Kaitaia, Kaitaia

107 days ago

Happy New Year!

The Team Reporter from NZ House & Garden

We hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves … View moreWe hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves unwinding as soon as they walk through its front gate. Where's your favourite place to unwind over the summer?

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114 days ago

Ahipara fire highlights fire risks

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

Far North District Council is paying tribute to the magnificent work carried out by Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) in tackling a very significant blaze at Ahipara Tuesday night.


Far North Mayor, John Carter QSO, says it was a very significant fire for the coastal settlement. “I would like to pay… View more
Far North District Council is paying tribute to the magnificent work carried out by Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) in tackling a very significant blaze at Ahipara Tuesday night.


Far North Mayor, John Carter QSO, says it was a very significant fire for the coastal settlement. “I would like to pay tribute to the outstanding work carried out by FENZ and the other emergency services. Without their intervention I shudder to think what might have happened. I also want to thank the many individuals and organisations in the area that provided a wonderful level of support to those in the community who were evacuated at the height of the emergency.”

Mayor Carter also has a strong fire safety message to visitors and residents alike: “It is so important that advice and instructions offered by FENZ is followed – to do otherwise is both foolhardy and dangerous. This fire was a warning to us. Fortunately, we've escaped without loss of life, loss of property or injury this time. Every resident and every visitor to Northland has a responsibility to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen again. This has been a massive warning.”

A total fire ban has been in place for Whangārei and Kaipara since Thursday 24 December. The Far North remains in a restricted fire season meaning a permit is needed for all outdoor fires. However, fire permits are suspended in the area until further notice due to the weather conditions. For the latest details on where and when you can light a fire, go to the FENZ www.checkitsalright.nz... webpage.

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116 days ago

Come in and see us for some bargains!

Mt. Pokaka Timber Products

Decking, Retaining Timber, Multiple Mixed Packs, Battens and more.

1213 State Highway 10, Kerikeri
(2km South of Kerikeri roundabout)

Enquiries:
Phone: 09 407 7271
Email: sales@mtpokaka.co.nz
Find out more

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121 days ago

Help needed

Cassey from Kerikeri District

Hi could anyo2help with washing walls ceiling and windows i could pay if u give me a price

121 days ago

An urgent message from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

A total fire ban is in place for Whangārei and Kaipara effective from 8am Thursday 24 December.
This means open air fires are not permitted across the Whangārei and Kaipara districts and all fire permits have been suspended.
The ban on private use of fireworks also remains in place in the … View more
A total fire ban is in place for Whangārei and Kaipara effective from 8am Thursday 24 December.
This means open air fires are not permitted across the Whangārei and Kaipara districts and all fire permits have been suspended.
The ban on private use of fireworks also remains in place in the Karikari peninsula and Ahipara township.

The Far North remains in a restricted fire season but fire permits are still suspended in the area until further notice due to the weather conditions.

Go to www.checkitsalright.nz... for more information.

"It’s very important people follow the fire ban and don’t light any outside fires or let off fireworks," says Principal Rural Fire Officer Myles Taylor.

"It’s too risky. In the current hot and dry conditions a stray ember or firework could easily start a fire which would quickly spread."

"It’s still very dry in the Far North but we are expecting some rain to come through the area over the next few days," says Myles Taylor.

"We will continue to monitor the conditions and fire danger level. Fire permits will be reinstated when it’s safe to do so and when there is less risk of a fire getting out of control.

"We need the people of Northland, and those planning a holiday in Northland, to do their part to prevent a wildfire this summer."

Go to www.checkitsalright.nz... for more tips on how you can reduce the risk of fire this summer.

122 days ago

It's okay to tell them - TURN THAT TAP OFF!

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

Water restrictions for Kaitaia and Kawakawa

Level 2 water restrictions are being applied to Kaitaia and Kawakawa-Moerewa due to low flows in rivers and little prospect of significant rain over the next two weeks.
The restrictions being applied from today ban the use of unattended garden hoses, … View more
Water restrictions for Kaitaia and Kawakawa

Level 2 water restrictions are being applied to Kaitaia and Kawakawa-Moerewa due to low flows in rivers and little prospect of significant rain over the next two weeks.
The restrictions being applied from today ban the use of unattended garden hoses, sprinklers and irrigation devices by households and businesses connected to Council water supplies.
Acting Council CEO William Taylor says the restrictions recognise that Kaitaia’s Awanui River and the Tirohanga Stream at Kawakawa have not recovered well from the 2019/20 drought. “While both water sources are running above minimum consent levels, flows are trending downwards which is cause for concern. We know demand for water is likely to increase over the Christmas and New Year period, so as a precaution we need to reduce demand now to avoid the need for even tighter restrictions in coming weeks.”
He says the restrictions are a reminder to all Far North residents to use water sensibly over summer and the need to adopt simple conservation measures. These include:
· Shorter showers
· Flushing less often
· Only washing clothes on a full load
· Turning off taps while brushing teeth
· Fixing leaking taps, toilets and other fittings.

Mr Taylor says an increased holiday season population will increase pressure on water supplies. “I am asking all residents and business owners to remind visitors, friends and whanau of the need to conserve our precious resource.”

He says work to develop secondary water supplies for Kaitaia and Kaikohe – the two communities most seriously impacted by the recent drought – are progressing well. A bore site at Sweetwater near Kaitaia is due to supplement supplies from the Awanui River before next summer. Meanwhile, a second bore at Monument Hill in Kaikohe should be operational soon and could meet up to 45 per cent of the town’s summer water needs if required. The Council is also undertaking detailed research on the Tirohanga Stream near Kawakawa. It is hoped new evidence will show it is safe to take water for Kawakawa and Moerewa residents even when flows in the Tirohanga are lower.

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122 days ago

Merry Christmas

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

From the Northland Regional Council

Meri Kirihimete! All BusLink services are free tomorrow.
We're ringing the Christmas bells - all BusLink services across Northland are free all day tomorrow.
• Ride any of our BusLink services for free on Thursday 24 December.
• Get your Christmas … View more
From the Northland Regional Council

Meri Kirihimete! All BusLink services are free tomorrow.
We're ringing the Christmas bells - all BusLink services across Northland are free all day tomorrow.
• Ride any of our BusLink services for free on Thursday 24 December.
• Get your Christmas giveaways from the CityLink team on Thursday 24 December at the Rose Street bus terminus.
• For those outside Whangārei, check with the bus driver for your Christmas goodies.
• Remember we have a Summer Beach Bus trial running from 17 December to 28 January 2021. The bus will run from Rose Street bus terminus to Oceans Beach

For timetables and more information visit www.buslink.co.nz...

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123 days ago

Happy Holidays! 🎅💚

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New … View more
Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New Zealand - thank you for your mahi and support over the past year! Wishing you a safe and joy-filled holiday season ahead.

123 days ago

Silent Electric boats now available for hire on Kerikeri river, from Stone Store or Waiapapa Landing

Chris from NZ Electric Boat Co.

We have just launched our brand new electric boats for hire on Kerikeri river, a fantastic, relaxing way to explore the beautiful river on a silent electric boat. Start from Waipapa landing or from the Stone Store.

Hugely popular in Europe, our electric boats are the very first in New Zealand.

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We have just launched our brand new electric boats for hire on Kerikeri river, a fantastic, relaxing way to explore the beautiful river on a silent electric boat. Start from Waipapa landing or from the Stone Store.

Hugely popular in Europe, our electric boats are the very first in New Zealand.

You can book a hire on our website electricboat.co.nz or you can buy a gift voucher. Vouchers can be delivered instantly by email so this is the perfect last minute Christmas present for anyone in Northland or Auckland - you can be sure they've never done it before!

We have a variety of different electric boats to suit singles, couples, families and large groups. With a maximum of 7 people per boat late groups can take several boats. The boats are so quiet you can chat to people in the next boat without raising your voice. You can also get up close to birds and wildlife without disturbing them.
You can steer the boat yourself and our staff are always on hand to help.

Please check out our website electricboat.co.nz for lots more info and pictures of all the boats. Book on the website or email hire@electricboat.co.nz if you have questions or need any help.

As this year is so quiet for tourists we really hope locals will support us too. We are offering a special club membership for locals so you just pay a monthly or annual subscription and you can have unlimited use of the boats whenever you like!

To say thanks for showing an interest and reading this far, use code NEIGHBOURLYLAUNCH to get 25% off any hire booked during December.

The discount code doesn't apply to buying gift vouchers but if you pass on the code with the voucher then the discount can be claimed when using the voucher to place a booking.

123 days ago

Art in Kerikeri

Judi from Kerikeri District

Art in Kerikeri will be at The Packhouse Market Boxing Day Saturday 26th of December 8.00am -1.30 with exciting new works from
Kerikeri Artists Joan Honeyfield and Judi Soutar.

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124 days ago

Irene’s Joint Health Cream Review

Natural Health Clinic

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a … View more
“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a fast-acting, long-lasting, natural product to support joints and muscles, then Koru FX cream is for you.
Find out more

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125 days ago

Merry Christmas, neighbours!

The Neighbourly Team

We wish you a relaxing festive season and a happy holiday...

125 days ago

Need a last minute Christmas gift?

Mags4Gifts

Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas and order a magazine subscription. Right now you'll receive up to 30% off RRP on subscriptions of NZ Gardener, TV Guide and NZ House & Garden. Subscribe today at Mags4gifts.co.nz. Shop now

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125 days ago

Electric boating on Kerikeri river, great Christmas present idea

Chris from Kerikeri District

We have just launched our brand new electric boats for hire on Kerikeri river, a fantastic, relaxing way to explore the beautiful river on a silent electric boat. Start from Waipapa landing or from the Stone Store.
Hugely popular in Europe, our electric boats are the very first in New Zealand.
You … View more
We have just launched our brand new electric boats for hire on Kerikeri river, a fantastic, relaxing way to explore the beautiful river on a silent electric boat. Start from Waipapa landing or from the Stone Store.
Hugely popular in Europe, our electric boats are the very first in New Zealand.
You can book a hire on our website electricboat.co.nz... or you can buy a gift voucher. Vouchers can be delivered instantly by email so this is the perfect last minute Christmas present for anyone in Northland or Auckland - you can be sure they've never done it before!
We have a variety of different electric boats to suit singles, couples, families and large groups. With a maximum of 7 people per boat late groups can take several boats. The boats are so quiet you can chat to people in the next boat without raising your voice. You can also get up close to birds and wildlife without disturbing them.
You can steer the boat yourself and our staff are always on hand to help.
Please check out our website electricboat.co.nz... for lots more info and pictures of all the boats. Book on the website or email hire@electricboat.co.nz if you have questions or need any help.
As this year is so quiet for tourists we really hope locals will support us too. We are offering a special club membership for locals so you just pay a monthly or annual subscription and you can have unlimited use of the boats whenever you like!
To say thanks for showing an interest and reading this far, use code NEIGHBOURLYLAUNCH to get 25% off any hire booked during December.
The discount code doesn't apply to buying gift vouchers but if you pass on the code with the voucher then the discount can be claimed when using the voucher to place a booking.

Price: $99

127 days ago

Do you think the Mangamuka Gorge is open for long enough?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

State Highway 1 at the Mangamuka Gorge opens at midday on Friday to one-way traffic for the first time since Northland's one-in-500-year storm closed the road with a series of major slips five months ago. But the road is only open until January 11, meaning traffic will have to use SH10 again … View moreState Highway 1 at the Mangamuka Gorge opens at midday on Friday to one-way traffic for the first time since Northland's one-in-500-year storm closed the road with a series of major slips five months ago. But the road is only open until January 11, meaning traffic will have to use SH10 again after that. Do you think it is open for long enough or should it stay open until the busy summer holiday period is over?

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