Kauri Coast, Dargaville

1 day ago

Shop opens, then lockdown - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Laura Welsby is determined to keep her plastic-free wholefoods store Forward Whangarei running, despite the coronavirus lockdown hitting just one week after the store opened. The shop uses reuseable jars so customers can grab zero-waste foods. What do you think? Would you use this shopping method?

12 minutes ago

Share your thoughts on Freedom Camping

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Now that we’re between seasons for freedom campers we are keen to get a snapshot of public opinion on freedom camping in our District.

Want to share your perspective? This survey takes about 5 minutes and can be completed anonymously. We are looking for input from campers, locals and visitors!

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Now that we’re between seasons for freedom campers we are keen to get a snapshot of public opinion on freedom camping in our District.

Want to share your perspective? This survey takes about 5 minutes and can be completed anonymously. We are looking for input from campers, locals and visitors!

The Camping in Public Places bylaw is not due for review until 2022. If the Council proposes to change the bylaw, we will undertake public consultation and there will be an opportunity for the public to make submissions and speak at a hearing at the time.

Use this link to begin the survey:
au.openforms.com...

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20 hours ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15… View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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6 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Northland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Northland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Northland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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1 day ago

Essential oils for mouse control - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Northland District Health Board was mocked on social media for a post about using essential oils to deter mice, but a natural therapies expert says there is some truth to the claim. What do you think - have you ever tried essential oils to deter rodents and is this something the health board should… View moreNorthland District Health Board was mocked on social media for a post about using essential oils to deter mice, but a natural therapies expert says there is some truth to the claim. What do you think - have you ever tried essential oils to deter rodents and is this something the health board should be commenting on?

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22 hours ago

Beef or Beef-cross calves WANTED

Ashley from Rural West Whangarei

Our 2 year old beef-cross heifers are now at the home kill butcher and we have empty paddocks. We are looking for 3~5 beef or beef-cross calves to rear for the future.
Prefer polled beef as no horns to deal with, but will consider others. We have had both friesian and jersey cross, heifers and … View more
Our 2 year old beef-cross heifers are now at the home kill butcher and we have empty paddocks. We are looking for 3~5 beef or beef-cross calves to rear for the future.
Prefer polled beef as no horns to deal with, but will consider others. We have had both friesian and jersey cross, heifers and steers, so we are open to other options.
We can feed powdered milk for young calves, so age is not an issue if they are off their mums.
Not urgent, but would like something by July/August. Contact us if you have calves or will have an excess arriving soon.

1 day ago

Eggs any way, anytime

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even… View more
During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even lower: the skillet was dumped on the table along with a pile of forks, a few side plates - maybe, a tea towel as a napkin for the 8-year-old with the large lockdown appetite and away we went.

Lazy egg suppers have hung around in Alert Level 2 - minus the dinner dregs and skillet table service, and with the addition of an actual recipe: Turkish eggs, spicy red shakshuka and spiced bread egg in a hole.

Eggs, dukkah and garlic fried spinach is another favourite combo in our house. What's your favourite?

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1 day ago

Annual Plan Consultation ends Thursday

The Team from Whangarei District Council

There's just 2 days left in our Annual Plan feedback window! Please take the time to read the information at this link and give us your thoughts by 5:30pm on Thursday June 4.

We are seeking feedback on our Annual Plan 2020-21, which is about the changes we have made in response to COVID-19. … View more
There's just 2 days left in our Annual Plan feedback window! Please take the time to read the information at this link and give us your thoughts by 5:30pm on Thursday June 4.

We are seeking feedback on our Annual Plan 2020-21, which is about the changes we have made in response to COVID-19. The plan includes a proposal to reduce the overall General Rate rise to 2.2% (inflation), and provide $3m in targeted relief. We are also seeking extra funding from central government.

These measures are intended to soften the economic blow delivered by COVID-19, and provide extra support to the District as it works to recover.

2 days ago

This degree changed my life!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Tohu Toi Tangata - Bachelor of Humanities

Meet Christina Nuku who graduated with majors in Indigenous Studies and Policy. Through Awanuiārangi, Christina experienced a 3-month exchange programme at the University of Northern British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She shares “the exchange… View more
Te Tohu Toi Tangata - Bachelor of Humanities

Meet Christina Nuku who graduated with majors in Indigenous Studies and Policy. Through Awanuiārangi, Christina experienced a 3-month exchange programme at the University of Northern British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She shares “the exchange connected me with the Nisga’a people, First Nations tribal systems, communities and hauora programmes. It informed my studies and opened my mind. It was a genuine privilege to connect with the tangata whenua there, and an opportunity I would never otherwise have had”

“The difference at Awanuiārangi is the whanaungatanga. Our kaiako cultivated a supportive and nurturing environment”. We are now taking enquiries for Semester 2.
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3 days ago

What's On: Harmony Circle, Warkworth

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

A meeting of like-minded people who are interested in healing the mind, body & soul. $5 Door Contribution (non-profit group). For details Ph: 027 239 9182 or email warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com
Harmony Circle, Warkworth
  • Warkworth Community Hall
4 days ago

NZ's secret treehouse escape

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Who knew this fairytale treehouse was just 10 minutes from Whangārei?

4 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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8 days ago

What do you think of NorthTec coming to Whangārei's CBD?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

NorthTec is launching a new city centre learning hub in the former Mallets shop. It will be a digital learning hub for students and a spot for potential students to make inquiries. The hub will open early June. What do you think of this move to the CBD? Do you have any other ideas for some of the … View moreNorthTec is launching a new city centre learning hub in the former Mallets shop. It will be a digital learning hub for students and a spot for potential students to make inquiries. The hub will open early June. What do you think of this move to the CBD? Do you have any other ideas for some of the empty shops in the area?

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5 days ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

EECA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
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