Bay of Islands, Russell

38 days ago

Have you seen Rafiki

Alison Shrigley Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

On the 19th of December 2020 around 1:30pm Rafiki was hit by a slow moving vehicle outside the high voltage surf shop in central Kerikeri. He then bolted towards Bunnings car park where Nathan lost sight of him. A man pointed that Rafiki had run down Fairway Drive towards Golf View Road. There is a… View moreOn the 19th of December 2020 around 1:30pm Rafiki was hit by a slow moving vehicle outside the high voltage surf shop in central Kerikeri. He then bolted towards Bunnings car park where Nathan lost sight of him. A man pointed that Rafiki had run down Fairway Drive towards Golf View Road. There is a huge amount of gum trees where Rafiki may have hidden away. So Nathan has searched many days and nights..walking all the tracks.
Rafiki is dark brown of medium size. He has a white spotted chest and white spotted front paws and a white tip on his tail. He was wearing a blue collar with name tag.
They did put up a $1000 reward in the hopes that if someone had him he would be returned. This has not happened. There was a thought to be a sighting of Rafiki at the Homestead pub car park around a week after he went missing. And also a thought to be on the 11th of Feb at 10pm on Waipapa road.
Nathan lives in Waipapa so Rafiki could be trying to find his way home.
Rafiki is Nathan's Companion dog and he is desperate to get him home. If you have any information AT ALL please email Rachel Lyon at : missingk9response@yahoo.com

Any information would be very much appreciated - Thank you.

39 days ago

Do you think Northland needs more free meningococcal vaccines?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Tamariki close to a "lovely boy" who died from meningococcal disease have been unable to get the vaccine because of cost. Takarua Ngakuru​, 6, from Northland's Tautoro​, died on February 13 from what has now been confirmed as meningococcal disease, although the strain is unknown.… View moreTamariki close to a "lovely boy" who died from meningococcal disease have been unable to get the vaccine because of cost. Takarua Ngakuru​, 6, from Northland's Tautoro​, died on February 13 from what has now been confirmed as meningococcal disease, although the strain is unknown. But those close to him cannot afford the vaccine - do you think this needs to change?

39 days ago

10th Anniversary Half Price Sale

Kaye from Kerikeri District

Thousands of books on sale. Celebrating Village Books being in business for over 10 years.....

Price: $1

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40 days ago

Get decorating and $ave!

Resene

$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 … View more
$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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40 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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40 days ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Jane Mander Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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41 days ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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41 days ago

Do you think the tsunami evacuation went well?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Friday's tsunami warning after an earthquake in the Kermadec Islands had almost everyone heading for higher ground. While there were issues with some tsunami sirens not working due to a power problem, at least the Far North did not experience the traffic jams in Whangārei. Do you think the … View moreFriday's tsunami warning after an earthquake in the Kermadec Islands had almost everyone heading for higher ground. While there were issues with some tsunami sirens not working due to a power problem, at least the Far North did not experience the traffic jams in Whangārei. Do you think the evacuation process went well? What do you think could be improved?

44 days ago

Judi Soutar Kerikeri Artist Studio Sale

Judi from Kerikeri District

$200 price is for each artwork, click on image to enlarge for detail
Original Primacolor Premier Coloured Pencil Drawings - Highly pigmented artists grade.
On Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper.
Image size 8x11" (200x280mm).
Wood frame size 12x16" (300x400mm). Frame has very … View more
$200 price is for each artwork, click on image to enlarge for detail
Original Primacolor Premier Coloured Pencil Drawings - Highly pigmented artists grade.
On Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper.
Image size 8x11" (200x280mm).
Wood frame size 12x16" (300x400mm). Frame has very slight/minimal dents.
Freepick up or delivery Kerikeri & NZ only untracked.
NZ Tracked and Overseas P&P to be quoted. Contact me by Messenger or Phone 09 4078191
Payment by bank transfer or PayPal

Price: $200

44 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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46 days 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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45 days ago

We Say/You Say: Bank Closures

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Hi neighbours,

How are you going to be impacted by changes in banking?

Mayors around the country have called on the government to intervene in bank closures around the country.

33 mayors around the country have signed an open letter to Jacinda Ardern asking her government to investigate … View more
Hi neighbours,

How are you going to be impacted by changes in banking?

Mayors around the country have called on the government to intervene in bank closures around the country.

33 mayors around the country have signed an open letter to Jacinda Ardern asking her government to investigate the closures. The mayors stated that access to ATMs would not address the social harm and depravities for provincial and farming communities.

Last week, Kiwibank announced that it would close seven of its branches, with BNZ confirming it would close 38 branches nationwide.

BNZ Chief Customer Officer, Paul Carter, said three-quarters of their customers are digitally active.
“The majority of our customers are banking online and our talented bankers are often waiting in empty branches for customers that simply do not arrive,” he said.

BNZ customer Jasmine Polglase was more concerned for her grandparents, who banked with the BNZ.
“They don’t have a computer, like many elderly. But unlike my grandparents, some here don’t have family to do banking for them and help them navigate that sort of thing.”

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local paper.

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44 days ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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44 days ago

Tsunami Warning After 7.1 Earthquake for Great Barrier Island

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A tsunami warning has been issued for Auckland's Great Barrier Island and the east coast of the north island.

People in the following areas must move immediately to higher ground:

Bay of Islands to Whangārei, from Matata to Tolaga Bay, and Great Barrier Island.

Civil Defence says you must… View more
A tsunami warning has been issued for Auckland's Great Barrier Island and the east coast of the north island.

People in the following areas must move immediately to higher ground:

Bay of Islands to Whangārei, from Matata to Tolaga Bay, and Great Barrier Island.

Civil Defence says you must move immediately.

Three earthquakes hit near the Kermadec Islands this morning.

These included a magnitude 8.0 earthquake, a 7.1, and a 7.4 earthquake.

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Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for more information.

Go www.stuff.co.nz... for more information.

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44 days ago

Distressed garden shelves

The Team from Resene ColorShop Kerikeri

Create more space in your garden with these handy garden shelves. Try out an easy to create distressed paint effect using two Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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