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Youth culture the focus for new collective

Changing the culture on the Hibiscus Coast to make it more attractive to young people is the challenge that has been taken on by a couple calling themselves Coast Collective.

Consultation on Wellsford cycleway begins

Wellsford residents are being asked to help decide the future locations of walkways and cycleways in Wellsford.

More stops for Kowhai Connection

The Kowhai Connection bus service is being expanded with a larger route and a bigger bus, but it will no longer run on Sundays or public holidays.

Lens focused on winning Coast photographers

Members of the local photographic club have reason to celebrate, after bringing home a number of wards in the prestigious Photographic Society of NZ’s National Exhibition.

Volunteers get busy

It has been a busy few months at Shakespear Open Sanctuary and it’s about to get even busier with the start of our annual planting season.

Students lend a hand

Mahurangi College Year 8 students, camping at Tawharanui Regional Park earlier this year, spent time in the Tossi nursery.

Soothing the itch

It’s around about this time of year that some kids start to scratch more than usual.

Introducing: Harcourts Tandem Realty Silverdale

Since Harcourts Tandem Realty opened its office in Millwater Central last month, their services have been in great demand.

Paralysed motorcyclist sets sights on competition

Paul Garrett of Dairy Flat is the only motorcycle rider in NZ to be invited to compete in the Dream Bridgestone competition for disabled riders in Rome.

WWI descendants gather at RSA

More than 200 people attended an Anzac Day Remembrance Dinner at Warkworth RSA last month, as part of the Gallipoli campaign 100th anniversary. 

Volunteer shortage reduces service

It is ‘situation critical’ for at least four of Rodney’s fire stations covering the Warkworth-Wellsford area, as well as Kaiwaka and Mangawhai Heads.

Warkworth Wellsford Hospice say “thanks”

A milestone in the development of a new home for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice was marked at a small function this month.

Mentors needed for Mahurangi youth

The Snells Beach-based youth organisation Springboard is planning to double the size of its mentoring programme, but needs more volunteers.

Research sparks hope for cleaner farming

New Zealand scientists have identified animal-safe compounds that can reduce methane emissions from sheep and cattle by up to 90 per cent.

Trinity Roots return to Leigh (+tickets)

Trinity Roots will play at Leigh Sawmill on Friday, May 29, as part of a nationwide tour to promote their first album in 11 years.

WWI centenary flavours concert

The Matakantata Choir will mark the Gallipoli landings centenary with a musical tribute next month.

Hibiscus Hospice art show turns 10

The annual Hibiscus Hospice Art Exhibition and Sale is returning to Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

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