Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei

2 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What … View more
Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

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3 days ago

Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced … View more
Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.

Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.

What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?

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19 hours ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

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19 hours ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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5 days ago

Should The Block NZ be canned?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - three of the four Block NZ teams went home empty handed, as their apartments failed to exceed the reserve or did not sell.

Winner, Lisa Ridout-Gordon, says "the win is really bittersweet", and that "it's sad because they won nothing and we all sat there dreaming… View more
Hi neighbours - three of the four Block NZ teams went home empty handed, as their apartments failed to exceed the reserve or did not sell.

Winner, Lisa Ridout-Gordon, says "the win is really bittersweet", and that "it's sad because they won nothing and we all sat there dreaming about what we would want to come away with and what we thought we deserved".

Did you watch the final episode? Do you think it's time for the show to be canned?

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4 days ago

Poll: Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for … View moreThe Northland Regional Council is having to bring forward its free bus trips in celebration of World Carfree Day because Northland's buses don't run on Sunday. Do you think they should? Please take part in this poll and leave comments below (put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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Should buses run on Sunday in Northland?
  • 67.8% Yes! Buses should run on Sunday
    67.8% Complete
  • 23.7% No, I don't think it's worthwhile having buses on Sunday
    23.7% Complete
  • 8.5% Do we even have buses in Northland?
    8.5% Complete
  • 0% Other, please comment below
    0% Complete
59 votes
1 day ago

Where are your favourite Northland snorkelling spots?

The team Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Hi neighbours - veteran marine environmentalist Wade Doak, sometimes compared to Jacques Cousteau, has died.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the Poor Knights Islands as a marine reserve. Have you visited this reserve? Where are your favourite Northland snorkelling spots?

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1 day ago

Free Business Advertising App 'TownApps'

Raywyn from Kamo

**ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS**

Kia Ora,
My name is Raywyn and I am a regional manager from Kiwisites promoting a Brand New FREE App called TownApps.

TownApps is a FREE advertising app that is built to connect visitors and locals with groups, communities and businesses in the region.

If this is … View more
**ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS**

Kia Ora,
My name is Raywyn and I am a regional manager from Kiwisites promoting a Brand New FREE App called TownApps.

TownApps is a FREE advertising app that is built to connect visitors and locals with groups, communities and businesses in the region.

If this is something that interests you click on the link below and let's get Whangarei rolling.😁

Cheers,

Raywyn
Regional Manager
TownApps
www.townapps.co.nz...

Free

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3 days ago

Ultimate Quiz Fundraiser - Whangarei Boys High School

Julia from Hikurangi Coastal

Have you booked your table yet, spots are filling up quickly!
Prices for the best dressed ;-)

Quiz night poster.pdf Download View

1 day ago

Take the stress out of retirement living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the … View more
In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the village. As a Ryman Healthcare village, Bert Sutcliffe residents enjoy a fixed base weekly fee for life – guaranteed.*
Judith explains, “For us it was a no brainer, it was the best decision.

*Some conditions apply
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3 days ago

Let’s Walk for Dementia Northland!

Alzheimers NZ

Dementia affects us in more ways than one, and more of us than we realise.

That’s why this September, thousands of Kiwis will joining Memory Walks to show their support for all those living with dementia.

Will you join us this World Alzheimers Month?

Where & When:
Dargaville: … View more
Dementia affects us in more ways than one, and more of us than we realise.

That’s why this September, thousands of Kiwis will joining Memory Walks to show their support for all those living with dementia.

Will you join us this World Alzheimers Month?

Where & When:
Dargaville: Countdown Carpark on Victoria St at 10 am on Saturday 21st September
Kaitaia: Community House on Puckey Ave at 10 am on Saturday 21st September
Kerikeri: walking either the Domain Loop or the Waterfall Walk from 11 am on Saturday 21st September
Whangarei: below Basin Bridge at 10 am on Sunday 22nd September

Register today at alzheimers.org.nz
Let’s make dementia top of mind.
Register now

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3 days ago

The Voting Climate: A Stuff survey of every council candidate

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

As part of Stuff's Quick! Save the Planet project, we are contacting every candidate in every council race to ask a series of questions about climate change. We're also asking them all for a short position statement on climate change issues.

We'll publish the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

As part of Stuff's Quick! Save the Planet project, we are contacting every candidate in every council race to ask a series of questions about climate change. We're also asking them all for a short position statement on climate change issues.

We'll publish the results of our survey on a special section, in time for when ballot papers start arriving in mailboxes at the end of next week.

If you're standing as a council candidate, please answer Stuff's climate change survey.

To find out more, click here

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4 days ago

Passionate about critical thinking?

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

The Bachelor of Humanities awaits you!

Meet Sharlene Peri (Te Uri o Tai, Tainui) who shares “Studying at Awanuiārangi felt like being at home on my marae. It is welcoming, the facilities are exceptional (the library is incredible!) and it became a safe space to learn and grow.

I wanted a … View more
The Bachelor of Humanities awaits you!

Meet Sharlene Peri (Te Uri o Tai, Tainui) who shares “Studying at Awanuiārangi felt like being at home on my marae. It is welcoming, the facilities are exceptional (the library is incredible!) and it became a safe space to learn and grow.

I wanted a degree that would give me a relevant qualification with which to pursue whānau, hapū and iwi gains. From day one on the Humanities degree programme, I was blown away by the calibre, expertise and knowledge of the lecturers. I also appreciated having the flexibility of choosing a Major in policy or indigenous business”

Study with us in 2020 with noho/block delivery and online learning
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4 days ago

What's On: The Heart of Medical Research

Jessica from Grafton

FREE! The latest advances in heart health & how medical research helps ensure our good cardiovascular health. Topics: Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Dementia. RSVP: events@medicalresearch.org.nz or ring 9231701
The Heart of Medical Research
  • Auckland Medical Research Foundation Auditorium, Auckland Uni Med School
4 days ago

What's On: Free Governance Workshop (3rd topic)

Bart from Central Whangarei

Join Volunteering Northland's Governance Workshop; Life cycles of organisations and boards. Held in Whangarei, they will be live-streamed and on-demand all over Northland. Ph 09 945 4984, www.volunteeringnorthland.nz for more
Free Governance Workshop (3rd topic)
  • ASB Kensington Stadium
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