Northland Forest Park, Northland Forest Park

8 days ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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8 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - don't forget!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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9 days ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund … View more
Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

What are you waiting for! Sign up today.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Independence with support you can count on

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with … View more
Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with certainty about your living expenses.
Learn more

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10 days ago

Wildlife Conservation Science at work

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your … View more
Auckland Zoo’s High Canopy is now open – a spectacular new habitat for siamangs and orangutans!

Spot the primates as they live the high life, swinging 25 meters off the ground! The new sky-high habitat lets them behave and move as they would in the wild.

Visit Auckland Zoo with your whanau these school holidays.

Book your ticket online here.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Why not make a birdbath out of your rhubarb leaf?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Yes you can! NZ Gardener's DIY guru Jacob Leaf shows you how.

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12 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern News

Hi neighbours!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble is to be operational from April 19.
With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more … View more
Hi neighbours!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble is to be operational from April 19.
With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations page of the Northern News.

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12 days ago

Our monthly newsletter, Hapori, is out now for April! 📝

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This issue includes news from our members across the country, safety tips + advice, updates from our partners and more.

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12 days ago

Family shocked at death of Jeff Srhoj, months after crash

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The family of a man who died months after breaking his neck in a car crash are shocked by his sudden demise.
Jeffrey Eric Srhoj​​, 48, of Awanui, died in Middlemore Hospital's spinal unit on Saturday after being injured in a crash in the Far North on January 28.
The accident near Houhora … View more
The family of a man who died months after breaking his neck in a car crash are shocked by his sudden demise.
Jeffrey Eric Srhoj​​, 48, of Awanui, died in Middlemore Hospital's spinal unit on Saturday after being injured in a crash in the Far North on January 28.
The accident near Houhora left him stranded on the roadside for five-and-a-half hours with a broken neck, but he was getting used to communicating with his eyes, by spelling out words using a coloured spelling board, before he died.
What do you think?

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14 days ago

Become a Victim Support volunteer

Victim Support

Chris has been a volunteer for Victim Support for 11 years, joining after the affects of crime touched her own family. Chris fits in a shift each week as a Volunteer Support Worker on top of family and a successful career. She says the role has taught her to think on her feet and led to a huge … View moreChris has been a volunteer for Victim Support for 11 years, joining after the affects of crime touched her own family. Chris fits in a shift each week as a Volunteer Support Worker on top of family and a successful career. She says the role has taught her to think on her feet and led to a huge amount of personal growth.

"I have a huge amount of gratitude for my life. And every now and then you get little bits of feedback, and you know you have really helped someone. That feels really good,” says Chris. “It’s a privilege to be able to do this."

During her time with Victim Support, Chris has helped hundreds of victims to find safety, healing, and justice. Follow the link to hear Chris’s story and learn how you too can support those who need it as a volunteer with Victim Support.
Find out more

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17 days ago

Get decorating and $ave!

Resene

HURRY SALE ENDS SOON!

$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 … View more
HURRY SALE ENDS SOON!

$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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18 days ago

Stump Planer

Mike from Kerikeri District

Before and after shots of stump planer results

18 days ago

Do you want to work at Kaikohe Berryfruit?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The first 28 employees of Kaikohe Berryfruit have started working on the 10 hectares of tunnel houses that will shelter its hydroponic raspberries and blackberries.
The company is a partnership between Maungatāpere Berries, Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company and Far North Holdings, and one of the … View more
The first 28 employees of Kaikohe Berryfruit have started working on the 10 hectares of tunnel houses that will shelter its hydroponic raspberries and blackberries.
The company is a partnership between Maungatāpere Berries, Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company and Far North Holdings, and one of the first tenants at Ngāwhā Enterprise and Innovation Park.
At its peak, 80 full-time staff and 120 seasonal staff will work at the orchard - which aims to keep staff happy with flexible hours and good pay.
Would you like to work there?

18 days ago

All Far North water restrictions lifted

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Water restrictions applied to the Council’s Kaitāia water supply are being lifted from today in time for the Easter long weekend.
The Awanui River has responded well to this week’s rainfall with levels now holding well above minimum consent levels set by Northland Regional Council. In … View more
Water restrictions applied to the Council’s Kaitāia water supply are being lifted from today in time for the Easter long weekend.
The Awanui River has responded well to this week’s rainfall with levels now holding well above minimum consent levels set by Northland Regional Council. In response, the Far North District Council is removing Level 2 water restrictions banning the use of irrigation systems and sprinklers for households and businesses connected to the Kaitāia supply.
General Manager – Infrastructure and Asset Management, Andy Finch, says a substantial dump of autumn rain across Northland this week has seen water flows in the Awanui River stabilise.
This means that all eight Council water supplies are now on Level 1. This applies no limit to water use, although customers should always use water sensibly.

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19 days ago

2 X Power POWER Spray gear - 1 x XU1 and 1 x GEPRO Easy Sprayer plus odd bits, as per photo.

John from Kerikeri District

2 X Power Spray - 1 x XU1 and 1 x GEPRO Easy Sprayer plus odd bits, as per photo. Priced to sell - pick up in Kerikeri

John 0274070029

Price: $40

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