Northland Forest Park, Northland Forest Park

13 hours 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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10 hours ago

Have you noticed extra Aucklanders in Northland?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Aucklanders who fled the city before this week’s Covid-19 alert level 3 restrictions came into force are already putting pressure on health services in Northland. Northland should be "an island" due to the Auckland restrictions, but both pharmacies and community leaders have noticed an … View moreAucklanders who fled the city before this week’s Covid-19 alert level 3 restrictions came into force are already putting pressure on health services in Northland. Northland should be "an island" due to the Auckland restrictions, but both pharmacies and community leaders have noticed an influx of Aucklanders. Have you noticed extra Aucklanders in your neighbourhood? And what do you think about them?

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13 hours ago

What's On: Make Time for Your People

Sue from Rural West Whangarei

Free Dairy Women's Network Workshop.How to be a good employer/employee. A series of webinars will follow workshop. Register @www.dwn.co.nz/events
Make Time for Your People
  • Whangarei Golf Club
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17 hours ago

Toyota Estima Aeras 2006 - $11,000.00

Michelle from Kerikeri District

This 7 seater van has become surplus to our requirements. It is a great van with heaps of features. There are full carpet covers and the original upholstery is covered with high quality leather covers. It has been regularly serviced and well taken care of, good condition and runs well. WOF expires … View moreThis 7 seater van has become surplus to our requirements. It is a great van with heaps of features. There are full carpet covers and the original upholstery is covered with high quality leather covers. It has been regularly serviced and well taken care of, good condition and runs well. WOF expires Jan 2022. Rego expires Oct 2021.

- 6 speed automatic

- 3.5L petrol

- Reverse camera

- Chain-driven engine

- DVD player with remote control

- Rear movie screen

- Rear ventilation system

- Keyless entry

- Push button start/stop

- Two key FOBS

- Good tyre tread


Inspection welcome by arrangement. Great car if you have a lot of kids!

Ph 0211858388

Kerikeri, Northland

Negotiable

5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 day ago

What's On: Waimamaku Wild West Fest

Mary from West Coast Northland

RESCHEDULED - Great Family day. Lots of activities, competitions, food, stalls, horses & street theatre. No Eftpos, Please bring cash, Ph Toia for stall booking 094054815, email wildwestfest1@gmail.com
Waimamaku Wild West Fest
  • WAIMAMAKU WILD WEST FEST
1 day ago

Shot police dog still recovering, may not return to work

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

A police dog who was shot in the jaw at Tangowahine on December 1 is still recovering, three months on from the incident. The dog suffered critical injuries and, while he has been allowed to return home to his handler, no decision has been made about his work future. Meanwhile the 30-year-old … View moreA police dog who was shot in the jaw at Tangowahine on December 1 is still recovering, three months on from the incident. The dog suffered critical injuries and, while he has been allowed to return home to his handler, no decision has been made about his work future. Meanwhile the 30-year-old farmer, who was shot three times by police during the incident, has pleaded not-guilty to all charges.

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2 days ago

What's On: Alcoholic's Anonymous meeting

Lois from Kaitaia

Is alcohol costing you more than money? We can help. Open meeting of AA. All welcome. No fees. Anonymity guaranteed. Friendly meeting. Come and try our program.
Alcoholic's Anonymous meeting
  • St Andrew's Church hall
3 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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3 days ago

Support your local news

Mags4Gifts

Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations… View more
Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations evolve.
Take the offer

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4 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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4 days ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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5 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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8 days ago

What do you think of the changing laws around Māori wards?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland Regional Council is unlikely to run a binding poll on its controversial Māori ward proposal, after a new law will do away with the polls. The same law clashes with Whangārei District Council's www.stuff.co.nz...
|need to advertise a binding poll| on Māori wards, forcing the … View more
Northland Regional Council is unlikely to run a binding poll on its controversial Māori ward proposal, after a new law will do away with the polls. The same law clashes with Whangārei District Council's www.stuff.co.nz...
|need to advertise a binding poll| on Māori wards, forcing the council to cancel the poll two days later. The petition-triggered polls consistently overturn proposals for Māori wards, and are considered fundamentally unfair, as no other wards or representation changes can be cancelled in this way. What do you think?

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21 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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10 days ago

What do you know about encephalitis?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland mother-of-three Veronique​ Theberge​ is trying to raise awareness of the potentially fatal brain swelling condition encephalitis, after it left her with an acquired brain injury - turning her life upside-down with symptoms including fatigue, lack of concentration, slowed speech, … View moreNorthland mother-of-three Veronique​ Theberge​ is trying to raise awareness of the potentially fatal brain swelling condition encephalitis, after it left her with an acquired brain injury - turning her life upside-down with symptoms including fatigue, lack of concentration, slowed speech, hypersensitivity to noise and short-term memory loss. Did you know viruses, including Covid-19, can cause encephalitis and these symptoms?

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