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BID to beat bureaucrats

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 15:18

Warkworth has massive growth ahead of it. Designated as a satellite town in Auckland's Unitary Plan, Warkworth is...

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Spreading the word

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 14:51

An initiative trialled at Tāwharanui Regional Park in 2018/19 was so successful that the troops have rallied again to increase...

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Summer salad days

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 13:53

These long, hot summer days call for bright, fresh salads. And salads are a great way to use up the vegetable glut in the...

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Finding money for school

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 12:29

Here it comes – the avalanche of back-to-school costs. Feet will have grown, shirts will have shrunk and sports gear...

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Cloak of invisibility

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 12:10

Octopuses are relatives of shellfish and snails that lost their shells. They compensate for the absence of body armour by...

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Travel adventures

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:59

While travel can be a stepping stone to relaxation, it is also the pathway to adventure for many Kiwis. We love to travel...

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Albertland centenarian

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:54

Thomas Inger was one of many wanting to emigrate to New Zealand. William Brame, the Albertland movement founder, was keen...

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Dieting for pets

Posted on 16 Jan 2020 10:38

New Year's resolutions focusing on self-development, specifically body composition and physical fitness, emotional...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - December 18, 2019

Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:44

Sculpture needs work Lulu Green, Orewa I am pleased to see the new local board in place – for once, some of the ones...

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Universal Message

Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:41

The response to the annual Hibiscus Matters Christmas appeal for food and vouchers for Coast families, who might be doing...

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Electoral overhaul needed

Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:37

Firstly let me thank all those electors who voted me back on to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board to represent the Hibiscus...

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A Christmas ‘to do’ list

Posted on 19 Dec 2019 12:22

As we enter the festive season we're typically bombarded with the usual health messages such as – keep to healthy...

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What was the Christmas star?

Posted on 19 Dec 2019 12:20

In St Matthew's gospel, we are told about the bright Star of Bethlehem which led the wise men to the birthplace of...

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Kayaker causes major callout

Posted on 17 Dec 2019 14:43

In the column last month, I noted that the number of callouts for the unit had been increasing and over the past few weeks...

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Working with nature

Posted on 17 Dec 2019 11:30

How you care for your soil, and grow the plants in your garden, has a flow on effect that is becoming recognised more and...

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Books - December 2019 Reads

Posted on 16 Dec 2019 15:44

Against all odds By Craig Challen and Richard Harris with Ellis Henican Although we know what happens in the end, this...

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Universal message

Posted on 16 Dec 2019 15:37

The response to the annual Mahurangi Matters appeal for presents and food for families who might be doing it tough this Christmas...

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Mahurangi Matters 18 December 2019 - Readers Letters

Posted on 16 Dec 2019 15:08

Losing a treasure In response to your article 'Dome Cafe Closes' Page 3 November 20 Issue. Indeed, we have lost...

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Dotterels defy developers at Snells Beach

Posted on 16 Dec 2019 15:03

A pair of nesting dotterels has survived hell and high water, thanks to a new perch built by a group of Snells Beach...

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