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Orewa fireworks event fizzles out

The popular Guy Fawkes event held on Orewa Beach each November by the local fire service has been cancelled. Organisers are blaming a mix of funding, logistical and consent issues.  Read more >>

HIBISCUS

Court hears of systemic failure at Nautilus

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The problems with the Nautilus, which were laid bare before the Auckland High Court, involve much more than leaky cladding.
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BUSINESS

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Manly movers and shakers

Straker Translations, a family business in Manly Village, is being acknowledged as a major mover and shaker.

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Stanmore joins Breakfast Club

Free breakfast at local schools is catching on, with Stanmore Bay the second on the Coast to offer a morning meal to its students.

MAHURANGI

Supercity opposition heads to High Court

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NAG has filed an appeal against Local Government's decision not to assess its bid to establish a North Rodney Unitary Authority.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Saddle up for country dance

Stetsons, blue jeans and boots will be the dress code for a Country Dance at the Ranfurly Hall, Kaipara Flats, on Saturday, August 23.

ENVIRONMENT

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Environmentalism takes root

Farmland was transformed into forest this month, after students planted 1600 natives as part of an initiative to improve water quality.

OPINION

History column: Seafarers and solicitors

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The Sellars family (originally ‘Sillars’) came from the Isle of Arran in Scotland and many of their men were master-mariners. 
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SPORT

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World title beckons

NZ kickboxing champion Ricki Byass likes a challenge, and one of the biggest lies ahead of him – a chance to compete for a world title.

FEATURES

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Magical Mangawhai

In this issue we feature just some of the magic that is Mangawhai including updates on the museum and the Mangawhai Park
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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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Read the latest stories, information and advertiser specials in our fortnightly features.

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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 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.