Kauri Coast, Dargaville

25 days ago

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The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each … View more
Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each Monday evening at 7pm.

Love rugby? Sign up here.

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24 days ago

This Northland business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Wayne and Kate from Engraving Systems. These local legends are a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Wayne and Kate. Thanks for … View more
A huge congratulations to Wayne and Kate from Engraving Systems. These local legends are a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Wayne and Kate. Thanks for bringing joy to your community.

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Nominated by Jake De Geest from Whangarei: "My nomination is for Engraving Systems in Whangarei. Wayne and Kate (the owners) have been trying to support all the locals' sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to honestly help. Wayne is also an extroverted performer and has given his time to clubs and organisations in Whangarei free of charge to play music and MC events so they can get some money back into their coffers and stay afloat in a most difficult year. He really has brought some life back into the community and although he will disagree with me he should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work he does."
Vote for Wayne and Kate

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24 days ago

Can you help???

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Good Bitches Baking Whangarei is more than just baking. We also need the generosity of drivers to make it possible to spread kindness.

We’re now dropping baking off multiple times a week so we need more drivers (and bakers too!) If you or you know someone who would be interested please contact … View more
Good Bitches Baking Whangarei is more than just baking. We also need the generosity of drivers to make it possible to spread kindness.

We’re now dropping baking off multiple times a week so we need more drivers (and bakers too!) If you or you know someone who would be interested please contact us email whangarei@gbb.org.nz

31 days ago

Does the sound of the tsunami siren scare you?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Northland civil defence is changing the way it tests its tsunami sirens, to acknowledge some people are still unsettled after the tsunami evacuation warning on March 5. Instead of the sirens going off for 10 minutes at 10am and then 30 seconds at 10.30am, the sirens will go off once only for just … View moreNorthland civil defence is changing the way it tests its tsunami sirens, to acknowledge some people are still unsettled after the tsunami evacuation warning on March 5. Instead of the sirens going off for 10 minutes at 10am and then 30 seconds at 10.30am, the sirens will go off once only for just two minutes, at midday on Easter Sunday, April 4. Does the sound of the tsunami siren scare you?

26 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - Start Submitting!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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26 days ago

POINT OF LAY HENS

Karl from Wellsford

Point of lay Hyline Hens available now.
Get your own backyard hens for beautiful free range eggs. (PLEASE NOTE: the white ones are roosters and aren't for sale)

Ph/Text: Karl 021 224 7574

Price: $30

28 days ago

An URGENT message from the Northland District Health Board

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

If you are sick, please go to your GP first.

Our hospitals and the people that care for us are SWAMPED!

See attached. Be KIND and Stay SAFE.

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28 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: 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."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.7% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.7% Complete
  • 13.8% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    13.8% Complete
  • 7.7% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.7% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15.1% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15.1% Complete
  • 5.2% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.2% Complete
  • 9.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.7% Complete
  • 13.9% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    13.9% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1033 votes
29 days ago

RTB finishers get 30% at Under Amour!

The Team from Round the Bays

Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour… View more
Woohooo we did it team, Round the Backyard is done and dusted! As a reward for all the hard effort you put in, our friends at Under Armour are offering 30% to everyone who completed our virtual fun-run!

Simply show your official Round the Backyard finishers badge before 4 April 2021 at Under Amour Silvia Park or Newmarket and you’ll get 30% off your purchase.

*T&Cs apply, see instore for details

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31 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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31 days ago

FIVE TEAT CALF FEEDER made by STALLION

Jeanne from Rural West Whangarei

Used 5 teat compartmentalised fence calf feeder in very good condition. Teats not included.

Price: $50

31 days ago

Woman dying of cancer marries true love, despite tsunami warning

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Nothing could stop Hollie and Andrew Welsh from tying the knot in Bream Bay on March 5 - not a terminal cancer diagnosis and certainly not a tsunami warning. What do you think of their story?

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32 days ago

Resident-friendly terms that stack up!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly … View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want. They not only stack up in the retirement industry, they lead the way. *Some conditions apply.
Learn more

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37 days ago

Wednesday day again - Whangarei Mid Week Market

Janet from Rural West Whangarei

Avocados, (Hass and Reed), feijoas, figs, lettuce/salad, kale,NZ spinach, lemon grass, chillies, cucumber, farm eggs, fresh cut flowers, and more plus fabulous coffee and lunch food, hand crafts on a green grass park ! All at the Whangarei Mid Week Market today from 11.00am - 3.00pm William … View moreAvocados, (Hass and Reed), feijoas, figs, lettuce/salad, kale,NZ spinach, lemon grass, chillies, cucumber, farm eggs, fresh cut flowers, and more plus fabulous coffee and lunch food, hand crafts on a green grass park ! All at the Whangarei Mid Week Market today from 11.00am - 3.00pm William Fraser Park opposite the Riverside Petrol station. See you there ! ,

32 days ago

Do your LTP submission at the Family Fun Day on Saturday

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Grab the family, some sun block and a hat, and come have a chat about what we’ve got planned for Whangārei over the next 10 years.

Our Family Fun Day will have loads of fun activities for the kids including bouncy castles, mini cars, circus activities and more! We’ll have free coffees and … View more
Grab the family, some sun block and a hat, and come have a chat about what we’ve got planned for Whangārei over the next 10 years.

Our Family Fun Day will have loads of fun activities for the kids including bouncy castles, mini cars, circus activities and more! We’ll have free coffees and sausages on the BBQ, and some awesome prizes up for grabs.

We’ll also be there to chat about our next Long Term Plan, which sets out Council's activities and priorities for the next ten years, and how we will pay for them. You’ll also be able to have your say on big issues, like climate change, our city centre, rates and future events and conference centre options for Whangārei.

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