Kaitaia-Mangonui, Te Kao

95 days ago

Come visit and nurture a conversation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help … View more
Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help nurture those conversations, we invite you to our Care Centre Open Days at your local Ryman village. A tour will give you first-hand experience of our village communities and the exceptional care we provide. Care options include the extra support of a serviced apartment, resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
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97 days ago

Wiltshire Ewe Lambs

Penny from West Coast Northland

3 Wiltshire Ewe lambs, from a tame flock, have had both 5 in 1 vaccinations. Self shedding (as can be seen in photo). Approx 20 weeks old. Price is for the 3, buyer will need to collect and load from pen. Only 2 in photo only as one slipped past me through gate to get back to Mum.

Price: $480

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97 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 - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the … 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 - Hurry offer ends soon!

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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97 days ago

Smiths City BYOD Sorted

Smiths City

Dreaming of the kids being back at school? Start planning for it today. Find out more

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105 days ago

Mangonui Lions AUCTION

Kuki from Kaitaia-Mangonui

Sunday 17th in TAIPA, scout hall
10am

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98 days ago

We’re here to make things easy

Bachcare

Bachcare is now servicing properties in Tauranga Bay and Whangaroa Harbour!

Our on-the-ground experts will look after your holiday home so you have time to focus on things that matter.

Our head office takes care of all the other things required to generate an income from your holiday home, … View more
Bachcare is now servicing properties in Tauranga Bay and Whangaroa Harbour!

Our on-the-ground experts will look after your holiday home so you have time to focus on things that matter.

Our head office takes care of all the other things required to generate an income from your holiday home, including distribution, marketing, and pricing.

Leave your bach with a holiday home management company trusted by over 2,000 New Zealanders.

It’s in safe hands. Contact Bachcare online today to receive your free information pack.
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100 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working… View more
Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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102 days ago

Favourite summer holiday finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or places to eat and drink you can recommend in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article.
Cheers.

101 days ago

Did you see anything before a fatal stabbing near Paihia on Thursday night?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a fight in Kawakawa in the hours before Bram Willems, 22, was stabbed to death.

He died near the Roadrunner Tavern, between Paihia and Opua, about 11pm on Thursday, January 7, after witnesses heard screams and saw fighting.
A 14-year-old boy … View more
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a fight in Kawakawa in the hours before Bram Willems, 22, was stabbed to death.

He died near the Roadrunner Tavern, between Paihia and Opua, about 11pm on Thursday, January 7, after witnesses heard screams and saw fighting.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with his murder, but the investigation into his death is continuing.

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101 days ago

Did you know level 3 water restriction are now in place in Kaitaia?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Kaitaia is now under a full hose ban, as the top of the Far North enters meteorological drought. Far North District Council warns without more rain, a full ban on outdoor water use may be necessary.

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101 days ago

Did you attend the 175th commemorations at Ruapekapeka Pā?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Ruapekapeka Pā is arguably the best preserved battlefield of the NZ Wars and a prime example of Māori ingenuity for modern warfare. Over the weekend, 175 years since the Battle of Ruapekapeka was marked with a series of events. Did you attend? What was it like? Did you learn anything new?

108 days ago

How should we combat sea level rise and coastal erosion?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

While one Northland community is having a sea wall built to help stop coastal erosion, managed retreat is being mooted for another one. What do you think we should do in response to this very real threat on our doorstep?

105 days ago

Water, water everywhere - and not a drop to drink

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

Low rainfall means Level 3 water restrictions for Kaitaia


Sustained dry weather over Christmas and New Year has seen flows in Kaitaia’s main water supply, the Awanui River, drop to worrying levels, prompting the Council to apply Level 3 water restrictions to the town.

From today, Kaitaia … View more
Low rainfall means Level 3 water restrictions for Kaitaia


Sustained dry weather over Christmas and New Year has seen flows in Kaitaia’s main water supply, the Awanui River, drop to worrying levels, prompting the Council to apply Level 3 water restrictions to the town.

From today, Kaitaia households and businesses connected to the Council water supply can only use a bucket or watering can to water gardens, and wash cars and buildings. The use of garden hoses, sprinklers or any irrigation device connected to the mains supply is banned, along with water blasting and the filling of swimming pools. Some commercial water use is also banned, such car washes on mains supply that do not have water recycling facilities.

Mayor John Carter says the decision to move to Level 3 was not taken lightly. However, with only moderate rain forecast for Kaitaia in coming days, the Awanui River will likely fall below minimum consent levels set by Northland Regional Council within a week.

“Kaitaia is still recovering from the 2019/20 drought and has not received similar levels of rain experienced in other parts of the district. This has seen flows in the Awanui River fall steadily, closely tracking levels seen at the same time last year.”

Level 2 water restrictions were applied to Kaitaia on 23 December, along with the Council’s Kawakawa-Moerewa supply. While flows in the Awanui River and Kawakawa’s Tirohanga Stream increased slightly following rain last week, low soil moisture levels in both catchments mean the recovery was short-lived.

Mayor Carter says plans to complete a second supply for Kaitaia should see the end of regular summer water restrictions. “Work on a new bore at Sweetwater near Kaitaia is progressing steadily and is due to be operational before next summer. This will permanently supplement supplies from the Awanui River, making Kaitaia’s water supply far more resilient to prolonged dry weather.”

Meanwhile, testing of a second bore drilled at Kaikohe’s Monument Hill is due to begin this month. It is projected the 120-metre-deep bore will access more sustainable groundwater supplies and could provide up to 45 per cent of the town’s summer water needs. Both Kaikohe and Kaitaia were particularly hard-hit during last year’s drought with both towns almost running out of water.

For more information on water restrictions in your area and tips on saving water, go to the Be Waterwise Whakanuia tō Whakaaro ki te Wai website at bewaterwise.org.nz/. To tell the Council about water leaks or breaches to water restrictions, phone 0800 920 029.

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105 days ago

Awanuiārangi Orientation Day 2021!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whangarei Campus Orientation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will be hosting an orientation day at our Whangarei Campus on Wednesday 24th February for our Te Tai Tokerau students.

This is an opportunity to visit our Northland campus, meet our staff and support services and your fellow … View more
Whangarei Campus Orientation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will be hosting an orientation day at our Whangarei Campus on Wednesday 24th February for our Te Tai Tokerau students.

This is an opportunity to visit our Northland campus, meet our staff and support services and your fellow students. If you are still considering study options for 2021, we also welcome you to attend our orientation event.

Our campus is located at 12A Murdoch Crescent, Raumanga Heights, Whangarei. Nau mai, haere mai.

You can find out more about our programmes here.
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107 days ago

Happy New Year!

The Team Reporter from NZ House & Garden

We hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves … View moreWe hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves unwinding as soon as they walk through its front gate. Where's your favourite place to unwind over the summer?

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