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Kindergarten cleans up Martins Bay

About 50 people from Snells Beach Kindergarten picked up rubbish at Martins Bay this month as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful week.

Customary fishing rights impact on set net decision

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Set netting in Arkles Bay is again on Auckland Council’s agenda, and residents are anxiously awaiting a decision on whether the permanent ban on the practice in their bay will remain.

Snells residents rally against campers

A group of Snells Beach residents are campaigning to restrict campervans staying at the waterfront carpark on Sunburst Avenue.

College catwalk creativity

Orewa College’s annual Wearable Arts show is one of the final opportunities that students have to gain points in the fiercely contested House competition.

Ball unmasks community’s generosity

About 280 donned masks and vintage-carnival attire for the Matakana Grand Charity Trust Ball at The Stables Restaurant last month, raising about $15,000 for Homebuilders Family Support Service.

Board projects up and running

Sometimes it can feel like projects take far longer than we’d all like. Today I’m excited to update you on several key projects that are nearly complete.

Good news on home front

The Reserve Bank lowered the NZ official cash rate recently to 2.75 per cent. Market commentators are predicting further cuts in the coming months.

Case against specialisation

One of the most dramatic developments in youth sports has been the explosive growth, at seemingly ever-earlier ages and the trend toward early specialisation.

Sampson to chair business association

Warkworth businessman Dean Sampson was elected chair of the Warkworth Area Business Association at its annual meeting on September 15.

Yachts lining up

Owners of keelboats and trailer sailers have plenty of options when it comes to events offered by two local boat clubs from October to April.

Flower power vibe for Huge Day Out

Warkworth is revving up for its 46th annual fortnight of music, art, food and fun – yes, the Kowhai Festival is back and this year it runs from October 9 to 26.

Speaking up on Warkworth's future

We would love to hear your views on Warkworth’s future. What would like Warkworth to look like in 30 years time? Add your comments on this story.

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A mosaic capital, Joy Bell

In 2040 I would like to see Warkworth as the mosaic capital of NZ, starting with what is now known as the Atlas site which could be the hub of all community-based artistic endeavours.

Hospice pulls out all the stops for final fashion show

The 10th annual Hospice Fashion show will be held this month, and organisers say it is likely to be the last in this format.

Discover what lies in the waters at spotlight evening

People will get a chance to discover what’s lurking in the water after dark in a spotlight programme run by the Whitebait Connection at Snells Beach on October 30.

Pop up gallery in Warkworth

Renowned Mahurangi artist Barry Lett and emerging Snells Beach artist Richard Duhs are holding a pop-up exhibition in Warkworth this month.

Poetry in music from Buddhist Rain

A compelling collaboration between a former poet laureate and one of the country’s finest jazz musicians forms the heart of Warkworth Music’s final 2015 concert on October 18.

Explore Warkworth’s heritage

A chance to explore the history of Warkworth both literally and figuratively is being offered on Sunday October 18 with a Heritage Walkabout and River Cruise.

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