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Extended holiday entices visitors

Holiday makers and families are descending on the region this weekend, as many make the most of an extended 10-day break with Easter and Anzac weekends coming so close together this year. 

Here’s a guide to visitor attractions and local events in the next few weeks.  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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Mums market off to good start

The lower carpark at Whangaparaoa Plaza was a hive of activity as the first market got underway.

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

Hill St improvements could begin this year

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An outcry by Warkworth residents over delays to work on the Hill Street intersection has prompted NZTA to suggest improvements.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Kowhai Singers celebrate

The Kowhai Singers are celebrating their 30th birthday next month with back-to-back performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

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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Community digs deep 

Manly will be buzzing with visitors over Easter, and Manly Sailing Club will be at the hub as hosts of the Optimist National sailing event.

FEATURES

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Travel

Travel with Hibiscus Matters this issue, while Mahurangi Matters is on the ball with rugby. Check out the articles and advertisers.
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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.