Kauri Coast, Dargaville

63 days ago

Pams bacon pieces recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It has been revealed that aluminium pieces may be present in a Pams product.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries advised that a specific batch of "Pams Bacon Pieces" should not be consumed due to the possible presence of the foreign matter.

So far, there have been no… View more
It has been revealed that aluminium pieces may be present in a Pams product.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries advised that a specific batch of "Pams Bacon Pieces" should not be consumed due to the possible presence of the foreign matter.

So far, there have been no reports of associated injuries but if consumers have any concerns about their health, they should contact health officials.

What you need to know:
- The product is sold in Pak'n Save, Four Square and New World stores throughout the country.
- The best before date is February 28 2021.
- The bacon pieces weigh 350g and are contained in a plastic wrapping.

Customers are asked to return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Further queries can be directed to Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd on 0800 24 51 14

For further information on the recall please visit the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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65 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit … View more
From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit www.covid19.govt.nz....

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66 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

We all love a cheeky grin and a wave from our local grocer, or a toot from the delivery driver, or a coffee order that’s ready before we arrive. And especially over the last year, it’s been the small businesses in our communities that have almost made things seem ‘normal’. Well, it’s … View moreWe all love a cheeky grin and a wave from our local grocer, or a toot from the delivery driver, or a coffee order that’s ready before we arrive. And especially over the last year, it’s been the small businesses in our communities that have almost made things seem ‘normal’. Well, it’s payback time!

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 (T&C’s apply).

Every nominated business receives a free 3-month premium listing on Neighbourly. The 11 Regional finalists get a $100 Prezzy® gift card for the business (and one for the nominator too) and a 12-month Premium Business listing on Neighbourly (valued at $399). The National winner receives $2,500 cash prize from Prospa, a $5,000 Stuff advertising package and a $2,500 Neighbourly package.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
Learn more

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67 days ago

Does the rest of NZ really dislike Auckland and Aucklanders?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We're looking into how some common claims about NZ stack up and would be interested in your thoughts on whether Auckland and Aucklanders really are disliked by Kiwis in other parts of the country. If you're an Aucklander, have you ever been made to feel bad about this on your… View more
Hi everyone,
We're looking into how some common claims about NZ stack up and would be interested in your thoughts on whether Auckland and Aucklanders really are disliked by Kiwis in other parts of the country. If you're an Aucklander, have you ever been made to feel bad about this on your travels? If you're from elsewhere, what are your thoughts on Auckland and Aucklanders? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Cheers.

67 days ago

Pioneering a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There’s a new generation pioneering what it means to be living in retirement. They’re making the most of every moment, trying new things and rediscovering passions that were lost when responsibilities took over.

They’re busy enjoying newfound independence and relaxing into creativity.
We … View more
There’s a new generation pioneering what it means to be living in retirement. They’re making the most of every moment, trying new things and rediscovering passions that were lost when responsibilities took over.

They’re busy enjoying newfound independence and relaxing into creativity.
We want to help them do it. That’s why we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
Find out more

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69 days ago

Where did all the waterbeds go?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Did you have - or do you still have - a Waterbed? I hunted high and low for someone who still used one of the originals, but couldn't find a soul who'd own up to it.
What do you think about these wonderfully kitsch pieces of retro bedroom decor?

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68 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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68 days ago

Personalise a print!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your … View more
Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

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

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68 days ago

WAIPU ART'NTARTAN 10TH ANNIVERSARY 2021

Sue from Langs Beach - Waipu

ART'NTARTAN 2021
Now is the time for artists and designers to remove the dust covers from their half-finished creations and set to work or begin planning their Wearable Art entry for this year. Further dates for the contest and show have now been announced. The Show will be held on Friday … View more
ART'NTARTAN 2021
Now is the time for artists and designers to remove the dust covers from their half-finished creations and set to work or begin planning their Wearable Art entry for this year. Further dates for the contest and show have now been announced. The Show will be held on Friday and Saturday 15th and 16th October with three performances - Friday evening, Saturday matinee and Saturday evening in the Celtic Barn, Waipu. Preliminary judging will take place on SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST - THIS IS THE DATE ARTWORK MUST BE COMPLETED. Entry forms will be available soon announcing the deadline for entries and rehearsal dates. Keep watching this space! art'ntartan@gmail.com for enquiries.

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71 days ago

Poll: Which photograph takes the cake?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these… View more
Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these down to six brilliantly captured photographs in the running to win a Canon EOS camera.

You can hear more about these finalist entries on our blog, but judging is simple:
Cast your vote in the poll below before 3pm, February 11.

Which photograph takes the cake?
  • 42.5% Finalist 1: Ken Hansen (The beach)
    42.5% Complete
  • 11.8% Finalist 2: Tiana Golder (Mana Wāhine)
    11.8% Complete
  • 12.4% Finalist 3: Tom Mazey (Vintage cars)
    12.4% Complete
  • 7% Finalist 4: Vivian Gehrmann (On the farm)
    7% Complete
  • 16.6% Finalist 5: Stephane Dussau (Maori Battallion)
    16.6% Complete
  • 9.8% Finalist 6: Kate Henry (Kids playing)
    9.8% Complete
1332 votes
68 days ago

What do you think: Orca researchers based in Tutukaka make world-first discoveries

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

A study done by Tutukaka-based Orca Research Trust documents a number of world firsts about orca, including the longest amount of time a barnacle has hitchiked a ride on a whale. It is hoped the research will help paint a clearer picture of the lives of open ocean orca, which rarely enter New … View moreA study done by Tutukaka-based Orca Research Trust documents a number of world firsts about orca, including the longest amount of time a barnacle has hitchiked a ride on a whale. It is hoped the research will help paint a clearer picture of the lives of open ocean orca, which rarely enter New Zealand waters. What do you think of the study and the local researchers?

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68 days ago

Temporary daytime detour for part of the Hatea Loop

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Temporary Diversion: Hatea Loop Walkway 🚶
8am - 4pm Monday to Friday, 15 February - 12 March
A temporary diversion (green line) has been set up to keep people away from the week-day piling work at the New Town Basin Park.

The usual path (blue line) will be open after hours and during the … View more
Temporary Diversion: Hatea Loop Walkway 🚶
8am - 4pm Monday to Friday, 15 February - 12 March
A temporary diversion (green line) has been set up to keep people away from the week-day piling work at the New Town Basin Park.

The usual path (blue line) will be open after hours and during the weekends.

Apologies for the inconvenience, take care, follow the detour signs and enjoy those extra steps.

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69 days ago

Did you see any tidal surges this morning?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near New Caledonia early Thursday morning, Northlanders have been warned to watch out for tidal surges and strong rip currents in the sea - although coastal inundation is not expected. Did you see anything unusual this morning? Send photos or videos to … View moreFollowing a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near New Caledonia early Thursday morning, Northlanders have been warned to watch out for tidal surges and strong rip currents in the sea - although coastal inundation is not expected. Did you see anything unusual this morning? Send photos or videos to denise.piper@stuff.co.nz

69 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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70 days ago

Join Lucia on the Youth Advisory Group

The Team from Whangarei District Council

“It was so cold! We camped with just a thin foam mat, the tent floor, then snow, on Ruapehu. But I like being outdoors, I think the environment is such an important part of our future, especially for young people. The school strike for climate change was pretty cool, I guess it does make a big … View more“It was so cold! We camped with just a thin foam mat, the tent floor, then snow, on Ruapehu. But I like being outdoors, I think the environment is such an important part of our future, especially for young people. The school strike for climate change was pretty cool, I guess it does make a big difference when all the kids in NZ kind of stop and go, “hey.” Joining the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is my way to take action and do something about climate change.. YAG has opened my mind up to society and systems, which is really cool because as a kid you don’t get taught a lot about that and it just makes your perspective that little bit wider about how things actually work.”

Want to join Lucia and make a difference, or know someone who could? Applications to join the Youth Advisory Group close on Sunday 14 Feb.
www.wdc.govt.nz...

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