Kamo, Whangarei

4 hours ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty … View moreHi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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6 days ago

what on earth is the point .....

Mike from South Whangarei

Our new telephone book was delivered today. Not only is it only two thirds the size of the previous version which was pretty useless in it's own right it turned out that we are no longer listed in it. Comparison between the new one and its predecessor shows that we are in the middle of a list … View moreOur new telephone book was delivered today. Not only is it only two thirds the size of the previous version which was pretty useless in it's own right it turned out that we are no longer listed in it. Comparison between the new one and its predecessor shows that we are in the middle of a list of about 30 phone subscribers who have been simply left out this year. (quality control/competence anyone?)

Wow! isn't this great customer service to people who have had the same phone at the same address for more than the last 20 years.

7 hours ago

SCAM ALERT: Vehicle licence (registration) email

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific … View more
The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific vehicle details including:
- Your vehicle’s plate number
- Vehicle make
- The expiry date of your current vehicle licence

Click here for more advice and information.

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9 hours ago

A garden project with a difference

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Add colour to any garden setting with a planter that boasts movement and extra visual interest.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this project yourself.

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1 day ago

Heading Away These Holidays?

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Whangarei

Don't head off on your Christmas road trip without making sure your car is safe with a 20 Point Vehicle Health Check for your just $40 (save $25)*

Hurry, ends on December 15th!

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1 day ago

Farmshed Artists

Pauline from Parua Bay / Whangarei Heads

Hello everyone. I have 4 other artists who are showing their fabulous works at our Farmsheds, on 14th and 15th of December at 136 Ocean Beach Road, from 10am to 4pm daily. Maybe you are looking for that special gift. Eftpos available and plenty of easy parking. Come along . Plenty of beaches to … View moreHello everyone. I have 4 other artists who are showing their fabulous works at our Farmsheds, on 14th and 15th of December at 136 Ocean Beach Road, from 10am to 4pm daily. Maybe you are looking for that special gift. Eftpos available and plenty of easy parking. Come along . Plenty of beaches to swim and picnic as well.

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1 day ago

SH1 Tarewa Road intersection draft bylaw right turn ban

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

Earlier this year the NZ Transport Agency sought submissions on a proposed bylaw amendment banning the right turn movement onto SH1 from Tarewa Road. This morning I received the following update from NZTA:
20 submissions were received, 10 submissions supported banning the right turn from Tarewa … View more
Earlier this year the NZ Transport Agency sought submissions on a proposed bylaw amendment banning the right turn movement onto SH1 from Tarewa Road. This morning I received the following update from NZTA:
20 submissions were received, 10 submissions supported banning the right turn from Tarewa Road onto SH1, 5 submissions did not support banning the right turn from Tarewa Road onto SH1.
The remaining 5 submissions did not state whether they supported or did not support the banning of the right turn from Tarewa Road onto SH1.
The removal of the right turn from Tarewa Road onto SH1 provides several important benefits, including:
• reduced turning conflicts at the intersection,
• better green time allocation for the primary traffic movements,
• the need for less land purchase,
• the need for a smaller bridge across the Raumanga Stream,
• improved traffic flow by providing a ‘no surprises’ environment for drivers on SH1 to reduce the crash rate and to provide a safe solution for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
The Agency considered all the submissions received and made the decision to proceed with banning vehicles turning right from Tarewa Road into State Highway 1. The Transport Agency will now proceed with the making and publishing in the Gazette the amendment to the New Zealand Transport Agency (Traffic Controls on State Highways) Bylaw 2017 to include a prohibition on vehicles turning to the right from Tarewa Road into State Highway 1 (Otaika Road).

2 days ago

Name a book

NumberWorks'nWords Whangarei

What book sticks in your mind?

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1 day ago

Win a years subscription to TV Guide with Readers Tours!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and … View more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19 December 2019!

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1 day ago

What's On: Oakura Twilight Market

Margaret and Wim from Hikurangi Coastal

Come pick up some unique Christmas gifts from our range of handmade gifts, Stalls $10, with proceeds to hall fund. Phone: Margaret 0274887135
Oakura Twilight Market
  • Oakura Hall
4 days ago

Weatherboard

Bill from Central Whangarei

I am looking for some old weatherboard for a renovation. Size about 220 x 19. I need about 14m. Anybody out there have some lying around after renovations ? None at recycle warehouse unfortunately.

1 day ago

Learn te reo Māori!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities in Auckland. The learning has helped my … View more
Te Pōkaitahi Reo

Meet Parminder Singh (Punjabi) who shares his journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi:

“Studying in the Pōkaitahi Reo programme has allowed me to develop a totally beautiful and unique relationship with Māori communities in Auckland. The learning has helped my work to bridge gaps between Māori and others in our multicultural communities. When I look back, I feel really proud. It’s a great feeling when I speak te reo Māori. It’s a privilege.”

Share in Parminder’s experience and enquire now for 2020. These programmes are tuition fee free!
Find out more

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2 days ago

What is the vaccination rate at your local school?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Te Kura o Otangarei has achieved a 97 per cent vaccination rate against measles with the help of Northland DHB. What is the vaccination rate at your local school? Do you agree with a school-supported vaccination programme?

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2 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter December 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Season's Greetings Neighbours!

The December edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new Better Later Life Strategy.

In this issue we find out about regional banking hubs and the dangers of falls and concussions … View more
Season's Greetings Neighbours!

The December edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new Better Later Life Strategy.

In this issue we find out about regional banking hubs and the dangers of falls and concussions in over 65-year-olds.

We also have a tasty lemon and yoghurt custard pot recipe, from the NZ nutrition foundation, for a holiday dessert treat!

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

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