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Media Release: Lane changes on the Northern Motorway

Drivers are encouraged to get ready for major lane changes on the Northern Motorway when a new northbound layout starts...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 10:57

North Orewa retirement village seeks more units

Coastal Properties, the developer of a retirement village proposed for northern Orewa, is seeking to amend its resource...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 10:07

Hundreds more homes headed for Coast

Subdivisions in Whangaparaoa, Red Beach, Orewa and Silverdale will add hundreds of homes to the Coast. In Silverdale,...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 10:04

Silverdale firefighters battle Convention Centre blaze

Silverdale firefighters were in the thick of the Sky City International Convention Centre fire that was alight for around...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 10:01

Tragedy focuses family’s attention on dementia issues

The McClennan family is looking into ways to bring positive changes to dementia care and support, following the death of...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 09:57

College starts nursery

Since Wentworth College joined the Trees for Survival programme last year, students have been busy under the guidance of...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 09:53

Go slow confirmed for Orewa roads

Roads in Orewa's town centre are the main ones on the Coast affected by Auckland Transport's Speed Limits Bylaw,...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 09:50

Hospice land not a public access point

A fence erected by Harbour Hospice recently has disappointed nearby residents who say it has caused separation between an...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 09:48

Latest Westpac helicopter trains with Coastguard

Coastguard Hibiscus got to see one of New Zealand's newest Westpac helicopters in action during a rescue training...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 09:46

Gateway Breakfast for Orewa College

Left, Jake Moore worked as a chef at Northern Union in Silverdale as part of the Gateway Programme. He was also named Orewa...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 09:39

Culture inspires business

Whangaparāoa College students, Skye Cloete and Teata Iosefa, have dedicated their Young Enterprise business to raising...

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Posted on 6 Nov 2019 09:33

Three decades of Zonta

The Hibiscus Coast Zonta Club had plenty to celebrate at its 30th birthday celebration held at Centrestage Theatre in Ōrewa...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 16:44

Ana-Carolina starting school

Six-year-old Ana-Carolina de Moraes Lobo Bircham was due to start school at Stella Maris Primary last week, just months...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 16:40

Social group seeks sponsors

A social club for people with disabilities has been meeting in Ōrewa every week for more than 10 years. The group is...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 16:37

Waiwera hosts market day

The closure of the Waiwera Thermal Pools almost two years ago has left the streets quiet and carparks empty. Although businesses...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 16:09

Estuary artists turn trash into treasure

Retired plumber Andy Derbyshire has been turning other people's junk into bespoke art pieces for many years, based...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 15:22

Prize animals a highlight of Ag Day

Right, Isla Mexted, 6, with orphaned black lamb Nelson. The grandly named lamb Brigideer Cuthbert the Third coincidentally...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 15:08

Waitoki’s fair keeps it country

Prizewinning chooks and plenty of classic farmers market stalls were a feature of the annual Waitoki School Country Fair...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 15:05

Introducing - Meyer Real Estate

After winning numerous awards and being named top salesperson two years running working at a prominent Warkworth real estate...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 08:52

Changing Faces - The Tahi Bar & Kitchen

Buying Warkworth's Tahi Bar seemed like the natural next step for new owners Rachel Cooney and Gareth Hedges. After...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 08:50

Raging vandal ravages Paparoa Hall

Thousands of dollars' worth of damage was done to the Paparoa Hall during Labour Weekend in what residents suspect...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2019 07:50

Sweet Appreciation - Karen Gibbons

Congratulations to Karen Gibbons, of Longacres Animal Haven in Wellsford, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 15:12

Thieves target elderly

Police are asking anyone who has any information regarding stolen garden ornaments in Wellsford to phone the 1-0-5 reporting...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 14:32

Historic encounter makes Leigh landfall

Two vessels involved in the national celebration Tuia 250 visited Leigh last week. The waka Ngahiraka and Fa'afaiti...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 14:22

School leads on combating child anxiety

Noticeable rises in anxiety among schoolchildren has prompted Horizon School in Snells Beach to appoint a wellbeing coach...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 14:21

MAZ hunting for cash to complete world-class skate park

Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) chair Colin Gallagher has stepped in to correct earlier reports that it now has all the funding...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 14:19

Pedestrian upgrade for troubled Hill St

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has approved the installation of a pedestrian crossing at the Hill Street intersection...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 14:11

Kaipara kiwi sanctuary doubles its population and efforts

The Kaipara Kiwi sanctuary in Glorit has doubled its population of North Island brown kiwi from 40 to 80 and has plans...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 14:09

Muriwai Beach closure

Vehicle access to Muriwai Beach is currently limited after hours due to potential fire risks around Guy Fawkes. The decision...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 14:01

Local Folk - Tom Zhang

Tom Zhang is well known on Facebook in Warkworth, Leigh and Matakana for his photos that bring out the magic of the natural...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:58

Dancers left unimpressed by floor upgrade

Hall committees across the Mahurangi district are being warned not to let Auckland Council near their wooden floors. Council...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:57

Classic boats at river festival

The sights, sounds and smells of transport from a bygone age filled the wharf at Warkworth last month for the Kowhai Festival's...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:55

Mangawhai butcher shop snags gold award for snarlers

Mangawhai butcher Dan Klink has won yet another award for his meaty masterpieces. This time he has collected a gold medal...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:54

Mangawhai households targeted in spate of pump thefts

A spate of water pump thefts from the Mangawhai community has left residents and industry experts questioning whether there...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:45

Inland Revenue cheque policy change upsets elderly

A Tomarata senior is appalled that the Inland Revenue Department is refusing to accept cheques from March next year. Colleen...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:43

Runaway takahē exiled to Motutapu

A pair of Tawharanui takahē have been exiled to Motutapu after escaping the open sanctuary and giving rangers the runaround...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:40

Students to speak out

Horizon students and staff heading to China, from left, Praise Meafou, Ashton Henderson, Principal Helen Pearson, Libby...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:38

Rodney big winner on speed cuts says Auckland Transport

More than 140 roads in Rodney will have their speed limits drastically reduced following Auckland Transport's (AT)...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:33

Dome Valley to Puhoi speed review

Warkworth resident Erwin Weber was one of a steady stream of drivers putting their views on proposed State Highway 1 speed...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:32

Road closures over summer peak for vital bridge repairs

Mangawhai's Tomarata/Insley Street bridge will close for three 48-hour periods as part of a $2.3 million overhaul...

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Posted on 4 Nov 2019 13:29