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College student entrepreneurs ready to crack seniors market

Students, from left, Oliver Adams, Jayden Barber and Dan Wenzlick with buckets of coffee grounds ready for distribution. Three...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2021 10:00

Warkworth Grey Power affiliates with North Shore association

Members of the Warkworth Grey Power steering committee who hope to re-establish Warkworth Grey Power as a separate entity....

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Posted on 23 Jun 2021 08:00

Fewer older volunteers

Next week, June 20 to 26, is national volunteer week. According to Volunteering New Zealand, more than one million people...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2021 08:00

Final cheque phase-out could hit seniors hard

The final closure of all cheque books as a method of payment is expected to disproportionately affect the elderly, disabled...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2021 08:00

Multisport centre granted lease

The Mahurangi Community Sport & Recreation Collective is a small but significant step closer to its long-held dream of...

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Posted on 21 Jun 2021 10:00

Warkworth Selwyn Centre indoor petanque championship

Helen Arents, left, and Rachel Luketina proudly show off their certificates following the inaugural Warkworth Selwyn Centre...

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Posted on 21 Jun 2021 10:00

Government urged to review retirement village rules

Calls have been made for an urgent review into retirement village legislation to give residents more consumer protection...

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Posted on 21 Jun 2021 08:00

Catwalk Arts calls for entries

2019 entry “Madame Moozlee” by Sephrah Rayner. Entries are open for the Harbour Hospice Catwalk Arts wearable...

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Posted on 20 Jun 2021 10:00

Holiday at home

With international travel on hold for the foreseeable future, “staycations” are the new trend for taking a...

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Posted on 20 Jun 2021 08:00

Mothers give birth while waiting in Dome queues

Roadworks in the Dome Valley started in 2019 and are scheduled to finish late this year. Extensive roadworks in the Dome...

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Posted on 19 Jun 2021 10:00

Maori new year celebrated in Mahurangi

Matariki starts this month. Communities across Mahurangi have organised a range of events featuring music, food and traditional...

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Posted on 19 Jun 2021 08:00

Changing places: NumberWorks’nWords

Silverdale academic tuition centre NumberWorks'nWords has moved – but only around the corner. The franchise was...

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Posted on 18 Jun 2021 10:10

Introducing: Hibiscus Gifts

Lovers of distinctive gifts and quality homewares should head to Silverdale Village, where Hibiscus Gifts, a spacious new...

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Posted on 18 Jun 2021 10:08

Changing faces: The Wade

One of Auckland's most historic pubs is also one of Silverdale's best kept secrets, which is something new manager...

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Posted on 18 Jun 2021 10:02

Kawau Coastguard opens up to public

Kawau Coastguard will hold an open day at the Sandspit Yacht Club marina on Saturday, June 26, from 10am to 2pm, and everyone...

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Posted on 18 Jun 2021 10:00

New tourism website for region

Matakana Coast Tourism (MCT) has launched a new website that it hopes will be faster, easier to navigate and more user-friendly...

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Posted on 18 Jun 2021 10:00

Trees of knowledge expanded

Small forest owners and neighbours in the Whangateau catchment will be better connected to share information in future. This...

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Posted on 18 Jun 2021 08:00

Getting together vital for good health

The  Whangaparāoa Selwyn Centre got into the spirit of Gumboot Friday recently, holding a gumboot throwing competition...

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Posted on 17 Jun 2021 12:39

Farm roadshow rolls into Wellsford

Sheep and cattle farmers have the chance to question directors and key staff from Beef+Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) later this month...

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Posted on 17 Jun 2021 10:00

Traps installed to analyse litter

Mangawhai Beach School, Kaipara District Council and Northland Regional Council (NRC) are taking part in a new multi-agency...

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Posted on 17 Jun 2021 08:00

Technology enthusiast to lead national SeniorNet forward

Warkworth technology enthusiast Marilyn Goodwin, 78, was elected chairperson of the national SeniorNet Federation last month. The...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 15:48

Theft highlights charity’s need for more space

When thieves removed furniture destined for the homes of domestic violence survivors from the charity Woven Earth last...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 13:58

Founder of Hibiscus Hospice dies at 102

Don't dwell on the past, always look forward and create your own future – that was the overriding philosophy...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 13:50

Auckland likely to lose America’s Cup defence

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says Aucklanders will be disappointed at Emirates Team NZ's decision to look overseas for...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 13:08

Work underway on Ōrewa crossing

By the end of this month, Ōrewa should have a new pedestrian crossing over Hibiscus Coast Highway. The project is costing...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 12:00

Warkworth Town Hall hosts alcohol-free retro party

The Warkworth Town Hall will host a retro party next month with three nostalgic tribute acts. The line-up includes the...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 10:00

Frustration mounts over shopping centre

Sign of the times – nothing doing. Uncertainty over the future of the Mahurangi Shopping Centre at Snells Beach is...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 10:00

Philanthropic store celebrates its many successes

Too many to count – the Trading Post has made a big impact in the Mahurangi community. There are just three more...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 09:22

Breeder produces superior lambs

Susan Meszaros is a geneticist, breeder and also owns a horse feed software business. Susan has developed her land to...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 08:00

Transport Minister challenged over government contracts

Michael Wood, centre, meets the Wharehine team along with Mahurangi-based MP Marja Lubeck and Rodney Local Board member...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2021 08:00

Ōrewa businesses paint the town pink

Hibiscus Coast locals are known for their support of the Breast Cancer Foundation's Pink Breakfast fundraiser –...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 16:29

Free food service marks fifth year

Love Soup Hibiscus Coast, the food rescue charity, has come a long way since it began offering free meals at Whangaparāoa...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 16:18

Rodney councillor urges rally for Hill Street

Cr Sayers says the redesign of Hill Street with two roundabouts will likely be completed in four years if Council approves...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 14:21

Infrastructure issues taken to the streets

Local cyclists say riding across the harbour bridge proved the point that lots of people want a bike lane. The need for...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 13:35

Nineteen Whangaparāoa properties being readied for sale

Auckland Council, via its property arm Panuku Development, has taken a further step towards selling properties it owns on...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 12:51

Ōrewa seawall back on books

Last year budget cuts related to Covid-19 put the building of the seawall on Ōrewa Beach, from Kohu St to Marine View,...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 12:34

Centre ramps up Covid vaccinations to meet demand

Coast to Coast vaccination centre staff prepare the Pfizer vaccine for injection. From left, Dr Tony Townsend, Melisa Robinson...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 10:00

Sweet Appreciation - Brenda Yoxall

Congratulations to Brenda Yoxall, of Snells Beach, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Brenda was...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 08:51

Store saved from closure

John Bass The much-loved community asset – the Mahurangi Community Trading Post – has been saved in its final...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 08:18

Price plunges for Warkworth park and ride

An artist's impression of the Community Transport Hub. The estimated cost to build a park and ride facility north...

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Posted on 15 Jun 2021 08:15