Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei

14 hours ago

Have you seen the tiles on the Hundertwasser Art Centre?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei residents have had their first peak of the exterior of the Hundertwasser Art Centre, with the protective shrink wrap coming down on one side on Friday. The tilers have had to unlearn everything they know about straight lines and patterns, to create something more in-keeping with nature.

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7 hours ago

Missig Puppy

Dot from Tutukaka Coast

She is the brown one. She is an American Bulldog Cross, 7 weeks old. Wondered off on Sunday evening from Matapouri. We hope someone has found her and taking good care of her until she comes home. If you have any information could you please phone me at 021-0299-2529.

7 days ago

Have you seen Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on… View moreWhangārei documentary Te Wao Nui has been chosen for the gala opening of the world's largest indigenous film festive, imagineNATIVE. Directed by Ngāriki Ngatae, the te reo Māori film investigates mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) as a cure for kauri dieback disease. Click on the link below to find out more and to watch the short film.

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8 days ago

What do you think of the Te Tai Tokerau candidates?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

This year's candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Tokerau include Advance NZ Party co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr, the America's Cup "basher" Moemoea Mohoawhenua (pictured), Māori Party social worker Mariameno Kapa-Kingi and Labour's deputy leader, incumbent Kelvin Davis.… View moreThis year's candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Tokerau include Advance NZ Party co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr, the America's Cup "basher" Moemoea Mohoawhenua (pictured), Māori Party social worker Mariameno Kapa-Kingi and Labour's deputy leader, incumbent Kelvin Davis. What do you think of the line-up?

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1 day ago

Scammer surpise

Peter Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

This is a new one, to me. I actually got an economy air mail envelope in my letterbox. And inside I found a letter (fairly obviously photocopied or printed on a printer running low on red ink) that purported that some relative I've never heard of has left 8.6 million pound in a bank account in… View moreThis is a new one, to me. I actually got an economy air mail envelope in my letterbox. And inside I found a letter (fairly obviously photocopied or printed on a printer running low on red ink) that purported that some relative I've never heard of has left 8.6 million pound in a bank account in London and would I like help getting this money into a 'safe' bank account.

LOL.
Nigerian Scam artists supporting the post office, who would've thunk!
But, I cannot pretend I read this missive with a big grin on my face and my wife and I got a good chuckle out of it.

1 day ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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1 day ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
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2 days ago

What's On: Northern Jazz Society's Sunday Jazz

Silke from Tikipunga

Thelonious Punk with Bevan O'Brien, Derek Hopper, Andy Kingston, Alan Thomas, and special performer John Bell on Vibraphone .Admission $10 members , $ 15 non-members ,no eftpos available, come along!
Northern Jazz Society's Sunday Jazz
  • Flames Restaurant & Bar
3 days ago

Meet local Labour candidate Emily Henderson at the Ngunguru Community Hall at 1pm the 27th September

Lodewijk from Tutukaka Coast

She would be a very very capable MP. For the National Party supporters I have this message: Dr Reti will be in Wellington regardless of the vote, so give only your party vote to National , but use your local vote for Emily Henderson so that we will have 2 MP representing this long neglected … View moreShe would be a very very capable MP. For the National Party supporters I have this message: Dr Reti will be in Wellington regardless of the vote, so give only your party vote to National , but use your local vote for Emily Henderson so that we will have 2 MP representing this long neglected electorate.
Loek Henneveld

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3 days ago

What's On: Senior Chef (for over 60's)

Nikki from Central Whangarei

Senior Chef is an 8 week cooking class where you can learn, or improve on, your practical food and nutrition skills. Ph 437 6397 to register.
Senior Chef (for over 60's)
  • Anglican Care Centre
7 days ago

Poll: How do you think we should vote for councillors?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Whangārei District Council has decided to keep its First Past the Post system for the 2022 election, but voters could demand a poll that could see the system changed to Single Transferable Vote, if there is enough support. In brief, First Past the Post is where voters give a tick to the candidate … View moreWhangārei District Council has decided to keep its First Past the Post system for the 2022 election, but voters could demand a poll that could see the system changed to Single Transferable Vote, if there is enough support. In brief, First Past the Post is where voters give a tick to the candidate they support, and the one with the most ticks wins. Single Transferable Vote is where voters rank candidates in terms of preference, and the one with the most overall support wins. Which do you think is best for Whangārei - please explain your answer in the comments below.

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How do you think we should vote for councillors?
  • 61.1% First Past the Post (FPP)
    61.1% Complete
  • 35.2% Single Transferable Vote (STV)
    35.2% Complete
  • 3.7% I don't vote
    3.7% Complete
  • 0% Other (please explain below)
    0% Complete
54 votes
3 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

7 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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8 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

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6 days ago

What's On: Monthly meeting & A.G.M.

Monica from Rural West Whangarei

A.G.M. will commence 1.30p.m. followed by general meeting concentrating on displays of postcards by members, one page displays and exchanging of stamps. All visitors welcome
Monthly meeting & A.G.M.
  • Whangarei Philatelic Soc. Riverbank Centre Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei
8 days ago

Road maintenance season is under way in Northland

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

State highways across Northland will be repaired and re-sealed over coming months, as Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s spring/summer road maintenance programme gets under way.

Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult said Waka Kotahi will be delivering a large amount of roadworks … View more
State highways across Northland will be repaired and re-sealed over coming months, as Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s spring/summer road maintenance programme gets under way.

Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult said Waka Kotahi will be delivering a large amount of roadworks within the region this season to improve the roads, increase safety and make people’s journeys more enjoyable.

“Resealing starts this month and ramps up in October as the days become longer and warmer. The warmer weather helps the new seal stick to the road surface,” she said.

“The weather conditions are critical as was demonstrated earlier this year when the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown shut down Northland’s resealing programme. Once out of lockdown resealing resumed, but by then the weather had turned colder and compromised the new seal in some locations, leaving the bitumen exposed in areas such as on SH1 at Hikurangi and south of Wellsford.”

Road rehabilitation – where the road is dug up, repaired and re-laid as new – has been completed on SH12 at Selwyn Park in Dargaville and work is under way on SH14 at Paradise Road intersection.

Rehabilitation work is planned to continue in October and November on SH1 to the south of Whangarei around the Otaika Quarry and in Warkworth near the Hudson Road intersection, which will be done at night to minimise disruption to traffic. Also in October and November, there will be new asphalt laid on SH1 to the south of Warkworth.

In November and December there will be new chip seal on SH11 and SH14, and on sections of SH1 between Kawakawa and Warkworth. While this work will be largely done at night, motorists may experience some daytime delays.

Despite the significant roadworks programme, most work will stop before busy holiday travel periods like Labour weekend, Christmas and New Year, to minimise disruption to people’s journeys.

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