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Press Release: Hibiscus Coast busway station to be completed

The contract for the second stage of the Hibiscus Coast busway station has been awarded to the Wharehine Group for $6 million. The...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 15:02

Back to the drawing board for Freedom Camping bylaw

Auckland Council has done a complete 360° turn on its Freedom Camping bylaw proposals, deciding to leave things as they...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 13:35

Call for whale sightings in the north

National Geographic is asking anyone who spots orca to get in touch, as it begins filming north of Auckland. The film crew...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2019 13:04

Cancer survivor runs marathon for charity

Twenty-one year old Jenni Palmer says she learned some powerful lessons from her first hand experience with cancer, and also...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2019 13:00

Park and ride completion plan still parked

Details of when work will begin on the final stage of the Silverdale park and ride are not yet available, and a contract...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2019 11:50

Lucky escape from terrifying truck incident

It was lucky that no-one was injured, including a police officer, as a stolen scaffolding truck was driven around local roads...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2019 11:47

Gantry collapse investigated

The collapse of one half-gantry on Whangaparaoa Road on August 5, which Hibiscus Matters publicised on its Facebook page,...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2019 11:27

Departing local board member disillusioned

After one term on the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board, member Vicki Watson is counting down the meetings until she can leave. Elected...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2019 11:23

Soft approach to storm defence at Stanmore Bay

Diggers have been removing rocks from the foreshore of Stanmore Bay and forming sand dunes in their place. A total of...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2019 10:52

Kingsway student on national stage

Kingsway School student Mi Rae Han, 16, says she was honoured to present the closing speech at the NZ Business Hall of Fame...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 16:45

Marine Village gets behind pest free programme

Residents of Gulf Harbour Marine Village are the latest to become part of the Pest Free Peninsula project. From left, Forest...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 16:39

Only men can fill Santa Claus’ big black boots

At a time when gender is increasingly broad, fluid and widely inclusive, the Orewa Santa Claus will always be a male, according...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 16:30

Puhoi home to WWII Harley

An authentic US military motorcycle used in WWII, the 1942 WLA Harley-Davidson, has found a home in Puhoi. “Oh I can't...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 16:12
By Mackenzie Dyer Author

Introducing - Let it Brew

Let it Brew, the Beatles-themed cafe at 1 Queen Street, has been capturing the imagination and attention of Warkworth locals...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 16:08

Big bird flies on a Russian classic

John ‘Big Bird' Greig of Rodney wanted a Harley but it couldn't handle his size so he had to import something...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 16:07

Introducing - The Kitchen Tailor

After finding its cabinets eagerly sought after in various parts of the North Island, The Kitchen Tailor, based in Snells...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:56

Jumping into adventure series for a good cause

Last week, Dean Morris stepped out of his comfort zone and boarded a bus, destination unknown. The Hibiscus Coast self-employed...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:46

Ian Hedley: a prostate cancer survival story

Ian Hedley, keeps a close eye on his PSA levels these days. He says although measuring the amount of prostate specific...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:43

Ian Hedley: a prostate cancer survival story

Ian Hedley, keeps a close eye on his PSA levels these days. He says although measuring the amount of prostate specific...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:43

Changing Faces - McDonald’s Warkworth and Wellsford

Community involvement is at the heart of Ken and Cherie Harlock's vision as new owners of McDonald's in Warkworth...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:42

Shed makes progress

Earthworks are about to begin on the Silverdale site where the Hibiscus Coast Men's Shed will be built. The Men's...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:18

Hospice thanks local contractors

Local tradies and businesses pulled together to make a redevelopment project at Hospice House in Red Beach (formerly known...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:16

Big haul of guns handed over in Orewa buy back

A total of 248 firearms and 1283 accessories/parts were handed in by 144 gun owners during the Police's gun collection...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 15:03

Rotary swimarathon proceeds handed out

A grand total of $22,400, raised at the Generation Homes Rotary Swimarathon, was handed out to local organisations on August...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 14:59

Coastguard event displaying plenty of ‘flair’

Around 50 people gathered on Stanmore Bay beach on a cold wet winter's night to find out more about flares. Coastguard...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 14:53

Silverdale charity unites Kiwi mums

A group designed to empower, educate and connect Kiwi mums has formed in Silverdale. The Mum's Clique is a charity...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 14:37

Diseased feral pigs cause chaos in Puhoi

Mounting fears over an explosion in the number of diseased, feral pigs overrunning land in and around Puhoi boiled to the...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:51

Kaipara clean-up money welcomed as ‘a good start’

It's not nearly enough, but it's a great start – that's the verdict on the Government's announcement...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:45

Live fire training exercise prepares new volunteers in Leigh

Sixteen firefighters from four stations led by the Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade performed a controlled burn of a house...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:42

Council candidates lukewarm on meeting constituents

A local government candidates meeting in Wellsford on Friday, August 30 has had a less than enthusiastic response from...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:37

Public views on planning under threat, group says

Environmental group Mahurangi Action is crying foul over private plan changes by developers, which it says risk undermining...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:28

Need for social housing as families forced on to streets

Warkworth social agencies are calling on government and land developers to work together to provide more social housing,...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:25

Rare ghostly fantail spotted in Whangateau cemetery

A new resident in Whangateau caused quite a flutter online after its image was captured by professional bird photographer...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:21

Rodney Local Board petitioned to stop Warkworth Rodeo

Animal advocacy group Direct Animal Action have launched a petition calling on the Rodney Local Board to ban the Warkworth...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:19

Team brings new lease of life to Wellsford Santa Parade

Santa's little Wellsford helpers – back row, from left, Daniel Le Roux, Rodney Aggregates; Andrew Rumbles,...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:17

Snells Beach School’s kapa haka group

Snells Beach School's kapa haka group was in fine form for the school's 10th anniversary, which it celebrated...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:16

Oaks Café wins again

The Oaks Café has done it again, winning the second monthly Great Warkworth Scone Bake Off with their cream cheese,...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:14

Recycling returns to waste transfer stations

Matthew Luxon says only plastic containers with a 1 or 2 stamped on the bottom can be accepted by Mahurangi Wastebusters,...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 13:12

Fathers Day photos roll in

Just a reminder that there is still time to enter the Mahurangi Matters Fathers Day photo competition. To enter, just...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 12:50

Time to focus on snapping the best baby pics

Calling all cute babies and adorable infants – The Camera Shop in Warkworth is getting ready to enlarge your close-ups,...

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Posted on 19 Aug 2019 12:48