West Coast Northland, Kaikohe

1 day ago

Ryman: Your new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Your retirement should be stress-free and full of adventure. Life in a Ryman village can open the door to endless opportunities.

Moving to a village doesn’t mean giving up your treasures or your sense of style. Whether you choose independent living or a serviced apartment, you can make space … View more
Your retirement should be stress-free and full of adventure. Life in a Ryman village can open the door to endless opportunities.

Moving to a village doesn’t mean giving up your treasures or your sense of style. Whether you choose independent living or a serviced apartment, you can make space your own. You’ll benefit from a supportive community, as well as organised activities, outings and fabulous amenities to keep you entertained. If your needs change, our villages offer comprehensive care options.

Experience the Ryman difference—you’ll be surprised at how fun, easy and relaxed the lifestyle is.
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1 day ago

School Holiday ideas at the Red Cross in Dargaville

The Team from Red Cross Shop Dargaville

Here at the Red Cross shop in Dargaville we have heaps of ideas for the kids these school holidays. Come in and see us at 48 Victoria Street.

1 day ago

Do you know how the proposed rates changes will impact you?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Farmers have been shocked to find the Far North District Council's proposed 'Fairer and Simpler Rates' system will see their rates increase by as much as $10,000 or 30 per cent in a year. A raft of changes to the way rates are calculated have been put forward by the council, with … View moreFarmers have been shocked to find the Far North District Council's proposed 'Fairer and Simpler Rates' system will see their rates increase by as much as $10,000 or 30 per cent in a year. A raft of changes to the way rates are calculated have been put forward by the council, with mayor John Carter saying some ratepayers will pay more while others will pay less. Do you know how the changes could impact you? Do you support the changes?

4 days ago

Art Exhibition in aid of the Cancer Society

Judi from Kerikeri District

An exhibition and silent auction of Valerie's paintings and artifacts. ALL PROCEEDS TO THE CANCER SOCIETY.
See poster for details of times etc. The opening night charge of $20 includes a drink and nibbles and a talk by Valerie on her journey around The Pacific with her doctor husband.

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4 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store!

Prospa

Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but … View more
Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quote - 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."

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9 days ago

KeriKeri Traffic Management

Mike from Kerikeri District

Hi,
Like many living and working around Keri Keri, we have all noticed the increase in vehicles especially at peak times (7:30-9:00am and 4:30-5:30pm also lunchtime).Certainly not just caused by SH1 rebuild and diversion to SH10 .
Parking is at a premium now at most times and on most days.
I have … View more
Hi,
Like many living and working around Keri Keri, we have all noticed the increase in vehicles especially at peak times (7:30-9:00am and 4:30-5:30pm also lunchtime).Certainly not just caused by SH1 rebuild and diversion to SH10 .
Parking is at a premium now at most times and on most days.
I have just read a post in FB re the retirement village going in Hall Road with 200 units .
This effectively gives an increase in 200 plus vehicles and in addition to all the other building around the community will result in a significant increase in vehicles in and around KeriKeri.
I have watched on several occasions traffic from Hall Road desperately trying to turn right ,this is an accident waiting to happen yet I understand no alterations to the intersection will be made until a majority of the units are occupied.
We have a serious traffic management problem which needs to be rectified before the summer influx of visitors and with a relaxing of travel restrictions could be extra large.

5 days ago

Tamariki Talks - Fun Challenges

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Far North

It's the last day of Term 1 for tamariki and rangatahi across Aotearoa before the school holidays begin! Take a look at our Tamariki Talks page for fun challenges to entertain the kids these school holidays.

#dinglefoundation #tamarikitalks #challenges #fun #resilience #respect #kiwican … View more
It's the last day of Term 1 for tamariki and rangatahi across Aotearoa before the school holidays begin! Take a look at our Tamariki Talks page for fun challenges to entertain the kids these school holidays.

#dinglefoundation #tamarikitalks #challenges #fun #resilience #respect #kiwican #empoweringtamariki

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6 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter - April edition out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through … View more
The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through fitness.

There’s also some advice on why Daylight Saving might be making you groggy and what you can do about it.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

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

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6 days ago

Sustainable shopping for every whānau

The Warehouse

A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now … View more
A more sustainable Aotearoa begins with the choices each Kiwi makes, and our customers have asked us to help them make those choices easier when they’re shopping for their families.

At The Warehouse, you’ll find an ever-growing range of products that are kinder to our planet.

Right now we’re at 8,000 and counting – and with 5,000 of them available for just $20 or less, sustainable is more affordable than ever.
Find out more

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7 days ago

The winners are...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora neighbours,

Just a quick update from us - the Neighbourly team have cleared out the prize drawer and we've got five $100 Prezzy® Cards to give away. Check out if you're one of the winners below and if you recognise any of your neighbours, be sure to let them know!

- Kirsten… View more
Kia ora neighbours,

Just a quick update from us - the Neighbourly team have cleared out the prize drawer and we've got five $100 Prezzy® Cards to give away. Check out if you're one of the winners below and if you recognise any of your neighbours, be sure to let them know!

- Kirsten Williams from Strowan
- Hameed Mohammed from Royal Oak
- Helen Garwood from Kimbolton
- Alannah Schlaadt from Rangiora
- Tamati Read from Tāupo

Claim your prize by getting in touch with us at helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz and your share of $500 will be coming your way.

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10 days ago

Face to Face Communication versus Technology

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

FROM A TEACHER: Yesterday, I shut down class about 5 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite computer game.
I said, "No, no laptops. I want you to have … View more
FROM A TEACHER: Yesterday, I shut down class about 5 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite computer game.
I said, "No, no laptops. I want you to have face-to-face conversations right now."
After a collective groan went up, I observed something both wonderful and alarming. For the next few minutes, a couple of tables came alive with conversation. They looked at each other in the eyes and talked with great enthusiasm and interest. It was beautiful to watch and listen to.
However, many students were deflated. They did not know what to do without some sort of entertainment from a device. A couple of them put their heads down and avoided eye contact with anyone. I went around the room to those students and tried to engage with them. Some of them mustered a few words, but most didn't know what to do.
I share this story as a wakeup call for parents, grandparents, and guardians. It's tragic to me that a large percentage of today's youth do not know how to have real conversation, but it's not their fault. It is our responsibility as adults to lead by example and hold our kids accountable. Unplug every day, talk, and listen to your children. Getting lost in a device does not help them cope with and overcome the things they're going through mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. All it causes is isolation and depression. They need relationships; they need you.
I plan on doing it again today. #PleaseShare

This was written and supplied by Margaret Johnson in Kaikohe

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8 days ago

What's On: Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Lois from Kaitaia

If you want to drink that's your business. If you want to stop we can help. Friendly local meeting.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
  • Community House
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8 days ago

What's On: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting weekly

Lois from Kaitaia

Is Alcohol costing you more than money? If that is your problem we can help. Friendly local meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous meeting weekly
  • St Andrews Church Hall
8 days ago

Did you attend the SS Ventnor memorial dedication on Saturday?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The event was a unique blend of Māori and Chinese cultures, who have come together over the tragic sinking of the SS Ventnor. The ship went down near Hokianga Harbour in 1902 with the loss of 13 lives and the loss of 499 Chinese remains, which were on a voyage back to their home towns in China, as… View moreThe event was a unique blend of Māori and Chinese cultures, who have come together over the tragic sinking of the SS Ventnor. The ship went down near Hokianga Harbour in 1902 with the loss of 13 lives and the loss of 499 Chinese remains, which were on a voyage back to their home towns in China, as per the custom there. When local Māori found some of the remains washes ashore, they respectfully buried them and tended to the graves. The memorial at Opononi is the start of a new chapter between these two people.

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