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71 days ago

Did you see any tidal surges this morning?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

Following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near New Caledonia early Thursday morning, Northlanders have been warned to watch out for tidal surges and strong rip currents in the sea - although coastal inundation is not expected. Did you see anything unusual this morning? Send photos or videos to … View moreFollowing a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near New Caledonia early Thursday morning, Northlanders have been warned to watch out for tidal surges and strong rip currents in the sea - although coastal inundation is not expected. Did you see anything unusual this morning? Send photos or videos to denise.piper@stuff.co.nz

71 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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76 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
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77 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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84 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
78 days ago

MPI cocktail onion product recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd has recalled a batch of its branded cocktail onions due to the possible presence of glass fragments.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has stated that there has been no reports of associated injury.

What you need to know:

- The product was sold at the following … View more
Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd has recalled a batch of its branded cocktail onions due to the possible presence of glass fragments.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has stated that there has been no reports of associated injury.

What you need to know:

- The product was sold at the following stores in Northland:
New World Kerikeri
New World Onerahi
Four Square Mangawhai

- The product was sold at the following stores in Auckland:
New World Albany
New World Browns Bay
New World Devonport
New World Green Bay
New World Hobsonville
New World Kumeu
New World Milford
New World Mt Roskill
New World New Lynn
New World Papakura
New World Pukekohe
New World Southmall
New World Waiuku
New World Warkworth
New World Whangaparaoa
Pak’n Save Albany
Pak’n Save Sylvia Park

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Those with further questions are encouraged to contact Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd on 0800 33 56 24.

For more information about the recall, head through to the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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79 days ago

Have you ever had a long wait for a coroner's report?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Grieving families are waiting up to five years to receive a coroner's report into how their loved one died - a delay that has been called a national scandal. New figures now show investigation times have ballooned and Northland is the worst impacted region. What do you think?
Have you ever … View more
Grieving families are waiting up to five years to receive a coroner's report into how their loved one died - a delay that has been called a national scandal. New figures now show investigation times have ballooned and Northland is the worst impacted region. What do you think?
Have you ever had a long wait?

80 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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85 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

81 days ago

💖 Love Where You Live - February 1st to 28th 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, collaborating on a mural, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more beautiful and enjoyable for everyone.

Share your tips, projects, photos and experiences with us by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us at:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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February 2021 National Campaign.pdf Download View

84 days ago

Linux Memorabilia

Martin from Kaitaia

So ancient that they are nearly unusable, but never been out of the box.
I have two CD versions of Linux:
SuSE 6.4 (Kernel 2.2.14) and
Mandrake 7.1 (Kernel 2.2.15)
Original packaging, would suit Collector.
Each box has some wear and tear, one is still sealed, and the other has one broken … View more
So ancient that they are nearly unusable, but never been out of the box.
I have two CD versions of Linux:
SuSE 6.4 (Kernel 2.2.14) and
Mandrake 7.1 (Kernel 2.2.15)
Original packaging, would suit Collector.
Each box has some wear and tear, one is still sealed, and the other has one broken security tape.
I bought them new but never found time to use either. Hoping to get $15 plus postage for the pair, I'm in Kaitaia.

Negotiable

84 days ago

Poll: Do you wash chicken before cooking?

New Zealand Food Safety

Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any … View more
Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any pink meat in the centre.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety.
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Do you wash chicken before cooking?
  • 36% Yes I thought washing cleans it
    36% Complete
  • 64% No Chicken shouldn’t be washed
    64% Complete
125 votes
85 days ago

We Say, You Say: Peanut farms

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland … View more
Hi neighbours,

What do you think about Pic's peanut growing trial in Northland?

Northland is now home to a peanut growing initiative worth $91K in a partnership between Pic's Peanut Butter and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The project started in October on three Northland kūmara farms, with the peanuts ready for harvest in the next 16 weeks. Founder of Pic's Peanut Butter Pic Picot says that he hopes to make their product 100 per cent New Zealand-made if the trial proves successful.

MPI investment programmes director Steve Peno said that a plan to expand into a full-scale production would boost the local economy and create job opportunities for the region.

"This project fits perfectly with our goal of funding projects that will make a positive and lasting difference," says Penno.

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

Kiwi fighting for life after dog attack - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

An unnamed female brown kiwi is still touch-and-go after a dog attack in Kerikeri about a week ago left it with puncture wounds, scrapes, bruising and a sore hip. Robert Webb from Whangārei Native Bird Recovery Centre wants dog owners to put their dogs on leads when walking in bush and forest … View moreAn unnamed female brown kiwi is still touch-and-go after a dog attack in Kerikeri about a week ago left it with puncture wounds, scrapes, bruising and a sore hip. Robert Webb from Whangārei Native Bird Recovery Centre wants dog owners to put their dogs on leads when walking in bush and forest areas, to stop this happening again. What do you think?

87 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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