Kauri Coast, Dargaville

92 days ago

Join our Positive Ageing Advisory Group

The Team from Whangarei District Council

"You have to listen, listen and you learn a lot. Just like kids need to read to succeed, we need to listen. I'm interested in health and fitness now: it's so important as we get older to look after our physical and our mental well-being. Life is what you make it! If you’re 65+ you … View more"You have to listen, listen and you learn a lot. Just like kids need to read to succeed, we need to listen. I'm interested in health and fitness now: it's so important as we get older to look after our physical and our mental well-being. Life is what you make it! If you’re 65+ you need to get your A into G and join the PAAG (Positive Ageing Advisory Group). All of you who write to the paper or make comments on your devices should think about it. I didn't see myself as ageing when I joined the group, but I get it now. You've got to be positive, you've got to have an optimistic outlook on life don't you? That’s not easy for me right now, I could be an advocate for the public health system. But you have to keep going for it. It's a bugger getting old - write that down - it's how you handle it that matters.”

Jenny is on the Positive Ageing Advisory Group which helps Council set policy that works for everybody. If you want to join her or if you know someone that could, applications close on February 14.
www.wdc.govt.nz...

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89 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
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91 days ago

Massage Gun Deal

Sammy Smith from Round the Bays

Hey Neighbours!

The 28th of February is slowly creeping up for Round the Bays to kick off in 2021 and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate Massage Gun has got a sweet deal for you to make post-run recovery that much easier!

Head to www.massageguns.co.nz... use the code RTB2021 to get … View more
Hey Neighbours!

The 28th of February is slowly creeping up for Round the Bays to kick off in 2021 and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate Massage Gun has got a sweet deal for you to make post-run recovery that much easier!

Head to www.massageguns.co.nz... use the code RTB2021 to get yourself 10% OFF and kiss your aches and pains away! This deal is only available for a limited time so get in quick!

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91 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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91 days ago

Paint a woven plate

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Put your own spin on wall art by painting designs on woven plates. A quick, budget friendly way to add colour to your walls and so easy to repaint if you want to update the colours later.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create … View more
Put your own spin on wall art by painting designs on woven plates. A quick, budget friendly way to add colour to your walls and so easy to repaint if you want to update the colours later.

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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98 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
92 days ago

Covid-19: People linked to north Auckland cases wait days for results, have to be retested

Caroline Williams Reporter from Rodney Times

A number of people told to get tested because they had visited the same locations as two new Covid-19 cases in north Auckland had to be retested when no records of their results could be found days later.

Silverdale Medical Centre executive manager Ranyani Perera told Stuff staff received about a … View more
A number of people told to get tested because they had visited the same locations as two new Covid-19 cases in north Auckland had to be retested when no records of their results could be found days later.

Silverdale Medical Centre executive manager Ranyani Perera told Stuff staff received about a dozen calls from people tested at the Victor Eaves Park pop-up site, in Ōrewa, last Thursday or Friday who hadn’t received results up to four days later.

Among those who faced delays, was a Silverdale woman, who still didn't have her test result on Monday. She eventually had to make her own phone calls to get her result, despite being assured her test would be processed as a priority because she was considered a "casual plus contact" of the people infected.

“Selfishly, I wanted my test results, so I could go out. But you’ve potentially got this whole community of people who [authorities are] wanting to isolate five days later. If I wasn’t a good citizen and the risk was higher, I would have potentially been walking around Auckland all long weekend with Covid.”

92 days ago

MPI cocktail onion product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd has recalled a batch of its branded cocktail onions due to the possible presence of glass fragments.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has stated that there has been no reports of associated injury.

What you need to know:

- The product was sold at the following … View more
Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd has recalled a batch of its branded cocktail onions due to the possible presence of glass fragments.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has stated that there has been no reports of associated injury.

What you need to know:

- The product was sold at the following stores in Northland:
New World Kerikeri
New World Onerahi
Four Square Mangawhai

- The product was sold at the following stores in Auckland:
New World Albany
New World Browns Bay
New World Devonport
New World Green Bay
New World Hobsonville
New World Kumeu
New World Milford
New World Mt Roskill
New World New Lynn
New World Papakura
New World Pukekohe
New World Southmall
New World Waiuku
New World Warkworth
New World Whangaparaoa
Pak’n Save Albany
Pak’n Save Sylvia Park

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Those with further questions are encouraged to contact Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd on 0800 33 56 24.

For more information about the recall, head through to the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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93 days ago

Applications are open now for grants from our Community Fund

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Thanks to their recent application we supported the members of Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club Inc to get qualified in first-aid.

Kath Manning, Waipu Cove Surf Live Saving Club Captain says "This is essential to the service we provide to the community during patrolling hours, as well as … View more
Thanks to their recent application we supported the members of Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club Inc to get qualified in first-aid.

Kath Manning, Waipu Cove Surf Live Saving Club Captain says "This is essential to the service we provide to the community during patrolling hours, as well as upskilling our emergency call out squad who offer a 24/7 response service to any aquatic or beach incident at Waipu Cove and surrounding area."

Proud to support this initiative! Your community group can also access this funding - view more and apply: www.wdc.govt.nz...

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93 days ago

What do you think of the long wait for coroners' reports to be written?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Grieving families are waiting up to five years to receive a coroner's report into how their loved one died - a delay that has been called a national scandal. New figures now show investigation times have ballooned and Northland is the worst impacted region. What do you think?

93 days ago

Awanuiārangi Orientation Day 2021!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whangarei Campus Orientation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will be hosting an orientation day at our Whangarei Campus on Wednesday 24th February for our Te Tai Tokerau students.

This is an opportunity to visit our Northland campus, meet our staff and support services and your fellow … View more
Whangarei Campus Orientation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will be hosting an orientation day at our Whangarei Campus on Wednesday 24th February for our Te Tai Tokerau students.

This is an opportunity to visit our Northland campus, meet our staff and support services and your fellow students.

If you are still considering study options for 2021, we also welcome you to attend our orientation event.

Our campus is located at 12A Murdoch Crescent, Raumanga Heights, Whangarei. Nau mai, haere mai.

You can find out more about our programmes here.
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99 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

95 days ago

💖 Love Where You Live - February 1st to 28th 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, collaborating on a mural, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more beautiful and enjoyable for everyone.

Share your tips, projects, photos and experiences with us by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us at:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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97 days ago

Earlybird entries ending this Sunday night!

The Team from Round the Bays

Happy long weekend Auckland neighbours!
Are you joining us for Round the Bays 2021? If so make sure you grab your entry this weekend!

This is your last chance to save with our discounted Earlybird entries as prices will be increasing at midnight this Sunday 31 January.

Race to … View more
Happy long weekend Auckland neighbours!
Are you joining us for Round the Bays 2021? If so make sure you grab your entry this weekend!

This is your last chance to save with our discounted Earlybird entries as prices will be increasing at midnight this Sunday 31 January.

Race to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to register now 🙌

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98 days ago

Poll: Do you wash chicken before cooking?

New Zealand Food Safety

Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any … View more
Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any pink meat in the centre.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety.
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Do you wash chicken before cooking?
  • 36% Yes I thought washing cleans it
    36% Complete
  • 64% No Chicken shouldn’t be washed
    64% Complete
125 votes
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