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Getting together on gangs

Posted on 2 Dec 2020 12:06

If this year hasn't already felt like it was flying by, can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? It feels...

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Sweet tweets

Posted on 2 Dec 2020 12:04

During the lockdown earlier this year there were a lot more birds around – or so it was said. But how can we really...

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Don’t let Christmas be a turkey

Posted on 2 Dec 2020 12:01

With 2020 crashing on us like a wrecking ball, it's no surprise that for some ‘being jolly' these holidays...

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Feliz Navidad!

Posted on 2 Dec 2020 11:56

Christmas is upon us and it is important that we step back as owners of Small to Medium businesses (SMEs) and thank those...

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Mahurangi Matters 2 December 2020 - You Say Online

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 16:14

We asked our Facebook followers if the historic weir on the Mahurangi River, near the Bridgehouse, should be removed. Here...

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Mahurangi Matters - 2 December 2020 - Readers Letters

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 16:09

It's still a dump Mr Balthazar Matheson took offence to a Ngati Whatua submission calling a dump “a dump”...

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Cartoon - NAG exposes naked truth on Rodney roads

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:54

Northern Action Group (NAG) took a new tack in its campaign to secure a better deal for north Rodney late last month,...

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Fishing - Epic workups

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:46

November has had some great excitement as the baitfish have been plentiful in the Gulf area. From Pakiri Beach across...

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One Warkworth - Welcome the tourists

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:44

The busy time of year is almost upon us. You know, that time when the sun shines and our roads are busy with holidaymakers...

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Cuisine - Festive feasting

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:38

Christmas, New Year and the barbecue season. Not only is the festive season coming at us faster than anyone can believe,...

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Science - Vaccines to the rescue

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:34

While New Zealand is among a small group of countries doing well in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, the broader world...

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Health - Slimming down for summer

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:30

If the mere mention of having to squeeze into your summer beach wear is a scary idea, then perhaps this may be of interest. It...

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History - Tales of the old Post Office

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:25

Before the reforms in the 1980s, the Post Office was an important part of every town. In Warkworth, the Post Office was housed...

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Viewpoint - Looking back on a tough year

Posted on 30 Nov 2020 15:22

Reflecting at the end of the year is something I'm sure we all do. Looking back at 2020, we will all have mixed feelings...

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Coast needs front of mind

Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:06

Local knowledge and experience count. When projects, budgets and plans are up for consideration we need to make sure the...

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Mixed emotions for crew

Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:45

The last couple of weeks have been a time of mixed emotions for the Hibiscus Coastguard Unit. Over the last month the Unit...

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Planet month

Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:42

November is the month of the planets. Seven of them making an appearance this month. Venus will be the brightest of them...

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Killer kōtare

Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:37

When we moved into our new home at Arkles Bay in 2015, I did not realise that our section was already occupied by another...

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Listen up, new mums

Posted on 18 Nov 2020 15:43

Over the years many new mothers and babies have walked through my door, but it was not until mid-October 2017 that I was...

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