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62 days ago

Parts of country to go to Alert Level 3

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to … View more
All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to keep the Delta variant from spreading further in the regions.

Here's what you need to know
- There will be regional boundaries, there will be no travel allowed between regions unless required for essential services.
- Boundaries maintained in the last February lockdown will be reinstated.
- Around 500 locations of interest have been identified.
- The exposure site in Warkworth is a large workplace. Ardern hoped the people of Northland will understand why they're moving with caution. Northland won't always be grouped in with Auckland.

To stay up to date with the latest, follow the Stuff blog.

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63 days ago

Gardening live chat on now!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours,

It’s coming up to spring, and with everyone stuck at home in Covid lockdown, what better time to get the garden in order? NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are live on Stuff now to answer all your gardening questions.

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63 days ago

Budding entrepreneurs

Brianna Mcilraith Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Hey all, we're on the hunt children, or even adults, who have started up a business venture now we're back in lockdown. If you or your children have done this and want to be part of a story, please email brianna.mcilraith@stuff.co.nz

63 days ago

Cancer doesn't stop, we won't either.

Cancer Society

COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services … View more
COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services to support New Zealanders going through cancer.
Learn more

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64 days ago

Last week to nominate!

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

We're in the last week of nominations for the 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. So come on, Taranaki – who’s your New Zealander of the Year?

Tell us with a nomination! Nominations close 31 August.

Get in quick – www.nzawards.org.nz...

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64 days ago

Show us your home office set-up?

Matt Rilkoff Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

We're all back working from home and some of us have better set-ups than others. We're looking for Taranaki's best home-office set up and best home office worker. Preferably in one photo. Post them here and we'll choose the best by Friday.

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64 days ago

Essential worker vaccinations

Blanton Smith Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Are you an essential worker? Well, you, and those in your household, can book an appointment at one of three mass vaccination clinics being run in Taranaki on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more info read the below.

65 days ago

Help your local small business - and get $10!

David Downs from SOS Business

If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
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If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
SOS Business - A not-for-profit helping NZ small businesses during a tough time. All the money (less credit card fees) gets paid to the businesses.

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66 days ago

Are you using our 2021 Garden Diary?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most … View more
Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most useful, did you have enough space to write your notes, what have you scribbled on the pages? Did you clip your plant labels on them? Perhaps shoot a little video with your phone as you turn the pages. Your feedback will help us put together next year's diary.

Please email your comments and photos to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz, by this Friday, Aug 27. The five most helpful readers will each receive a free copy of the 2022 diary.

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66 days ago

One to watch

Competenz

We love seeing our apprentices making waves in the industry.
Wade Peek was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

He hopes to one day start his own … View more
We love seeing our apprentices making waves in the industry.
Wade Peek was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

He hopes to one day start his own manufacturing business and says: "I really want to pass on what I have learnt to support apprentices in their training. I also want to be able to teach people outside of the plastics industry about what we do, as I truly believe we can't solve any of the really important environmental issues that surround plastic unless as many people as possible understand it."

If you are thinking of signing up for an apprenticeship, get in touch with us here

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69 days ago

Do you have a great rocket recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for rocket recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before Aug 31, 2021.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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69 days ago

Aotearoa, we’ll get through this together.

Taranaki Daily News

Get the latest news and information delivered to your home with up to 30% off a newspaper subscription.
Subscribe now.
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70 days ago

Digital Boost is here to help

Digital Boost

Lockdowns are tough for many in business, so let us share the load.

Whether it's setting up technology to keep your business running smoothly, or advice on working remotely.

Get in touch with us, we’d love to help.

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70 days ago

Nominate your Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year!

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Kia ora Taranaki neighbours!

We hope that you are safe and sound with your bubbles at home.

With two weeks to go until nominations close – it's time to lockdown your nomination for 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. We're looking for that special person in this community – … View more
Kia ora Taranaki neighbours!

We hope that you are safe and sound with your bubbles at home.

With two weeks to go until nominations close – it's time to lockdown your nomination for 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. We're looking for that special person in this community – the one doing exceptional mahi to make Taranaki a better place.

Nominations close 31 August and only take 5 minutes.

Get in quick – www.nzawards.co.nz...

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79 days ago

What does it take???

Andrew from Fitzroy

www.stuff.co.nz...

This ridiculous intersection at Egmont Rd is a nightmare. Not only is it a poorly designed dangerous intersection, the designers chucked in a 100 down to 80kms speed change almost right on the intersection, then for good measure they decided to do all of this on the brow of a … View more
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This ridiculous intersection at Egmont Rd is a nightmare. Not only is it a poorly designed dangerous intersection, the designers chucked in a 100 down to 80kms speed change almost right on the intersection, then for good measure they decided to do all of this on the brow of a blind hill where traffic backs up due to the lights at Smart Rd...hmmm that was intelligent!
There have been so many accidents and near misses at this intersection it boggles the mind as to who dreamed up this idea in the first place.
The St John Ambulance service has a depot in Oropuriri Rd, and simply getting across the intersection to head to Bell Block or to negotiate traffic to get into town safely, hinders their ability to get to people. Time is of the essence for these people so they need a safe path to get to our loved ones and save lives.
I travel this intersection daily and my staff have to negotiate it numerous times each day. Almost every day I see or hear of close calls, accidents, or just plain stupid driving.
Health and Safety dictates that I need to take steps to keep my staff safe so they can return home each day to their families. What are the Health and Safety requirements for Waka Kotahi and their responsibility to keep NZ'rs safe?
Now I see the NPCD and Waka Kotahi are bickering over who's pocket money has to pay for this debacle! Come on now, let's get real, who's conscience is it going to rest with when someone gets killed?
Trying to shift responsibility by using the originally proposed extension of Oropuriri Rd to Henwood Rd as an excuse is simply farcical. No one could have foreseen the issues around Maori sacred grounds and the impact this would have, so now someone needs a new plan.
This is Waka Kotahi's responsibility as it is on a STATE HIGHWAY, there is no other party consideration here...stop duck shoving and just get on with it.

I signed Sam and Rod's petition and I'm sure everyone who knows about it has too but they need more to sign...come on people, sign it here -
our.actionstation.org.nz...

After you've signed the petition please also take a moment to share it with others. It's super easy, just copy the above link and email it, message it, send it however you want... just share it to everyone.

Thanks

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