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Farm award recognises environmental work

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Rodney farmers outdid the field at the Ballance Farm Environment (Auckland) gala awards night held on March 29.

Z station adds to ad hoc Hibiscus Gateway Zone

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Earthworks are currently underway on the 2.4ha site next to the Silverdale park and ride (opposite Silverdale Rugby Club on Hibiscus Coast Highway) – the first stage in construction of a Z petrol station and subdivision of six freehold lots.

Shooting range development hits hurdles at Makarau

Two months out from the planned opening of a major new shooting range in Makarau, owner Raymond O’Brien has run into problems with neighbours and Auckland Council consents.

Toilet damage causes public inconvenience

Vandals have inflicted damage numerous times on the men’s toilets in Stanmore Bay Reserve in recent months, resulting in repair work that could cost ratepayers thousands of dollars.

Mangawhai funding ramps up activity zone

Funding has been secured to start building a cross-fit fitness gym at the Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ).

Infrastructure fails Hobbs Road residents

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A power pole that has been carried down a bank by a major slip provides dramatic evidence of infrastructure problems on Hobbs Road in Gulf Harbour.

Loyalties questioned

In the climate of hatred for anything German during the years of World War I, questions were asked about the loyalty of the people of Puhoi to the English crown.

What’s new in asthma?

World Asthma Day (May 2) is upon us and winter draws near. This is the time when we see many people in the pharmacy with their asthma flaring up.

Unlimited services

I hope you are enjoying reading your free eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers from Auckland libraries.

Season results confirm new era for Rodney cricket

Both Whangateau Rams Cricket Club and Warkworth Cricket Club have established themselves as strong contenders in Rodney after denying traditional victors a title this season.

Mahurangi Senior Touch finals go down to wire

The Mahurangi Senior Touch Module wrapped up last month with nail-biting finals in both the social and open grades.

Multi-sport athlete competes in dual events

Ti Point resident Antoinette Spain will compete in both touch rugby and basketball at the 2017 World Masters Games.

Introducing: Medical Skin Solutions

After meeting a Mangawhai local at a Blues rugby game nearly four years ago, Michele McVie has now married him and is setting up shop in the seaside town.

Sawmill Brewery wins gold

The owners and staff at the Sawmill Brewery in Matakana are celebrating after taking out a top award in a prestigious national competition.

Changing Faces: Raphaella

Luke Ferguson has been working hard behind the scenes for the past six years to take on the family painting and decorating business, Raphaella.

AIM digs in at Warkworth centre

The community organisation Adults in Motion has started a vegetable garden at their centre on SH1 in Warkworth.

Weight loss leads to bragging rights

When Jason Bragg of Manly lost 42kg, it not only improved his life and health but also turned around a family problem with obesity.

Personality one piece of puzzle

Nicky Gumbrell reckons she can tell quite a lot about someone before she even brings out her Personality Puzzle cards.

Farm award recognises environmental work

Rodney farmers outdid the field at the Ballance Farm Environment (Auckland) gala awards night held on March 29.

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Tackling weeds in Warkworth

Warkworth Weedbusters were targeting the edge of Mill Stream and the Mahurangi River recently.

Forest and Bird takes on mangrove removal

A group calling themselves the Mangoes, (managing mangroves in Orewa Estuary) had its first working bee on the rainy afternoon of March 26.

School holiday masterpieces to be made

There is a wide range of options at Estuary Arts Centre’s school holiday programme that could make this your children’s most creative school holidays yet.

Storytellers welcome winter in Matakana

St Leonard’s Anglican Church in Matakana is marking the start of the cooler weather with a night of storytelling later this month.

Try your hand at painting on silk

The ancient art of painting on silk was something that Warkworth artist Kerry Cline turned to when she was suffering from depression.


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Hope for the best and prepare for the worst as winter approaches.