Kauri Coast, Dargaville

44 days ago

Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021

Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB… View more
Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021, where we celebrate 50 years of serving the community.

www.cab.org.nz...

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46 days ago

Do you think the tsunami evacuation went well?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Friday's tsunami warning after an earthquake in the Kermadec Islands had everyone heading for higher ground. While everyone in Whangārei seemed to hear the warnings, there were traffic jams at One Tree Point and out of the CBD. Do you think the evacuation process went well? What do you think … View moreFriday's tsunami warning after an earthquake in the Kermadec Islands had everyone heading for higher ground. While everyone in Whangārei seemed to hear the warnings, there were traffic jams at One Tree Point and out of the CBD. Do you think the evacuation process went well? What do you think could be improved?

43 days ago

Have you seen Rafiki

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

On the 19th of December 2020 around 1:30pm Rafiki was hit by a slow moving vehicle outside the high voltage surf shop in central Kerikeri. He then bolted towards Bunnings car park where Nathan lost sight of him. A man pointed that Rafiki had run down Fairway Drive towards Golf View Road. There is a… View moreOn the 19th of December 2020 around 1:30pm Rafiki was hit by a slow moving vehicle outside the high voltage surf shop in central Kerikeri. He then bolted towards Bunnings car park where Nathan lost sight of him. A man pointed that Rafiki had run down Fairway Drive towards Golf View Road. There is a huge amount of gum trees where Rafiki may have hidden away. So Nathan has searched many days and nights..walking all the tracks.
Rafiki is dark brown of medium size. He has a white spotted chest and white spotted front paws and a white tip on his tail. He was wearing a blue collar with name tag.
They did put up a $1000 reward in the hopes that if someone had him he would be returned. This has not happened. There was a thought to be a sighting of Rafiki at the Homestead pub car park around a week after he went missing. And also a thought to be on the 11th of Feb at 10pm on Waipapa road.

Nathan lives in Waipapa so Rafiki could be trying to find his way home.

Rafiki is Nathan's Companion dog and he is desperate to get him home. If you have any information AT ALL please email Rachel Lyon at : missingk9response@yahoo.com

Any information would be very much appreciated - Thank you.

42 days ago

Retro coffee table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whangarei

Refresh a retro coffee table without losing its character with a touch of colour and Resene Aquaclear.

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

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44 days ago

Covid-19 vaccines are rolling out but do you think we need free meningococcal vaccines as well?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Tamariki close to a "lovely boy" who died from meningococcal disease have been unable to get the vaccine because of cost. Takarua Ngakuru​, 6, from Northland's Tautoro​, died on February 13 from what has now been confirmed as meningococcal disease, although the strain is unknown.… View moreTamariki close to a "lovely boy" who died from meningococcal disease have been unable to get the vaccine because of cost. Takarua Ngakuru​, 6, from Northland's Tautoro​, died on February 13 from what has now been confirmed as meningococcal disease, although the strain is unknown. But those close to him cannot afford the vaccine - do you think this needs to change?

44 days ago

Tonight's Long Term Plan meeting will be live-streamed

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Want to attend a Long Term Plan meeting online? We're live-streaming tonight's meeting to Facebook, and it will be available on FB + Youtube afterwards.

Link to join live:
www.facebook.com...

You can also join in-person at the Cafler Suite at Forum North, at 6:30pm. There will also be… View more
Want to attend a Long Term Plan meeting online? We're live-streaming tonight's meeting to Facebook, and it will be available on FB + Youtube afterwards.

Link to join live:
www.facebook.com...

You can also join in-person at the Cafler Suite at Forum North, at 6:30pm. There will also be live sign-language interpretation available for those who attend in-person.

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44 days ago

Get decorating and $ave!

Resene

$ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to use, or what prep is … View more
$ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to use, or what prep is required, Resene staff can help you every step of the way.

Resene products are designed and made in NZ and have been since Resene started in Wellington over 75 years ago.

Come in and get inspired to make the most of your home.
Learn more

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44 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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45 days ago

Lions Club of Ruawai Charity Auction

Dorothy Simpson from Ruawai Lions Club

There are lots of bargains at our Auction! Spa Pool, Table tennis table, bikeslots of furniture, beds, fertiliser and limestone metal. A huge trading table full of little treasures, also a clothing area including bargain shoes and also there is a huge assortment of books!

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45 days ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Jane Mander Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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45 days ago

Long Term Plan: Public meetings

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We are currently developing our Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031, which outlines our activities and priorities for the next ten years, and how we will pay for them.
We will be seeking your views and feedback on the proposed plan, including:
💬 climate change
💬 rating options
💬 revitalisation … View more
We are currently developing our Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031, which outlines our activities and priorities for the next ten years, and how we will pay for them.
We will be seeking your views and feedback on the proposed plan, including:
💬 climate change
💬 rating options
💬 revitalisation of our city centre
💬 funding for event facilities

REMAINING DATES AND LOCATIONS
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Tuesday, 9 March at 7:00pm - Ruakākā Recreation Centre
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Wednesday, 10 March at 6:30pm - Cafler Suite, Forum North*
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Thursday, 11 March at 6:30pm - Trinity Church Hall, Tikipunga
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Monday, 15 March at 6:30pm - Te Kura o Otangarei
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Tuesday, 16 March at 6:30pm - Ruatangata Public Hall
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Wednesday, 17 March at 6:30pm - Hikurangi Memorial Hall
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Thursday, 18 March at 6:00pm - Mangakahia Sports Complex
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Friday, 19 March at 7:00pm - Parua Bay Community Centre Hall
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Monday, 22 March at 6:30pm - Pataua Outdoor Education Centre

* The 10 March meeting at Forum North will be publicly live-streamed on Facebook:
www.facebook.com...

The LTP is Council's key strategic planning document, and these public meetings are an opportunity to hear what's in it and why.

For the full consultation document and its appendixes, or to submit your feedback, visit www.wdc.govt.nz...

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46 days ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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52 days ago

Consultation begins on the Long Term Plan

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We've just begun consultation on the Long Term Plan and anyone can help us choose what to do in the next 10 years - and how to fund it. What do you want to see happen by 2031? Do you have an opinion on any of our key issues?
Visit www.wdc.govt.nz... to learn more and take part.

Video:
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We've just begun consultation on the Long Term Plan and anyone can help us choose what to do in the next 10 years - and how to fund it. What do you want to see happen by 2031? Do you have an opinion on any of our key issues?
Visit www.wdc.govt.nz... to learn more and take part.

Video:
www.youtube.com...

49 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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51 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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