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DHB seeks nurses

Waitemata District Health Board is embarking on its biggest recruitment drive ever, seeking 100 new nurses before the end...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2021 10:00

Thousands support shellfish

Mary Coupe and MP Chris Penk A petition to stop the plundering of sea creatures from rock pools at Mahurangi beaches has...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2021 09:00

Snells water concern

Snells Beach's water treatment plant would fall foul of new rules outlined in a proposed Water Services Bill. Watercare...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 10:00

Solar school

An Albany school, attended by students living across the Mahurangi region, is making solar power a priority in a new sports...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 09:00

Work begins on new Primary for Ōrewa

A dispute between Auckland Transport (AT) and the Ministry of Education that went all the way to the Environment Court...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2021 14:10

Rubbish bags a target for thieves

Red Beach Four Square owners Jeff and Coral Fenton. The ram raid was a shock for the couple, but the community support that...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2021 11:55

Ministry of Health supports fluoridation bill

Sodium fluoride is often added to water and toothpaste. A Government proposal to amend legislation related to drinking...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2021 11:00

Shellfish monitoring shines light on catchment health

About 45 volunteers worked in about a dozen teams, including many young children doing hands-on science. A community...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2021 09:00

Funding gives rural school new lease of life

  From left, Daniel Peak from Fulton Hogan, teacher Annette Bryant, AT's Julie Crook and truck driver Ravinder...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2021 09:00

Electric vehicles: Could getting one be right for you?

Richard Browning would not recommend a Nissan Leaf. Beryl Good thinks her Tesla Model 3 is absolutely fabulous. Julian...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2021 10:00

Performance art revs up lessons on waste

Wellsford School students participate in a lesson on waste with actor Tineke Robson at an outdoor classroom at the Lawrie...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2021 10:00

Brewery leads on environmental impact but seeks to do more

Members of the Sawmill brewing team in front of the grain silos that eliminate the need for 12,000 plastic sacks each year....

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Posted on 6 Apr 2021 10:00

Warkworth A&P Show returns in style

The Warkworth A&P Show made a stunning comeback this month, despite early fears that the event would suffer the same fate...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2021 10:00

More money for cycleways

A combined Government and Auckland Council announcement this month pledged to allocate $1.5 billion to local boards for...

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Posted on 5 Apr 2021 10:00

Demand fuels farm recycling firm expansion in Kaipara

Bagged plastic waste. A plastic baling machine. Tuffboard recycled textile. Surging demand from local farmers has prompted...

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Posted on 5 Apr 2021 09:00

Call for water take consents review as lake levels plunge

Brent Morrissey says Lake Tomarata's water level usually reaches within half a metre of the barrier's edge on...

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Posted on 5 Apr 2021 08:00

Teenager completes epic run for refugees

Shay Broomhall reaches Bluff after a marathon journey that took 105 days. Despite suffering a knee injury that took him...

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Posted on 3 Apr 2021 11:00

Northland gets top X-ray

Northland District Health Board has upgraded its X-ray imaging systems, which it says will better serve the people of Northland. The...

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Posted on 2 Apr 2021 10:00

Trademarket moves from Ōrewa to online only

Ōrewa Trademarket – a second-hand furniture and homeware business – has been on the same site for almost...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 15:23

Gardeners’ green fingers raise healthy new Hospice total

They say a change is as good as a rest, and that was certainly the case for Ōrewa Garden Club's recent annual fundraiser...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 14:52

Vale - Anne Taylerson

Around 80 family and friends gathered on March 17 to celebrate the life of Anne Taylerson  – a stalwart of the...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 14:51

Ivy returns to Hot Diggety Dog

Ōrewa Lions' 2018 Hot Diggety Dog Show, and lessons with the Hibiscus Coast Dog Training Club, were a winning combination...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 14:38

Local Folk - Les Hatfull

Les Hatfull When former Kourawhero farmer Les Hatfull thinks about the Warkworth of his youth, his memories are of blacksmiths...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 11:44

Park and ride stays on track

A motion to put Warkworth's park and ride on hold was voted down seven votes to two at a Rodney Local Board meeting...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 11:00

Derailment closes northern line

The northern rail line is closed after a freight train derailment on Monday. The incident comes less than three months after...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 10:34
By Jonathan Killick news@localmatters.co.nz

Jenny loses it again

Jenny plans a fantail tattoo on her bald patch. Snells Beach's “crazy sewing lady” Jenny Bartlett endured...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 09:00

Progress on cement works

Community efforts to preserve and promote the old cement works at Wilson Road in Warkworth are moving forward, with the...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 09:00

Final race exhilarating for Team NZ grinder

Team NZ grinder, Mike Lee of Red Beach (HM March 3), was on board for every second race, as the grinders were rotated. Luck...

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Posted on 31 Mar 2021 13:59

Curry’s Bush reopens

The bush is home to thriving stands of Kauri. The public is invited to see the transformation of Curry's Bush in...

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Posted on 31 Mar 2021 12:00

Council still keen to sell key Warkworth carpark

If it went ahead, Council would try to negotiate a sale involving the entire Baxter Street property and all its occupants...

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Posted on 31 Mar 2021 11:00

Free monthly lunch in Mangawhai for seniors

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but Otamatea Community Services will be offering just that for Mangawhai...

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Posted on 31 Mar 2021 10:00

Health board tight-lipped on increased surgical services

A push by Warkworth Area Liaison Group (WALG) to secure more surgical services for the growing Mahurangi region has received...

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Posted on 31 Mar 2021 10:00

Lions support nippers

The Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving Club is $850 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Kowhai Coast Lions Club. The...

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Posted on 31 Mar 2021 10:00

Snells Beach writer uncovers Auckland’s wild past

Bryan Jackson Buoyed by the success of his book on Warkworth's incidents, accidents and tragedies, Snells Beach writer...

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Posted on 31 Mar 2021 08:00

Changing Places - Citywide Kitchens

Rachael and Peter Hill Citywide Kitchens may be a new name, but the company principals are far from new to the area or...

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Posted on 30 Mar 2021 14:52

Introducing - Holistic Health Naturopathic Clinic

Inga von Benzon Naturopath Inga von Benzon has longed to escape Auckland and the rat race for some time and is delighted...

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Posted on 30 Mar 2021 14:49

New book aims to boost business confidence

It took a business failure and being struck down with Bell's palsy for Natalie Tolhopf to realise she had been pushing...

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Posted on 30 Mar 2021 14:19

Event changes impact Ōrewa businesses

The recent Covid-19 level 3 lockdown had a big impact on events focused on the America's Cup, including the one in...

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Posted on 30 Mar 2021 13:23

Daft rafts rule the waves

Crazy homemade rafts, many barely seaworthy, a pie-eating competition and egg throwing set the scene for the annual Stillwater...

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Posted on 30 Mar 2021 13:04

Sweet Appreciation - Lorna Sanson

Congratulations to Lorna Sanson, of Algies Bay, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Lorna was nominated...

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Posted on 30 Mar 2021 12:00