25 days ago

How hard is it to get a doctor's appointment?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A Whangārei patient had to wait seven weeks to get an appointment with her GP, while new Kaitaia residents have to travel for hours to see a doctor. What has your experience been like? What do you think should be done?

Image
More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Blue Bins for Glass

Online Content Publisher from Whangarei District Council

Well done and thank you to the people of Whangarei for getting on board with the new blue bin glass recycling.

There have been hardly any mistakes so far in this week’s collection and crews are finding the sorting much easier and safer. With the different materials pre-sorted they are much more valuable to recycling plants and can more easily be turned back in to new products. We aim to make our recycling system as efficient as possible, and having Blue Bins for glass is an important part of that effort.

Around 19,000 blue bins have now been delivered to central Whangarei suburbs with delivery to Bream Bay today and tomorrow, then Mangakaramea through to Kauri for the rest of the week.

Northland Waste will be leaving a sticker on bins where there is glass in the red bin or something other than glass in the blue bin. Residents will need to sort their recycling properly then place it out for collection again next week.

Image
7 days ago

New Blue Recycling Bins

Tom from Onerahi

Ok I can forsee more expenditure coming for the new District council. These new blue bins are one third smaller than the red bins. As I am aware we need to do alot more to reduce waste and recycle more. Why did the council not consider placing strategically bottlebanks every 5 -10 streets, and arrange to have them emptied every 2-3 weeks. I live in an area where i know that some homes use two red bins to put out their empty beer and wine bottles along with the plastic bottles containers and jars. I have a feeling that there will be alot of people going into the council in a months time saying their blue bins have developed legs and walked of with friendly people to live at their addresses in order to get new bins. I am sooo looking forward to how the district council explain this one.

2 hours ago

Relay For Life Early Bird Special

Natasha Judd from Cancer Society Northland

Free Entry November means that you can get your team on board and secure a place in the next Relay For Life.

The event involves teams or individuals walking, running, hopping or dancing around a track through the night. Starting at 16:00 on Saturday 28th March and ending at 10:00 Sunday 29th March.

The Cancer Society provides free support services and information for people going through cancer treatment. We also fund important scientific cancer research and implement health promotion initiatives to reduce cancer for future generations. With no direct government funding Cancer Society Northland rely on the generosity of Fund Raisers to provide these services.

Image