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Rapt reception for school’s most famous ex-pupil (+video)

It was hard to tell whether rugby league star Shaun Johnson, or the hundreds of children at Whangaparaoa School, enjoyed his visit on May 22 more.

Call for Weiti River repairs

A combination of slips and fallen trees has almost completely blocked the part of the Weiti River that Fusion Marine sits alongside.

College innovators support Tawharanui

Selling a pen is said to be the ultimate test of salesmanship, and three Mahurangi College students are taking the test to sell their own brand of pens.

Warkworth gives big to help Nui recover

A shipping container full of clothes, water, food and other essential items is on its way to Tuvalu, thanks to the generosity of the Warkworth community.

Winter’s chores

Winter is coming and I am not ashamed to say that I am a complete “Sooki la la” when it comes to the cold. 

Easy care kumara

I started lifting my kumara crop earlier this month, just in time for winter roasts. 

Air crash at Wainui

In 1945 a Ventura aircraft with five airmen aboard collided with a Douglas Dakota and crashed in the Wainui area.

Law firm celebrates

The merger of well-established law firms Webster Malcolm & Kilpatrick and Town & Country Law was celebrated at their recently renovated upstairs offices in Neville Street last night.

Focus on fun at FIFA Football Festival

Fun was the focus of recent football events held by the Northern Football Federation on the Hibiscus Coast and in Rodney.

WWI descendants gather at RSA

More than 200 people attended an Anzac Day Remembrance Dinner at Warkworth RSA last month, as part of the Gallipoli campaign 100th anniversary. 

Employers play their part

The role played by employers in supporting Mahurangi’s volunteer fire forces has been acknowledged by the NZ Fire Service through its Employer Recognition Programme.

Warkworth Wellsford Hospice say “thanks”

A milestone in the development of a new home for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice was marked at a small function this month.

Mentors needed for Mahurangi youth

The Snells Beach-based youth organisation Springboard is planning to double the size of its mentoring programme, but needs more volunteers.

Mangawhai pollution an isolated event

Health warning signs were erected at Mangawhai in December after enterococci levels were found to be 27 times above the safe-swim limit at one testing site.

Trinity Roots return to Leigh Sawmill

Trinity Roots will play at Leigh Sawmill on Friday, May 29, as part of a nationwide tour to promote their first album in 11 years.

WWI centenary flavours concert

The Matakantata Choir will mark the Gallipoli landings centenary with a musical tribute next month.

Hibiscus Hospice art show turns 10

The annual Hibiscus Hospice Art Exhibition and Sale is returning to Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

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