West Coast Northland, Kaikohe

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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40 days ago

parenting books

Fritz from Kerikeri District

Do not miss the cutting-edge parenting insights in the new book “Travel-parenting”, www.amazon.com... , a highly insightful and progressive parenting book from the author of “Chess-parenting!” (read the 5 star review from one of the top US educationalists on Amazon!)
The way we parent our … View more
Do not miss the cutting-edge parenting insights in the new book “Travel-parenting”, www.amazon.com... , a highly insightful and progressive parenting book from the author of “Chess-parenting!” (read the 5 star review from one of the top US educationalists on Amazon!)
The way we parent our children is based on yesterday’s cultural perceptions, on the ownership-model of ‘having’ children, on our own narrow agendas, and on what we and our culture arbitrarily think is best. We do not really respect our children or their own personal path, and at school we suppress their intuition and their instincts as worthless, while programming their minds with yesterday’s beliefs that cannot possibly bring out their full potential. School also introduces kids to a distorted and disjointed version of reality, where there is no adventure, no self-determination, no insight, no motivation and no freedom, while kids are trained to sit still and obey and copy. Schools promote a 2-sense learning, where only hearing and looking are used at all, and poorly at that! Only a 6-sense learning, and learning through the body, can develop the child’s full potential.
Travel offers an effective alternative to educational boredom and allows kids to learn under their own steam, in their own way, so they are always motivated to reach for their true potential, while living a real-life adventure! The senses of touch, taste, smell, and intuition are used for learning, and it is not only the brain but the entire body that is used!

‘Travel-parenting’ offers globetrotter tips and psychological insights based on a life-time of shoestring-travel and on raising two daughters in culturally diverse situations and within tribal societies. It gives insights into the effects of the consumer-world and its soulless technology on children; it questions our modern concepts for parenting and points at a severe lack of mind-development in our kids by comparing the growing incompetence of Western kids with ideal conditions and with tribal children who determine their own learning.

Apart from giving medical and practical advice, this book offers a look at the shortcomings of Western societies and suggests an entirely novel approach to raising children, based on values and attitudes that need to be cultivated and that are today systematically ignored. Teenage-problems are explained as not purely hormonal or unpredictable, but as mostly cultural, and widely caused by parents and society and the way we rule our children!

For a child to learn not only accepted facts, but to think for herself and to be emotionally and spiritually competent, more is needed than conceptual programming! A child needs to feel freedom to know it, feel respect to give it, and feel personally responsible to walk her own path!

Children could be so much more than mere receivers of our redundant, non-working ideas, and more than obese, desk-warming copy-cats! They need to learn from real life, in real ways, not just repeat what they are told by their culture!

When fully under their own steam as travelers, children can become heroes! They can invent their own action movie and their own fairy-tale, and experience themselves as valuable and competent members of various groups - rather than as purely obedient! Parent and child become a team where everybody learns, not just the child!

‘Travel-parenting’ takes a hard look at modern society and the parenting of our time, while pointing at age-old working solutions. It challenges parents to look in the mirror, to grow up, and to take responsibility. While it draws mostly from a solo-dad’s experience in raising two daughters, it ends with the story of finding a long-lost son and guiding him on a path of initiation into manhood, where the key is again respect, and the door to be opened – freedom!

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42 days ago

Retro coffee table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kerikeri

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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43 days ago

Help bring Rafiki home...

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

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.

44 days ago

Do you think Northland needs more free meningococcal vaccines?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

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

10th Anniversary Half Price Sale

Kaye from Kerikeri District

Thousands of books on sale. Celebrating Village Books being in business for over 10 years.....

Price: $1

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45 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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45 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

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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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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46 days ago

Do you think the tsunami evacuation went well?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Friday's tsunami warning after an earthquake in the Kermadec Islands had almost everyone heading for higher ground. While there were issues with some tsunami sirens not working due to a power problem, at least the Far North did not experience the traffic jams in Whangārei. Do you think the … View moreFriday's tsunami warning after an earthquake in the Kermadec Islands had almost everyone heading for higher ground. While there were issues with some tsunami sirens not working due to a power problem, at least the Far North did not experience the traffic jams in Whangārei. Do you think the evacuation process went well? What do you think could be improved?

49 days ago

Judi Soutar Kerikeri Artist Studio Sale

Judi from Kerikeri District

$200 price is for each artwork, click on image to enlarge for detail
Original Primacolor Premier Coloured Pencil Drawings - Highly pigmented artists grade.
On Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper.
Image size 8x11" (200x280mm).
Wood frame size 12x16" (300x400mm). Frame has very … View more
$200 price is for each artwork, click on image to enlarge for detail
Original Primacolor Premier Coloured Pencil Drawings - Highly pigmented artists grade.
On Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper.
Image size 8x11" (200x280mm).
Wood frame size 12x16" (300x400mm). Frame has very slight/minimal dents.
Freepick up or delivery Kerikeri & NZ only untracked.
NZ Tracked and Overseas P&P to be quoted. Contact me by Messenger or Phone 09 4078191
Payment by bank transfer or PayPal

Price: $200

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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49 days ago

Round the Backyard 2021 - Virtually a fun run

The Team from Round the Bays

We are excited to announce that Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2021 is going virtual!

We are bringing you the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard! It’s a way for us all to band together for NZ's largest fun-run while keeping safe in our own backyards.

Participants will have … View more
We are excited to announce that Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2021 is going virtual!

We are bringing you the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard! It’s a way for us all to band together for NZ's largest fun-run while keeping safe in our own backyards.

Participants will have from 6am Friday 12 March to 9pm Sunday 14 March (NZDT) to complete their own 8.4km course in one session – all via a handy app!

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map, social sharing, and participant places and paces in real-time – so you can have a healthy rivalry between friends! And you can even claim a finisher’s medal.

If you have a participant registration to our 2021 event, you have been emailed all of the info on how to go virtual with us, or opt-out for a 50% refund of your entry.

If you didn’t sign-up for our physical event, you can now sign-up for the virtual one! $10 from every new entry will go towards our official 2021 charity partner Auckland City Mission.

The Round the Bays team are stoked to be able to bring you this virtual event, as it means anyone from around the country can now be involved!

So we hope you grab your whānau, lace up those shoes and get amongst it — be it in your own backyard, neighbourhood, or a nearby park! Just as long as you go the distance while keeping your social distance 💙 #roundthebackyard

Please head to our website for all the info on the virtual event: www.roundthebays.co.nz...

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