Kauri Coast, Dargaville

7 hours ago

Do you live near Whangārei Heads?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Police are advising people not be alarmed if they see armed police and hear bangs or sounds of smashing glass at Whangārei Heads on Wednesday. Police will be running a routine training exercise at a private property on Ocean Beach Rd from 9am to 3pm.

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5 hours ago

What's On: Seniors and Retirees Day Out

Kayleen from Orewa

Join us to visit gardens, museums and more. Meet at 10.30am and return by 2.30pm. Transport provided at just $10. Contact Kayleen 027 647 5000 or kayleen@xtra.co.nz
Seniors and Retirees Day Out
  • Salvation Army Hibiscus Coast
9 days ago

Face to Face Communication versus Tecnology

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

FROM A TEACHER: Yesterday, I shut down class about 5 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite computer game.
I said, "No, no laptops. I want you to have … View more
FROM A TEACHER: Yesterday, I shut down class about 5 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite computer game.
I said, "No, no laptops. I want you to have face-to-face conversations right now."
After a collective groan went up, I observed something both wonderful and alarming. For the next few minutes, a couple of tables came alive with conversation. They looked at each other in the eyes and talked with great enthusiasm and interest. It was beautiful to watch and listen to.

However, many students were deflated. They did not know what to do without some sort of entertainment from a device. A couple of them put their heads down and avoided eye contact with anyone. I went around the room to those students and tried to engage with them. Some of them mustered a few words, but most didn't know what to do.

I share this story as a wakeup call for parents, grandparents, and guardians. It's tragic to me that a large percentage of today's youth do not know how to have real conversation, but it's not their fault. It is our responsibility as adults to lead by example and hold our kids accountable. Unplug every day, talk, and listen to your children. Getting lost in a device does not help them cope with and overcome the things they're going through mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. All it causes is isolation and depression. They need relationships; they need you.

I plan on doing it again today. #PleaseShare
This was written and supplied by Margaret Johnson in Kaikohe

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8 hours ago

What's On: Whangarei Philatelic Society monthly meeting

Monica from Rural West Whangarei

Tane McManus talking on early Nauru will be our speaker this month. One page displays "P" or "Fruit". Entry from front door because of roof repairs. All welcome
Whangarei Philatelic Society monthly meeting
  • Whangarei Philatelic Soc.
9 hours ago

What's On: Composting Workshop Puhoi

Kowhai from Birkdale

FREE - This course offers an introduction to composting basics – bokashi, worm farming and cold composting. https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-puhoi-2/
Composting Workshop Puhoi
  • Puhoi Centennial Hall
12 hours ago

STOLEN

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

This painting was STOLEN from outside the back of Jesse Rose's store in Kamo last week while it was drying. It is especially SPECIAL because the artist is only learning and was really proud of her efforts.

UPDATE- it may look like we got the stolen painting back, But Sadly no- we haven’t. … View more
This painting was STOLEN from outside the back of Jesse Rose's store in Kamo last week while it was drying. It is especially SPECIAL because the artist is only learning and was really proud of her efforts.

UPDATE- it may look like we got the stolen painting back, But Sadly no- we haven’t. Despite huge efforts to try and do so.. and some truly AMAZING support of the public... (The post I wrote to say the painting had been stolen, has been shared over 440 x already online, so it’s definitely getting out there..)
It’s out of our hands now, but we are still hopeful it will be recovered., so keep sharing... as we Know people have seen this painting/will see this painting.
But in the meantime I printed off the only photo we had, which was an unfinished picture (the stolen painting had been finished) onto fine art paper, and then Melissa finished the final details ...(for the second time)

And that way we were able to include the painting in the exhibition on Saturday night!

Of course not the same as having the original painting- but it was something 🖤

This fantail will have quite a story behind it,

And I know one day (hopefully) it will make its way back to the owner..

If you know anything about this, please let Jesse Rose know on 021 155 6803, or return it to 575 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangārei 0112.

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14 hours ago

What's On: Qigong for Health & Healing

Paula from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Every Friday morning join us for 1 hour of Qigong, focusing on gentle movement, meditation and health. Open to all. $5. Contact Paula 027 2399182 for further info
Qigong for Health & Healing
  • Warkworth Town Hall, Mezzanine Room
14 hours 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 2399182 or email warkworthharmonycircle@gmail.com
Harmony Circle, Warkworth
  • Warkworth Community Hall
22 hours ago

Ryman: Your new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Your retirement should be stress-free and full of adventure. Life in a Ryman village can open the door to endless opportunities.

Moving to a village doesn’t mean giving up your treasures or your sense of style. Whether you choose independent living or a serviced apartment, you can make space … View more
Your retirement should be stress-free and full of adventure. Life in a Ryman village can open the door to endless opportunities.

Moving to a village doesn’t mean giving up your treasures or your sense of style. Whether you choose independent living or a serviced apartment, you can make space your own. You’ll benefit from a supportive community, as well as organised activities, outings and fabulous amenities to keep you entertained. If your needs change, our villages offer comprehensive care options.

Experience the Ryman difference—you’ll be surprised at how fun, easy and relaxed the lifestyle is.
Download the Guide

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1 day ago

School Holiday ideas at the Red Cross in Dargaville

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

Here at the Red Cross shop in Dargaville we have heaps of ideas for the kids these school holidays. Come in and see us at 48 Victoria Street.

1 day ago

What's On: Whangarei Bridge Club

Jane from Maunu

FREE Bridge taster session 7pm. Love cards? You’ll LOVE bridge! Give your mind a workout. Visit www.whangareibridgeclub.nz for details. Make bridge your winter sport.
Whangarei Bridge Club
  • Whangarei Bridge Club
4 days ago

What's On: Whangaparaoa Community Market

Dil from Red Beach

Crafts, Produce and Live Entertainment. 10am - 3pm.
Whangaparaoa Community Market
  • Whangaparaoa Hall
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4 days ago

What's On: Orewa garden club

Irene from Arkles Bay

Monthly meeting ,speaker ,trading and competition tables ,afternoon tea.visitors welcome entrance $5.0 contact Irene 02102939176
Orewa garden club
  • Catholic church
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3 days ago

Craft fair

Annemarie from Wellsford

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Price: $123

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4 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store!

Prospa

Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but … View more
Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quote - Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

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7 days ago

What do you think of stricter freedom camping rules?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Stuart Nash was in Northland late last week to announced proposed stricter rules for freedom camping - including banning non-self-contained vehicles or making them park in campgrounds only, fines increasing from $200 to $1000, and requirements on rental companies to collect fines. Nash says the … View moreStuart Nash was in Northland late last week to announced proposed stricter rules for freedom camping - including banning non-self-contained vehicles or making them park in campgrounds only, fines increasing from $200 to $1000, and requirements on rental companies to collect fines. Nash says the rules are about making sure people don't toilet in inappropriate places. What do you think of the proposed new rules? Have you ever been impacted by freedom campers?

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