Kauri Coast, Dargaville

13 hours ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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10 hours ago

Have you noticed extra Aucklanders in Whangārei?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Aucklanders who fled the city before this week’s Covid-19 alert level 3 restrictions came into force are already putting pressure on health services in Northland. Northland should be "an island" due to the Auckland restrictions, but both pharmacies and community leaders have noticed an … View moreAucklanders who fled the city before this week’s Covid-19 alert level 3 restrictions came into force are already putting pressure on health services in Northland. Northland should be "an island" due to the Auckland restrictions, but both pharmacies and community leaders have noticed an influx of Aucklanders. Have you noticed extra Aucklanders in your neighbourhood? And what do you think about them?

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9 hours ago

What's On: Blessing Book author Richard Brunton

Liz from Kauri

Learn how to make a difference to your world through blessing others. Amazing stories from the author himself. Meeting subject to Covid 19 levels. We believe he will be here.
Blessing Book author Richard Brunton
  • Tikipunga Baptist Church
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16 hours ago

Whangarei Mid-week Market

Janet from Rural West Whangarei

On from 11.00am - 3.00pm today at the William Memorial Park - opposite the Riverside BP station. Great day ( so far ) for it ! fresh produce including spray free lettuces, bananas, avocados, kale, and free range eggs plus more. Check us out .

5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 day ago

Consultation begins on the Long Term Plan

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We've just begun consultation on the Long Term Plan and anyone can help us choose what to do in the next 10 years - and how to fund it. What do you want to see happen by 2031? Do you have an opinion on any of our key issues?
Visit www.wdc.govt.nz... to learn more and take part.

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We've just begun consultation on the Long Term Plan and anyone can help us choose what to do in the next 10 years - and how to fund it. What do you want to see happen by 2031? Do you have an opinion on any of our key issues?
Visit www.wdc.govt.nz... to learn more and take part.

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1 day ago

What's On: Money Mates

Nikki from Central Whangarei

Are you ready for small change? We invite you to be part of our Money Mates group. Sharing practical ideas to make our dollar stretch. Ph 437 6397 to register
Money Mates
  • Anglican Care Centre
1 day ago

Dog Requires new Home

Joy from Rural West Whangarei

URGENT HOME REQUIRED!
This beautiful hunter-way cross urgently needs a new home. Approximately 1 year old. Good with children and loves to cuddle. His elderly owners can not give him the attention and exercise that he needs.
If they can’t find a home for him he will go to the SPCA.
Please … View more
URGENT HOME REQUIRED!
This beautiful hunter-way cross urgently needs a new home. Approximately 1 year old. Good with children and loves to cuddle. His elderly owners can not give him the attention and exercise that he needs.
If they can’t find a home for him he will go to the SPCA.
Please message me if you are interested in giving this lovely boy a home.

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1 day ago

Shot police dog still recovering, may not return to work

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A police dog who was shot in the jaw at Tangowahine on December 1 is still recovering, three months on from the incident. The dog suffered critical injuries and, while he has been allowed to return home to his handler, no decision has been made about his work future. Meanwhile the 30-year-old … View moreA police dog who was shot in the jaw at Tangowahine on December 1 is still recovering, three months on from the incident. The dog suffered critical injuries and, while he has been allowed to return home to his handler, no decision has been made about his work future. Meanwhile the 30-year-old farmer, who was shot three times by police during the incident, has pleaded not-guilty to all charges.

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2 days ago

What's On: The RVMES 'Lifetime' Album Tour

Edwin from Waterview

The RVMES are returning to the The Butter Factory for their second stop of their North Island tour, celebrating and performing their new album ‘Lifetime’
The RVMES 'Lifetime' Album Tour
  • The Butter Factory
3 days ago

Something Different

John from Rural West Whangarei

Clearing out the UNWANTEDS
Sinewave Inverter
Convert 12v battery power to normal 300watt and recharge your mobiles on your boat

Price: $200

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3 days ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint outdoor market in the heritage garden. Featuring produce, crafts, food, plants and flowers with live music, kids activities and a pop-up tearoom! Free entry. 10am-2pm
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
3 days ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A quaint outdoor market in the heritage garden. Featuring produce, crafts, food, plants and flowers with live music, kids activities and a pop-up tearoom! Free entry. 10am-2pm
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
5 days ago

What do you think of the Hundertwasser Art Centre's rooftop park?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The southern hemisphere's largest afforested roof is starting to take shape in Northland. The first of 150 trees were lifted onto Whangārei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre on Tuesday, helping to create a rooftop park with 4000 plants. The building is the last architectural project that the … View moreThe southern hemisphere's largest afforested roof is starting to take shape in Northland. The first of 150 trees were lifted onto Whangārei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre on Tuesday, helping to create a rooftop park with 4000 plants. The building is the last architectural project that the famous Austrian artist Friederich Hundertwasser​ was involved with before his death in 2000. What do you think of the rooftop park?

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3 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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3 days ago

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