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Urgent health clinic opening in Warkworth

An urgent health care clinic, which will operate from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, will open at the Rodney Surgical Centre...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 15:52

Police impressed by holiday behaviour

Police say the summer festive period has been quiet, with only one arrest made outside High Life at Ascension Winery on...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 15:50

Campaign to support bushfire victims

Dozens of local businesses, community organisations and individuals have leapt into action to help victims of the Australian...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 15:39

New Year honours

Two Warkworth residents have been named in the Queen's New Year Honours list.       Paul McGill...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 15:30

Cheeky Rotarians fix Hill Street for a pittance

After decades of waiting for the notoriously clogged Hill Street intersection to be upgraded, Warkworth Rotarians decided...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 15:24

Showground lighting debacle

State-of-the-art lighting at Warkworth Showgrounds, which was installed less than three years ago, is to be replaced. While...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 15:00

Transgender play to inform school students

A Sandspit playwright's transgender play has won a major grant from Creative New Zealand to produce performances...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 14:57

Mahurangi health: A charity case

News that a new urgent health care clinic will open in Warkworth will be a relief to Mahurangi residents. But Jonathan...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 14:39

Kaipara community handyman shows imagination

There is hardly a house in Hoteo and Kaipara Flats that George Wech has not done some work on since he started as a builder...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 14:27

Horse damage at cemetery upsets grieving widow

A grieving wife and mother is feeling frustrated in her attempts to get horses removed from the Glorit Cemetery, on State...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 14:14

Farmers treated like “meth dealers” in raw milk crackdown

A Wellsford dairy farmer threatened with a $120,000 fine for selling raw milk has curtailed operations in the wake of a...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 14:08

Local entrepreneur launches kids’ wrist band tracker

Takatu entrepreneur Beth Kelly has invented a wristband for children and parents that can track the wearer's position...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 12:34

Wellsford Plunket saviour receives recognition

More than four years of relentless fundraising to renovate and revitalise the Wellsford Plunket Rooms has been officially...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 12:25

Four decades of firefighting honoured at Warkworth

The end of the year saw the end of an era at Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade, when Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Ian Davies...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 12:19

One-off cash boost for Mahurangi Schools

Mahurangi School principals have reacted with cautious enthusiasm to a Government commitment to pump $400 million to improve...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:47

Bridge offers mental workout

While those who have over-indulged in Christmas cheer will be thinking of hitting the gyms this month, the importance of...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:45

Library provides spot for groups

Local clubs and groups have a new promotional tool to attract new members and publicise their activities, thanks to Warkworth...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:41

School building handover date set

A new $13 million senior campus at Warkworth Primary School is on schedule to be handed over in July. The building will...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:32

New school art competition

Environmental group Mahurangi Action has launched a pilot art competition in schools that aims to encourage young people...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:17

IT support on our doorstep

SeniorNet Warkworth will hold an Open Day at its clubrooms at the Warkworth RSA on Tuesday, January 21, from 2.30pm to...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:15

School switches to sustainable uniforms

Horizon school students in Snells Beach will sport a brand-new uniform next year, chosen because the methods used to produce...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:10

Cocktail of contaminants has unknown impacts

The discovery of traces of everyday compounds such as caffeine, artificial sweeteners and pharmaceuticals in groundwater...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:05

Call for ocean problem solvers

Champions of the marine environment of all ages are being sought by Seaweek organisers for this year's Ocean Champion...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 11:00

Traffic snarl-ups hinder water supplies

Householders desperate for water to fill empty tanks have faced delays due to exceptionally bad traffic congestion. Solway...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 10:57

Dry year for Warkworth and surrounding areas

The total rainfall in Warkworth for 2019 was 1076.5mm – nearly 400mm below the 20-year average of 1461mm. It was...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 10:54

Ocean predators become prey

It opened with the objective of extracting oil from the livers of shark for medicinal purposes and rendering down the...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 10:49

It’s medicinal, Doctor!

One of the pioneers of winemaking (albeit fruit wine) in the Matakana district was Alexis Migounoff, although his product...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 10:45

Milk powder outpaces cheese

The Albertland Co-operative Dairy Company opened a cheese factory in Woodcocks Road, Warkworth, with great fanfare on November...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 10:40

Take to the trail for a taste of true wine diversity

Open for tasting A – Ascension Wine Estate, B – Brick Bay Wines, C – Heron's Flight, D –...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 10:29

Time running out for Hub?

Members of the Trust that runs the Whangaparaoa Community Hub are “gutted” that they could have to close the...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:39

Local folk: Stuart Dwight

When Stuart Dwight says he is “ a man of many hats” it is not only because he owns more than 200 hats. He is...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:33

Financial hurdles for Weiti Bay development

The Weiti Bay development above Karepiro Bay is facing financial issues, with up to 33 residential lots and 33.5ha of yet-to-be-developed...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:31

Even more time needed for Nautilus repairs

Repairs to the structure of Orewa's Nautilus apartments, due to finish at the end of this month, could take until...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:26

Introducing: Due Amici

Chefs Nikola Markoski and Chen Yi have combined their considerable experience to open Due Amici in Manly Village. The...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:24

Introducing: Bombay to Goa

Gulf Harbour has a new Indian restaurant to enjoy, overlooking the Marine Village canal. Bombay to Goa opened about four...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:16

Ferry finally gets bike racks

After almost four years of trying to get bike racks installed on Gulf Harbour reserve for ferry users, local board members...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:14

Students onboard for rat trapping

Gulf Harbour School's Year 5 students have joined the fight for Hibiscus Coast birdlife by having rat traps in their...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:08

Pay rise agreed for ‘undervalued’ school support staff

Teacher aides and other school support staff could be in for a significant pay rise and better job security, as negotiations...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 13:02

Art keeps lids from landfill

A collection of 2607 bottle caps has been turned into a mural by Ōrewa College's Learning Support Centre. The mural,...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 12:11

Arresting art brightens station

Year 8 artists Kaede Prescott, centre left, and Grace Wallace, sit beneath their paintings with Inspector Mark Fergus,...

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Posted on 19 Dec 2019 12:07