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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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Holiday helping hands

Posted on 18 Nov 2020 15:33

The school and university holidays are around the corner. For school students this means six weeks of freedom and university...

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Cartoon - Panel deliberates on Dome landfill

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 15:29

Community protests over Waste Management's plan to build a landfill, on the north side of the Dome Valley, were...

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Mahurangi Matters 18 November 2020 - You Say Online

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 15:24

  We asked our Facebook followers if the public sale of fireworks should be banned in New Zealand. Here are some of...

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Mahurangi Matters - 18 November 2020 - Readers Letters

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 15:20

Save the weir Despite the objections of many locals, Auckland Council intends to destroy Warkworth's iconic weir without...

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Books - November 2020 Reads

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:35

Pull No Punches By Judith Collins, Allen & Unwin, rrp $36.99 Judith Collins and the National Party obviously didn't...

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On the Farm - Planting for a brighter future

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:33

I thread my way carefully by torchlight down the paddock to the creek running through my farm. The breeze picks up as the...

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Animals - Summer diseases

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:31

Summertime in veterinary practice often revolves around fleas, barber's pole worm and facial eczema. A warm, wet summer,...

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History - Punting perils

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:26

From the 1860s, punts were the workhorses of the Kaipara. Their flat bottom design was ideal for negotiating the harbour's...

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Country Living - Life on the road

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:14

With the roosters still firmly tucked in their beds and a delicate kiss on his sleeping wife's cheek, John Parker knows...

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Homebuilders - ’Tis the season …

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:09

Varying emotions, from bliss to mortal dread, can be activated by the approach of Christmas. Expectations that are pitched...

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Hauturu - An accidental voyage to Eden

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:05

A glorious Labour Weekend was forecast. Our plan was to spend the night at Vivian Bay on Kawau in our 12-metre yacht and...

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Viewpoint - Supercity turns 10 – how are we doing?

Posted on 16 Nov 2020 14:03

Ten years ago this month, the Auckland Supercity was formed and I was fortunate enough to be elected to represent you on...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - November 4, 2020

Posted on 4 Nov 2020 11:01

Council should decide Pauline Morgan, Orewa Can someone please explain to me how an independent commissioner can override...

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Cartoons - Chemist offers fix for Warkworth water

Posted on 4 Nov 2020 08:25

The findings of a retired chemist may give hope to Warkworth residents who are up in arms about the quality of the town's...

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