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Snells Beach home gutted by fire

A family home in Snells Beach was gutted by fire this morning. No one was injured in the blaze, which spread from the garage throughout the house within minutes. Read more >>
 

HIBISCUS

Local Board digging in at Stillwater

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The first community hall to be built on the Coast for many decades got off the plans and onto the ground, with a sod-turning ceremony.
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BUSINESS

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Ascension makeover

A new look Ascension in Matakana will officially reopen this month with more than a hint of the European backgrounds of its new owners.

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Rugby great joins dinner 

Men’s health will be on the table when dinner is served at the Wellsford Community Centre on Friday evening, September 26.

MAHURANGI

Rodney and Northland general election results

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Rodney MP Mark Mitchell and Northland MP Mike Sabin have retained their safe National Party seats in the 2014 general election.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Comedy night at the Sawmill

Multi-award winning comedian Brendhan Lovegrove will be on stage at the Leigh Sawmill on Saturday September 27. (+tickets)

ENVIRONMENT

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Pest-free project widened

Hibiscus Coast Forest & Bird’s mission to eliminate unwanted pests from Whangaparaoa Peninsula has made “massive progress”.

OPINION

$1.2m of projects on chopping block

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Nearly $1.2 million of capital works projects in Rodney may be deferred as Auckland Council struggles to keep rate rises down.
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SPORT

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Coast swimmers medal haul

The medal haul from a recent national swimming meet – was among the best yet for the Hibiscus Coast’s competitive swimmers.

FEATURES

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Matakana Feature

We look back at the Matakana Village Farmers Market which celebrates its 10th year and we look forward to the re-opening of Ascension. Bentornato! 
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The function and powers of Local Boards is under review with a suggestion some decisions should shift to the Governing Body.

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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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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 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.