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14 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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14 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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14 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
15 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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15 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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16 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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16 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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17 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.
Find out more

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20 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.
Learn more

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22 days ago

What do you think of tracks closing to prevent kauri dieback spreading?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Three tracks in Northland's Bay of Islands will close until the threat of kauri dieback can be reduced.
The Whangamumu, Kauri Grove and Te Toroa Tracks on Cape Brett Peninsula will temporarily close on Friday, April 2, until a kauri dieback mitigation plan is implemented.
The popular Cape … View more
Three tracks in Northland's Bay of Islands will close until the threat of kauri dieback can be reduced.
The Whangamumu, Kauri Grove and Te Toroa Tracks on Cape Brett Peninsula will temporarily close on Friday, April 2, until a kauri dieback mitigation plan is implemented.
The popular Cape Brett Track, from Oke Bay to Cape Brett lighthouse, will remain open.
What do you think of tracks having to close to stop kauri dieback spreading?

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22 days ago

Do you want to work at Kaikohe Berryfruit?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

The first 28 employees of Kaikohe Berryfruit have started working on the 10 hectares of tunnel houses that will shelter its hydroponic raspberries and blackberries.
The company is a partnership between Maungatāpere Berries, Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company and Far North Holdings, and one of the … View more
The first 28 employees of Kaikohe Berryfruit have started working on the 10 hectares of tunnel houses that will shelter its hydroponic raspberries and blackberries.
The company is a partnership between Maungatāpere Berries, Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company and Far North Holdings, and one of the first tenants at Ngāwhā Enterprise and Innovation Park.
At its peak, 80 full-time staff and 120 seasonal staff will work at the orchard - which aims to keep staff happy with flexible hours and good pay.
Would you like to work there?

22 days ago

All Far North water restrictions lifted

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Water restrictions applied to the Council’s Kaitāia water supply are being lifted from today in time for the Easter long weekend.
The Awanui River has responded well to this week’s rainfall with levels now holding well above minimum consent levels set by Northland Regional Council. In … View more
Water restrictions applied to the Council’s Kaitāia water supply are being lifted from today in time for the Easter long weekend.
The Awanui River has responded well to this week’s rainfall with levels now holding well above minimum consent levels set by Northland Regional Council. In response, the Far North District Council is removing Level 2 water restrictions banning the use of irrigation systems and sprinklers for households and businesses connected to the Kaitāia supply.
General Manager – Infrastructure and Asset Management, Andy Finch, says a substantial dump of autumn rain across Northland this week has seen water flows in the Awanui River stabilise.
This means that all eight Council water supplies are now on Level 1. This applies no limit to water use, although customers should always use water sensibly.

22 days ago

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25 days ago

Love rugby? Get all the action delivered straight to your inbox

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each … View more
Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each Monday evening at 7pm.

Love rugby? Sign up here.

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23 days ago

This Northland business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Wayne and Kate from Engraving Systems. These local legends are a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Wayne and Kate. Thanks for … View more
A huge congratulations to Wayne and Kate from Engraving Systems. These local legends are a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Wayne and Kate. Thanks for bringing joy to your community.

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Nominated by Jake De Geest from Whangarei: "My nomination is for Engraving Systems in Whangarei. Wayne and Kate (the owners) have been trying to support all the locals' sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to honestly help. Wayne is also an extroverted performer and has given his time to clubs and organisations in Whangarei free of charge to play music and MC events so they can get some money back into their coffers and stay afloat in a most difficult year. He really has brought some life back into the community and although he will disagree with me he should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work he does."
Vote for Wayne and Kate

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