Northland Forest Park, Northland Forest Park

118 days ago

Destination Christmases

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of … View more
Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of advice you may have on things to do or places to eat or drink in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

114 days ago

What are the best ways to get around without drink-driving?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Ioakimi Sale has been sent to jail for four-and-a-half years for drink-driving causing the death of pregnant 18-year-old Nga Roimata Beattie-Rihari (pictured, centre). He had six prior drink-driving convictions before her death on April 19. That day he spent seven hours drinking - including driving… View moreIoakimi Sale has been sent to jail for four-and-a-half years for drink-driving causing the death of pregnant 18-year-old Nga Roimata Beattie-Rihari (pictured, centre). He had six prior drink-driving convictions before her death on April 19. That day he spent seven hours drinking - including driving to the shops to replenish his stock - before getting behind the wheel again. Beattie-Rihari's brother said Sale could have just walked around Moerewa after he had been drinking. What are other ways of getting around Northland without drink-driving?

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114 days ago

No one’s dreaming of a whiteware Christmas

Smiths City

Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items.… View more
Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items. We also have gift cards available just in case you can’t choose. Come in-store today and chat to our friendly team.
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115 days ago

Are you struggling to buy a house?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland's real estate is 'going mad', in part because Aucklanders are moving to the area or looking to get a foothold in the property market. How has this impacted you? Are you struggling to buy your first house? Or have you benefited from the gains? (Please put NFP if your … View moreNorthland's real estate is 'going mad', in part because Aucklanders are moving to the area or looking to get a foothold in the property market. How has this impacted you? Are you struggling to buy your first house? Or have you benefited from the gains? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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115 days ago

PESTWORX - Christmas Hours

Ann from PESTWORX

All the team at PESTWORX would like to thank you for your support throughout 2020 and all that it’s thrown at us! and choosing PESTWORX for your pest control solutions.
We will be taking a short break over the festive season and our office will close on Thursday 24th December, 2020
And reopen on… View more
All the team at PESTWORX would like to thank you for your support throughout 2020 and all that it’s thrown at us! and choosing PESTWORX for your pest control solutions.
We will be taking a short break over the festive season and our office will close on Thursday 24th December, 2020
And reopen on Tuesday 5th January, 2021.
You can still contact us by email info@pestworx.co.nz or leave a message on the answerphone to be picked up.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy & Prosperous New Year!

Ann, John, Ralph & Simon

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115 days ago

If you are out in a boat this Summer...

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

Respect the locals.

Domestic tourism is likely to see the Bay of Island’s marine environment busier than ever this year. Whilst we all like to enjoy the sunshine and unique marine environment the Bay has to offer, we all have a responsibility to protect what makes it so special.

Te … View more
Respect the locals.

Domestic tourism is likely to see the Bay of Island’s marine environment busier than ever this year. Whilst we all like to enjoy the sunshine and unique marine environment the Bay has to offer, we all have a responsibility to protect what makes it so special.

Te Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands bottlenose dolphins spend 86% of their day with boats. The population has sadly declined by 91% since 1997 to just 26 individuals.

There are marine mammal regulations to reduce the effect boats have on the bottlenose dolphins, and other marine mammals. Following these regulations is crucial to marine mammals continuing their normal behaviours critical to survival – such as feeding, resting and nursing their young.

See full regulations list at: www.doc.govt.nz.....

115 days ago

Lead and inspire the next generation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my … View more
Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my whānau/hapū proud. I was employed by a school immediately after completing, am now focusing on my teacher registration, and planning to return to study for a Master of Indigenous Studies

You too can help facilitate the learning journey of future leaders.

Study with us in 2021 and become a teacher!
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116 days ago

Congratulations to our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardeners of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“We are really thrilled... It’s not just a win for us but for the whole community. We’ve just facilitated it.” Read about these amazing greenthumbs and find out how they turned a red zone into a thriving food forest for their entire neighbourhood.

116 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

Discounts off the normal retail price at … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 2 February 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

If you don't have a Resene DIY Card, sign up free online or while you are in store.

Happy decorating!
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117 days ago

What do you think of a proposal to move Auckland ports north?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Former Far North mayor Wayne Brown is personally backing a proposal to move Ports of Auckland's operations to Northport, now that the plan's main backers - NZ First - are no longer in Parliament. But the plan is not supported by Northport itself. What do you think?

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117 days ago

There's still plenty to go round...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Our little blue Santa has a great many surprises left in his collection to give away. Today our Pukeko wants to give you a chance to win a six-month subscription to the NZ House & Garden Magazine. Keep an eye out on the noticeboard for the secret codeword and enter it into our giveaway page. Santa in the Suburbs

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123 days ago

Open Homes: A necessary nightmare

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

So, I spent a weekend hitting the open homes and seeing what it's like to try to buy as a solo person. Folks, it's tough out there... As an older, single person, it's really tough. Take a look at how I found "the churn" and let me know how it compares to your experience.

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118 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 make them 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 make them 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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119 days ago

Art in Kerikeri

Judi from Kerikeri District

at The Packhouse Market, Kerikeri this coming Saturday 19th December 8.00am-1.30.
We will also be there on Boxing Day 26th December, same hours, showing some fabulous new paintings both Traditional and Abstract so bring along your visitors.

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119 days ago

Successful businesses are built on trust

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Here at Neighbourly we know a little secret; to run a successful business in today’s world you have to have trust.

Our members are your locals. Start 2021 with a Neighbourly Premium Business listing and connect with your community on a trusted platform.

Neighbourly - a local social … View more
Here at Neighbourly we know a little secret; to run a successful business in today’s world you have to have trust.

Our members are your locals. Start 2021 with a Neighbourly Premium Business listing and connect with your community on a trusted platform.

Neighbourly - a local social platform that understands local business
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