Bay of Islands, Russell

11 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.
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12 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

What's On: NZSO - The Soldier’s Tale

Iris from Kerikeri District

Experience Stravinsky’s well-loved pocket-sized theatre piece, in association with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Written “to be read, played and danced”. A classic tale of magic and desire.
NZSO - The Soldier’s Tale
  • Turner Centre
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12 days ago

What's On: NZSO – Town and Country

Iris from Kerikeri District

Lilburn’s Drysdale Overture, Delius’ Walk to the Paradise Garden and Arnold’s English Dance combine with Maria Grenfell Fanfare for a City, Copeland’s Our Town and Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes.
NZSO – Town and Country
  • Turner Centre
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12 days ago

What's On: Sounds Interesting – Chris Booth

Iris from Kerikeri District

Chris Booth is a Kerikeri born sculptor and practitioner of large-scale land art. The evening will include a 45-minute presentation, Q&A with the crowd and a meet & greet.
Sounds Interesting – Chris Booth
  • Turner Centre
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12 days ago

What's On: Aroha Music Society: ACE Brass

Iris from Kerikeri District

Huw Dann (Trumpet), Emma Eden (Horn), John Gluyas (Trombone). This dynamic and entertaining performance is not to be missed. Energetic, visually intriguing playing a wide range of composers.
Aroha Music Society: ACE Brass
  • Turner Centre
13 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

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 Bay Chronicle.

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13 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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13 days ago

What's On: Beginners Social Dance Class

Peter from Kerikeri District

Learn with ease. Peter and Barbara teach the waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, cha cha, jive and more every Thursday 7.30pm-8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Phone us on 09-9295243 or 0210663598. $10 per person.
Beginners Social Dance Class
  • Waipapa Community Hall
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13 days ago

What's On: Hobby Social Dance Class

Peter from Kerikeri District

Come along and dance with Peter and Barbara every Tuesday. Only $10 for an hour of waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, jive and more. Phone us on 09-9295243 or 0210663598
Hobby Social Dance Class
  • Waipapa Community Hall
14 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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14 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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15 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.
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30 days ago

What do you think about the proposed Marine Mammal Sanctuary?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Bay of Islands businesspeople, already hit hard by Covid-19, fear the rules around the planned Marine Mammal Sanctuary could be the final nail in the coffin for Bay businesses. But the Department of Conservation says dolphin numbers are rapidly declining, as dolphins spend too much time interacting… View moreBay of Islands businesspeople, already hit hard by Covid-19, fear the rules around the planned Marine Mammal Sanctuary could be the final nail in the coffin for Bay businesses. But the Department of Conservation says dolphin numbers are rapidly declining, as dolphins spend too much time interacting with boats. The proposal is up for consultation from April 12. What do you think? (Please type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Conversations section of The Bay Chronicle.)

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18 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.
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