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Labour swing cuts Mitchell’s margin

The massive swing to Labour in the 2020 general election had an impact in the new Whangaparaoa electorate, although Mark...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2020 11:09

Consultation opens on Dairy Flat airport

The North Shore Aero Club at Dairy Flat is seeking Airport Authority status – a process that involves considerable...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:18

Coast’s biggest retirement village gets green light

A retirement village proposed for Silverdale obtained resource consent at the end of last month, despite Auckland Council...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:13

Apartments go ahead on busy Whangaparāoa Road site

Things can move pretty fast in real estate and plans are now well advanced to build 20 apartments on a busy section of...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:11

Coast’s first Rockquest winners

Teenage duo Ben and Brody Glanfield of Stanmore Bay are Smokefree Rockquest winners, placing first in the solo/duo category...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:07

Watercare hook up offer in pipeline

Following the intervention of three councillors – John Watson, Wayne Walker and Greg Sayers – Watercare has...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:05

Penlink latest

Last week Transport Minister Phil Twyford wrote to Penlink Now chair, Stephen Lyttelton, to say that following advocacy...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:02

Candidates quizzed in Silverdale youth-focused event

A Meet the Candidates event designed to attract young voters turned out to be the only chance for locals to quiz candidates...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:55

Worms do their bit for sustainability

Wiggling towards a more sustainable future, New World Ōrewa has recently installed New Zealand's first supermarket...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:52

Safety high on Ōrewa town centre upgrade agenda

The work started in Moenui Avenue. From left, Fulton Hogan project engineer Emily Doyle, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board chair...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:50

Food waste scheme needs more business buy-in

Eighty banana palms on a farm at Waitoki are flourishing thanks to food scraps collected from commercial premises on the...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:40

New device in war against silted waterways

Auckland Council is calling on the latest technology as it focuses on reducing sediment runoff from land development. Last...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:37

Vector does u-turn on power line placement

A Stanmore Bay couple, who were having to adjust their view of the world following a Vector decision to string a 400v line...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:35

Hibiscus Community House celebrates 30 years

Office coordinator Judith Pearce sorting out items in the foodbank. Childcare building arrives on the corner of Centreway...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:26

Art auctioned for school

Artworks from across the spectrum will be auctioned at the triennial Art Attack exhibition later this month, a major fundraiser...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:24

Name change embodies new school thinking

A proliferation of primary schools in Ōrewa is one of the reasons behind a decision by the Ōrewa North Primary School...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:21

School shares hall vision

A much-needed and long-awaited renovation of the Whangaparāoa School hall (HM March 4) is set to start next month. Built...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:19

Ag Day promises fun for all

Fundraising will take a back seat at the Dairy Flat School Ag Day on Saturday October 17. PTA chair Elizabeth Cotter says...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:13

Colourful school fun run

Finishing the colour run are, from left, Fletcher Reid, Campbell Shriane, Guillermo Ramon-Morano, Lachlan Taylor, Teague...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 14:30

Coast author pays homage to early aviator

Oscar Garden started flying in his 20s and went on to be one of TEAL's top pilots. One of NZ's early aviators...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 14:25

Happy birthday Leisure Centre

The Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre turns 30 this week. Although the actual birthday is on October 18, Auckland Council, which...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 14:23

Post-lockdown puzzle adventure planned

Lockdown has proved the inspiration for a new family event happening around the Ōrewa Estuary on October 26, the Saturday...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 14:19

Call for writers

Budding writers are invited to join Hibiscus Coast Writers, which meets at the Whangaparāoa Library on the second Saturday...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 14:15

Walkers in the pink

A chance to have fun dressing up in pink and walking with friends, while raising money for the Breast Cancer Foundation...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:57

AT’s speedy response wins award

Auckland Transport (AT) was recognised for its digital response to Covid-19 with a win in the ‘fast-tracked project'...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:54

Whangaparāoa warships on course for Mahurangi East

A conversation between model enthusiast Brian Henman and Mahurangi East librarian Fleur Coleman has inspired the Mahurangi...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:49

Rotary cleaning up Ōrewa Beach

The Rotary Club of Ōrewa, together with the Satellite Club of Ōrewa-Millwater, joined forces with a group of Friends...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:44

Introducing - Short and Sweet Cutting Bar

Julie Beaumont The hair cutting bar at the end of the arcade at 58 Queen Street in Warkworth has been given a fresh styling...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 14:50

Election candidates answer to Wellsford community’s question

Candidates meeting, Wellsford As the country went to early voting, the Wellsford candidates' debate nearly filled...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:58
By Jonathan Killick news@localmatters.co.nz

Political theatrics at candidates meeting

Marja Lubeck said she would continue to be a strong local voice. Jonathan Killick news@localmatters.co.nz After several...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:53
By Jonathan Killick news@localmatters.co.nz

Bunnings helps local prepare with Shakeout

The National Emergency Management Agency Te Rākau Whakamarumaru team up with Bunnings from October 12th – 18th for...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:53
By Press Release - Bunnings Author

Northland Waste vexed over recycling centre upgrades

Northland Waste's state-of-the-art recycling centre planned for Sandspit Road. Northland Waste has blasted Auckland...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:46

Waste Management defiant over landfill

The prospect of a landfill in the Dome Valley has sparked relentless opposition. Waste Management remains committed to...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:43
By James Addis editor@localmatters.co.nz

Veteran finally honoured

Annie May Ballantine, centre, with RSA women's section president Diane Wilson and Warkworth RSA president Bob Harrison....

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:38

Strong easterly winds see godwits blown way off course

Godwit 13 touches down in Snells Beach after stops in China and Alaska. Juvenile godwits embark on their first 12,000km...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:30
By James Addis editor@localmatters.co.nz

Emergency Wrap Up

The back of the bus had melted by the time fire crews arrived. Sizzling stagecoach extinguished The driver of the 995...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:25

Lions accept eftpos

No spare change? No problem. Warkworth Lions Club will this year accept eftpos payments for street sales of its raffle tickets. The...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 12:18

Carpark charges gone after AT bows out

There is free parking at Sandspit Car Park, but for how long? Visitors heading to Sandspit to launch a boat or catch a...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 11:59
By James Addis editor@localmatters.co.nz

Movie night saved

A band of children seek a long-lost fortune in The Goonies. Despite the cancellation of the Kowhai Festival's Huge...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 11:57

Look out for pink people on Labour Day weekend

Pink Ribbon fundraising appeal for breast cancer research. The Pink Ribbon fundraising appeal for breast cancer research...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 11:52
By Jonathan Killick news@localmatters.co.nz