Northern Advocate, The (Whangarei, New Zealand)
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- Watchdog: Telcos have two months to sort marketing
An industry watchdog says it has given the telecommunications industry two months to sort out its marketing, which some consumers have found confusing — particularly those who are abandoning their old copper line, or are losing it, and are trying to weigh alternatives.
- Event centre build
to cost extra $13m
Whangārei’s controversial Oruku Landing conference and events centre is going to cost $13 million more than originally stated, a new report shows.
- Angry men defy protection orders to terrorise women
ANorthland woman and her children felt vulnerable and let down after her ex-husband breached a protection order and it allegedly took police months to act.
- Ancient slave room sheds light on Roman life
Archaeologists at Pompeii have unearthed 2,000-year-old extendable beds likened to Ikea furniture for the ancient world.
- Canterbury and Tasman lock up spots in Premiership semifinals
Canterbury and Tasman locked up the final two NPC Premiership semifinal spots, ensuring the winners of five of the last six titles can add another to that tally.
- Covid gloom banished by street art
The eleventh year of Auckland Artweek will be the first under a Covid level 3 lockdown but still gives locals the opportunity to enjoy art in public spaces around the city.
- Border protest ‘big
storm in a teacup’
A protest against borders separating the Far North and the rest of the region was a “storm in a teacup”, say police.
Pledges alone won’t cool our planet
Few people on Earth would be under as much heat as the thousands of attendees at COP26 in chilly Glasgow. The people debating the future of the planet, including New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw, have been put on notice by young and old alike.
- FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
Have your say on plan for
new public space in city
After nearly three terms in office as mayor of Whangārei, I’ve seen a lot of changes around our district. Our population has grown and many planned projects are either nearing completion or already up and running.
- Events show ‘Christmas definitely not cancelled’
While most large-scale Christmas parades have been cancelled in Northland due to Covid alert level uncertainties, there will still be plenty of festive events.
- MURDER INTHE AMAZON
Potential mafia connections to the murder of Sir Peter Blake on the Amazon — and the attempted slaying of fellow Kiwi environmentalist Pete Bethune in Brazil — are investigated in a powerful new film-length documentary....
The cold, hard fact about housing is that neither Labour nor National wants prices to fall....
‘It’s the secret we tried to hide’
Born in the year of the Ox, my mother is stubborn, refuses to wear a hearing aid and is increasingly forgetful. She calls it “old age”....
- How Bizarre
New Zealand in 1996: what do you remember about that year? Sports fans likely mention how the All Blacks, recently having turned professional, won their first test series in South Africa. Politics junkies will recall the introduction of MMP and an election that saw Jim Bolger hold on to the Prime...
- So much more than a busy mum
Rebecca Hamilton is one of thousands of Kiwis who have returned home because of the global pandemic. She has moved from one capital – Washington DC – to another (albeit former) capital in Okiato, Bay of Islands....
JORDAN WATSON CAN SEE why people might scratch their heads at him being a paid YouTuber....
- A small town’s nightmare
How often does the retelling of a tragedy begin with a normal day?...
- Business success takes some time
Starting a business is no easy feat, and if you’re toying with the idea, it may pay to know some hard truths before you begin....
- Generational damage
Each week Northland police answer the calls of about 180 family harm emergencies, ranging from heated arguments to savage attacks....
PETER JACKSON, Northland Age editor, retires after 44 yearsMy roses need a bit of attention,
I’ve got fish to catch, books to read.
Raewyn [Jackson’s wife] has a list
which runs to about 14 pages
of things that need doing
Derric didn’t ask if I could type so
the first day was quite extraordinary.
I was looking for letters on the
keyboard and he was sitting there
with his mouth hanging open.
DRIVE UP KAITAIA’S main street before dawn almost any day and you’ll see, somewhere between the Z service station and a backpackers’ hostel turned dosshouse, a solitary light burning in a side window....