Maunu, Whangarei

2 hours ago

MBIE Recalls booster seat due to safety concerns

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A booster seat has been recalled due to the chance of malfunctioning in the event of a crash.

The booster seat, the Diono Cambria 2, has been recalled by MBIE as the headrest could crack or break in a collission. The recall notice warns that the headrest may detach, causing serious injury to an … View more
A booster seat has been recalled due to the chance of malfunctioning in the event of a crash.

The booster seat, the Diono Cambria 2, has been recalled by MBIE as the headrest could crack or break in a collission. The recall notice warns that the headrest may detach, causing serious injury to an infant or child.

Here's what you need to know:
- Units affected are those manufactured between September 2020 and November 2020.
- The first six digits of the serial number for the recalled range is: 648735.
- Only use the affected Diono seat as a backless booster seat until replacement units are available.
- Replacement headrests will be available in the next month.

Affected product owners can find out more about the recall on the Diono Website or get in touch with them on 0800 34 66 66.

11 hours ago

Every Signature Counts

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Reducing the number of shops able to sell tobacco is part of the Government’s world-leading draft Smokefree plan.

Show your support by signing our petition here.
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2 days ago

Plastic plant and seedling pots needed

Chrissie from Onerahi

Just the ordinary plant nursery pots which will be used to propagate plants for repopulating bush

I will pick up

Thanks

3 days ago

STOLEN

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

This painting was STOLEN from outside the back of Jesse Rose's store in Kamo last week while it was drying. It is especially SPECIAL because the artist is only learning and was really proud of her efforts.

UPDATE- it may look like we got the stolen painting back, But Sadly no- we haven’t. … View more
This painting was STOLEN from outside the back of Jesse Rose's store in Kamo last week while it was drying. It is especially SPECIAL because the artist is only learning and was really proud of her efforts.

UPDATE- it may look like we got the stolen painting back, But Sadly no- we haven’t. Despite huge efforts to try and do so.. and some truly AMAZING support of the public... (The post I wrote to say the painting had been stolen, has been shared over 440 x already online, so it’s definitely getting out there..)
It’s out of our hands now, but we are still hopeful it will be recovered., so keep sharing... as we Know people have seen this painting/will see this painting.
But in the meantime I printed off the only photo we had, which was an unfinished picture (the stolen painting had been finished) onto fine art paper, and then Melissa finished the final details ...(for the second time)

And that way we were able to include the painting in the exhibition on Saturday night!

Of course not the same as having the original painting- but it was something 🖤

This fantail will have quite a story behind it,

And I know one day (hopefully) it will make its way back to the owner..

If you know anything about this, please let Jesse Rose know on 021 155 6803, or return it to 575 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangārei 0112.

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18 hours ago

What's On: Reeling with Twisty Willow Band

Wesley from Langs Beach - Waipu

Lively called dances to Scottish jigs and reels played by Twisty Willow Celtic Band. Dances easily learnt. Every second Saturday of the month. $7.00. Family $15, cash at the door.
Reeling with Twisty Willow Band
  • Whangarei Pipe Band Hall
1 day ago

For sale

Suza from Tikipunga

Crockpot, and rice cooker. Both in good working order . Downsizing drastically
021318244. $5 each

Price: $5

1 day ago

Do you have kiwi in your backyard?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

New Zealand's first kiwi corridor was opened in the weekend with the release of 10 kiwi in Tahere. The 14,000ha corridor links the successful kiwi populations in Whangārei Heads and Tutukaka Coast, giving these kiwi a total of 30,000ha of safe land to wander around in, and mix and mingle. … View moreNew Zealand's first kiwi corridor was opened in the weekend with the release of 10 kiwi in Tahere. The 14,000ha corridor links the successful kiwi populations in Whangārei Heads and Tutukaka Coast, giving these kiwi a total of 30,000ha of safe land to wander around in, and mix and mingle. Killing pests and controlling dogs are the main ways these areas are safe for the iconic birds. Do you have kiwi in your backyard?

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1 day ago

Seeking GrandFriends in the Northland Region - is this you?

Jo Hayes from GrandFriends NZ - Northland Region

We are looking for awesome individuals or couples who would like to support a local family and act as a "GrandFriend". We have a waiting list of families in your area who would love nothing more than to connect with you.

GrandFriends is a little charity that combats big issues like … View more
We are looking for awesome individuals or couples who would like to support a local family and act as a "GrandFriend". We have a waiting list of families in your area who would love nothing more than to connect with you.

GrandFriends is a little charity that combats big issues like isolation and loneliness.

We are the bridge that brings kiwis together from across the generations. By connecting families with GrandFriends, we provide a long lasting “people” solution to loneliness.

Using our years of experience we match like-minded GrandFriends, extending their support networks, so they can enjoy the special moments, share the load - all the while combating loneliness.

You are welcome to apply as an individual - or if you wish to apply with your partner (husband/wife/significant other) as something that you can volunteer with together - that is also very much welcome and encouraged.

To get involved please click the link below to join us today.

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1 day ago

Let's celebrate Earth Day, too

Oliver Neighbourly Lead from One Tree Point

Yes, I know - it doesn't have the high status and recognition of ANZAC Day or Waitangi Day with their related events, which get a lot of attention and press coverage, nor does it come with the commercial frenzy of Christmas or Easter, and it isn't even a public holiday. But Earth DayView moreYes, I know - it doesn't have the high status and recognition of ANZAC Day or Waitangi Day with their related events, which get a lot of attention and press coverage, nor does it come with the commercial frenzy of Christmas or Easter, and it isn't even a public holiday. But Earth Day (22-Apr) is no less worth celebrating, particularly this year, with some high profile climate action events happening internationally at the highest level as well as in our very own backyard.
Nowadays I prefer to direct my energy and support towards action that provides hope and pathways for a fairer, safer and healthier future. Here's to Earth Day and our one and only planet.

2 days ago

Come along to the Red Cross shop for good ideas for the School Holidays

Todd Vincent from Red Cross Shop Whangarei

We have heaps of inexpensive items for the school holidays. Lots of jigsaws, books and toys to keep your kids busy. We are at 46 John Street, open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

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2 days ago
2 days ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Hi Whangārei,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services … View more
Hi Whangārei,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Whangārei Leader.

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12 days ago

Face to Face Communication versus Tecnology

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

FROM A TEACHER: Yesterday, I shut down class about 5 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite computer game.
I said, "No, no laptops. I want you to have … View more
FROM A TEACHER: Yesterday, I shut down class about 5 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite computer game.
I said, "No, no laptops. I want you to have face-to-face conversations right now."
After a collective groan went up, I observed something both wonderful and alarming. For the next few minutes, a couple of tables came alive with conversation. They looked at each other in the eyes and talked with great enthusiasm and interest. It was beautiful to watch and listen to.

However, many students were deflated. They did not know what to do without some sort of entertainment from a device. A couple of them put their heads down and avoided eye contact with anyone. I went around the room to those students and tried to engage with them. Some of them mustered a few words, but most didn't know what to do.

I share this story as a wakeup call for parents, grandparents, and guardians. It's tragic to me that a large percentage of today's youth do not know how to have real conversation, but it's not their fault. It is our responsibility as adults to lead by example and hold our kids accountable. Unplug every day, talk, and listen to your children. Getting lost in a device does not help them cope with and overcome the things they're going through mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. All it causes is isolation and depression. They need relationships; they need you.

I plan on doing it again today. #PleaseShare
This was written and supplied by Margaret Johnson in Kaikohe

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3 days ago

Do you live near Whangārei Heads?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Police are advising people not be alarmed if they see armed police and hear bangs or sounds of smashing glass at Whangārei Heads on Wednesday. Police will be running a routine training exercise at a private property on Ocean Beach Rd from 9am to 3pm.

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3 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Philatelic Society monthly meeting

Monica from Rural West Whangarei

Tane McManus talking on early Nauru will be our speaker this month. One page displays "P" or "Fruit". Entry from front door because of roof repairs. All welcome
Whangarei Philatelic Society monthly meeting
  • Whangarei Philatelic Soc.
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