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Business waiting for a sign

Having seen roadside signs pointing the way to other local entertainment facilities, such as Snowplanet and Waiwera hot pools,...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 15:04

Pump track on wish list

Auckland Council is proposing to construct a pump track and create a dog park in the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board area as...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 14:59

‘Next generation’ retirement village gets off the ground

The transformation from golf club to residential subdivision is well underway in Red Beach. Gulf Rise retirement village,...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 14:52

Community’s call for more schools answered

The promise that the 4000-home Milldale development, in Wainui, included land set aside for a school came to fruition with...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 14:48

Manly Village site goes on the market

A well-known and prominent property in Manly Village recently went on the market and has redevelopment potential. The...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 14:43

Rocket challenge launches budding engineers

The Wonder Project's Rocket Challenge is complete for Stanmore Bay Primary and Whangaparāoa School, with students...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 13:48

Quarter of a million upgrade for Orewa Library

Auckland Council's planned $250,000 upgrade of Orewa Library is a great opportunity for a redevelopment that might...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 13:44

Designated space sparks design

A loft dedicated to inspiring good design has been built by industrial furniture and interior concepts business Raw Possessions. Business...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2019 13:31

Rainbow bridge improvements on horizon

Ōrewa students are concerned about the damaged hand rails and slippery surfaces. Right, Student Council chair Darby Turner...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 17:52

Park’s world class acknowledgement

Shakespear Regional Park has been recognised as one of the best parks in the world by winning Silver in the 2019 International...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 17:22

Neighbours help form pest free halo

Neighbours of Shakespear Regional Park are being offered an opportunity to contribute to “a halo” of pest control...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 17:16

Coast families wanted for data privacy research

Orewa sociologist, Dr Caroline Keen, wants to find out more about how parents and young people perceive and manage their...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 17:09

Introducing: Hibiscus Chiropractic

Improving overall wellness is at the centre of Hibiscus Chiropractic, run by chiropractors Lan-Ling and Gian Mansell. Lan-Ling...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 17:03

Council elections – a beginner’s guide

Who represents us? It's local body election time – before your eyes glaze over, here is what you need to know...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:59

Serious accidents increase on Hibiscus Coast roads

While overall road deaths and serious injuries declined in Auckland last year, the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board area bucked...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:55

Ratepayers spend more than $1.6m on seawall consent

The final costs to Auckland's ratepayers of seeking resource consent for the proposed Orewa seawall are in, and total...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:44

End of Life Choice Bill – where do local MPs stand?

The End of Life Choice Bill, introduced by ACT MP David Seymour and currently making its way through Parliament, aims to...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:34

Medicinal cannabis ‘Danny’s game-changer’

Almost a year after Danny Battershill began taking a medically approved cannabis oil product (HM September 19, 2018) he...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:15

Irish Kiwis celebrate 60 years of marriage

A death in the family brought Ray and Anne Wilson of Orewa together, and 60 years later they are still married, celebrating...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:01

Dramatic surge in demand for food aid

Warkworth Christian Foodlink has reported a dramatic surge in the demand for emergency food aid in the Mahurangi area. In...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:04

Foodstuffs supermarket chain snaps up Leigh Fisheries

Grocery giant Foodstuffs has bought Leigh Fisheries and is promising that from August 1, the Lee Fish brand will be available...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:02

Illegal property purchases lead to record penalty

The owners of two rural properties in Warkworth have been ordered to pay $2.95 million to the Crown after an Overseas Investment...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:58

Info on local body voting

Auckland Council is holding information sessions ahead of local body elections in October. At least 40 more sessions will...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:56

Reforms too late for couple in leaky home nightmare

A call by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff last month for radical reform of the Building Act and Building Code has come too little...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:50

New look refuse and recycling centres reopening this week

In the pink – Mahurangi Wastebusters director Matthew Luxon (left) and newly appointed operations manager Paul Fromont...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:31

Book reveals background on Warkworth’s colourful past

When former history teacher Bryan Jackson was looking for a place to retire about 13 years ago, he stood outside the Warkworth...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:29

Vale - Dr Roger Grace 1945 - 2019

New Zealand lost one of its environmental heroes when Dr Roger Grace QSM died at Warkworth Hospital on June 28. For more...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:20

Oaks Café scones are tops

The winner of the Great Warkworth Scone Bake Off in July was the Oaks Café. Nine Warkworth cafés provided...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:18

Scouts celebrate

August 1 is World Scout Scarf Day. Current and former Scouts from Wellsford, Warkworth and Puhoi are invited to join 50...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:12

Pooches prohibited at Pakiri Beach and park

Dog owners who want to take their dogs to Pakiri Beach will need a boat or helicopter to legally do so. Last month, dog...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:09

Introducing - The Fade Rooom

The promise of a rapidly growing and vibrant town with great access once the new Puhoi to Warkworth motorway is complete,...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 13:00

Call for Kaipara candidates

Kaipara District Council (KDC) is organising information evenings this month for anyone thinking of standing as a candidate...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 12:58

Urban bid to open up more Wellsford land for housing

More than 35 hectares of land south-west of Wellsford could be opened up for housing development if a bid to change the...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 12:56

Heart in right place: new group forms for cardiac support

Trent Lash says even though he realised that he was having a heart attack, he did not panic. “I knew my family history,...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 12:54

Goodbye Health Link

Health Link North (HLN), an independent organisation committed to improving health outcomes for people living in Rodney,...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 12:49

Safety concerns prompt Snells skatepark upgrade

A $250,000 programme to renew and upgrade old ramps and equipment at the Snells Beach skatepark has been brought forward...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 12:46

Sweet Appreciation - Lisa Outwin

Congratulations to Warkworth librarian Lisa Outwin who is the recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Lisa was...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 12:42

Ambulance fleet expanded

A new ambulance model designed specifically to support New Zealand's rural and remote communities was put in to service...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 12:01

Founder passes baton to enthusiastic new owners

The new owners of the Matakana Country Park, Brendan and Kim Coghlan, are taking their time to “get the feel of the...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 11:52

Cycling interest fuels demand

The rising tide of interest in bicycles is keeping Matakana Bicycle Hire owner Paull Robson busy. Paull relocated from...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2019 11:50