Kauri Coast, Dargaville

53 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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55 days ago

What do you think of the changing laws around Māori wards?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Whangārei District Council will www.stuff.co.nz...
|have to advertise a binding poll| on its proposed Māori wards, and then cancel it two days later, after a petition demanding the poll clashes with a new law doing away with the polls. The petition-triggered polls consistently overturn proposals… View more
Whangārei District Council will www.stuff.co.nz...
|have to advertise a binding poll| on its proposed Māori wards, and then cancel it two days later, after a petition demanding the poll clashes with a new law doing away with the polls. The petition-triggered polls consistently overturn proposals for Māori wards, and are considered fundamentally unfair, as no other wards or representation changes can be cancelled in this way. What do you think?

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55 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

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56 days ago

Whangarei Mid week market on today

Janet from Rural West Whangarei

Te Orangas fresh spray free produce .. today, kale, avocados, cucumbers, endive and gloriosa lilies - cut flowers , eggs and more ! Great day for it so see you there.

62 days ago

Keep our Kids SAFE

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

An URGENT message from Whangārei Intermediate School

URGENT - Please remind your child to be safe by walking home with a friend. Avoid being alone.

A student today was approached when walking home in Third Ave today by a man who drove across to the wrong side of the road and pulled up … View more
An URGENT message from Whangārei Intermediate School

URGENT - Please remind your child to be safe by walking home with a friend. Avoid being alone.

A student today was approached when walking home in Third Ave today by a man who drove across to the wrong side of the road and pulled up alongside her. He asked if she wanted a ride and when she declined he reached out and tried to grab her. She escaped his grasp and ran all the way home. The mother has reported to the police and has now arranged for a buddy to walk with her to/from school.

The man was described as possibly 50s, very dark complexion (possibly Indian or African) with grey stubble with a black beanie. Was driving a beaten-up older red car.

68 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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65 days ago

Where is the northern COVID road block set up?

Toni from Wellsford

Is it north or south of Kaiwaka?

60 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

Find out how you can Grow your Business with Neighbourly Premium
Find out more

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60 days ago

Only one month to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to… View more
This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients

The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.

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62 days ago

Observed at 1345 today

Mike from South Whangarei

I was at my car loading my groceries into it when a shiny black 4 door ute with loud hailers sticking out its rear windows drove through the Okara shopping centre carpark playing the following on a continuous loop

"This is a public announcement
The government is lying to us
Covid is a hoax
Do… View more
I was at my car loading my groceries into it when a shiny black 4 door ute with loud hailers sticking out its rear windows drove through the Okara shopping centre carpark playing the following on a continuous loop

"This is a public announcement
The government is lying to us
Covid is a hoax
Do not comply"

sadly I was not close enough or quick enough to tell the occupants of the ute what I think of their parentage

61 days ago

Make a space themed headboard

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Make a boring old headboard an exciting glow in the dark feature for a space themed kid’s room with Resene FX Nightlight glow in the dark paint.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how you can create your own

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63 days ago

Tiler Needed

Chris from Maunu

Hello Everyone. We have a small tiling job needed doing in our kitchen. Can anyone please recommend someone who is good at their job, reliable and reasonably priced, so we don't have to sell a kidney to pay their bill?! Thanks a lot. Keep safe.

65 days ago

Auckland to move to Alert Level 2, rest of New Zealand to move to Alert Level 1

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert … View more
UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert Level 1 with Auckland moving to Alert Level 2.
- These restrictions will be reviewed February 22.
- There has been an additional 1 case confirmed, with the positive case a member of the same household bubble.
- New locations of interest have been loaded on the Ministry of Health website.
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UPDATE
16 February
1.09pm

There are no new community cases Ashley Bloomfield confirmed in a 1pm update today. There are no new cases in MIQ facilities.
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UPDATE
15 February
4.20pm

Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- The Prime Minister says there's a variety of scenarios on how the virus got into the community. To date, health officials are still attempting to establish the source of the outbreak.
- 42 people have been identified as close contacts.
- The first batch of Pfizer vaccines - 60,000 doses - arrived this morning on a Singapore Airlines flight.
- Vaccines will be offered to border and MIQ workers from this Saturday.
- This will be the largest vaccine programme in New Zealand's history, Jacinda Ardern says.
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UPDATE
February 15
1.36pm

The Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation. There are no new community cases.
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UPDATE
February 15
8.18am

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the first two February cases are the highly infectious UK strain. There is no link to any MIQ infections.
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All regions outside Auckland have moved to Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation at 7.00pm Sunday, announcing all regions excluding Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tonight.

Here's what you need to know:
- Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.
- Mask use is encouraged when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing.
- From 11.59pm tonight, travel to Auckland will no longer be possible with the heightened alert level - unless you are returning home.
- The full list of rules under Alert Level 2 can be found here.
- Here's the full list of locations of interest where the cases visited.

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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62 days ago

How are you impacted by the Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown in Auckland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Northland businesses are uniquely affected by Auckland's alert level 3 lockdown, as they are allowed to open but cannot have customers come out of or through Auckland. Has the lockdown impacted you or your business?

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63 days ago

At Whangarei Mid-week Market Today !

Janet from Rural West Whangarei

Te Orangas spray-free bananas, plums, avocados, cucumbers, kale, farm ranged eggs and more . From 11.00am - 3.00pm William Fraser Park opposite the Riverside BP station . Nice day - see you there

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