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Win for Puhoi speed reduction (+video)

A campaign to reduce the speed limit on State Highway One near Puhoi has had early success, with NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) agreeing to investigate the issue.

Orewa businesses say ‘maybe’ in CCTV coverage survey

Initial results from a survey of Orewa businesses are inconclusive as to whether a CCTV system is wanted for the town centre, or not (HM August 17).

Puhoi station fundraising heats up (+video)

A Give a Little page has been set-up online to get the Puhoi Fire Station finished.

Parking permits sought for Orewa residents

Residents of Centreway Road in Orewa, and surrounding streets, say they are fed up with overflow parking from staff working at Auckland Council’s service centre.

Big impact for student road-safety campaign (+video)

The annual mock vehicle crash event run by Students Against Drink Driving (SADD) was held at Mahurangi College on August 18.

Skate and bike park mooted at showgrounds

A skatepark and a bike trail could be among the next additions to the Warkworth Showgrounds.

From ‘quelling war’ to ‘settling the land’

Between 1843 and 1845, 15 transports of Queen Victoria’s 58th Rutlandshire Regiment of Foot, were ordered to New South Wales, Australia, as guards on convict ships.

Loan restrictions start to bite

The recent changes to both the loan valuation ratios and debt servicing calculations are catching many bank borrowers by surprise when they find out their loans are being declined...

Towards sustainable consumption

New Zealand’s contribution to deforestation in the tropical rainforest habitat of orangutans was lessened this week.

Fine weather for racing (+video)

This year’s Inter-school cross-country finals event was held at the Warkworth Showgrounds on August 23 with 460 children participating.

Celebrating 40 years of Orewa Croquet Club

It’s 40 years since the process of forming Orewa Croquet Club began, with a meeting at Leonie and Harold Salt’s Orewa home on September 15, 1976.

Netball winter wind-up (+video)

The Rodney Netball Centre wrapped up another winter season with a tie in the Oldfield Shield competition on August 21.

Local dads give advice to next generation

There are few experiences in life more significant than becoming a parent.

Baby bonding begins before birth

The role of fathers in preparing for the birth of their baby has changed immensely over the past 50 years, according to Warkworth midwife Kama Richards.

Then & Now: US military in Warkworth

American military personnel drive through Queen Street Warkworth in the 1940s.

Introducing: Candi Soo Fitness

A new personal fitness studio has opened in an idyllic countryside setting on the outskirts of Warkworth.

Introducing: Eagles Rest - Functional Upcycling

Cathy Wolfenden is a keen recycler, up-cycler and re-purposer of products – in fact anything to do with recycling gets her undivided attention.

Events hub proposal declined

A proposal to turn a Tomarata property into an events hub was declined last month.

Calls for PPP agreement for public surgery in Warkworth

Rodney Surgical Centre is calling on the Waitemata DHB to negotiate a public-private partnership to allow more public procedures to be delivered in Warkworth.

Mahurangi misses out on swim exercise

One of the best cardio exercises for people of all ages is swimming.

Support for Wellsford Plunket revamp

Wellsford Plunket has received a $5000 boost to upgrade its Plunket building thanks to a donation from the local Mike Pero team.

Buzz around new beekeeping club

A beekeeping club has sprung up in Warkworth to get more people involved in the art of apiculture.

Consent lodged for Omaha wastewater disposal

Watercare Services has lodged a resource consent to continue to operate the Omaha Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jones Road for a further 35 years.

Bringing back the Kiwi - how the we can help

The process of returning Little Spotted Kiwi to the Hibiscus Coast has reached the fundraising phase, with 20 birds to be released in SOSSI next autumn.

Pettman Players perform Mozart

String quintet, the Pettman Players will perform at Snells Beach Primary School on Sunday September 4 at 4pm as part of the Warkworth Music series.

‘Pirates of the Mahurangi’ race in Warkworth

A flotilla of pirate-themed rafts will be jostling for position on the Mahurangi River for the Pirates of the Mahurangi Raft Race at this year’s Kowhai Festival.

Celebrated Kiwi pianist to play in Warkworth

Celebrated young Kiwi pianist Tony Chen Lin is playing in Warkworth this month as part of a national tour.


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