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Rotary has charity’s back

The Hibiscus Coast charity I Got Your Back Pack recently put out an urgent appeal for items to provide a starter pack of...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2021 12:33

Weed controllers needed for Rāroa reserve

Weed control has become critical at Raroa – the 1ha DOC reserve in Stanmore Bay. The land is tucked behind private...

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Posted on 29 Jul 2021 14:15

Learning English through art

Rosie Hutchinson is the education coordinator at Estuary Arts. A short course teaching English as a second language through...

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Posted on 24 Jul 2021 08:00

Cemetery status unclear

Members of the Ahuroa community are attempting to clarify the status of the Komokoriki (Ahuroa) Cemetery. Auckland Council...

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Posted on 24 Jul 2021 08:00

New pastor for Snells Beach Baptist

John DiCicco with his wife Jasmin. John DiCicco has been appointed the new pastor of the Snells Beach Baptist church. Pastor...

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Posted on 23 Jul 2021 08:00

Social media after death

By Alysha Dudley, Local Matters, Digital Coordinator It is almost impossible to exist in today's society without...

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Posted on 23 Jul 2021 08:00

All hands on deck at MTI as Covid storm subsides

Superyacht crewing is once again a buoyant industry. Mahurangi Technical Institute is poised to prepare students for a...

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Posted on 22 Jul 2021 08:00

Harbour Hospice honours long-serving volunteers

Long-serving volunteers were honoured with a high tea. 30-year volunteer Maureen McQuarrie was presented with flowers...

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Posted on 22 Jul 2021 08:00

Mahurangi College hosts career expo

One Mahurangi Business Association will team up with Mahurangi College to present a career expo in Warkworth on August...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2021 08:00

Bequest generosity helps meet Hospice shortfall

Some of the funds Harbour Hospice has received through bequests have contributed to the redevelopment of its unit in Takapuna...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2021 08:00

Fees-free scheme boosts numbers

NorthTec offers courses and multiple campuses as well as online. Northtec campuses will host an open day on September 10...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2021 09:00

Law scholarships offered

Rebecca Merry Warkworth-based law firm WRMK lawyers is offering two new $10,000 scholarships to support aspiring law students. The...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2021 08:00

Preparing financially for a funeral

Savings up to $10,000 with the Funeral Trust are excluded from government asset testing. Organising and paying for a funeral...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2021 08:00

Introducing: The Planning Collective

Navigating the complexities of the Resource Management Act just got a lot easier for residents on the Hibiscus Coast who...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2021 13:33

Merging: Denham Bramwell incorporating Vlatkovich & McGowan

One of the Coast's most well-established legal practices, Vlatkovich & McGowan, has joined forces with Silverdale and...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2021 13:22

Introducing: The Cellar by Kiwi Liquor

Lovers of the finer things in life now have the perfect spot to indulge themselves when they fancy a bottle or more of...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2021 13:00

Headstone unveiling reunites mother and daughters

Pauline Batchelor of Nelson, left, and Christine Holmwood, of Raglan, at their grandmother's graveside, high on a...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2021 09:00

Career expo opens door to sought-after apprenticeship

Samantha Williams-Robson must sometimes work in cramped conditions but has managed to overcome them. Things did not look...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2021 08:00

Vale - David George Starr

More than 350 people paid their respects to Warkworth man David Starr at the Mahurangi East Community Centre last month....

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Posted on 18 Jul 2021 08:00

Choosing executor a key decision

While the importance of having an up-to-date will is commonly understood, not everyone understands how vital it is to have...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2021 15:15
By Ōrewa Public Trust Office trustee, Angela Macpherson Author

Trading Post boosts funding for brigade support vehicle

Mahu Community Trading Post volunteers together with firefighters at the cheque presentation. Mahurangi Community Trading...

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Posted on 17 Jul 2021 08:00

Pass on your knowledge before passing on

Let's face it, none of us are getting out of here alive, so live your life to its fullest. However, one of the most...

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Posted on 16 Jul 2021 15:30
By Richard Worker, Director, The Legal Team

Albertland short story winner: Save our Chip Shop

This story was written for the Wellsford Library Reimagine Albertland short story writing competition. It took first place...

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Posted on 16 Jul 2021 13:37

Midwinter Christmas feeds people in need

A Midwinter Christmas dinner, held in Millwater last month, raised more than $1600 for local food charities (HM May 19). The...

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Posted on 16 Jul 2021 13:11

Mangawhai Beach growth fuels school expansion

Several local contractors chipped in for the building. Smaller traditional classes have been retained but the building...

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Posted on 16 Jul 2021 08:00

Kids’ market earns big tick

A recent market where all the stalls were run by children (HM June 16) was so successful that another one is in the pipeline. A...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2021 14:51

Quilters spreading the warmth

Love, warmth and comfort is something every hospice patient needs, and that is exactly what goes into each of the 200 quilts...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2021 14:14

Amateur artists put on show

An exhibition of paintings by a group of amateur artists will be on show at the Whangaparāoa Library from July 26 to August...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2021 13:11

Theft a blow for Men’s Shed

A garage used for storage by the charity Hibiscus Men's Shed was broken into recently and an important piece of kit...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2021 10:30

Knitters go nuts for Leigh super-scarf

Dozens of volunteer knitters contributed 15cm-wide panels to the scarf. Leigh Community Hall was wound up in a giant...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2021 09:00

Park planting

About 30 volunteers turned out on a crisp winter morning earlier this month to plant 1000 native trees and shrubs...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2021 08:00

Extra councillor for Mangawhai

The proposed new ward boundaries will be open for public submission. Mangawhai will be represented by an extra elected...

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Posted on 15 Jul 2021 08:00

Local board thanks volunteers

A total of 13 volunteers from the region were honoured with awards by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board last month. The...

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Posted on 14 Jul 2021 14:28

Hospice awards return after lockdown break

Some of the 10-year winners, from left – Wayne Gray, Pat Torrington, Diana Lints (staff), Margaret Hill, Ann Hatwell,...

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Posted on 14 Jul 2021 14:00

Matariki kites sail over Silverdale

From top, With their handmade Matariki kites are, from left, James Best, Jayde Handford, Audrey Shen and Ava McIroy. Year...

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Posted on 14 Jul 2021 12:40

Fundraiser dinner in Wellsford

Wellsford Plus is hosting a community fundraising dinner at the Wellsford RSA on Saturday, August 7, at 6pm. Events manager...

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Posted on 14 Jul 2021 10:00

Sand mining hearing paused while allegations investigated

Protesters mobilised against the application in Mangawhai in February. A controversial sand mining consent hearing has been...

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Posted on 14 Jul 2021 09:00

Sweet Appreciation - P&L Jones

Congratulations to Peter and Lynette Jones, of Wellsford, who are the recipients of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Peter...

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Posted on 14 Jul 2021 09:00

New chair for A&P Show

Carl King Goat farmer and EnviroNZ divisional manager Carl King was elected chair of the Warkworth A&P Show at the show's...

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Posted on 14 Jul 2021 08:00

Writer takes children back to Elastic Island

Millwater author Karen McMillan had to step out of her comfort zone to convert one of her children's books in the Elastic...

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Posted on 13 Jul 2021 15:37