Resene paints, spin art, giant bubbles, harakeke, carving and more.

Whether you already know and love ArtBeat, or want a fun free family day in great surroundings of beautiful Cafler Park, then roll on up - you won't be disappointed.
Learn more

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