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Buskers bask in beach sun

Juggling weapons, body contortion and balloon eating were just some of the spectacles audiences were treated to at this...

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Posted on 19 Feb 2020 10:27
By MacKenzie Dyer

Seaside sculpture selection settled

This sculpture could be erected on Moana Reserve in Orewa by the end of next month. At the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board's...

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Posted on 19 Feb 2020 09:43

Keeping it Reo

Reggae music and “keeping it Reo” shirts filled Te Herenga Waka o Ōrewa's front lawn on February 6,...

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Posted on 19 Feb 2020 09:39
By MacKenzie Dyer

Council wades in as water tanks run dry

A helping hand – Silverdale lifestyle block owner Aischa Parker, left, is assisted by ASAP Water's driver...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 16:55

Quarantine turns Army Bay military base into motorcamp

Bringing in 75 campervans, each large enough to house a family, turned the Defence Force's Army Bay training camp...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 16:49

Going, going, gone – buyer sought for Service Centre

The For Sale sign has gone up on Auckland Council's Orewa Service Centre but for now, ratepayers can still access...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 16:46

Whangaparaoa zombies enlisted to improve literacy

Inspiration for Paul Charman's first Sci Fi novel, The Real Taranaki Zombies, came from a World War II weapons programme...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 16:27

Panel appointed to review CCOs

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's election promise of a comprehensive review of Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs)...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 16:18

Candidates calculating costs of campaigning

The cost of being elected to the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board cost the successful candidates an average of $2361 last year. Figures...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 15:22

The house that Coast community built

The shed taught the teens a lot about construction and both are keen to pursue a career in the trades. Two teenagers...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 15:16

Introducing: Henri-Noel Venturini

After a varied 25-year career in holistic health, studying to become an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:48
By MacKenzie Dyer

Introducing: proppy.co.nz

Fed up with the hassles and costs of buying and selling property, Hannah and Tyson Walker created proppy.co.nz –...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:44
By MacKenzie Dyer

Changing Faces: Helloworld Travel Stanmore Bay

A Europe OE inspired Carolyn Hedley's career in travel, and 30 years later, she is still in the industry. She is...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:32
By MacKenzie Dyer

Supermarket shelves plastic

Countdown Orewa is in the process of trialling a system that features more loose produce and reduces plastic wrap in its...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:30

Skin disease brings chronic pain

After almost a decade of misdiagnosis, Ōrewa's Scott Denham, 30, is speaking out about his chronic skin disease. Scott...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:23
By MacKenzie Dyer

New minister for Presbyterian church

A new Minister arrived at the Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian church, Ōrewa, last month. Werner Schroeder has been working...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:17
By MacKenzie Dyer

Introducing - ARC Joinery

The rise in development throughout the Mahurangi region has resulted in a leading Auckland kitchen and bathroom manufacturer...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:17

Not only dog poo fouling recycling bins

Although Auckland Council's waste solutions team says most residents do a pretty good job of putting the right things...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 14:05

Library revamp finally off the shelf

The courtyard outside Whangaparaoa Library has had a spruce up that cost ratepayers $204,500 in a process that took almost...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 13:52

Whangaparāoa Golf club rejects development offer

A proposition to sell Whangaparāoa Golf Club's land in Army Bay to a developer and use the money to buy Gulf Harbour...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 13:34

Latest development brings 124 homes to Gulf Harbour

Earthworks are underway for a subdivision that will eventually bring 124 more homes to Gulf Harbour. The development,...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 11:49

Sale a final chapter for historic farm

The final portion of a farm that was first owned by Ranulph Dacre in the 19th Century and has since been owned by the...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 11:45

Desperation in district as big dry turns to drought

Milk tankers arrive in Wellsford and Helensville to increase water supply. Greg Sayers visits the fill station at the Wellsford...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 11:16

Candidates air their views on Dome Valley landfill

AGAINST Marja Lubeck, Labour AGAINST Jenny Marcroft, NZ First AGAINST Callan Neylon, Social Credit CAN'T SAY Beth...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:50

Auckland Transport starts work on Hill St fix

Auckland Transport (AT) has settled on an approved design to fix the Hill Street intersection once and for all. Rodney...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:42

The upside of downsizing

Auckland Council's desire to fit more people into less space, as well as the need for affordable housing is bringing...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:38

Resource consent for Wellsford motorway being sought

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is applying for resource consent for the Warkworth to Te Hana motorway next month, even...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:37

Government dips toe into dried-up dredging fund crisis

The Hon Grant Robertson MP was in Mahurangi as guest speaker at the Rodney Labour Waitangi picnic at Heron's Flight...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:32

Fairy tern prospects brighten as chick numbers rise

Two fairy tern chicks were hatched at Te Arai this season. Photo, Ayla Wiles. After a five year battle, the controversial...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:29

New park for Mahurangi at Sadler Point

The new park was a Valentine's Day gift from Auckland Council to Mahurangi, the purchase settlement took place on...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:26

Waitangi remembered

At the Te Hana ceremony, from left, Linda Clapham, Mikaera Miru, Ben and Kate de Thierry, Tim Holdgate, Colin Smith and...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:24

Piper tunnel boring machine sets off for Martins Bay

Students from Snells Beach school check out Piper before she starts her slow trek to Martins Bay. From left, Laticia Level,...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:20

Stamping out the stowaways

In a bid to stop pest animals such as rats from getting a free ride on local boats to vulnerable wildlife, Forest and Bird...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:18
By MacKenzie Dyer Author

US researcher probes stream volunteers

Student Rachel Pierson (third from left) talks to enthusiasts passionate about Mahurangi streams. From left, Dr Amanda Valois...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:16

Second showcase for clubs and groups in Warkworth

The second Community Clubs and Groups information day will be held at Warkworth Town Hall on Saturday, March 14. Organised...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:14

Lifeguards clean up revolting, toxic mess at Omaha

Human faeces, rubbish and sanitary products were strewn across the paths at Omaha last month in what lifeguards have called...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 10:01

Trust angling for control of Warkworth Town Hall

Warkworth Town Hall Restoration Trust (WTHRT) plans to take over the management of the Warkworth Town Hall from Auckland...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 09:58

Sweet Appreciation - Joanna Jones

Congratulations to Joanna Jones, of Matakana, who is the recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Joanna was nominated...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 09:51

Sharks unlikely to threaten swimmers says researcher

Sharks are unlikely to threaten swimmers in New Zealand waters says researcher. Warmer waters have brought more sharks...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 09:48

Leigh School’s annual Summer Festival

The sun shone and the crowds came out in force for Leigh School's annual Summer Festival fundraiser on Saturday,...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2020 09:46