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Guides back under canvas

Local businesses have come forward to assist Orewa Guides to get outdoors this summer, after their camping gear was stolen...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 16:28

Christmas comes early for foodbank

The foodbank at Hibiscus Coast Community House has been restocked, once again, thanks to the generosity of local residents,...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 15:02

Whangaparāoa to become ‘the new Rodney’

Changes proposed to electoral boundaries before next year's general election would significantly alter the Rodney...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 14:58

Freedom campers speak out

Recently, after repeated abuse from local residents, Timothy Stewart installed security cameras on the caravan that has been...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 14:42

Local board fails to open workshops to public

The Hibiscus representatives on the local board, all four of whom campaigned one way or the other on ending closed confidential...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 14:36

Mayor visits park and ride

The commencement of the last phase of work at the Silverdale park and ride was marked on November 15 with a site visit...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 14:34

Tyre dumping offender sought

Around 40 tyres were dumped in a reserve in Silverdale last month, and a local environmentalist who is undertaking pest...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 14:33

Introducing: Wash Works

Not content with having military serviceman, pub owner and All Blacks captain on his CV, Wayne ‘Buck' Shelford...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 14:26

Ōrewa Santa Parade the biggest yet

Young spectators enjoyed a high high-five from stilt walkers. Members of the DaeHan Taekwondo Club demonstrate their skills. ...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 14:07

Tree focus for fundraising

The Tree of Remembrance is a way to honour special people who cannot be with us at Christmas while supporting the work...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 13:57

Teenage golfer plays four rounds for charity

A local teenager is taking part in an event described as “an endurance golf marathon” to raise funds for the...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 11:13

Coast emergency services team up for Operation Croc

For the first time, four Coast emergency services have teamed up to train together. Staff and volunteers from Police,...

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Posted on 4 Dec 2019 10:19

Award for outstanding service

Hibiscus Coast local coordinator Barbara Hamer received the national Totara Award for outstanding service to Guiding at...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 12:42

Local volunteer honoured

Hibiscus Coast Forest & Bird stalwart Pauline Smith was recently recognised by the national organisation with a Tī Kōuka...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 12:36

New bird residents welcomed

Last month, Hibiscus Coast Forest and Bird ran its seventh annual bird count and Pest Free Hibiscus Coast coordinator Jenny...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 12:35

Rower lands US scholarship

A Wentworth rower's skill on the water has earned her a four year scholarship at the University of Louisville in...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 12:31

Friday fair fuels fundraising

Lucy Krinkel, 18, takes the wheel of Constable Bryan Ward's police car. The inaugural Red Beach School Night Fair,...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 12:25

Silverdale Pony Club celebrates 50th birthday

Lucia Thomson, 11, and her horse Annabelle in Hawaii-inspired fancy dress costumes. Oskar Wood, 5, right, with his Nan Sally...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 12:07

‘Bermageddon’ in Manly

Students of Silverdale School made signs of support for ‘Planet berm'. Plantings on the berm – the...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 10:55

Changing faces - World Travellers

The new owner of World Travellers Warkworth, Gareth Winslow, has returned to NZ after living and travelling overseas for...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 10:03

Sweet Appreciation - Pete Yarham

Congratulations to Peter Yarham, of Campbells Beach, who is the recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Peter...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2019 09:22

Mitchell resigned to loss of Rodney

National MP Mark Mitchell vows he will continue to fight for the issues dear to his heart in north Rodney, despite the...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:55

Council campaign to save kauri given local go-ahead

  Walking tracks will be closed – some indefinitely – boardwalks replaced, and hygiene stations installed...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:36

Questions raised on waste consent application

Waste Management expects its resource consent application to build a controversial landfill in the Dome Valley to be publicly...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:30

No end in sight for Whangateau cockle ban

There is still no end in sight for the ban on harvesting cockles from the Whangateau Harbour, now in its 10th year, experts...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:26

New community group chair

After five years at the helm of the Matakana Community Group (MCG), outgoing chair Simon Barclay said dealing with Auckland...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:23

Dredging sputters on under funding cloud

Money trickling in to support the dredging of the Mahurangi River permitted some tidying up of previously dredged areas...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:20

Prize-winning map highlights plastic peril

A concern for the plight of turtles swimming around in oceans filled with plastic helped Matakana School student Barnaby...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:18

One-way traffic for Wood Street

Attempts are being made to ease summer traffic gridlock and improve pedestrian safety in Mangawhai Heads by temporarily...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:13

Festive wreaths for final workshop

Christmas wreath-making will be the subject of Leigh's final free sewing, sustainability and waste minimisation workshop...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 15:08

Vale - Mildred Hooper

The Warkworth Anglican Church bell tolled 99 times on November 18 to mark the passing of Mildred (nee Hawes) Hooper, who...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:57

Snells Beach teenager’s suicide inspires anti-drug film

The plight of a 17-year-old girl in Snells Beach, who took her own life because of her mother's addiction to methamphetamines,...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:55

Warkworth organises top-notch Christmas shopping

Mahurangi residents eager to find that ideal Christmas gift will have the perfect opportunity in Warkworth on Saturday,...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:52

Black book promotion

One Warkworth Business Association has set up a Little Black Book gift registry initiative to take the hassle out of gift...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:49

Personal service trumps online shopping

Warkworth retailers say that online shopping and the sway of the Albany mega-shopping mall remain the biggest challenges...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:38

Win a Christmas ham!

Matakana Village Butchery and Mahurangi Matters are inviting readers to submit their best glaze recipe to win a mouth-watering...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:29

Everybody deserves dessert at Christmas

Wellsford chef Maja, of Ma'Keto Kitchen, wants to give three deserving households a dessert box this Christmas to...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:27

Post deadlines

NZ Post has advised that to send letters or parcels nationwide the deadline is Thursday, December 19. To send via CourierPost,...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:19

It’s tree time in Warkworth

The smell of fresh cut pine trees is once again filling Warkworth fire and ambulance stations, as the volunteer fire brigade...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:17

Having a great Christmas on a budget

Households on a budget can still have a special Christmas without getting into financial debt, according to Kirstie Brown,...

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Posted on 2 Dec 2019 14:11