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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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24 days ago

Are guava moths invading the feijoas where you are?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

It's feijoa season but guava moths can play havoc on this delicious crop. Are guava moths a problem where you live? And have you tried any of these recommendations to get rid of them?

25 days ago

A Rare Lifestyle Investment To Enjoy

Willow Gasparro Reporter from Homed - Far North Real Estate

Homed / Far North Real Estate 17th March available to view online

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25 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - Start Submitting!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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31 days ago

A message from Northland Waste

Alison Shrigley Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Keith Earl has been picking up rubbish three days a week in Kerikeri for the past ten years. Originally Keith began walking for exercise, but he couldn't help but notice all the waste that was scattered roadside in his community, and that is when he started picking it up.
When we found out … View more
Keith Earl has been picking up rubbish three days a week in Kerikeri for the past ten years. Originally Keith began walking for exercise, but he couldn't help but notice all the waste that was scattered roadside in his community, and that is when he started picking it up.
When we found out what Keith was doing for the community 6 years ago, we decided to provide him with 15 bags a month which he fills with the waste he picks up. When Keith has filled a bag, he leaves it in a special collection spot where our drivers pick it up; alternatively, if our drivers spot him, they'll stop, empty his bag and give it back so he can continue.
Keith's message to the Kerikeri community is to be proud of the place you live and pick up your rubbish, simple as that. When you see Keith on the streets cleaning up Monday, Wednesday and Friday, make sure to give him a toot of support for all the incredible work he's is doing in our town.

28 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.7% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.7% Complete
  • 13.8% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    13.8% Complete
  • 7.7% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.7% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15.1% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15.1% Complete
  • 5.2% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.2% Complete
  • 9.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.7% Complete
  • 13.9% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    13.9% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1033 votes
31 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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31 days ago

Does the sound of the tsunami siren scare you?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland civil defence is changing the way it tests its tsunami sirens, to acknowledge some people are still unsettled after the tsunami evacuation warning on March 5. Instead of the sirens going off for 10 minutes at 10am and then 30 seconds at 10.30am, the sirens will go off once only for just … View moreNorthland civil defence is changing the way it tests its tsunami sirens, to acknowledge some people are still unsettled after the tsunami evacuation warning on March 5. Instead of the sirens going off for 10 minutes at 10am and then 30 seconds at 10.30am, the sirens will go off once only for just two minutes, at midday on Easter Sunday, April 4. Does the sound of the tsunami siren scare you?

31 days ago

Resident-friendly terms that stack up!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly … View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want. They not only stack up in the retirement industry, they lead the way. *Some conditions apply.
Learn more

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32 days ago

Specialist Professional Dairy Hoof Care

Hoof It

The team at Hoof-it provides our dairy farmers with a professional hoof care service, that is second to none. We cover the north island.

The products available on our webshop are of supreme quality but at the lowest possible prices.

Contact us, so we can help you !!

Website - … View more
The team at Hoof-it provides our dairy farmers with a professional hoof care service, that is second to none. We cover the north island.

The products available on our webshop are of supreme quality but at the lowest possible prices.

Contact us, so we can help you !!

Website - https://hoofit.nz/
Call us at 021 278 8278
Email - info@hoofit.nz
Find out more

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35 days ago

Do you know the alternate route to Whangārei?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

State Highway 1 north of Whangārei will be closed this weekend for essential road works. The section, just north of Hikurangi, will be closed from 8pm on Friday to 8pm Sunday, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said.
A 20-minute detour will be in place but motorists travelling south from Kawakawa … View more
State Highway 1 north of Whangārei will be closed this weekend for essential road works. The section, just north of Hikurangi, will be closed from 8pm on Friday to 8pm Sunday, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said.
A 20-minute detour will be in place but motorists travelling south from Kawakawa to Whangārei (or further south) are encouraged to use State Highway 15. Do you know this route?

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33 days ago

Calling all Small Business Owners!

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Usually $150, Neighbourly Premium enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your Business. Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
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35 days ago

Who do you think should own this $22m luxury island?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Motukawaiti, in the Cavalli Islands, is up for sale for $22m. Ngāti Kura kaumātua Dover Samuels​ is advocating for the island to be bought by the Crown, and returned to Ngāti Kura and other hapū who have a connection with the land. But a well-known individual has already put a bid on the … View moreMotukawaiti, in the Cavalli Islands, is up for sale for $22m. Ngāti Kura kaumātua Dover Samuels​ is advocating for the island to be bought by the Crown, and returned to Ngāti Kura and other hapū who have a connection with the land. But a well-known individual has already put a bid on the land, with the aim of turning it into a tourism venture. What do you think?

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35 days ago

Would you like to win gardening gear and plant nursery vouchers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide… View more
Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide Bearded Irises. Plus go in the draw to win handspreaders from GARDENA and $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here.

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35 days ago

Boarding at Auckland Grammar School

Auckland Grammar School

Applications are now open to Auckland Grammar School’s boarding hostel, Tibbs House, for 2022. Founded in 1962, Tibbs House provides accommodation, study and recreational facilities for 120 boarders. Boarders are supported by eight full time Masters who offer a wide range of teaching subjects and… View moreApplications are now open to Auckland Grammar School’s boarding hostel, Tibbs House, for 2022. Founded in 1962, Tibbs House provides accommodation, study and recreational facilities for 120 boarders. Boarders are supported by eight full time Masters who offer a wide range of teaching subjects and activities, as well as nightly study guidance.

Boarding Scholarships are also available. Apply now.

To apply, visit our website to download an application form. Alternatively, contact the Director of Boarding, Mr Frank Haszard at f.haszard@ags.school.nz.
Apply now!

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