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Kiwi sailors win the day at Optimist Nationals

Despite stiff competition, young NZ Optimist sailors came out on top in the Nationals held at Manly Sailing Club over Easter.  Read more >>

HIBISCUS

House designed to make dreams come true

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The foundations of a special house to be built and then donated to charity in Fairway Bay, Gulf Harbour, were poured recently.
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BUSINESS

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Rush Coffee strikes gold 

Melbourne’s coffee snobs will be choking on their macchiatos — a Kiwi company has managed to take the title of best espresso.

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Hooping for health

A group of locals committed to supporting Hibiscus Hospice are asking the community to help, with donations of pre-loved designer clothing. 

MAHURANGI

Great War centenary sparks medal hunt

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Descendents of Ahuroa families are being asked to rummage through their storage in the hope they uncover an Ahuroa Medal.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Themed display for Anzac Day

The Maungaturoto RSA will launch a 12-month project, commemorating locals who served in World War 1, on Anzac Day.

ENVIRONMENT

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Takahe coming to Tawharanui

One of NZ’s most endangered native birds, the takahe, will soon be making itself at home at Tawharanui Open Sanctuary.

OPINION

Retirement village proposal (+your say)

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Getting an innovative business project off the ground is proving difficult for Charles Wedd of Country Lifestyles Ltd.
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SPORT

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Development squads clash

Up and coming Blues and Chiefs players took part in a tightly contested game at Silverdale this month.

FEATURES

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Heating

Warm yourself up with our latest heating feature. Check out our stories and advertisers in Hibiscus Matters and Mahurangi Matters.
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Aucklandcity AUCKLAND COUNCIL
Parliament will be considering legislation that would prohibit Local Board members from sitting on more than one board.

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As the second year of drought begins to bite, some farmers have reached the end of their tether and are selling up.

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

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NZTA has confirmed it plans to put a toll on the proposed motorway from Puhoi to Warkworth.

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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.