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Silverdale Rugby Club rejects move

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Silverdale United Rugby Football Club’s members voted overwhelmingly to stay at the grounds in Memorial Park, where they’ve been based for more than 50 years, at a packed meeting in the clubrooms last night.

Tracey Martin loses NZ First deputy position

Tracey Martin has lost her position as New Zealand First deputy leader to Ron Mark.

New Hibiscus Coast bus network

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Hibiscus Coast will be the first area of Auckland to get a simplified and more frequent bus network. Northern Express services will operate between the coast and the city at least every 30 minutes seven days a week, and every 15 minutes at peak times. 

Future vision for Orewa presented

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A vision of how Orewa could develop over the next 30 years, which suggests substantial changes to public buildings and options for more parking, is about to be put before Orewa landowners.

Council takes more, spends less in Rodney

Spending by the Rodney Local Board has taken a huge hit in its 2015/16 budget despite the rate take from Rodney increasing by nearly 10 per cent.

Nature will have her way

These days, every storm seems to bear down with unprecedented ferocity. Extreme weather events are a regular occurrence.

Children not consumers

There is an ever-increasing trend to refer to children as consumers instead of as small citizens who need their families to truly have choice when it comes to their care. 

Connection needed

With the launch of our Draft Silverdale Centre Plan recently for public feedback the need for Penlink is even more apparent than ever.

Changing faces: Revival Recycle

Women looking for clothes that are individual but won’t break the budget need look no further than Revival Recycle in Matakana.

Kids TRYathlon considers shift to Manly Beach

The likelihood that one of the biggest children’s events on the sporting calendar will come to Manly was put before the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board last month.

Warkworth Lions install new president

Customs broker Peter Henderson was sworn in as the 2015 president of the Lions Club of Warkworth on June 16.

Kindergarten celebrates ERO report

Snells Beach Kindergarten celebrated its recent Education Review Office (ERO) report with an afternoon tea last month.

Tips and tricks for rose show

Norma and Graeme Miller shared their rose presentation tips with the Warkworth Garden Club last month.

Sharing grief and separation experiences

The grief and loss programme Seasons is being expanded in the Warkworth and Wellsford area.

$1 million park expansion at Mahurangi East

A 20-hectare property, near Martins Bay, has been added to Auckland’s regional parks network, but it’s unlikely anyone will be visiting the park any time soon.

Seductive overtones aired at Ascension

The award-winning early music ensemble, Affetto, based in Auckland, will play at Ascension Wine Estate on July 19.

Sharing waiata for Matariki

Rob Ruha is joining forces with the Black Quartet for a free Matariki on the Move concert at Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre on July 4.

Hopetoun Brown back again

The horn section of the local funk juggernaut Supergroove, who played to a sold out crowd at Ascension Winery last February, will take the stage in Leigh this month.

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