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Kapa haka festival fills venue

Silverdale School's Lara Matthews performing with poi. Ōrewa North running on stage for their performance. Silverdale...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 12:05

Local Elections 2019 - Voters’ Guide

All candidates were provided with four questions. The order that candidates are listed was drawn at random. Candidates not...

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Posted on 18 Sep 2019 14:05

Mangawhai-Pakiri locals asked to look for pilot whales

Voluntary whale rescue organisation Project Jonah is asking Mangawhai-Pakiri locals to be on the lookout for a pod of pilot...

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Posted on 18 Sep 2019 09:45

Community prepares as measles outbreak gains momentum

Kingsway College in Red Beach – the first, and so far only, local school with a confirmed case of measles to deal with,...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 12:06

Coast business celebrates 70-year milestone

This week, Life Pharmacy celebrates 70 years in business. In the 1970s, Orewa Pharmacy sold more Coppertone sun lotion than...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:56

Hundreds welcomed onto community marae

Community marae Te Herenga Waka o Orewa welcomed hundreds of children and their caregivers for two special Maori Language...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:48

Camera footage identifies burglar

CCTV cameras installed by local organisations enabled Police to recently identify and charge a man in relation to three car...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:47

Density of development felt in Red Beach

Subdivision of a Red Beach property that once had a single bach on it to build seven new homes demonstrates the density that...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:44

Coast group connecting teenage mothers

Another online group to support mothers has started on the Coast, and this time it's for teenagers. While it is...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:40

Army Bay superfan meets his opera hero

Renzo and Nicole at the concerts venue – an amphitheatre that was purpose-build for Andrea's concerts in the...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:35

Rotary delivering donation

The Rotary Satellite Club of Orewa-Millwater recently delivered canned and dried food to the Hibiscus Coast Community House's...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:18

Warm hearted Orewa students knit for charity

The busy hands of this group of knitters from Orewa Primary School made a heart (and head) warming contribution to families...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:11

Art piece saves Daffodil Day flowers from landfill

Orewa College student Alice Watkins is on a mission to rescue as big a bunch of Daffodil Day flowers from landfill as possible. The...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:10

Kiwi rescued from bunker

Council's Open Sanctuaries senior ranger, Matt Maitland, left, with Chief Petty Officer John Harrison, holding the...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:05

Changing Places: Garage Door Repair Man

Garage doors aren't the most exciting thing to spend your money on, say Garage Door Repair Man owners Terry and Amanda...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 11:01

Silverdale couple named ‘Mandarin Superstars’

A Silverdale couple have been recognised for their contribution to Chinese language use in New Zealand, deeming them “Mandarin...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:59

Passing kindness on to new Coast residents

The Boshoff family is settling into life on the Coast, thanks to the generosity of Cherylle Wood of Bright Bears. For...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:56

Soft plastic bins return

Soft plastic recycling bins, which take plastic bags and wrap, returned to the Hibiscus Coast in recent months. Countdown...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:50

Hidden disability lanyards in airports take-off

The sunflower lanyards used in the United Kingdom.  A Gulf Harbour mother, Georgia Hood, is campaigning to have a...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:47

‘Stroke mentor’ highlights need to keep moving forward

Getting back up after traumatic experiences knock you down is something that ‘the Stoke Mentor', Wolfgang Wolf,...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:42

Coast St John celebrates 50 years of service

Back then, an ambulance cost $20,000, compared with around $250,000 for the latest model like this fully kitted out brand...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:31

Maori games teach teamwork

A Maori games programme funded by ratepayers is being enthusiastically received by students at Stanmore Bay School. All...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:28

Spotlight on spotlight

Improving youth mental health by creating a sense of community was a focus point at both the Local Body election candidates meeting...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:13

Social media fears stalk college classrooms

Mahurangi College has stepped up efforts to educate students about the dangers of social media after girls as young as...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:45

$100 million northern railway upgrade spurs controversy

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Regional Development Minister Shane Jones last week announced a nearly $100 million...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:43

Northland Waste facility future debated

A two-day hearing into a resource consent application by Northland Waste to build and operate a waste management centre...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:38

Heli mud challenge coming to Matakana

Left to right, helicopter emergency doctor Louise Park, para-climber Rachel Maia and intensive care paramedic Rob Gemmell...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:36

NAG readies for High Court battle

The next round in the Northern Action Group's (NAG) long-running fight to separate North Rodney from the Auckland...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:34

Parade encourages shopping trolley inspiration

The shopping trolley parade is a staple event on the Alexandra Blossom Festival programme and Warkworth festival organisers...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:30

Summerset gears up for fun open day

Participants preparing for a mobility gymkhana at Summerset Village next month have been warned that random drug testing...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:24

Scouts venture to West Virginia

Two Warkworth Scouts travelled to the wilds of West Virginia, in the United States, to join 40,000 other campers from around...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:22

Smith challenges Auckland Transport to rethink roads

Rodney Local Board member Colin Smith is urging Auckland Transport (AT) to adopt a different approach to road sealing,...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:20

Sweet Appreciation - Angela Gibbons

Congratulations to Angela Gibbons, of Whangateau, who is a recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Angela was...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:18

Children’s choir features in free concert at Matakana

North Shore Youth Music will present a free community concert at Matakana Hall on Saturday, September 21. The concert will...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:14

Voters’ Guide - Kaipara and Rodney

Mahurangi Matters asked candidates standing for the Kaipara mayorality, the Warkworth subdivision of the Rodney Local Board...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 12:01

Lord and Vaughan oppose Dome Valley landfill plans

The proposed Dome Valley landfill was at the top of the agenda at a candidates meeting held in Wellsford on Friday, August...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 11:58

Candidates clash on rates, roads and right turns

In a high-tension showdown, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff likened John Tamihere to US President Donald Trump for claiming he...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 11:31

Superannuitant readies for 243km race

Warkworth superannuitant Peter Melling will have a crack at the gruelling one-day Coast to Coast multisport event this...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 11:08

Plunket portrait fundraiser

Professional family portrait photos at a discount price are being offered in Wellsford next month as a fundraiser for the...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 11:06

Kate’s Place figuring out what works best in Kaiwaka

Kate's Place in Kaiwaka is looking to hold a group-based work readiness course in November to help locals increase...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2019 11:04