Food Rescue Northland collect surplus food from Whangarei growers and retailers and distributes them to community groups who support people in need in Northland.
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Devon Mokaraka, 17, is heading to Scotland to the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo where she will perform highland dancing.
The Northhaven Hospice Shop in Whangarei is asking people not to leave donated goods in the carpark at the back of their building over weekends. The goods are often being picked over by opportunists looking to steal the best of what they find and leave a mess for the staff to clean-up.