Kaitaia-Mangonui, Te Kao

140 days ago

It's okay to tell them - TURN THAT TAP OFF!

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

Water restrictions for Kaitaia and Kawakawa

Level 2 water restrictions are being applied to Kaitaia and Kawakawa-Moerewa due to low flows in rivers and little prospect of significant rain over the next two weeks.
The restrictions being applied from today ban the use of unattended garden hoses, … View more
Water restrictions for Kaitaia and Kawakawa

Level 2 water restrictions are being applied to Kaitaia and Kawakawa-Moerewa due to low flows in rivers and little prospect of significant rain over the next two weeks.
The restrictions being applied from today ban the use of unattended garden hoses, sprinklers and irrigation devices by households and businesses connected to Council water supplies.
Acting Council CEO William Taylor says the restrictions recognise that Kaitaia’s Awanui River and the Tirohanga Stream at Kawakawa have not recovered well from the 2019/20 drought. “While both water sources are running above minimum consent levels, flows are trending downwards which is cause for concern. We know demand for water is likely to increase over the Christmas and New Year period, so as a precaution we need to reduce demand now to avoid the need for even tighter restrictions in coming weeks.”
He says the restrictions are a reminder to all Far North residents to use water sensibly over summer and the need to adopt simple conservation measures. These include:
· Shorter showers
· Flushing less often
· Only washing clothes on a full load
· Turning off taps while brushing teeth
· Fixing leaking taps, toilets and other fittings.

Mr Taylor says an increased holiday season population will increase pressure on water supplies. “I am asking all residents and business owners to remind visitors, friends and whanau of the need to conserve our precious resource.”

He says work to develop secondary water supplies for Kaitaia and Kaikohe – the two communities most seriously impacted by the recent drought – are progressing well. A bore site at Sweetwater near Kaitaia is due to supplement supplies from the Awanui River before next summer. Meanwhile, a second bore at Monument Hill in Kaikohe should be operational soon and could meet up to 45 per cent of the town’s summer water needs if required. The Council is also undertaking detailed research on the Tirohanga Stream near Kawakawa. It is hoped new evidence will show it is safe to take water for Kawakawa and Moerewa residents even when flows in the Tirohanga are lower.

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140 days ago

Merry Christmas

Alison Shrigley Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

From the Northland Regional Council

Meri Kirihimete! All BusLink services are free tomorrow.
We're ringing the Christmas bells - all BusLink services across Northland are free all day tomorrow.
• Ride any of our BusLink services for free on Thursday 24 December.
• Get your Christmas … View more
From the Northland Regional Council

Meri Kirihimete! All BusLink services are free tomorrow.
We're ringing the Christmas bells - all BusLink services across Northland are free all day tomorrow.
• Ride any of our BusLink services for free on Thursday 24 December.
• Get your Christmas giveaways from the CityLink team on Thursday 24 December at the Rose Street bus terminus.
• For those outside Whangārei, check with the bus driver for your Christmas goodies.
• Remember we have a Summer Beach Bus trial running from 17 December to 28 January 2021. The bus will run from Rose Street bus terminus to Oceans Beach

For timetables and more information visit www.buslink.co.nz... See Less

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140 days ago

Merry Christmas

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

From the Northland Regional Council

Meri Kirihimete! All BusLink services are free tomorrow.
We're ringing the Christmas bells - all BusLink services across Northland are free all day tomorrow.
• Ride any of our BusLink services for free on Thursday 24 December.
• Get your Christmas … View more
From the Northland Regional Council

Meri Kirihimete! All BusLink services are free tomorrow.
We're ringing the Christmas bells - all BusLink services across Northland are free all day tomorrow.
• Ride any of our BusLink services for free on Thursday 24 December.
• Get your Christmas giveaways from the CityLink team on Thursday 24 December at the Rose Street bus terminus.
• For those outside Whangārei, check with the bus driver for your Christmas goodies.
• Remember we have a Summer Beach Bus trial running from 17 December to 28 January 2021. The bus will run from Rose Street bus terminus to Oceans Beach

For timetables and more information visit www.buslink.co.nz...

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141 days ago

Happy Holidays! 🎅💚

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New … View more
Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New Zealand - thank you for your mahi and support over the past year! Wishing you a safe and joy-filled holiday season ahead.

143 days ago

Irene’s Joint Health Cream Review

Natural Health Clinic

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a … View more
“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a fast-acting, long-lasting, natural product to support joints and muscles, then Koru FX cream is for you.
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144 days ago

Merry Christmas, neighbours!

The Neighbourly Team

We wish you a relaxing festive season and a happy holiday...

144 days ago

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145 days ago

Do you think the Mangamuka Gorge is open for long enough?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

State Highway 1 at the Mangamuka Gorge opens at midday on Friday to one-way traffic for the first time since Northland's one-in-500-year storm closed the road with a series of major slips five months ago. But the road is only open until January 11, meaning traffic will have to use SH10 again … View moreState Highway 1 at the Mangamuka Gorge opens at midday on Friday to one-way traffic for the first time since Northland's one-in-500-year storm closed the road with a series of major slips five months ago. But the road is only open until January 11, meaning traffic will have to use SH10 again after that. Do you think it is open for long enough or should it stay open until the busy summer holiday period is over?

149 days ago

Destination Christmases

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of … View more
Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of advice you may have on things to do or places to eat or drink in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

145 days ago

What are the best ways to get around without drink-driving?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Ioakimi Sale has been sent to jail for four-and-a-half years for drink-driving causing the death of pregnant 18-year-old Nga Roimata Beattie-Rihari (pictured, centre). He had six prior drink-driving convictions before her death on April 19. That day he spent seven hours drinking - including driving… View moreIoakimi Sale has been sent to jail for four-and-a-half years for drink-driving causing the death of pregnant 18-year-old Nga Roimata Beattie-Rihari (pictured, centre). He had six prior drink-driving convictions before her death on April 19. That day he spent seven hours drinking - including driving to the shops to replenish his stock - before getting behind the wheel again. Beattie-Rihari's brother said Sale could have just walked around Moerewa after he had been drinking. What are other ways of getting around Northland without drink-driving?

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146 days ago

No one’s dreaming of a whiteware Christmas

Smiths City

Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items.… View more
Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items. We also have gift cards available just in case you can’t choose. Come in-store today and chat to our friendly team.
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146 days ago

Are you struggling to buy a house?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland's real estate is 'going mad', in part because Aucklanders are moving to the area or looking to get a foothold in the property market. How has this impacted you? Are you struggling to buy your first house? Or have you benefited from the gains? (Please put NFP if your … View moreNorthland's real estate is 'going mad', in part because Aucklanders are moving to the area or looking to get a foothold in the property market. How has this impacted you? Are you struggling to buy your first house? Or have you benefited from the gains? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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147 days ago

If you are out in a boat this Summer...

Alison Shrigley Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Respect the locals.

Domestic tourism is likely to see the Bay of Island’s marine environment busier than ever this year. Whilst we all like to enjoy the sunshine and unique marine environment the Bay has to offer, we all have a responsibility to protect what makes it so special.

Te … View more
Respect the locals.

Domestic tourism is likely to see the Bay of Island’s marine environment busier than ever this year. Whilst we all like to enjoy the sunshine and unique marine environment the Bay has to offer, we all have a responsibility to protect what makes it so special.

Te Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands bottlenose dolphins spend 86% of their day with boats. The population has sadly declined by 91% since 1997 to just 26 individuals.

There are marine mammal regulations to reduce the effect boats have on the bottlenose dolphins, and other marine mammals. Following these regulations is crucial to marine mammals continuing their normal behaviours critical to survival – such as feeding, resting and nursing their young.

See full regulations list at: www.doc.govt.nz.....

147 days ago

If you are out in a boat this Summer...

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Northern News

Respect the locals.

Domestic tourism is likely to see the Bay of Island’s marine environment busier than ever this year. Whilst we all like to enjoy the sunshine and unique marine environment the Bay has to offer, we all have a responsibility to protect what makes it so special.

Te … View more
Respect the locals.

Domestic tourism is likely to see the Bay of Island’s marine environment busier than ever this year. Whilst we all like to enjoy the sunshine and unique marine environment the Bay has to offer, we all have a responsibility to protect what makes it so special.

Te Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands bottlenose dolphins spend 86% of their day with boats. The population has sadly declined by 91% since 1997 to just 26 individuals.

There are marine mammal regulations to reduce the effect boats have on the bottlenose dolphins, and other marine mammals. Following these regulations is crucial to marine mammals continuing their normal behaviours critical to survival – such as feeding, resting and nursing their young.

See full regulations list at: www.doc.govt.nz.....

147 days ago

Lead and inspire the next generation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my … View more
Study in Northland!

Meet Jasmine (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) who shares “Awanuiārangi offered an accessible teaching programme that meant I didn't have to move away from home in North Hokianga. I’ve grown personally and professionally through my studies making my whānau/hapū proud. I was employed by a school immediately after completing, am now focusing on my teacher registration, and planning to return to study for a Master of Indigenous Studies

You too can help facilitate the learning journey of future leaders.

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