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Press Release: Government on high alert for stink bugs

Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor is warning travelling Kiwis to be vigilant as the high-season for the crop-eating...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2019 09:29

Iconic tavern on market

What is believed to be NZ's oldest riverside hotel, The Riverhead, is up for sale. The tavern began trading in 1857...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 13:00

Police acknowledge IPCA report into tractor incident

The use of a taser on the 15-year-old driver of a stolen tractor in Kaiwaka last year was an unreasonable and excessive...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 11:16

Vandalism shocks Life Education Trust

Life Education Charitable Trust's mobile classroom, featuring Harold the giraffe, is a familiar sight at local schools...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 14:52

Fundraising effort keeps counsellor at primary school

Ōrewa North Primary – one of the area's smallest with a roll of just 381 students – took on a massive...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 14:39
By MacKenzie Dyer Author

Air race proposal races for consent

A proposed two-day Air Races event in Orewa next March has some hurdles to clear before it can go ahead. Orewa Beach Carnival...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 14:38

Orewa Boulevard plan consultation

Public consultation on the next stage of turning Hibiscus Coast Highway (where it passes through Orewa town centre) into...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 14:37

Firm feedback on freedom camping

The community's views on freedom camping were firmly stated to Auckland Council's governing body again by the...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 14:33

Costly Brightside refurbishment goes ahead

Ratepayers will spend around $100,000 bringing the Auckland Council owned former dairy and residential building at 1 Brightside...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 14:30

Mayoral front-runners front up on local issues

Anyone hoping to see leading mayoral candidates go head to head in a debate locally has so far been disappointed. Just...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 14:13

Big spend on Eave’s Bush track work by Council

Protection of kauri in Eave's Bush has a price tag of almost $400,000. The bush reserve, in Orewa, contains around...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 14:09

Beach cleanup furthers brand audit project

World Cleanup Day, September 21, found Sara Kulins of Puhoi fossiking around the rocks and shoreline of Orewa Beach collecting...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 13:58

Family challenges college enrolment decision

A local family is challenging an enrolment decision made by Orewa College and the issue has been taken all the way to the...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 13:50

Jeweller honoured by Royal Yacht Squadron commission

Crafting a thumb-sized America's Cup souvenir pin has been a labour of love for Arkles Bay jeweller, boatie and member...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 13:42

Depot developer seeks consent

A development in Orewa called The Depot marks a return to the industry by North Shore businessman Nigel Williams, who is...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 13:38

Changing faces: Paper Plus Orewa

The new owner of Paper Plus Ōrewa, Kevin Francis, is a former British Army officer, whose passion for travel and adventure...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 13:20

Changing Places - RE/MAX Realty Group Warkworth

RE/MAX Warkworth has moved its office to the old BNZ Bank building in Neville Street, and directors Ben and Nola Kloppers...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 13:03

Introducing: BlueFit

A flexible, futuristic gym experience is coming soon to BlueFit, a new fitness centre on Centreway Rd in Ōrewa. Owner Steve...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 12:40

Introducing - The Planning Collective

A passion for planning combined with the pace of local development has led to Warkworth-based planner Burnette O'Connor...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 12:39

Big grants from local board

One of the final tasks of the outgoing Hibiscus & Bays Local Board members at their last meeting, on September 18, was the...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 12:37

Silverdale’s not so secret garden

I was asked by Silverdale School if I would be the gardener for their Garden to Table programme.  One look at the unlikely...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 12:28
By Dee Pignéguy Author

Tree coverage analysed

According to Auckland Council, this area is doing better than many in terms of its “urban forest” – the...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 12:07

Plan to save heritage trees in new Puhoi community orchard

Historic fruit trees dating back to the days when Puhoi was settled by migrants from Bohemia may get a new lease of life,...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 11:57

Introducing - Wellsford Hammer Hardware

Mitch and Becky Martin always enjoyed going on outings to hardware stores together, so when the opportunity came up to...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 11:39

Candidates clash over Facebook control

Social media has become a battlefield in the run up to this month's local elections, with candidates on all sides...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 10:03

New World comes to Mangawhai

Foodstuffs North Island has announced a New World supermarket will open in Mangawhai in late 2021. The supermarket will...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:58

Smith challenges Council’s impotence over Landfill

Kaipara Mayor Dr Jason Smith has renewed his attacks on plans for a controversial landfill in the Dome Valley and says...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:55

Festival ambassadors needed

Locals heading in to the Kowhai Festival Big Day Out on Sunday, October 13 are being asked to consider giving up a few hours...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:52

Artist’s garden an escape

Living in a brand new part of Millwater, Catherine Mitchell's garden is not near the coast, but she has created a tropical...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:52

Strategic master plan to eliminate all rats in Warkworth

Environmentalist Russell Cullen wants to bring more native birds back into Warkworth and has a master plan to eliminate...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:50

Ag Day honours Earwaker family

This year's Dairy Flat School Agriculture Day, on October 19, will be held in memory of Charlie and Dalice Earwaker. Principal...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:47

Appreciative crowd for kapa haka

Silverdale School's hall was packed with spectators for this year's Tu Maia festival on Friday September 13,...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:45

Watercare breathes easier

Last month, Watercare reported that its largest Auckland water supply dams had reached 83 per cent capacity, up from 65.6...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:45

Local Folk - Mady Jessup

Depending on your perspective, Mady Jessup is known for entertaining or terrorising residents of Mangawhai with his daily...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:42

Rodney First versus independents at candidates’ meets

There were two candidates meetings for the Warkworth subdivision of the Rodney Local Board this month. They were attended...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:37

Sweet Appreciation - Pat Moss

Congratulations to Pat Moss, of Summerset Falls Retirement Village, who is the recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:33

Scammers steal $80,000 from elderly Mahurangi women

Police are warning residents to be on the alert after two elderly Mahurangi women had tens of thousands of dollars siphoned...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:19

Dredging operations falter as cash runs out

The Mahurangi River Restoration Trust, desperate to find funding to continue dredging the Mahurangi River, got no joy from...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:17

Intellectually disabled artist reaches finals of art award

A Warkworth class for artists with intellectual disabilities has seen one of its participants achieve national recognition...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:09

Free smear test clinic at Warkworth women’s centre

A free cervical screening clinic is coming to Women's Centre Rodney in Morpeth Street, Warkworth on Tuesday, October...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2019 09:07