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Catamaran takes out Seagull Race

A converted carbon-fibre catamaran paddleboard left competitors in its wake at this year’s Matakana Seagull Race.

The annual race, on April 11, was fundraising for the Kawau Coast Guard, Matakana Rural Fire Force, Omaha Surf Club and Warkworth St Johns. Read more  >>

HIBISCUS

Remembering the Coast soldiers in WWl

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As we commemorate Anzac Day this month, 100 years on from the Gallipoli landing, we remember the local men who did not return.
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BUSINESS

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Nostalgia motivates owner

One of Mangawhai Tavern’s new owners has reclaimed some family history. Rick Smith's family owned and managed it for three decades.

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Dancing shoes still on at 90

When Gloria Hornby was growing up in England, her mother told her she could not have dance lessons until her school work improved.

MAHURANGI

So long summer... busy season for lifeguards

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Omaha and Mangawhai lifeguards brought down the flags for the last time this summer at the end of the Easter weekend on April 6.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Chamber music ensemble

Baroque Italian love cantatas and instrumental sonatas will be performed at the Matakana Village Hall on Sunday, April 19.

ENVIRONMENT

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Mission to save seed supplies

Planting a seed, watching the seedling grow and harvesting the results may seem like the most natural thing in the world.

OPINION

Alison Holst bows out + Have your say

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One of New Zealand’s favourite cooks, Dame Alison Holst, has been writing a monthly column for Hibiscus Matters for six years.
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SPORT

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Horse riding skills on show

Young horse riders demonstrated their many skills at the Ribbon Day held at Equestrian for Everyone last month.

FEATURES

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Book through travel agents or surf the web. We have all your intrepid journey needs in the Mahurangi and Hibiscus travel features.
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It could be several weeks before the Northern Action Group has a decision on its High Court appeal.

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During the next year, we will follow the events of the Great War and share local stories.

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Read the latest stories, information and advertiser specials in our fortnightly features.

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One of the largest infrastructure projects ever proposed in the Mahurangi area has been given the go ahead.

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Kia Ora and welcome to our very special part of NZ. Learn more about local attractions and events.

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Local experts give their views, and information on everything from cooking and gardening to property and history.

       
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Local green solutions for a better future unite business, government and community.
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The smart money is on local businesses who provide reliable products and service.
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Sports mad kiwis love to hear the starter's whistle - sports news and results here.
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Good health and well-being starts at home. Local advice can get you started.
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Auckland's north boasts a vibrant arts community, embracing all ages.