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HIBISCUS

Coast community raises Christmas spirits

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Christmas will be a little bit brighter for more than 100 struggling families this year, thanks to the generosity of the Coast community.
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BUSINESS

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Champion craft brewery

One of the most renowned names in craft beer, 8 Wired, is establishing their first brewery in Warkworth. 

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Living with Parkinson’s


Ted and I have been married for 38 years. For 36 of those we had a busy life, working in three different countries and seeing the world.

MAHURANGI

Budget cuts make lean Christmas for Rodney

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There will be few presents under Rodney Local Board’s Christmas tree in the next decade as Rodney faces massive spending cuts.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Message of hope for 2015

Messages of hope, contained in hundreds of recyclable plastic bottles are now on display on Auckland’s waterfront.

ENVIRONMENT

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Storms fatal for dotterel nest

Unfortunately the  wave action caused by recent storms took the dotterel nest from Orewa Beach, by the campground, on Monday night.

OPINION

Hibiscus Matters – Keeping it real

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This issue is the biggest ever produced, at 44 pages, reflecting the increasing support from local businesses and the community.
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SPORT

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Breakers shoot the breeze 

Members of the NZ Breakers basketball team were given a rapturous welcome by 250 very excited Coast school children.

FEATURES

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Summer season

Summer season is upon us. Check out what's on in the Hibiscus Coast and events and competitions in Mahurangi's pullout feature.
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A proposal to earmark a portion of rates paid by farmers to road sealing has been put to the Council.

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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.