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Wellsford Covid cases sit at nine

The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Wellsford Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) has...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2020 16:48
By James Addis

Coast quarantine for polio epidemic

It is not the first time that Whangaparāoa has seen isolation measures in place for health reasons. Councillor and keen...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2020 11:41

Contactless payments increased limit available

From today, customers will be able to make contactless payments up to the value of $200 without the need for a pin at all...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2020 11:11
By Countdown, media release

Police investigate assault in Orewa

Police are appealing for information from the Orewa community after a woman in her 60s was assaulted while out walking,...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2020 11:05

Waste Management ignores postponement pleas

Waste Management NZ has refused to put its plans to develop a massive dump in the Dome Valley on hold during the Covid-19...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2020 09:45
By Sally Marden

Key transport projects identified

The Rodney Local Board has compiled a wish list of transport projects it hopes will attract government funding in a drive...

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Posted on 9 Apr 2020 09:34
By James Addis

Police checkpoints in north Rodney

Police will be operating checkpoints at key points throughout New Zealand this Easter weekend including north Rodney's...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 18:23
By Jonathan Killick

Butchers meet demand

Meat lovers once again have the chance to buy steaks, sausages and smallgoods from their local community butchers, following...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 14:55
By Sally Marden

Beverage businesses bubbling

Local beverage makers have managed to keep businesses ticking over thanks to an upswing of mail orders during the Covid-19...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 14:48
By Jonathan Killick

Vandals target street signs

Auckland Transport (AT) has noticed a flurry of vandalism activity in Whangaparaoa in recent days, largely related to street...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 14:44

Essential road maintenance identified

Pot hole repairs continue to be an essential service during the Covid-19 lockdown, although routine work such as footpath...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 14:14
By Media release

Residents adapt to village lockdown

Assistance with food delivery, balcony singalongs, and even the creation of a Virtual Village are among the measures designed...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 13:37

Meat and Easter Eggs in Love Soup parcels

When a load of fresh meat, and another of Easter eggs, were made available recently to charity Love Soup Hibiscus Coast,...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 13:07

Hall blood donation successful

NZ Blood is happy with the response to its collection of blood at Whangaparaoa Hall yesterday. The service's donor...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 11:32

North withdraws ’welcome mat’

Northland's mayors and regional council chair have issued a plea to would-be holidaymakers not to travel to –...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 10:03

Welfare demand high

Around 3000 requests for food parcels have been received by Auckland Council in the first week of its operation. Council...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 09:50

Online ocean show for kids

A stellar line-up of contributors is taking part in a new online children's show from Snells Beach father and...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2020 08:57
By Sally Marden

Getting together in isolation

Sue Collett provides Easter inspiration for the little ones. Residents at the Gulf Harbour/Army Bay end of Whangaparaoa...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2020 18:30
By guest reporter Caitlin Watson

Save recyclable waste

Households who are producing extra recyclable waste during quarantine or are concerned about where their waste is going are...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2020 14:14
By Jonathan Killick

Link road appeals dropped

Rodney MP Mark Mitchell confirmed today that all appeals against the construction of the Matakana link road have been dropped. Earlier...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2020 13:35
By James Addis

Staying connected in uncertain times

The COVID-19 lockdown means that people are physically isolated at a level never seen before in New Zealand.  St John...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2020 12:24
By St John, Press Release

Govt Covid-19 strategy outlined

Rodney-based Labour MP Marja Lubeck has summarised a raft of government measures designed to help New Zealand weather the...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2020 10:03
By James Addis

Challenge goes out to local politicians

The Hibiscus & Bays Local Board's deputy chair, Victoria Short, has challenged other elected members, Councillors...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2020 09:31
By Terry Moore

Frontline response maintained

While north Rodney residents are in their ‘bubbles' during quarantine, emergency service volunteers and staff...

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Posted on 7 Apr 2020 09:18
By Jonathan Killick

Dome landfill process under fire

Waste Management is coming under increasing pressure to halt the resource consent process for its proposed new regional landfill...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2020 16:20
By Sally Marden

Hospitals prepare

The former elective surgery centre at North Shore Hospital has been re-purposed so that Covid-19 patients can be cared from...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2020 12:04

Motorway extension consents lodged

Members of the public will be able to have their say on the Warkworth to Te Hana motorway project around the middle of this...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2020 11:44

Gun club fires last shot

After 70 years, the Rodney Gun Club is firing its last salute, but not before it is immortalised in the Warkworth Museum. Member...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2020 11:00

Dinosaur roams Millwater

The Bear Hunt is proving popular in Millwater, but this community has gone one step further with a T-Rex seen hanging out,...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2020 10:01
By Terry Moore

No local arrests for Level 4 breaches

Police have been out and about on the Hibiscus Coast, including patrolling local beaches, to ensure compliance with the...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2020 09:28

Blood donations needed

The NZ Blood Service is encouraging fit and healthy members of the community to give blood at Whangaparaoa Hall tomorrow. Maintaining...

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Posted on 6 Apr 2020 09:12

Supply meets demand at Love Soup

The food rescue charity has had a large amount of food come in because of the closure of cafés and restaurants. One...

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Posted on 3 Apr 2020 17:18

Drought an additional challenge

Auckland Council and Watercare are asking everyone to heed their calls for water conservation, as Auckland's drought...

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Posted on 3 Apr 2020 11:20
By Terry Moore

Eight cases at Wellsford centre

The total number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) in Wellsford...

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Posted on 3 Apr 2020 11:07
By James Addis

Region rallies to help

Community groups and volunteers throughout the region have rallied to help the elderly, isolated and vulnerable during the...

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Posted on 3 Apr 2020 10:56
By Sally Marden

Teamwork aids Kawau residents

Difficulties in getting essential supplies to Kawau Island under the Covid-19 lockdown have prompted residents to rally together...

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Posted on 3 Apr 2020 10:42
By James Addis

Stanmore Bay toilets reopen

The closure of public toilets as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown had to be reconsidered because of the needs of essential...

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Posted on 3 Apr 2020 10:25

Rates must be paid

The Northland Regional Council is pleading with people to not stop paying their rates or cancel direct debits. Council chair...

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Posted on 2 Apr 2020 14:50
By Media release

Penlink start date unchanged

Yesterday's Government announcement of an infrastructure package designed to stimulate employment will not bring forward...

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Posted on 2 Apr 2020 14:20
By Terry Moore

Demand for water rising

Rainfall last month has topped up some water tanks across the district but extra use during quarantine has increased demand...

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Posted on 2 Apr 2020 14:09
By Jonathan Killick