Kauri Coast, Dargaville

105 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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February 2021 National Campaign.pdf Download View

107 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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108 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.
Find out more

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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
109 days ago

We Say, You Say: Peanut farms

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland … View more
Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland kūmara farms, with the peanuts ready for harvest in the next 16 weeks. Founder of Pic's Peanut Butter Pic Picot says that he hopes to make their product 100 per cent New Zealand-made if the trial proves successful.

MPI investment programmes director Steve Peno said that a plan to expand into a full-scale production would boost the local economy and create job opportunities for the region.

"This project fits perfectly with our goal of funding projects that will make a positive and lasting difference," says Penno.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community paper.
Read more

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109 days ago

Update on Tikipunga and Hikurangi Placemaking programmes

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Tikipunga and Hikurangi residents have been helping shape the development of their communities as part of our Placemaking programme. Thank you for your input last year!

Urban Designer Alicia Lawrie says the feedback received has helped identify opportunities, future projects and actions to include… View more
Tikipunga and Hikurangi residents have been helping shape the development of their communities as part of our Placemaking programme. Thank you for your input last year!

Urban Designer Alicia Lawrie says the feedback received has helped identify opportunities, future projects and actions to include within these long-term neighbourhood spatial plans.

We've put updated summaries and reports on our website. We are now working on draft Placemaking Plans which the community can give feedback on before they are formally presented to Council for adoption later this year.

109 days ago

Find out the latest on the Northland community case of Covid-19

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Stuff's live blog has the latest information on the Northland community case of Covid-19. As of Wednesday, none of the case's close contacts have tested positive for coronavirus and queues at community-based testing stations have eased.

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116 days ago

What are your thoughts on new rules for Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

The iconic Ninety Mile Beach/Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe is about to come under a new beach management plan, which includes rules to help turn the tide on damage and neglect. It includes news speed limits on the beach of 60kmh, reducing to 30kmh within 200m of entrances. What do you think?

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115 days ago

What do you think of the nine-month toxic chemical clean-up underway?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Authorities are bearing the $3m costs of a nine-month clean-up of a toxic chemical stockpile at Marsden Point, Ruakaka, but hope to recover the costs from the companies involved. The work is so dangerous, regular monitoring is needed to test for explosive or flammable air.

110 days ago

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Medieval Madness 2021 at Kiwi North is now unfortunately CANCELLED.
Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have made the call to cancel our Medieval Madness event, scheduled for this Sunday 31st.
With the recent positive COVID case in the area and the wide area of possible exposure we feel this is … View more
Medieval Madness 2021 at Kiwi North is now unfortunately CANCELLED.
Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have made the call to cancel our Medieval Madness event, scheduled for this Sunday 31st.
With the recent positive COVID case in the area and the wide area of possible exposure we feel this is the responsible action to take.

We simply cannot risk the well-being of our community, the event stakeholders, club members, volunteers, staff and our organisation with so many unknowns at this time. We wanted to make the decision early enough to save the expenses and travel of all of those involved.

Yet again this cancellation is another COVID first for us but we look forward to our Kiwi North Easter Sunday Family Fun Day , 4th April.

The Museum, Kiwi House and Heritage Park remain open as normal, 10am to 4pm daily.

Stay safe everyone and look after each other.

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110 days ago

WAIPU MUSEUM ART'NTARTAN WEARABLE ART 2021

Sue from Langs Beach - Waipu

Great news! The Organising Committee is delighted to announce that Art’nTartan is scheduled to be held in 2021 with a new format and new dates.
Providing we remain in Level 1, and inside gatherings of more than 100 people are permitted, the contest will be held in the October School Holidays on… View more
Great news! The Organising Committee is delighted to announce that Art’nTartan is scheduled to be held in 2021 with a new format and new dates.
Providing we remain in Level 1, and inside gatherings of more than 100 people are permitted, the contest will be held in the October School Holidays on 15 & 16 October in the Celtic Barn.
Claire Drake, Producer and Debi Walters Brown, Director said today “We know that our many artists and designers have continued to design throughout 2020 and would love us to hold the awards again in 2021. We have therefore decided to proceed with the backing of the Waipu Museum Board and full details of the competition will be announced shortly”
There will be a new simplified format, which will provide for all types of entries and a competition for masks for the local primary school children. Prizes will be awarded across a range of categories and will encourage everyone from new entrants to the most experienced artists.
We expect to open entries in February and close them in mid- July. Pre-judging will be held in late August.
Welcome to Art’n Tartan 2021! Let’s make it a huge celebration of creativity in our community.
To register your interest please email artntartan@gmail.com, message Art’nTartan via Facebook, or send a note to Art’nTartan, c/- Waipu Museum, 36 The Centre, Waipu 0510

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111 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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115 days ago

New Town Basin Playground preview

The Team from Whangarei District Council

The new Town Basin Playground is SO CLOSE now - and with approval from the official playground safety inspector we even let one of our staff take a 3.5 minute break to play on it 🍿. This could be you when the playground opens next Friday 29th!

* To do: Shade sails, hazard-fencing, and a few … View more
The new Town Basin Playground is SO CLOSE now - and with approval from the official playground safety inspector we even let one of our staff take a 3.5 minute break to play on it 🍿. This could be you when the playground opens next Friday 29th!

* To do: Shade sails, hazard-fencing, and a few finishing touches.

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112 days ago

Ministry of Health releases locations where positive case visited

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
1:28pm January 25

In a joint statement, the Northland and Auckland metropolitan DHBs have opened an additional two pop-up testing centres in Helensville and Mangawhai. The locations for these two testing centres are below:

- MANGAWHAI COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Mangawhai Domain, 75 … View more
UPDATE
1:28pm January 25

In a joint statement, the Northland and Auckland metropolitan DHBs have opened an additional two pop-up testing centres in Helensville and Mangawhai. The locations for these two testing centres are below:

- MANGAWHAI COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Mangawhai Domain, 75 Moir Street, Mangawhai

- HELENSVILLE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRE
Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai, 11 Parakai Ave, Parakai
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The Ministry of Health is asking people to trace their movements as a positive case has been confirmed to have visited 29 locations across Northland and part of the Auckland region.

All of the case's known close contacts have tested negative for Covid-19 and the risk of exposure has been described as "low" by health officials.

If any member of the public has visited any of the locations listed by the Ministry, they must self-isolate and contact Healthline to get a Covid-19 test.

The list of locations are as follows:

- FreshChoice Ruakaka, Shop 24 Ruakaka Town Centre, 378 Marsden PT Road Ruakaka. 14 January, 3:03 pm - 4:33 pm.

- Aesthetic Clothing Store, 4 Port Road. 15 January, 8:48 am - 9:53 am.

- Noel Leeming Whangarei, 4 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:02 am - 10:12 am.

- Bendon Whangarei, Shop 12, Okara Shopping Centre, 4 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:03 am - 10:30 am.

- The Warehouse Whangarei, 42 Port Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 9:28 am - 10:58 am.

- Carpet Court Whangarei, 26 Commerce Street, Whangarei. 15 January, 10:00 am - 11:20 am.

- Flaming Fires, 26 Commerce Street. 15 January, 10:24 am - 11:34 am.

- Whangarei and Kamo Testing Stations, 15 Railway Road and 23 Clark Road. 15 January, 10:40 am - 11:45 am.

- Bed Bath and Beyond Whangarei, 19 Lower Tarewa Road, Whangarei. 15 January, 10:54 am - 12:04 pm.

- Farmers Whangarei, Cnr Bank & Robert Street, Whangarei. 15 January, 11:10 am - 12:15 pm.

- Fat Camel Cafe, 12 Quality Street. 15 January, 11:34 am - 1:34 pm.

- Parua Bay Tavern, 1034 Whangarei Head Road, Parua Bay. 15 January 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm.

- Bream Bay Butchers Ruakaka, 2/378 Marsden Point Road. 16 January, 11:02 am - 12:07 pm.

- Ruakaka General Store, 1/378 Marsden Point Road. 16 January, 11:08 am - 12:10 pm.

- FreshChoice Ruakaka, Shop 24 Ruakaka Town Centre, 378 Marsden PT Road, Ruakaka. 16 January, 11:10 am - 12:15 pm.

- Urban Remedy Cafe, 159 One Tree Point Road. 17 January, 8:17 am - 9:47 am.

- Joseph Taylor Homewares, 126 Mangawhai Heads Road, Mangawhai Heads. 17 January, 2:08 pm - 3:18 pm.

- Eutopia Cafe, 1955 State Highway 1. 18 January, 8:55 am - 10:55 am.

- Maungaturoto 2nd hand shop, 30 Hurndall Street East. 18 January, 10:06 am - 11:36 am.

- Maungaturoto Four Square, 163 Hurndall Street West. 18 January, 10:44 am - 11:49 am.

- White Rock Gallery, 5 Church Road. 18 January, 11:15 am - 12:24 pm.

- The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, RD 1. 18 January, 11:21 am - 3:21 pm.

- Gumdiggers Cafe Matakohe, 11 Church Road, RD 1, Matakohe. 18 January 12:39 pm - 2:39 pm.

- The Dune Restaurant & Bar, 40 Moir Street. 18 January, 4:47 pm - 7:17 pm.

- Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway. 19 January, 11:04 am - 1:04 pm.

- The Ville Turkish Cafe, 25 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 1:08 pm - 2:38 pm.

- Countdown Helensville, 43 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 1:46 pm - 3:01 pm.

- Super Liquor Helensville, 26 Commercial Road, Helensville. 19 January, 2:03 pm - 3:08 pm.

- South Head General Store, 3260A South Head Road, RD 1. 19 January, 2:44 pm - 3:49 pm.

- Macnut Cafe, 914 South Head Road, Helensville. 21 January, 10:20 am - 11:50 am.

- Orrs Unichem Pharmacy Ruakaka, Marsden Point Rd, Town Centre. 22 January, 11:21 am - 12:26 pm.

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

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114 days ago

Gas regulator needs fitted

Chris and Ellen from Rural West Whangarei

Hi, looking for a registered gas fitter to replace the regulator on our outside gas bottles. Thanks

113 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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