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Supermarkets operating without panic

In spite of reports of panic buying at supermarkets further south, Warkworth New World and Countdown supermarkets are operating...

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Posted on 14 Aug 2020 14:28

Demand soars for masks

Rodney pharmacies are scrambling to get more supplies of medical masks as demand skyrockets in the face of a possible extension...

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Posted on 14 Aug 2020 13:35
By Jonathan Killick news@localmatters.co.nz

Mixed messages on Covid testing

Mahurangi residents who want to avoid lengthy delays on the telephone are being encouraged to call their local medical centre...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 12:56

Good as Gold award for Morgans in Snells Beach

Snells Beach couple John and Carol Morgan have been presented with $5000 from ASB's Good as Gold competition. The...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 20:00

Queues form at checkpoints

Long queues have formed at a police checkpoint on State Highway 1, just north of Te Hana. Police have set-up nine checkpoints...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 14:42

Traffic building on roads

Lengthy traffic queues are building at several police checkpoints as Level 3 lockdown comes into force for the entire Auckland...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 12:58

Dentists offering Level 3 care

Anyone experiencing extreme pain or a dental emergency during Level 3 can get help from local dentists, as all are offering...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 12:24

Surgery deemed essential

Surgeries at the Rodney Surgical Centre will continue this week. Chief executive officer Marianne Davidson-Beker says she...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 11:58
By Jannette Thompson Author

Rest homes shut their doors

Rest homes in Mahurangi closed to visitors at midday today. Preparations were being made this morning to set-up tables...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 11:53

Supermarkets roll out restrictions again

People were queuing outside Warkworth supermarkets from 6am this morning following the announcement that Auckland is going...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 09:59
By Sally Marden reporter@localmatters.co.nz

College suspends schoolwork for three days

Mahurangi College has responded with military-like efficiency to the Level 3 announcement thanks, in part, to the swift action...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 09:43
By Jonathan Killick news@localmatters.co.nz

Council closes facilities

In line with Auckland's move to Alert Level 3, Auckland Council has closed all of its community facilities, effective...

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Posted on 12 Aug 2020 09:34
By Media release

Axe falls on Whangaparaoa Warehouse

The fate of The Warehouse Whangaparaoa, where closure was being considered, is now decided. A community petition with...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 14:10

Changing Places - Coops Custom Signage

Coops Custom Signage previously operated from a family farm outside Warkworth, but owner Glenn Cooper reckoned the end...

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Posted on 5 Aug 2020 12:31

Introducing - Unichem Snells Beach Pharmacy

The pharmacy team, from left, Akshaya Rajan, Asha Liberts and Furisha Haniff. The new Snells Beach Medical Centre has another...

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Posted on 5 Aug 2020 12:28

Neighbours protest as giant trees felled

Recently the felling of 30 native trees in Avondale made headlines when Green Party candidate and activist Steve Abel and...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 16:19

Drilling down: local impacts of Emergency Budget

Auckland Council last week adopted its Emergency Budget for 2020/21 – named ‘emergency' in response to...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 16:15

Auckland’s fuel tax – should it stay or should it go?

Local election candidates are strongly divided on whether Auckland's Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) should remain. Recently...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 16:07

Eaves’ Bush track to reopen

A partial opening of Eaves' Bush in Orewa is expected in the coming weeks, as the first stage of work is completed,...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 16:04

Auckland Transport washes hands of landslips

Residents say that construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Dairy Flat and Coatesville Riverhead Highways...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:56

Neighbours lawyer up over covenant

David Dinneen and his wife downsized to a property in Orewa last year and were very happy in their new home in The Grange...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:50

Intoducing: Intrigue

As the name suggests, the new boutique in Orewa called Intrigue is a place to discover an eclectic mix of fashion sleepwear,...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:47

Covid causes further Nautilus delays

The completion date for repairs to Orewa's Nautilus apartments has been pushed out again due to the Covid-19 shutdown. Work...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:35

Plastic wrap trial halted

In February, Countdown Orewa began a trial aimed at reducing unnecessary plastic wrap in its fruit and vegetable section. The...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:25

Dairy Flat community history faithfully recorded

There is no doubt that compiling a 448-page history of Dairy Flat, which took author Lynnette Third the best part of eight...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:17

Animal rescue service takes big step forward

Caring for animals is Alice Hayward's mission in life – as well as working long hours as a vet nurse, she also...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:15

Driving safely a key concern

People hold onto a driving licence as long as possible, seeing it as an important part of independence and mobility. However,...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 15:02

Introducing: McMahon Contracting Mobile Mechanic

More than 20 years' experience under the bonnet of all makes and models of vehicle means that there is very little...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 14:57

Changing Faces: Pit Stop Silverdale

Regular customers at Pit Stop Silverdale will have noticed some new faces in the workshop, but the new owners, Michelle...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 14:36

Brand new MG for community patrol

The Hibiscus Coast Community Patrol took delivery of its brand new SUV last month, with the official handover ceremony...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 14:33

Applications open for community bike funding

If you have an idea that could encourage more people to get out riding bikes, as they were during lockdown, Auckland Transport...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 14:21

Cycling advocates form Whangaparāoa group

A new bike group started on Whangaparāoa Peninsula during lockdown already has 20 members and hopes to influence how cyclist-friendly...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 14:02

Few words wins the prize

How much can be said in a single sentence? That is the challenge that was taken up by Whangaparāoa College Year 12 student...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 13:47

New medal for long service

Stanmore Bay resident William John Field (known as John) was recently honoured with St John's Ultra Long Service...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 12:47

Workshop inspires floral artists

One of the country's leading floral art exponents, Francine Thomas, shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for floral...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 12:44

Award promotes performance

Performances at local retirement villages last month by Hibiscus Coast 18-year-old Sam Wilcox-Brown followed his win of...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 12:39

Park plan made public

A document that runs to almost 400 pages and lists every local park, however small, in the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 12:19

Bunnings growing relationship with Hospice

Hibiscus Hospice in Red Beach is now growing its own food, thanks to support from Bunnings Silverdale who supplied materials...

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Posted on 4 Aug 2020 12:09

Sayers blasts Board for road sealing fail

Greg Sayers Phelan Pirrie Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers has delivered a broadside against the Rodney Local Board, saying...

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Posted on 3 Aug 2020 15:57
By James Addis editor@localmatters.co.nz

Jobseekers struggle to find work in wake of Covid downturn

Social agencies say northern communities are feeling the economic pinch of Covid-19 as unemployment figures spike upwards. Figures...

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Posted on 3 Aug 2020 15:51