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Have you seen David?

Warkworth police are looking for David Walker who has been missing from the Bethany Hill dementia care facility, at Whangateau,...

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Posted on 24 May 2019 15:34

Pink Shirt day at Wainui

The whole of Wainui School was in pink, supporting the anti-bullying message of Pink Shirt Day on Friday, May 17. Pink...

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Posted on 22 May 2019 11:01

Transfer stations overhauled

The Mahurangi Wastebusters Trust Board is ready to roll out new transitional waste and resource recovery services. From...

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Posted on 22 May 2019 10:07

Orewa cliffhanger for man and his dog

What began as a regular walk from Hatfields Beach to Orewa for Doug Wheeler and his dogs turned into a nail-biting cliff...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:45

Chance to tell Council enough is enough says local board

Auckland Council's proposal to sell 23 properties along Whangaparaoa Road (HM May 8) resulted in the most strongly...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:43

New wall increases sand transfer requirements

Orewa's controversial seawall appeal came before the Environment Court this month, with the parties close to an agreement...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:38

Mega strike proposed

The teacher's ‘mega strike' proposed for May 29 is expected to close almost all primary schools and colleges...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:36

School protests firing up

College students are holding a second climate change protest this week, on Friday, May 24, as part of a global movement. Among...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:34

Brightside build on track

The construction of 61 apartments at 85-89 Brightside Road, on the corner of Ozone Road, in Stanmore Bay (HM April 3) is...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:32

Kilos of rubbish removed from Coast beaches

The cleanup of rubbish from Whangaparaoa Peninsula's beaches on May 5 proved to be the biggest yet for Auckland environmental...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:26

Companies tackling plastic problems

The recycling bins for plastic bags and soft plastic packaging are back, but it looks as though, initially at least, they...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:21

Post Shop and Kiwibank to leave Coast Plaza mall

Whangaparaoa is to lose its Kiwibank and Post Shop, with NZ Post currently looking for a local business to run postal services...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:13

Robotics team do NZ proud

Just getting to the Vex World Championships in the USA last month was a big challenge for a small robotics team from Stanmore...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 10:05

Red Beach pioneering pilot celebrated

One of New Zealand's pioneering aviators, Red Beach resident Cliff Tait, 89, is being recognised with a special...

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Posted on 21 May 2019 09:31

Forum ratchets up gulf protection

The Hauraki Gulf Forum today (Monday May 20) recommended that at least 20 per cent of the gulf be protected. The forum has...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 16:50

Rodders number one donor

The proceeds of last summer's Hibiscus Rodders Beach Festival – a record breaking $60,000 – was handed...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 15:28

One woman takes fight to moth plant

Sandi Notredame is on a one-woman crusade to rid Whangaparaoa Peninsula of moth plant, which she describes as “Auckland's...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 15:21

Ice melts Hibiscus Coast traveller’s heart

Hibiscus Coast resident Sarah Porter works for Wild Earth Travel. It follows that she has some great work stories –...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 14:56

South American highlights

South America is home to the Amazon, ancient cultures and rare wildlife. We asked Rachel Williams, founder of Viva Expeditions,...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 14:48

Looking for answers with adventurous experiences

Joanne Saunderson of Silverdale initially went travelling to find out where she fitted in the world. Born in the UK, she...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 14:36

Council grant boosts church development in Warkworth

Mahurangi Presbyterian Church has received $785,000 from Auckland Council for a multi-sport indoor court, which will be...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 14:35

Travel with a purpose

Last summer, local board member Caitlin Watson went to Uganda withPurpose Projects – an organisation that works...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 14:34

Digital stories bring history to life

An app with audio recordings of untold local stories has gone live this week, thanks to a group of dedicated residents. Warkworth...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:59

Hardworking Mums appreciated

If the entries in our Mother's Day Hamper competition are anything to go by, Mahurangi mothers are a much-loved group...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:56

Disc golf course proposed for Lucy Moore Park

The Warkworth Lions has tossed a new idea to the public for the use of Warkworth's Lucy Moore Park and it involves...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:54

Men’s Shed Warkworth receives a $10,000 cheque

Mahu Trading Post chair Peter Marwick, left, presented a cheque for $10,000 to Men's Shed Warkworth secretary Paul...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:47

Pop-up play date for Toy Library Awareness Week

An event called ‘pop-up play date' is coming to Whangaparāoa Toy Library for Toy Library Awareness Week. Toy...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:38

Slow spend on targeted rate

With just over a month remaining in Auckland Council's financial year, less than one-quarter of the Rodney Local...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:37

Rural ratepayers robbed by rail, says Rodney councillor

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers says that rural rates are being siphoned off to subsidise Auckland's rail, ferry and...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:32

Leigh walkways upgraded

The Omaha Cove Walkway at Leigh has reopened after being closed for kauri dieback mitigation work. The 1.24km walkway...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:30

Residents furious over illegal dumping at Sandspit Wharf

The appearance of a massive pile of foul, stinking rubbish on Sandspit Wharf last month has been blamed on a truck crane...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:25

Walkway champions press on despite dieback

Instigators of a project to connect Snells Beach with Warkworth via an eight-kilometre walkway and cycleway will press...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:22

New seawall for Algies Bay

A new seawall to help tackle erosion at Algies Bay was completed late last month. The project was initiated by the Rodney...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:20

Budding archaeologist joins team to restore lost kilns

Jowan Nute, 16, believes that Warkworth's town history is too precious to be forgotten and left to rot in the undergrowth. He...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:18

Introducing - Burt Plumbing Solutions

After years spending every second weekend in Snells Beach at the family bach, Christina and Andrew Burt realised that this...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:10

Golden festival opportunity

The involvement of the wider Mahurangi community, from local food producers and artists to businesses and community groups,...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 13:05

Free car maintenance advice for women

There's a chance for women to get up to speed with basic car maintenance at a free lunchtime lecture in Warkworth...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 12:44

Pink paddleboarder speaks at breakfast

A woman who has faced breast cancer twice – once at 26 and then again at 40 – will be the guest speaker at...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 12:06

Move to make Matakana more caring

A new community help directory is being planned as part of a wider move to make Matakana and the surrounding areas a more...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 12:03

Blankets appeal for Rodney families

Here's a cause that will give people the warm fuzzies. Rodney Women's Centre is calling on the public to sort...

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Posted on 20 May 2019 12:01