LocalMatters       

Kaiwaka residents to organise clean-up of McLean Park

An artist's impression of one of the soon to be built footbridges. The Kaiwaka Can residents group will undertake...

Read More...
Posted on 11 May 2021 08:00

$5 million plan to stop sediment flow into Mahurangi River

Examining the Mahurangi River catchment map, from left, Shelley Hackett, Adam Schelhammer, Colin Harvey (MERRA) and Leo...

Read More...
Posted on 10 May 2021 08:00

Centenary celebrations for Mary

Anzac Day was an extra special occasion for Stanmore Bay resident Mary Davies this year, as she celebrated her 100th...

Read More...
Posted on 9 May 2021 13:10

Kiribati women’s fashion businesses inspire and thrive

Tuimata Baoti and Arinateiti Baia. Their success has inspired other Kiribati women. A splash of colour from Arina Sewing Stylish...

Read More...
Posted on 9 May 2021 09:00

Lessons from our mothers

Women can feel they are “turning into their mothers” as they get older – and recognise certain inherited...

Read More...
Posted on 8 May 2021 13:46

Springboard catches global attention

Former All Black Sean Fitzpatrick visited Springboard last month. Springboard's pilot boxing programme has caught...

Read More...
Posted on 8 May 2021 09:00

Brigade wins at nationals

Warkworth's Nick Mclean (back right) and Silverdale's Adrian Rice, Tyler McEnaney and Louis Tailby. Photo, Derek...

Read More...
Posted on 8 May 2021 09:00

Dome Valley Café reopens

Baby Niko, Makin Taraniko, Onno Ursem and cafe manager Emmy Cottingham. The staff and owners did the refit. The iconic...

Read More...
Posted on 8 May 2021 08:00

Introducing: Dils Funeral Services

Long-established North Shore funeral business Dils Funeral Services has moved to the Coast, opening up a new chapel and reception...

Read More...
Posted on 7 May 2021 14:57

Introducing: Kung Fu Chef Restaurant

Fans of yum cha and Chinese barbecue are in for a treat with the opening of Kung Fu Chef, a new authentic Chinese restaurant...

Read More...
Posted on 7 May 2021 13:59

Local Folk - Dianne Morgan

Live in the Mahurangi area for any length of time, and it's hard to miss Dianne Morgan and her Jade River Ukes. The...

Read More...
Posted on 7 May 2021 09:13

Queen’s Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency

Kaiwaka's Chief Fire Officer, John Bowmar, received his Queen's Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency...

Read More...
Posted on 7 May 2021 09:00

Police gunning for gangs

Local police are targeting gangs as part of a national operation that is currently underway. Operation Tauwhiro focuses...

Read More...
Posted on 6 May 2021 13:17

Introducing: Career Logic

With a constantly changing career market, not to mention the impact of Covid-19, Bronwyn Wilde's timing in launching...

Read More...
Posted on 6 May 2021 11:11

Historic rural hall seeks friends for funding

Susan Isemonger says the hall needs repairs now, and in future the committee would like to add a deck and larger windows...

Read More...
Posted on 6 May 2021 08:00

Time not up for Ōrewa clock

Ōrewa's town clock was in a prominent position on Hibiscus Coast Highway, opposite the campground, and a number...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 15:28

Free weapons for war on weeds

Weapons in the fight against weeds are being made available for free community use at a new Pest Free Backyard Tool Library,...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 14:24

Musical and magical brunch for breast cancer

Music, magic and a massive amount of yummy food will be on the menu at the Ōrewa Community Centre on Saturday, May 15,...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 14:15

Councillor questions poll results

Auckland Councillor John Watson disagrees with Mayor Phil Goff's view that the recent Council-commissioned Colmar Brunton...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 13:22

Winning mum

Congratulations to Molly Mennie of Hatfields Beach (pictured) who won a gift basket full of goodies from Silverdale Mall...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 13:22

Auckland needs Pakiri’s sand, commissioners hear

Kaipara Ltd legal representative Morgan Slyfield. Commissioner chair Les Simmons. A new map produced by Kaipara Ltd sections...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 13:09

NZTA drags its feet on Wellsford footbridge

Heavy vehicles speed through at 70kph. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) remains uncommitted to a $1.4 million footpath project...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 09:00

Lions brighten Warkworth with planter box seats

Grant Henderson tries out the seat he made. An enthusiastic response to two planter box seats placed outside the Warkworth...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 09:00

Warkworth-Wellsford motorway heads to Environment Court

Warkworth resident Dianne Civil has lodged an appeal with the Environment Court against the NZ Transport Agency's...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 09:00

Plunket winter appeal running in Wellsford

Wellsford Plunket has launched its annual winter appeal for warm clothes and blankets for families in need. Donations...

Read More...
Posted on 5 May 2021 09:00

Thieves target park ‘n’ ride

Recent thefts from the Silverdale park ‘n' ride have highlighted the vulnerability of vehicles and bikes that...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 14:19

Down to earth art exhibition

The humble Kiwi gumboot is the star of an exhibition and fundraiser this month at Estuary Arts Centre. The arts centre...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 13:36

Coast community helps brothers refloat boat

A storm, followed by theft, was a blow for the Dorina's new owners. Photo, Gilbert Peterson. Restoring the boat, pictured...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 12:30

Safe H20 Auckland

Water tank owners are able to clean their tank and keep the water, too, thanks to an innovative new service. Safe H20...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 10:52

Supporters gather to celebrate 150 years of Leigh Library

The library's original home at Collingwood. Charles Clarke and family are in the foreground. This photo was taken...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 09:00

Vespa rally stops in Matakana

Perry Sansom, left, said riders were a little sore in the saddle but otherwise enjoying their ride. Sir John Kirwan with...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 09:00

Coordinator set to revitalise Wellsford Community Centre

Lisa Hampe says the centre is a dormant gem. Auckland Council has created a new “activation coordinator” position...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 09:00

Plunket playgroup open to all

Parents and families who live in Wellsford and the surrounding area are reminded that Wellsford Plunket runs a weekly playgroup...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 08:34

Wonderful mums appreciated ...

Lisa Partridge was presented with her Snap Fitness voucher by Warkworth personal trainer David Loader. Karina Weber won...

Read More...
Posted on 4 May 2021 08:30

Mums’ raffle running in Wellsford

A wheelbarrow full of women's treats is up for grabs in a Mother's Day raffle being organised by Wellsford...

Read More...
Posted on 3 May 2021 15:57

Coast community turns out to remember

It has been three years since Anzac Day could be marked with public services, large and small. With most local services...

Read More...
Posted on 3 May 2021 14:58

Winning a blast at ‘firefighter games’

Three Silverdale firefighters teamed up with Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade deputy chief Nick McLean, taking out the national...

Read More...
Posted on 3 May 2021 14:53

Warriors challenge Watercare’s wastewater charges

Hibiscus Coast lobby group Water Warriors plans to take Watercare to the Disputes Tribunal and Commerce Commission over...

Read More...
Posted on 3 May 2021 14:15

Worst fears realised at sanctuary

A single pregnant female stoat that got into Whangaparāoa's Shakespear Open Sanctuary last spring gave birth, resulting...

Read More...
Posted on 3 May 2021 13:08

Huge crowds return to Anzac services

Dame Trelise Cooper at Leigh. Servicemen with the NZ Navy and Air Force marched over the Memorial Park bridge at the end...

Read More...
Posted on 3 May 2021 11:45