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2 days ago

IRD scam

Patricia from Kamo

End of tax year has passed and the scammers are at it again. I just received an email from this address - Do Not Reply <my3IR.online.alert@connect.com.fj> - saying I was due a refund and to clink the link given and it would need my credit card details.
Note the address it has come from, … View more
End of tax year has passed and the scammers are at it again. I just received an email from this address - Do Not Reply <my3IR.online.alert@connect.com.fj> - saying I was due a refund and to clink the link given and it would need my credit card details.
Note the address it has come from, always check the address.
The any emails from IRD will come from - <....ird.govt.nz>

1 day ago

Prospa National Winner - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store!

Prospa

Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but … View more
Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!

Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quote - Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

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5 days ago

What do you think of stricter freedom camping rules?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Stuart Nash was in Northland late last week to announced proposed stricter rules for freedom camping - including banning non-self-contained vehicles or making them park in campgrounds only, fines increasing from $200 to $1000, and requirements on rental companies to collect fines. Nash says the … View moreStuart Nash was in Northland late last week to announced proposed stricter rules for freedom camping - including banning non-self-contained vehicles or making them park in campgrounds only, fines increasing from $200 to $1000, and requirements on rental companies to collect fines. Nash says the rules are about making sure people don't toilet in inappropriate places. What do you think of the proposed new rules? Have you ever been impacted by freedom campers?

2 days ago

5 reasons we believe a good mattress is a smart investment

Marketing Manager from Beds 4 U Whangarei

Did you know on an average we spend one third of our lives sleeping?
Is that a good enough reason to invest in a good mattress - we think yes! Read below why we think a good mattress is a smart investment!

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2 days ago
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3 days ago

What's On: Julie Mason Trio at Flames

Silke from Tikipunga

Northern Jazz club day with Julie Mason Trio, Julie Mason, vocals/piano, Alberto Santarelli, double bass and Frank Gibson drums, enjoy these Kiwi Jazz Legends, Admission $10 Members,$15 Non-Members, cash only.
Julie Mason Trio at Flames
  • Flames Restaurant & Bar
4 days ago

Moving forward

Glen from Central Whangarei

I would like to share this as I hope it will be a link to a positive story moving forward.
I had Steve Smith from North Chamber meet me for about an hour at my home office today.
I feel it was an excellent productive meeting Steve said he enjoyed the meeting.

I am trying to raise awareness of the … View more
I would like to share this as I hope it will be a link to a positive story moving forward.
I had Steve Smith from North Chamber meet me for about an hour at my home office today.
I feel it was an excellent productive meeting Steve said he enjoyed the meeting.

I am trying to raise awareness of the many skilled people wanting to work, this may include disabled people, Maori, and others struggling to find employment and less likely to be given opportunities that may lead to work.

I would like to see the media write positive stories about high achievers and those not so high but giving it a go. Steve was surprised at the statistics I was showing him re-employment and opportunity.

I would like to see good things for our city and our people and look forward to working with North Chamber on ideas creation, problem-solving, and solutions that may work.

I am also finding WDC easier to work with using my own organization to improve the lot of the disabled and everybody else, as I explained to Steve if we can improve accessibility for disabled people you improve accessibility for everyone.

My approach I think is to take a big picture and concentre on fixing the broken bits.

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3 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter - April edition out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through … View more
The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through fitness.

There’s also some advice on why Daylight Saving might be making you groggy and what you can do about it.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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18 days ago

We are looking for a VERY SPECIAL Home...

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

When Peggy came into the SPCA she was pregnant and missing the lower part of her right hind leg. We don't know what happened with her leg as it was an old injury. Now, thanks to our vet team and the care of our staff, she is desexed, has had her leg amputated and is ready to move on and find … View moreWhen Peggy came into the SPCA she was pregnant and missing the lower part of her right hind leg. We don't know what happened with her leg as it was an old injury. Now, thanks to our vet team and the care of our staff, she is desexed, has had her leg amputated and is ready to move on and find her forever home. She's a smoochy, sweet natured girl with a loving, playful purrsonality.
She is still recovering and learning about life on 3 legs. Once she has built up her strength she will be a normal cat with an awesome nature! We are looking for a family home with older kids, no other cats as she has been treated for cat flu, and a safe area for her once she's outside as she won't be as quick on her feet for a while. You can check her out on our website or give us a call at the centre on 094389161 ext 5 to make an appointment to come in and meet her www.spca.nz...

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5 days ago

We Say/You Say: Kiwi Sanctuary

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Hi Whangārei,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

Five kiwi have been found dead in Northland and a dog is believed to be responsible.

The Department of Conservation is urging dog owners to keep control of their pets especially during the daytime where kiwi… View more
Hi Whangārei,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

Five kiwi have been found dead in Northland and a dog is believed to be responsible.

The Department of Conservation is urging dog owners to keep control of their pets especially during the daytime where kiwi are at their most vulnerable.

From 1990 to 2018, 345 kiwi were killed by dogs in the North Island, according to DOC. With heightened conservation efforts, the Northland kiwi population is showing positive signs of recovery.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Whangārei Leader.

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3 days ago

Does what you focus your attention on, align with your priorities?

Karen from Nascent Ascent Coaching

Your attention determines the experiences you have, and the experiences you have determine the life you live. Rather than allowing distractions to derail you, choose where you direct your attention at any given moment, based on an understanding of your priorities and goals. To do this, you also … View moreYour attention determines the experiences you have, and the experiences you have determine the life you live. Rather than allowing distractions to derail you, choose where you direct your attention at any given moment, based on an understanding of your priorities and goals. To do this, you also need to learn to control internal factors, like your own behavior and thoughts. Learning to practice attention management won’t eliminate all distractions from your day, but it will give you more control over how you spend your time — and your life.

What are your thoughts?

#mindset #success #motivation #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #personaldevelopment

4 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 them make 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 them make 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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4 days ago

What's On: NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Sarah from Kauri

WHANGAREI PIPE BAND SOCIETY INC. All welcome. AGENDA: 1.Receive apologies. 2.Confirm 2020 AGM Minutes. 3.Receive, adopt Annual Reports and Accounts. 4.Election of Society Officers. 5.Fix Annual Subscriptions. 6.General Business.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
  • Whangarei Pipe Band Hall
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4 days ago

Fundraiser Fun - come along Saturday 17th April, 3 pm at the Old Library Arts Hub, Rust Ave., Whangarei

Fiona and Mark from Kamo

Kia Ora Friends and Whanau.

Sistema Whangarei - Toi Akorangi are having an Auction/Concert on Saturday 17th April at 3pm at The Old Library on Rust Ave in Whangarei.

The items will be on display from 10 am on Saturday morning at The Old Library so that you can see the beautiful works up close.

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Kia Ora Friends and Whanau.

Sistema Whangarei - Toi Akorangi are having an Auction/Concert on Saturday 17th April at 3pm at The Old Library on Rust Ave in Whangarei.

The items will be on display from 10 am on Saturday morning at The Old Library so that you can see the beautiful works up close.

We hope to raise funds for our wonderful program so that young people can continue to develop as musicians and generally incredible people. We also hope to raise awareness of the fact that young people have many varied possibilities for greatness in their lives and we hope that the community will enjoy both the amazing artworks created by a young artist in our community (Zoe Watson) and also the wonderful performance by our very own Sistema students.

Please encourage your friends and whanau to come and enjoy the concert, make a donation and have some fun bidding.

Items include amazing artworks, tickets to the New Zealand Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Professional Acupuncture, IT support, a guitar, earrings by Hayley Douglas, a Voucher for Property maintenance and many other items.

There are lots of amazing things happening for our young people at the moment and in order to keep up with their possibilities we need to continue to raise funds and raise awareness.

If you can't come to the auction concert then feel free to visit our website. There is a link to help you donate if that is how you would like to support. Otherwise please share our website
www.sistemawhangarei.org.nz...

or facebook page

www.facebook.com...
So that our message can travel further and faster.

In the meantime enjoy a small sample of our program ....
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Arohanui

Sam, Michelle, Fiona and the Sistema Whangarei-Toi Akorangi Team

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