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Posted on 24 Nov 2020 14:45

Witnesses recount day of terror

Two mothers and their children are counting their blessings today having escaped with their lives after a vehicle crashed...

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Posted on 23 Nov 2020 11:59

Introducing: Ensemble

Sara Clarke left behind a busy career in corporate recruitment to follow her heart into supporting charitable causes. Her...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:30

Changing Faces: The Coffee Club

Former National League soccer coach, Willy Gerdsen, has given football away in favour of his new passion … coffee. Willy...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:27

Introducing: Pets in the City

When dog owners leave their dogs at daycare, they want to be sure their beloved pets are having fun. Pets In The City has...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:24

Introducing: Living & Party Shop

One of the largest $2 shops on the Coast has opened on Whangaparāoa Road, near Subway. The Living & Party Shop is in...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:13

Off ramp roundabout to get revamp

Auckland Council is looking at options to beautify the big roundabout at the Silverdale intersection – a source of...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:07

$10 million roundabout unveiled

The roundabout at the Dairy Flat/Coatesville Riverhead Highway intersection was officially opened last week. Work began...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:04

Peninsula banks close

Whangaparāoa customers of the ASB and ANZ banks at Coast Plaza will have to switch to online banking or travel to Silverdale...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 11:01

Positive start for The Haven

It was organised chaos at The Haven's open day with families turning up in large numbers to take a look at the new...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:59

Coastal suburban development block off the market

A property marketed as “the last coastal suburban development block” on the Hibiscus Coast has been withdrawn...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:57

Artwork outcry highlights flaws in selection process

Before it even goes up, the sculpture due to be unveiled this week in Ōrewa has stirred up enormous controversy and increased...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:41

Safer highway crossing on way

A much-needed safer crossing of Hibiscus Coast Highway, near Estuary Arts Centre in Ōrewa, looks likely to be built. The...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:38

Subdivision begins next to retirement village

Subdivision of land at 455 Whangaparāoa Road into 29 residential sites has got Auckland Council approval, with the resource...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:36

Council gives airspace sale breathing room

The potential sale of the ‘airspace' above the Silverdale park and ride (HM July 1) has gone a step further. At...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:34

Plaza renames and Mitre 10 moves

Mitre 10 on the peninsula is set to move from Karepiro Drive to the premises due to be vacated by The Warehouse Whangaparāoa. The...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:33

Fire threatens summer trading

Businesses are still waiting to hear when they may be able to reopen this summer following the fire on October 1 that...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:30

Airport submissions extended

The time allowed for submissions on North Shore Aero Club's proposal for Airport Authority status has been extended...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:25

Big plans as Snowplanet expands entertainment

Snowplanet in Silverdale has been approached by a number of organisations that want to operate large-scale entertainment...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:23

Infrastructure issues hold up school opening

The opening of a new Primary school in Ōrewa, which was to have taken place next year, has been deferred by two years. Growth...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 10:06

Silverdale’s second bid for BID

Silverdale Business (formerly Silverdale Area Business Association) is again considering becoming a Business Improvement...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 09:56

Skatepark demanded for Millwater

There seems no doubt that the young people of Millwater are hanging out for a skatepark of their own. In lockdown, a...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:55

‘Scary’ scouts take plunge

Halloween lasted an extra day for around 50 Ōrewa Sea Scouts, who held their Polar Plunge fundraiser on Sunday, October...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:51

Marina simply the best

Tony Sparks, left, and Mike Keown, of Gulf Harbour Marina with Bianca Cook of NZ Ocean Racing. Gulf Harbour Marina...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:48

Clubrooms a must for club and community

After many false starts, Ōrewa Surf Club believes it will be in a position to lodge a building consent for new clubrooms...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:26

Loyal support puts surf club on solid ground

No health and safety concerns to worry about when patrols first started on Ōrewa Beach. The infamous tower that blew away...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 17:06

Junior enthusiasm augers well for club’s future

If the strength of a sports club can be measured by the enthusiasm of its junior members, then Ōrewa Surf Lifesaving Club...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 16:23

Camaraderie a key element

The best part of joining surf lifesaving is becoming part of a much bigger family – a family that wants to help others....

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 16:19

Volunteer hurdle too high for athletics club

Next to no volunteers are prepared to get involved with their children's athletics, leaving Hibiscus Coast Athletics...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 15:47

Mental health meeting offers hope

A free talk will be held this month by two locals who work in the area of mental health support. The talk is called ‘3...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 15:45

Excitement grows for Ōrewa Santa Parade

Organisers expect crowd numbers to swell at Ōrewa's well-loved Santa Parade this year, as cancellations have meant...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2020 15:40

Introducing - Ray White Matakana

An intimate professional knowledge of many of the people looking to buy property in the Matakana and Omaha area has been...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 16:05

Introducing - Matakana Estate Cellar Door

Matakana Estate has transformed some old storage space into a new Cellar Door – the perfect place to relax, socialise,...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 16:03

Changing faces - Warkworth Car and Truck Rentals

Ian Davies An iconic local business is staying in local hands. Warkworth Car and Truck Rentals has been purchased by Leabourn...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 16:01

Panel deliberates on Dome landfill

From left, the panel of independent commissioners heard from Waste Management general manager Ian Kennedy, below, and lawyer...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 13:14

Snap a selfie for Christmas

Chocolate Brown's Susan Vize shows how. One Warkworth is embracing the age of “selfies” to promote local...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 13:12

Willow wins

Willow Jean Prime Newly-minted Northland Labour MP Willow-Jean Prime is looking at setting up an electorate office in the...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 13:09

Auckland Council pulls plug on historic Warkworth weir

The Warkworth weir looking spectacular following heavy rains. Photo, Ian Anderson.  Auckland Council will press ahead...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 13:05
By James Addis editor@localmatters.co.nz

Christmas Foodbox

Christmas Food Box Mahu Vision Community Trust will again run its Christmas Foodbox appeal to help families in challenging...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 13:03

Summer Santa at Warkworth Town Hall market

Warkworth Town Hall Christmas The Warkworth Town Hall Christmas market will feature a “Summer Santa” this year. Mr...

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Posted on 16 Nov 2020 12:56