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Pot shots scare golfers

Golfers forced to take cover from a hail of shots at Whangaparaoa Golf Club last week are asking the public to be wary...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 11:49

Eave’s Bush closed by Council

Eave's Bush in Orewa is to be closed to the public to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. Walking tracks through...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 16:17

Charity auction result stuns young Hibiscus Coast artist

Orewa artist Olivia Bezett, 22, says she was stunned beyond belief to see one of her works sell for $26,000 at a recent...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 16:13

Neighbours oppose non-notified refuge consent

Work is underway on New Zealand's first shelter for pets affected by family violence, but neighbours are angry that...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 16:09

Caring gesture from Coast Survivor contestant

Brad Norris assembled care packages before distributing them to homeless people in the city.  Brad, left, with a helper...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 16:04

Red Beach fire fighter takes first place

Red Beach resident, paid fire fighter and Hibiscus & Bays Local Board member Mike Williamson, 49, emerged at the top of...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 16:02

Big effort for Sky Tower challenge fundraiser

The Manly Skywalkers – a team of 12 volunteer fire fighters aged 20 to 55 from Manly fire station – raised...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 16:01

Cars creating concern

Auckland Transport (AT) is sticking to its guns when it comes to continued complaints about the number of cars for sale...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 15:51

Relief in sight for park ‘n’ riders

There is relief in sight for Silverdale park and ride users, with details of the construction programme for the remaining...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 15:49

Budget bonuses for youth

Hibiscus Coast youth are the big winners in Auckland Council's budget, which goes before the governing body for final...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 15:47

Council adopts zero-waste demolition strategy

The demolition of a Puhoi barn last month was undertaken in accordance with a new Auckland Council strategy to drastically...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 15:45

Grants mixed bag for some

Funds carried over from the previous financial year meant that the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board had plenty to offer in its...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 15:43

Depot name remains as bus depot site sold

The name Depot will be all that remains to remind residents that the site at 188 Centreway Road was a bus depot for around...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 14:43

Orewa sculpture options go before public

1. Airborne: celebrating Orewa's uniqueness, vision and preparedness. 2. Pacific Motion: draws on the energy of the...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 14:32

Business inspiration at Stanmore Bay event

Murray Thom, described as “a serial entrepreneur with the Midas touch”, will have some interesting tales to...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 14:21

Backpack charity recognised with Council award

A Silverdale-based charity that started with a mother and daughter, packing items they paid for themselves into backpacks...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 14:14

Volunteer fights for dogs

Saving Hope Foundation chair Janine Hinton says all dogs, regardless of breed, can be kind natured when raised right...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 14:02

Volunteering brings Rotary chair to NZ

Volunteering is not only a passion for Rotary Satellite Club of Ōrewa-Millwater chair Tracey Johnson, but it is the reason...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 13:50

Coast Men’s Shed in the frame

When the committee organising the Generation Homes Rotary Swimarathon fundraising event asked the Hibiscus Men's Shed...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 13:47

Year 13 student gets stuck in for road safety

Amongst the workload and stresses of being a Year 13 student, Kelsey Beet is committed to spreading the news about the...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 13:40

Cancer support provided by pink events

The Hibiscus Coast community got behind Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraiser last...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 13:20

Beetle introduced to kill moth plant

A new species will be introduced to NZ to control moth plant, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 13:16

Transport concerns to air at quarry hearing

A resource consent hearing on the expansion of Lake Road Quarries in Te Arai will reconvene on June 20. The proposed expansion,...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 13:04

Runaway resident says “thanks”

Late last month, Whangateau dementia unit resident David Walker left the premises without advising anyone of where he was...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 13:00

Bid to save native fish from extinction

Auckland Council has teamed up with Warkworth-based whitebait farm Manaki in a bid to save a native fish species from extinction. It's...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:58

Sunday hui to discuss landfill rahui

A hui and community meeting to discuss the application of a rahui in a bid to stop the proposed landfill planned for the...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:56

Local Folk - Glen Inger

Being turned down at his first job interview might just have been the best thing that ever happened to Glen Inger, co-founder...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:54

Wastebusters wins contract to take over transfer stations

Matakana-based charitable trust Mahurangi Wastebusters has been awarded a two-year contract to run Community Recycling...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:51

Changing Faces - STR Automotive

STR Automotive, in Warkworth, has cut a hole in its workshop wall and expanded into territory formerly occupied by Autec...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:46

Smith sidesteps Auckland Council to open up Worker Road

Frustration at the lack of action over Wellsford's unsealed roads has prompted the Wellsford Rodney Local Board representative...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:45

Warkworth School begins construction of new building

A small group of students, teachers, and members of the community gathered on a rainy May morning last week to officially...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:43

Call to ditch freedom camping bylaw

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers is calling for Auckland Council's proposed new freedom camping bylaw to be withdrawn...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:42

New report lists board achievements

As local elections loom, Rodney Local Board has produced a 44-page report outlining its achievements since its three-year...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 12:39

Girlboss inspires future female leaders

A 20-year-old entrepreneur who has met the Queen, flown with NASA and spoken at the UN in New York made a visit to girls...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 11:44

Men’s Shed opens its doors for business

More than 200 people turned up on Saturday, May 25 for the official opening of the first Men's Shed in Warkworth. Among...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 11:39

Salty Dog gives back

The Salty Dog Social Club voted unanimously to give a $3000 donation to Homebuilders family support services, for their...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 11:37

Chemical accused of killing

Stanmore Bay resident Stephan Gladiadis believes a glyphosate-based weedkiller is to blame for killing three small kowhai...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 11:30

Spadework at Shakespear

The planting season is here, with hopefully a bit more rain to soften the soil before the spades begin to go in. This...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 11:27

Residents’ rat catch rewards

For the second year running the Stillwater Community Association won the Friends of Okura bush rat and vermin catching...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 11:19

Free self-defence course for women

A free women's self-defence course is being held in Warkworth on Saturday, June 29. Organised by Women's Centre...

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Posted on 4 Jun 2019 11:13